Jefferson County School District 509J providing basic school supplies for all students

509J Families! We know back to school is coming up quickly and many of you are thinking about school supplies! This year, the school district is providing all necessary basic supplies for students. We want to ease some of the costs associated with the rising prices in...

JCMS August Summer Program Update

509J Families,  This message is for families of students attending our August Summer Program at Jefferson County Middle School. There is no school on Tuesday, August 2, at JCMS. We are canceling programming to give our staff time to transition to Buff Elementary...

JCSD 509J launches new website for public to stay up to date on bond projects

By 509J Communications The Jefferson County School District 509J launched a new website for the community to stay up to date on bond projects: The work is starting to take shape after voters approved the district’s $24 million bond request in...

509J August Summer School Programs


Jefferson County School District promotes love of reading through the Gift of Literacy

By 509J Communications Jefferson County School District 509J celebrated our 11th annual Gift of Literacy event. More than 230 first-grade students from across the district descended on the Performing Arts Center for a day to celebrate reading. To welcome the students,...

232 Students from the Jefferson County School District 509J Celebrate The Gift of Literacy

PRESS RELEASEFor Immediate ReleaseMay 19, 2022MEDIA CONTACT:Joseph Prechtl, Communications | 541-475-6192 Ext. 2225232 Students from the Jefferson County School District 509J celebrate The Gift of Literacy Madras, Ore. - On Friday, May 20,...

Kindergarten Registration

We are so excited about having your child enroll in Kindergarten in a Jefferson County school. You care deeply about the well-being and safety of your child, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Follow these steps to get your child ready for their first...

509J OBOB Teams Compete in Regional Tournament

Students in the Jefferson County School District prepared for the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) Regional Tournaments. This marks the first-time students from 509J participated in the tournament. The Jefferson County Library District (JCLD) hosted 509J elementary...

Dual Language Program Student Registration now Open

Program Overview: Jefferson County School District 509J is offering a new Dual Language (DL) program starting in Fall of 2022. This program will offer academic content in two languages: English and Spanish. The program will be located on Jefferson County Middle...

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School Hours:  Mondays, 9:15 am  – 3:00 pm

Tuesdays – Fridays,  7:45 am – 3:00 pm

Office Hours: 7:50 am – 3:30 pm

Main Office Line:  541.475.2457    Fax Line:  541.475.8278

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Principal Billie White

Welcome to Buff Elementary!

Our mission:  Encouraging, guiding, and supporting students to become lifelong learners. 

Our vision:  We think differently and try new things; we will persevere to become leaders through meaningful work.

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