Welcome to West Jefferson School District #253.


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*West Jefferson Girls Basketball team wins 2A State Championship-Jade Skidmore- 2A Player of The Year.  Sportline report


 *Special Board Meeting- Tuesday, May 3rd, 8:30am Executive Session

*Regular Board meeting- Thursday, May 19th, 6:30pm Executive Session, 7:30 Regular Board Meeting


*Summer Basketball Camp will be held at West Jefferson High School June 13-15 (click  here for more details)



*School Song Slide Show- Go to District Happenings, then scroll down to videos!


   Let's Build A Playground!!  Playground

Click here to follow blog on getting new playground equipment!


* Check out the District Happenings Link for Pictures.


* We would like to invite all parents to participate in the following surveys.

Title 1 Parent Survey 2016 (Spanish)

Title 1 Parent Survey 2016 (English)

Title 1 Student Survey 2016


RTI - Parent Involvement Survey (English)

RTI - Parent Involvement Survey (Spanish)

For more information about Title 1 refer to the Federal Programs Page included in the menu on the left.

If you have any questions or need more information about RTI please Email Brooke Shumway or Camille Cureton


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!

Read more in About Us.

District News
Cory Hall- Feb Certified Panther Pride Award Winner
As described by one nominator: Cory is a solid in the way he teaches, coaches, communicates, mentors, and supports our school. His pride for the... Read More

Karen Smuin- Feb Classified Panther Pride Award Winner
As described by her nominator: Karen has helped me for the last couple of years in the Strategic Reading class in junior high. She is dependable... Read More

Val Sawicki- January Certified Panther Pride Award Winner
As described by her nominator. Val is a person the makes everyone around her feel valued, needed and important. Val, even with all her experience is still... Read More

Katrina Lords- Jan Classified Panther Pride Award Winner
As described by her Nominator:  Katrina works hard to help all the students in the school but especially the students with disabilities.She... Read More

Trissa Howard- Dec Certified Panther Pride Award Winner
As Written by her nominator: Ms. Trissa Howard is the Music Director, teacher, and plays side by side with her students in the pep band in West Jefferson... Read More

Brenda Murdoch- Dec Classified Panther Pride Award Winner.
Brenda Murdoch was selected as the Decemeber Classified employee of the month.   Brenda works at Hamer Elementary, working in many positions such... Read More