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About Jefferson Elementary

History of Jefferson Elementary

Jefferson opened its doors 1950, as the first elementary school in Franklin County to combine three existing schools. Mr. Lintner, whose father owned the farm upon which Jefferson was built, laid the stonework on the front of the building.

This long-standing tie to the history and the people of the community is a cornerstone of Jefferson’s reputation. Jefferson is the oldest elementary school still in use in the Gahanna-Jefferson School District. In 2001 the school underwent a complete renovation.

In 2023, a security vestibule was added to Jefferson. This improvement increased safety and now allows office staff a second opportunity to vet all visitors before they enter the hallways.

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Contact Us

Jefferson Elementary
136 Carpenter Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230

Phone: (614) 478-5560
Fax: (614) 413-3093

School Hours
8 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Student Absence
(614) 478-5560

School Nurse
Angela Gunther RN, BSN, LSN

Scott Schmidt

Chris Williams
Assistant Principal

Megan Schilling


Principal Scott Schmidt

Welcome to Jefferson Elementary, where all are welcome, and education is a joint effort between educators, parents, and students. Our school takes pride in fostering a family-oriented environment that encourages active parental involvement in every child's educational journey. Together, we strive to instill a passion for learning and uphold high academic standards.

At Jefferson, we firmly believe that a child's education is not solely the school's responsibility but a collaborative endeavor between teachers, parents, and the community. This belief has led to a strong tradition of parent participation, making our school a close-knit and supportive community.

For over seventy years, Jefferson Elementary has had a tradition of excellence in providing an atmosphere that fosters respect, hard work, and dedication. Our students learn what it takes to be a leader today as they strive to reach their fullest potential in both academics and personal growth.

We extend a warm welcome to you and your family, hoping that you will quickly become an integral part of the Jefferson family. Join us in shaping the future of our students and empowering them to achieve greatness in all aspects of life. Together, let's make the education journey an enriching and rewarding experience for every child at Jefferson Elementary.

Scott Schmidt, Principal
Jefferson Elementary School

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