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.





Families Enjoy Worldwide Day of Play

Many families took advantage of the nice weather and participated in outdoor activities during Joliet’s 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play.


Hufford Ice Bucket Challenge

The 8th grade teachers at Hufford were challenged by students to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and they accepted.




WJHS Cross Country Meet @ Yorkville
Event's details
October 04, 2014

Time:09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Cross Country Meet @ Yorkville- 9:00am
(09:00 AM - 11:00 AM)



WJHS GBB @ Kankakee Jr. High
Event's details
October 06, 2014

Time:04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

GBB @ Kankakee Jr. High
(04:30 PM - 06:30 PM)



WJHS- Parent Session
Event's details
October 08, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Parent Session
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)



WJHS Parent Session
Event's details
October 08, 2014

Time:06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Washington Parent Session
(06:00 PM - 07:00 PM)



WJHS GBB vs. Kelvin Grove
Event's details
October 09, 2014

Time:04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

GBB Vs. Kelvin Grove
(04:30 PM - 06:00 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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