Cottonwood Elementary School 2020-2021

We want to thank everyone that participated in voting for the new elementary school name. At last night’s board meeting, the Board of Trustees adopted the name that received the most community votes: Cottonwood Elementary School.



Free Childhood Immunization Clinic

The Eastern Idaho Public Heath will be holding a a FREE Childhood Immunization Clinic for children 18 years & younger on Monday, April 22, from 8p.m. – 6p.m, at 1250 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID.  Call (208) 533-3235 to schedule an appointment.


2019-2020 School Calendar Adopted

The Board of Trustees adopted a calendar for the 2019-2020 school year.  The calendar that received the most votes was calendar Option 2.  The first day of school will be Wednesday, September 4 and the last day of school will be June 4, 2020.  It includes a week long vacation at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Christmas and a week for Spring Break. 

Chinese and Spanish Immersion Enrollment Information

The enrollment window for the 2019-2020 Chinese and Spanish Immersion applications is open from Monday, February 4 through Friday, March 22. During this window, new applicants must apply online using the District´s New Student/Returning Student enrollment link located on the district´s website at

If we have more applicants than seats available, a selection process will be held the first part of April. At that time, parents will be notified if their child has either been accepted or been placed on the waiting list.

If you have any questions, please call Mr. Cowley, the World Language Immersion Program Coordinator, at the district office, (208) 745-6693.

Online Education Classes

Jefferson School District 251 is excited to announce a new educational opportunity for our High School Students. Starting fall 2018, students can enroll in Jefferson School District Online Education (JSDOE).

Students can register to be full-time online, part-time online, or take as little as one class for Advanced Opportunities or credit recovery.

To register for classes, please use this link Online Education Classes. We will contact you as the new school year approaches. For questions please contact Principal Cureton at

School Bus Drivers & Substitute Teachers Needed

School BusSchool Bus Drivers and Substitute Teachers are needed for the school year.  Training is provided. To apply for a school bus driver or substitute teacher position go to the Employment Opportunities link on the front page of the district’s website and complete an application.  Contact the Transportation Department at (208) 754-8211, or the District Office at (208) 745-6693,  if you have any questions.

Welcome to Jefferson County School District 251. We are located in Rigby, Idaho and our district is rapidly growing. Jefferson County School District is the eleventh largest school district in the state of Idaho.  The district is made up of 1 preschool center, 6 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 2 high schools, and 1 online high school. Over the past 20 years the district has grown by 53%, with an average of 3.6% annually. The current average enrollment is 6,144 students in grades p-12. The district employs 328 certified staff and 330 non-certified staff.


“We are a community focused on student learning in order to build, foster informed and productive citizenship, and prepare all youth for college and career success.”


“The mission of Jefferson County School District 251 is to provide each student with a high quality education.”