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

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.



Happy Principal Appreciation Day

Thank you to all our District 86 principals for their hard work and all that they do for students, families and staff members.


Steve Spangler Visits District 86

Pershing First Grade Teacher Courtney Voogt won first place in the Citgo Fueling Education Sweepstakes.




Board of School Inspectors Meeting
Event's details
November 09, 2016

Time:07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Jr. High School, Joliet, IL -IL

Regular meeting of the Board of School Inspectors at Dirksen
(07:00 PM - 09:00 PM)



Superintendent Chat
Event's details
November 15, 2016

Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Dirksen Junior High, Joliet, IL -IL

Meet and Greet District 86 Superintendent Theresa Rouse
(04:00 PM - 05:00 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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