To persevere in providing an equitable and rigorous foundation for students to succeed.
In partnership with the community, Joliet Public Schools District 86 is committed to continuously improving our educational system by recognizing, respecting, valuing, and responding to the diverse needs of all.
Recognize, respect, value, and respond to the diverse needs of our students and community.
All children receive instruction in the curricular areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social science, fine arts, and physical development and health. The curriculum reflects a focus and alignment to the new state-adopted college and career readiness learning standards. In addition, we provide Early Childhood instruction, academic enrichment, bilingual education, before and after school programs, and comprehensive special services programs.
DISTRICT 86 STRATEGIC GOALS
- All District 86 Members will engage in training and support in the development and implementation of an equity framework supporting the increase of cultural proficiency to ensure all students are successful.
- All District 86 Primary Students will be provided with the instruction and support needed to achieve academic success for at least 90% of students to be at expected growth for grade level targets.
Mastery by Grade Three
- All District 86 Students will be provided the necessary instruction, support, and enrichment to ensure at least 95% of students will be at expected growth for grade level targets by the end of the school year.
Mastery by Grade Eight
- All District 86 Students will be provided the necessary instruction, support, and enrichment to ensure at least 95% of students will be at expected growth for grade level targets by the end of the school year in preparation for success in high school.
- All District 86 Staff and Students will be provided the necessary instruction, support, and enrichment to increase their knowledge and skills in the utilization of digital tools and resources.
DISTRICT 86 FOUNDATIONAL PILLARS
A Culturally Responsive Organization
- Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.
Equitable Access to Rigorous, Standards-Based Instruction
- High-quality instruction for all students.
Results Focused Professional Learning and Collaboration
- Investing in our staff so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession.
Strong Partnerships with Families and Community
- Schools cannot do it alone. We are better when students, families, community, and educators work hand-in-hand.
Joliet Public Schools District 86 covers 26.4 square miles in Joliet, Illinois. The District includes:
- 15 Elementary Schools
- 4 Junior High Schools
- 1 Early Childhood Center
- 1 Alternative School
Enrollment: 9,610 students (09/30/2022)
- 68% Hispanic
- 20% African-American
- 8% Caucasian
- 4% Multi
1669 employees, 745 teachers
Operating Expense Per Pupil: $14,706.92
Per Capita Tuition Charge Per Pupil: $11,649.88
Average Class Size: 16 students: 1 teacher
Student Attendance Rate: 92.2%
Cutting edge technology in all classrooms
Two award-winning Magnet Programs
Eisenhower Academy named a 2016 and 2022 National Blue Ribbon School.
Forest Park I.E. School received a 2018 Illinois State School of Character and a 2020 National School of Character awards.
Full Day Kindergarten is offered.
Nearly 5,000 students ride a bus.
Over 2,500 school breakfasts and 6,900 lunches are served daily.
More than 875 students participate in a music ensemble.
All students receive general music and visual art instruction in grades K-8.
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District 86 Brochure 2022-2023