Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

SuperintendenT OF SCHOOLS

 

Charles E. Coleman, Ed.D.,
Superintendent of Schools

420 N. Raynor Ave.
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 740-3196
Fax: (815) 740-6520

 

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Message From CHARLES E. COLEMAN, ED.D.

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Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86. We provide many opportunities for children to learn and develop to their greatest potential. In addition to language arts, mathematics, science, social science, fine arts, and physical development and health instruction, the District provides early childhood instruction, academic enrichment, bilingual education, before and after school programs, comprehensive special services programs, and full-day kindergarten. More than 12,000 students (early childhood through eighth grade) attend one of our 21 schools.

Families also have the choice to send their children to one of four magnet schools in the District. Eisenhower Academy (grades 1-5), recently ranked by the Chicago Tribune as a Top Chicagoland School, and Washington Junior High and Academy (grades 6-8) accept students who demonstrate average and above academic achievement and positive behavior. Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.) School (grades K-5) and the I.E. program housed at Hufford Junior High School (grades 6-8) offer a program based on the Individual Education philosophy. These magnet schools provide students unique educational choices including academics, socialization, and creativity. The I.E. Programs stress the development of Responsibility, Respectfulness, Resourcefulness, and Responsiveness.

District 86 has a long history of educating the children of Joliet. We are proud of our accomplishments, continuously seek ways to improve, and work together with our parents to provide the best education possible for all our students. As you explore our website, please feel free to contact us if you need additional information.

Charles E. Coleman, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools

News

Brenton Wadsworth Student Scholarships Announced

Brenton Wadsworth Student Scholarships Announced​

Dirken and Washington Students Receive Scholarships

Dirksen and Washington Students Receive Scholarships​

Events

Aug

01

All Schools and Administrative Center Closed
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August 01, 2014

All Day Event

All Schools and Administrative Center Closed
 
(All Day Event)

Aug

08

All Schools and Administrative Center Closed
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August 08, 2014

All Day Event

All Schools and Administrative Center Closed
 
(All Day Event)

Aug

14

Institute Days - No School for Students
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August 14, 2014-August 15, 2014

All Day Event

Institute Days - No School for Students
 
(All Day Event)

Aug

18

1st Day of School
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August 18, 2014

All Day Event

1st Day of School
 
(All Day Event)

Aug

25

Preschool Screening
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August 25, 2014

All Day Event

Preschool Screening
 
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

Our schools, as partners with our children's parents and with the community, will create a safe and positive environment in which all students will learn and develop to their greatest potential. All students will be empowered to become lifelong learners, responsible citizens and caring members of their communities.

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