Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Dirksen Junior High School

Dirksen Junior High School

Principal: Rolland Jasper

203 S. Midland Avenue
Joliet, IL 60436-1305

Phone: (815) 729-1566
Fax: (815) 744-2346

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Dirksen Junior High School

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School Hours

Start Time 8:00 am
Regular Dismissal 2:50 pm
School Improvement Day Dismissal 11:40 am

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL
Rolland JASPER

Welcome to Dirksen Junior High School! "Home of the Dirksen Senators".

 

Dirksen Junior High School is a school with a very diverse student population of approximately 600 students. We are very excited about this upcoming school year, and anticipate another very successful one. ISAT test results indicate 89% of the students meet/exceed state Math standards, and 79% meet/exceed Reading Standards. Dirksen Junior High School offers our students challenging experiences in the core curriculum: Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science, and Social Studies. However, to continue to meet the needs of our students and provide them with enriching experiences, students also have classes in Fine/Practical Arts: nine weeks (one quarter) of Character Education, Music, Art, and Writing Lab. In addition, they will attend three quarters of Physical Education and one quarter of Health. Joliet Public Schools District 86 has a very strong music program. Dirksen Junior High School Band, Orchestra, and Choir all have achieved high awards at competitions. After-school opportunities include: Cross Country, Basketball, Wrestling, Volleyball, tutoring, and our 21st Century program. Technology opportunities include daily computer time, use of an interactive whiteboard, many educational websites, and additional technology programming.

We strive to provide successful educational opportunities for all learners, challenging those that excel, and provide academic interventions for those in need. Staff at Dirksen Junior High School are committed to every student, preparing them for high school, and ultimately, for life long learning.

News

District 86 Hosts Show at Rialto

More than 165 students will perform in this year's Children for Peace show at the Rialto Square Theatre on April 29th. ​

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Real Men Read

Thank you to the Joliet Chapter of the National Hook-Up of Black Women for coordinating readers to visit District 86 schools for Real Men Read.

Events

Apr

27

DJHS - 100% Attendance Day 4/27/15
Event's details
April 27, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - 100% Attendance Day 4/27/15
 
(All Day Event)

Apr

28

DJHS - Boys Soccer @ WJHS
Event's details
April 28, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - Boys Soccer @ WJHS
 
(All Day Event)

Apr

28

DJHS - Girls Soccer @ home vs WJHS
Event's details
April 28, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - Girls Soccer @ home vs WJHS
 
(All Day Event)

Apr

29

DJHS - 3rd Quarter No Referral Social 3-4:30 p.m. 4/29/15
Event's details
April 29, 2015

All Day Event

DJHS - 3rd Quarter No Referral Social 3-4:30 p.m. 4/29/15
 
(All Day Event)

Apr

29

Children for Peace Extravaganza
Event's details
April 29, 2015

All Day Event
Location: Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, IL -IL


Children for Peace Celebrating Achievement Through the Arts at the Rialto Square Theatre.
 
(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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