Jefferson High School

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Basic Information

Address: 6996 Mission Street Daly City, California 94014
County: San Mateo County
District: Jefferson Union High School District
Phone Number: 650-550-7700
Fax Number: 650-550-7790
Principal: Mark Beshirs

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Additional Information

School Type: Public
Grade Level: 9-12
Founded: 1922
School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7-8 hours per day
School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Mascot: Grizzlies
School Size: 1,200
Classroom Teachers: 80
Student/Teacher Ratio: 1 to 27
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
School Championships:

Varsity Football Team: 2017 P.A.L. - Lake Division Champions
Varsity Boys Basketball: 2018 P.A.L. - North Division Champions
Varsity Baseball: 2018 P.A.L. - Lake Division Champions

School Clubs:

Associated Student Body (ASB), Anime Club, Black Student Union, Fil-Am, Mission Fusion (Dance), Home and Garden, Gay-Straight Alliance, P.A.S.E.O, Polynesian, Robotics, Latin Heritage, and more.

Lunch Availability: Free and Reduced Lunch
Parking Spaces/Availability:

Two Parking Lots (upper/teachers and lower/students)

Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to work collectively to meet every student where they are in their learning and to ensure that all students are able to demonstrate mastery of essential content standards upon graduation. Teachers will construct and follow a commonly aligned curriculum and employ a variety of researched based instructional strategies. Teachers will use data to inform their instruction and will provide additional opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery of essential skills and content. Student learning will be evaluated through common assessments and students will receive constant formative feedback through the use of standards based grading.

School History:

Daly City residents who formerly had to send their children to San Francisco high schools because of a lack of a local alternative voted into existence the Jefferson Union High School District in 1922. This resulted in the formation of Jefferson High School.

Jefferson High School (JHS) opened in 1922 to its first 50 students using the old Jefferson Hall (previously Jefferson Elementary School) near San Pedro Road and Hill Street. Recognizing the need for a more suitable campus to accommodate the rapidly expanding student body, JUHSD residents voted to build a new campus at the current location in 1923.

The first building was finished in 1925. Subsequently, this building was demolished and replaced in 1963.

In 2000, alumnus John Madden donated the lighting for the campus football field. They are named "Madden Lights" in his honor.

In 2005, Jefferson began a project to renovate and remodel the campus.

Notable Graduates:

John Madden, Tony Compagno, Don Mossi, Edwin Mulitalo, and Ken Reitz.