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Welcome to West Jefferson School District #253.


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* Thank You, West Jefferson Patrons! Bond Passes with 83%.


* Thank You for your support of the Ed Foundation Dinner/Auction on March 11th, 2015. We raised approximately $4000. Thanks for the donations. It is greatly appreciated by our teachers and students.

* BPA Students Qualify for Nationals

*West Jefferson Wrestling Team takes 4th at State.

*West Jefferson Boys Basketball had very good State Tournament.


*Board Work Meeting- Monday April 6th, 2015, 7:00am

*Regular Board Meeting-Thursday April 16th, at 7:30pm


 Let's Build A Playground!!  Playground

Click here to follow blog on getting new playground equipment!


* Check out the District Happenings Link for Pictures.


West Jefferson School District office is located in Terreton, Idaho. Terreton is 32 mIles west of Rexburg, 35 miles NW of Idaho Falls. The community has breathtaking mountain views to the north and west, and unlimited recreational activities such as hunting, fishing, boating, ATV riding, and camping. Agriculture is the main economic source to the community, with Alfalfa, Barley, Wheat, and Potatoes being the main crops. You will discover family-oriented communities tucked away from big city life. Terreton is a 2 hr drive to West Yellowstone, 2 hr drive to Jackson Hole, and 1 hr drive to Craters of the Moon. Come and enjoy the best of all worlds!

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District News
Students/Athletes Visit Capital-State Basketball
Rep Van Burtenshaw helped set up a tour of the Capital for WJ Students during the State Basketball Tournament. Rep Burtenshaw introduced the students... Read More

BPA Students Qualify For Nationals
Congratulations to Alicia Ward for taking 3rd in Prepared Speech and 4th in Extemporaneous Speech and to Tiajah Nelson for taking 5th in Legal Office... Read More

Mrs. Brooke Shumway-Certified, February Panther Pride Award Winner
Brooke Shumway is a deserving nominee for many reasons. First, she has been the leader or apart of several projects within our school including the RTI... Read More

Mrs. Teri Dawn Rigby- Classified, February Panther Pride Award Winner
Teri Dawn is one of the most diligent and hardworking people I know.She has such a great attitude in everything she does. She is so positive and honestly... Read More

WJSD Board Awards January Panther Pride Winners
The WJ school board selected the certified and classified employee of the month for January. They are Mr. Drex Hathaway-Certified, and Mrs. Tara Place-Classified.... Read More

Terreton Elementary Playground Equipment Project
Please help us raise money for getting much needed Playground Ground Equipment. The committee has a blog to follow. If you can help please contact Jenni... Read More