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Kyle Sartain
Assistant Principal
Karen Glowicki
Assistant Principal
Kesha Brown

Hufford Junior High School

1125 North Larkin Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435-3487

P (815) 725-3540| F (815) 744-5974

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

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A Message from Principal

Kyle Sartain

Hufford Junior High School is the largest school in District 86 with approximately 1,200 students. We offer educational experiences to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. Hufford Jr. High School also houses our District's Junior High Magnet School, Hufford I.E.  The Individual Education (I.E.) focuses on the 4 R’s: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, and Responsiveness. In addition to our General Education Programs, we accommodate student needs through a continuum of Special Education Programs taught in inclusion and instructional settings. Additionally, we use a prescriptive approach to meet the individual needs of students through our Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

Core subjects include English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Art, Music, Literacy Lab, Math Lab, Character Education, PE Health Lab, Health, and PE compliment the core subjects. Our staff uses student assessment data to provide intervention and enrichment opportunities for all students based on their needs. Our Band, Orchestra, and Choir Programs are among the finest in Illinois and are a source of pride for our Hufford Jr. High School Community.

After-school programs offer both athletic and academic opportunities as well as enrichment activities. The Sports Program includes Girls and Boys Cross Country; Girls and Boys Basketball; Boys Wrestling; Girls Volleyball; and Girls and Boys Soccer. Tutoring, Scholastic Bowl, Cheerleading, Chess Club, Art Club, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, and Builders Club are just a few of the after school club activities offered to our students to help them connect with our school community.

Our school's vision is One School. One Vision. Hufford P.R.I.D.E. The acronym PRIDE reflects our core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence. At Hufford we strive to offer the best opportunities for students to learn and grow, and to ultimately prepare them for high school. Our core values in our vision provide all stakeholders in our school community with the direction and tools to ensure success for ALL students.