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.

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Students Enjoy Summer School

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Student Registration Ends July 14

All students must be registered for the 2016-2017 school year by July 14, 2016.

Events

Jun

30

Student Registration
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June 30, 2016

Time:11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Verify residence for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
(11:00 AM - 07:00 PM)

Jul

04

No Summer School
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July 04, 2016

All Day Event

No Summer School
 
(All Day Event)

Jul

05

Student Registration
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July 05, 2016-July 06, 2016

Time:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Verify residence for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Jul

07

Student Registration
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July 07, 2016

Time:11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Verify residence for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
(11:00 AM - 07:00 PM)

Jul

11

Student Registration
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July 11, 2016-July 13, 2016

Time:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Verify residence for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

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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