Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Hufford Junior High School

Hufford Junior High School

Principal: Kyle Sartain

Assistant Principal: Karen Glowicki

Assistant Principal: Shavon Pittman

1125 North Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435-3487

Phone: (815) 725-3540
Fax: (815) 744-5974

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Hufford 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

Kyle Sartain

Sartain_125x148Hufford Junior High School is the largest school in District 86 with approximately 1,200 students. We offer educational experiences to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Hufford Jr. High School also houses our District's Junior High Magnet School. , the Individual Education School (I.E.) focuses on the 4 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Responsiveness. In addition to our General Education Programs, we accommodate student needs through a continuum of Special Education Programs taught in inclusion and instructional settings. Additionally, we use a prescriptive approach to meet the individual needs of students through our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

Core subjects include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Art, Music, Literacy Lab, Math Lab, Character Education, PE Health Lab, Health, and PE compliment the core subjects. Our staff uses student assessment data to provide intervention and enrichment opportunities for all students based on their needs. Our Band, Orchestra, and Choir Programs are among the finest in Illinois and are a source of pride for our Hufford Jr. High School Community.

After-school programs offer both athletic and academic opportunities as well as enrichment activities. The Sports Program includes Girls and Boys Cross Country; Girls and Boys Basketball; Boys Wrestling; Girls Volleyball; and Girls and Boys Soccer. Tutoring, Scholastic Bowl, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Art Club, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, and Builders Club are just a few of the after school club activities offered to our students to help them connect with our school community.

At Hufford we strive to offer the best opportunities for students to learn and grow, and to ultimately prepare them for high school.  We invite all of our school community including students, parents, staff, and community members to join us in making this another successful year at Hufford Jr. High.



Upcoming Superintendent Chat

District 86 invites community members to visit with Superintendent Theresa Rouse on October 2, 2017.


Welcome Back Students

District 86 welcomed more than 11,000 students back to school for the 2017-2018 school year.




Superintendent Chat
Event's details
October 02, 2017

Time:04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location: Hartman Recreation Center, Joliet, IL -IL

Chat with District 86 Superintendent Dr. Rouse.
(04:00 PM - 05:00 PM)



School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
Event's details
October 06, 2017

All Day Event

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



Columbus Day - No School
Event's details
October 09, 2017

All Day Event

Columbus Day - No School
(All Day Event)



Hufford IE Parenting Session What is this Science Fair Project
Event's details
October 11, 2017

Time:05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

HJH IE Parenting Session
(05:00 PM - 06:00 PM)



Hufford IE Parent Session Family Meeting/Communication
Event's details
October 14, 2017

Time:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

HJH IE Parenting Session
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)

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