Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Lynne Thigpen ELEMENTARY School

Lynne Thigpen School

Principal: Kimberly Gordon

Assistant Principal: Charisse Beach

207 S. Midland Ave.
Joliet, IL 60436

Phone: (815) 741-7629
Fax: (815) 729-6612

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Lynne Thigpen Elementary School

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School Hours

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

Kimberly Gordon


Welcome to Lynne Thigpen Elementary School, a professional learning community where Passion, Pride and Persistence guide everything we do! Our mission is that we are DRIVEN TO SUCCEED by Empowering Minds, Character and Relationships.

This year, we will move from being a school of choice to being THE school of choice.

Our goal is to empower our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become fully functioning members of society. We believe that our actions have the power to make a difference in the future of the children and families we serve. Every child at Lynne Thigpen Elementary School is considered precious and treated as we would treat our own. Children leave our school with a solid foundation that will equip them to reach their dreams.

Lynne Thigpen Elementary School’s Shared Vision provides the blueprint of what we hope to become. The staff is committed to providing an exemplary elementary education program that ensures all students attain the knowledge and skills necessary to (1) enter junior high school ready to succeed and (2) meet college and career readiness expectations by the end of high school. This vision document provides the “imagination” of what we hope to become, a blueprint for continuous improvement and the benchmarks by which we will evaluate our progress. We dedicate ourselves to these ideals.

In order to move the vision forward, we believe that we must hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professional practice. Toward that end, the staff of Lynne Thigpen Elementary School has established a set of rigorous Collective Commitments that reflect our perseverance and integrity in the pursuit of excellence in education.





Top District Elementary School Spellers

Congratulations to the three top elementary spelling bee winners.


School Board Approves New Teachers Contract

The Board of School Inspectors approved a new two-year contract for the Council #86 of the American Federation of Teachers, Local 604.




Institute Day - No School
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November 20, 2017

All Day Event

Institute Day - No School for Students
(All Day Event)



Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
Event's details
November 21, 2017

All Day Event

Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
(All Day Event)



No School - Thanksgiving Holiday
Event's details
November 22, 2017-November 24, 2017

All Day Event
Location: All District 86 Schools, , -

No School for Students- Thanksgiving Holiday
(All Day Event)



THIGPEN - Picture Re-Takes
Event's details
November 28, 2017

Time:09:15 AM - 01:00 PM

Picture Re-Takes
(09:15 AM - 01:00 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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