Award Year: 2017

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

904 South 12th Avenue
Edinburg, TX, 78539-0990

(956) 289-2385

Mrs. Ana H. Salinas, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School

Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District

School Website


Jefferson Elementary provides a challenging curriculum that is meaningful and engaging to prepare students to become life-long learners in an ever changing society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 2%
  • Hispanic: 96%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 21%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 64%
Jefferson Elementary Cowboys are United to Make a Difference

Jefferson Elementary Cowboys are "United to Make a Difference"

Thomas Jefferson Elementary was one of the first schools built in Edinburg, Texas during the 1950s. Since then, the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District (ECISD) has grown tremendously. Jefferson Elementary is 1 of 44 campuses in ECISD.

Jefferson Elementary holds strong traditions of academic success and character building. Our goal is to instill social, physical, cultural, and emotional foundations for all students. It is through unity that the Jefferson Elementary Cowboys consistently earn academic accolades. These recognitions include state academic achievements in Reading, Math, Science, Student Progress, Closing the Performance Gap, Postsecondary Readiness, along with Title I Rewards and High Performing Schools. Jefferson Elementary prepares students with a challenging curriculum to become life-long learners in an ever changing society.

The Jefferson Cowboy Way is "Be Kind, Be Kind, Be Kind!" Students, staff, parents and community members unite to create a safe learning environment while providing daily opportunities to grow in academics and character. Our school motto is "United to Make a Difference," that is the JEFFERSON COWBOY WAY!!