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

Final Student Registration Underway

All District 86 families who have not registered their children for the upcoming 2017-18 school year must register by July 26, 2017.

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Students Attend Summer School

More than 700 District 86 students, Kindergarten through Seventh Grade, are attending Summer School.

Events

Jul

24

Final Student Registration
Event's details
July 24, 2017-July 25, 2017

Time:08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Finalize student registration and residency requirements for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
(08:00 AM - 04:00 PM)

Jul

26

Final Day - Student Registration
Event's details
July 26, 2017

Time:11:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Today is the last day to finalize student registration and residency requirements for the 2017-2018 school year.
 
(11:00 AM - 07:00 PM)

Jul

28

All Schools and JFK Administrative Center Closed
Event's details
July 28, 2017

All Day Event

All Schools and JFK Administrative Center Closed
 
(All Day Event)

Aug

04

All Schools and JFK Administrative Center Closed
Event's details
August 04, 2017

All Day Event

All Schools and JFK Administrative Center Closed
 
(All Day Event)

Aug

17

Institute Day
Event's details
August 17, 2017

All Day Event

Institute Day
 
(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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