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402 Richards Street
Joliet, IL 60433

(815) 727-5271
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November 06, 2015
The administration at Washington is very poor, bordering on incompetent. The communication with parents is non-existent. If the teachers do not pick up on programming or have a strong desire to make curriculum upgrades it does not happen. A teacher has been missing from my child's classroom now for weeks with no communication as to when, or if, she will return. The teaching is uneven. There are some good teachers, but they are not supported adequately. A change in administration is desperately needed here so that the school can get the upgrades it desperately needs.

- submitted by a parent

October 28, 2015
Unless you are in the academy program this school is awful. Anyone not in the academy program is treated like garbage. If your kid gets picked on bullied no one cares they do nothing about it. Mr. Ladding has got to be the worst principal I have ever seen, and that is why we are in a hurry to move. Oh and don't bother calling the District with an issue they don't care either.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2009
This is the beginning of my 6th grade year in the academy program. I love it! We all get laptops, and the teachers are so sincere. This is definitley someplace I would love to spend my next two years in!

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2008
I love this school, I am in the academy progam and the after school activities are so cool. The teachers are great and so is the school(ms.paul u rock)

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2006
As a former alumni of WJHS this particular school needs more improvement regarding providing essential needs for the school. For example books are limited therefore kids have to share or the teachers have to make copies for each student which takes away the learning time for each student. The new principal lacks communication regarding addressing parental issues and concerns, when a problem should arrise from the parent/student. As for activities, the music program has been around for years, but it is not as successful as in the past. Meaning, this school could use additional activities to keep kids off the streets. Also, there is a great need of new plumbing, because kids have stated that the drinking water taste like rotten eggs with a yellow color, so this is a potential hazard issue. We need parent involvemnt so that issues like the above can be prevented and improved.

- submitted by a parent

April 03, 2006
Washington had a completely new staff this year -- from principal to most of the teachers. The changes in the school are wonderful. The principal is a leader and is in touch with the community's needs. However, there are still very few activities outside of the music program and sports for the children to participate in.

- submitted by a teacher
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Washington Jr High & Academy Prgm
402 Richards Street, Joliet, IL  60433
(815) 727-5271
Last modified Washington Jr High & Academy Prgm is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Washington Jr High & Academy Prgm Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top