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: 9,913 students (09/30/2021)
- 65% Hispanic
- 22% African-American
- 9% Caucasian
- 4% Multi
Full Day Kindergarten is offered.
1404 employees, 769 teachers
Operating Expense Per Pupil: $13,775.83
Per Capita Tuition Charge Per Pupil: $10,925.55
Average Class Size: 19 students: 1 teacher
Student Attendance Rate: 92%
Two Magnet Programs
Eisenhower Academy named a 2018 National ESEA Distinguished School, and a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
Forest Park I.E. School named a 2018 Illinois State School of Character, and a 2020 National School of Character
758,555 "Grab & Go" student meals distributed from March - December 2020
More than 1,000 students participate in a music ensemble.
District Report Card
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District Organizational Chart
District Facts Flyer
District 86 Buildings Facts