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 - 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.


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.




Hufford IE Parenting Session Encouragement
Event's details
January 23, 2018

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Forest Park IE Parenting Session Encouragement
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)



Hufford IE Parenting Session Natural/Logical Consequences
Event's details
February 03, 2018

Time:09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Forest Park IE Parenting Session Natural/Logical Consequences
(09:00 AM - 10:00 AM)



Hufford IE Parenting Session Problem Solving with Teens
Event's details
February 12, 2018

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

HJH IE Parenting Session Problem Solving with Teens
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)



School Improvement Day - No PM Class for Students
Event's details
February 14, 2018

All Day Event

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



Presidents' Day - No School
Event's details
February 19, 2018

All Day Event

Presidents' Day - No School
(All Day Event)

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