Joliet Public Schools | District 86


Washington Junior High SCHOOL and Academy

Washington Junior High and Academy

Principal: Michael Latting

402 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

Phone: (815) 727-5271
Fax: (815) 740-5451

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Washington Junior High School and Academy

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School Hours

Start Time 8:00 am
Regular Dismissal 2:50 pm
School Improvement Day Dismissal 11:40 am

Michael Latting


Students enrolled at Washington Junior High School will be motivated and challenged to meet high expectations. We are a body of educators, who along with parents, partner together with one common goal of developing life-long learning and productive citizens.

In order to boost academic achievement, a new focus is being placed on Math, Science, and Technology. To meet the needs of our diverse population of over 700 students, teachers and staff will complete intense training based on differentiated instruction and methodology.





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Community Public Forums will also be held on October 7th at 7 p.m. at Singleton and Thigpen Schools.


Washington Students Recognized

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Washington Scholars Group program.




WJHS - Cross Country District Quad
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October 06, 2015

All Day Event

WJHS- Cross Country District Quad- Time- TBA
(All Day Event)



Superintendent Search Open Forums
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October 07, 2015

Time:07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Isaac Singleton and Lynne Thigpen Schools, Joliet, IL -IL

Community Members and District 86 Staff are invited to share input at the Superintendent Search Open Forum.
(07:00 PM - 08:00 PM)



Institute Day – No School for Students
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October 09, 2015

All Day Event

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



Columbus Day – No School
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October 12, 2015

All Day Event

Columbus Day – No School
(All Day Event)



Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
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October 30, 2015

All Day Event

Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School for Students
(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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