Joliet Public Schools | District 86

 

Dirksen Junior High School

Dirksen Junior High School

Principal: Markisha Mitchell

Assistant Principal: Laura Hodge

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
MARKISHA MITCHELL

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

 

Markisha_MitchellDirksen 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

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Upcoming Superintendent Chat - January 20

Community members are invited to meet with Superintendent Theresa Rouse on Saturday, January 20th at 12:30 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library.

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District 86 Teachers To Play Basketball to Raise for Studetns

The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its 5th annual "Hoops for D86" fundraiser on February 3rd from 1:00-4:30 p.m.

Events

Feb

14

School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
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February 14, 2018

All Day Event

School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
 
(All Day Event)

Feb

19

Presidents' Day - No School
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February 19, 2018

All Day Event

Presidents' Day - No School
 
(All Day Event)

Welcome to Joliet Public Schools District 86

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