Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

Principal: Christopher Latting

2651 West Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435-5299

Phone: (815) 725-0262
Fax: (815) 741-7631

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Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

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School Hours

Grades K-5
Start Time 9:00 am
Regular Dismissal 3:10 pm
School Improvement Day Dismissal 12:15 pm

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Welcome to Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, home of the Patriots!


Approximately 500 kindergarten–fifth grade students attend Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Our outstanding staff and very dedicated PTO have a long history of working hand in hand to create and maintain a school environment that is data driven and student focused.

At Jefferson, we offer many opportunities for students to thrive as learners. Our diverse students have the opportunity to participate in general education, fine arts, and practical arts programming.  Our school also houses a bilingual program. 

The entire staff at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School collaborates with students and families throughout the school year.  Our work together will be an important component in ensuring that all children are equipped with the skills necessary for success as they advance through our educational system.



Upcoming Superintendent Chat

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


New Playground Opens

Students officially opened the new playground at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.​




Jefferson Picture Day
Event's details
September 28, 2017

Time:09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Jefferson Picture Day
(09:00 AM - 02:00 PM)



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)

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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