Jefferson High School



  • Several National Merit Scholarship award winners
  • Individual international science award winners; several individual science fair regional winners
  • Consistent national art competition scholarship winners
  • National show choir winner and renowned vocal and instrumental music program
  • Recognized by the United States Department of Education in 1985 and 1993 as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
  • Many state and national conference presenters on faculty
  • Three Presidential Award winners for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
  • Numerous Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Award winners
  • Indiana Gold Star Counseling Award
  • Well-equipped library, planetarium, radio/TV center, 25-yard pool, theater that seats 1,273, a 7,000-seat gymnasium, and a 750-seat multipurpose gym
  • Rohrman Performing Arts Center comprises four large rehearsal rooms, dance studio, keyboarding laboratory, and 17 individual and group practice rooms
  • Scheumann Stadium features Prestige artificial turf, 10-lane track with Mondo surface, state-of-the-art video scoreboard, Musco outdoor lighting, seating capacity of 6,000
  • Closed-circuit television, reading lab, writing lab, numerous computer labs
  • The Jefferson Academies were made available to all incoming freshmen for the 2004- 2005 school year. There are six Academies to choose from: Arts and Communications, Business and Technology, International Studies, Life-Centered Achievement, Political and Social Sciences, Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. The Academies were developed to improve educational opportunities for all students based on best practices, national recommendations and expectations of the workplace and post-secondary education. The Academies provide a framework to respond to several state, national and international initiatives, including Indiana's P-16 Action Plan to improve student achievement. Jefferson provides four ways for students to complete a program of study to become eligible for the high school diploma. Enrollment in an Academy is optional.
  • Through Jefferson's partnership initiative, the school has gained valuable relationships with Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College to provide over 60 dual college credit courses to students on the Jefferson campus and numerous others off campus. In addition, JHS has partnered with business and industry to offer hands-on experience through internships.
  • Service learning opportunities
  • Science research partnership with Purdue University
  • Advanced Placement offerings
  • Eight pre-engineering courses through Project Lead The Way, a national program
  • Comprehensive science courses including zoology, aerospace, astronomy, microbiology and genetics
  • Comprehensive foreign language offerings in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French and Russian
  • Comprehensive music offerings such as orchestra, jazz band, show choir, and music theory and composition
  • Comprehensive art offerings including advanced courses in drawing, sculpture, fibers and photography
  • Radio/TV courses
  • Over 40 clubs and organizations meet students' interests and develop leaders of the future
  • Numerous co-curricular organizations offer extensive opportunities in the areas of publishing, choir and stage performance, theater technical work, vocational work experience and volunteerism
  • With 14 state championships and numerous sectional, regional and semi-state titles, Jefferson supports one of Indiana's premier athletic programs. Prior to moving to the Hoosier Crossroads Conference beginning in the 2003-04 school year, Jefferson High School won a record 160 championships in the North Central Conference and 23 of 25 women's all-sports championships. Jefferson supports 21 interscholastic programs and has facilities that are among the finest in the nation. Many graduates of Jefferson go on to play in Division I athletics.

- JHS Mission -

Jefferson High School,
a collaboration of staff, students, parents and community, educates students to be successful by helping them gain knowledge, develop life-long learning skills, practice responsible citizenship, and develop positive self-images.

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