Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Pershing Elementary School

Pershing Elementary School

Principal: Araceli Ordaz

251 North Midland Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435

Phone: (815) 725-0986
Fax: (815) 741-7633

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Pershing Elementary School

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School Hours

Start Time 8:00 am
Regular Dismissal 2:10 pm
School Improvement Day Dismissal 11:15 am

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Welcome to Pershing Elementary School, home of the Tigers.

 Pershing Elementary School is home to approximately 575 students (kindergarten-fifth grade).  Wehave a diverse student population and offer general education and special education programming.  Student learning at Pershing is a partner ship between students, parents, and staff to provide an outstanding educational enviro nment. By working together, students learn and grow academically, behaviorally, and socially.

   We realize that successful schools result when a partnership exists between schools, parents, and the community. In addition to our dedicated parent organization, the entire Pershing community is committed to ensuring the best possible elementary school experience for all students.

We will continue to have a laser-like focus on student growth in order to prepare children for college and/or career readiness.  We hope you visit us and see firsthand why we are proud to be Tigers!






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District 86 Employees Attend School

Employees attended professional development sessions presented by their colleagues featuring Best Practices aligned to District 86 initiatives.




Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
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December 18, 2015

All Day Event

Last Day of Classes before Winter Break
(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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