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District Overview

The information on this page has been compiled to provide a brief overview of Joliet Township High School District programs and services, including demographic and academic information. 

Points of Pride

Puntos de Orgullo

Annual Reports

ECRISS Dashboard

Joliet Township High School ECRISS Dashboard

In the spirit of continuous improvement, Joliet Township High School maintains transparent, open communication about the performance of its schools through a public dashboard.  As a user of the dashboard, you have access to student achievement, financial, and other data that are important to you as a community member.

This dashboard allows stakeholders to view the district's progress within certain measures by clicking on the Indicators tab.  When viewing the indicators page, you will see indicators grouped together.  Indicators are visually represented by a tile with a description and a metric.  To view data for each indicator, click anywhere on the tile.  You'll then see a series of charts which allow you to observe and compare relevant data.  In some cases, you will also be able to view additional details or compare district performance to national and state benchmarks or other comparison data where available.

For more information about a specific performance indicator, click the icon in the top right corner of the performance indicator tile. For some performance indicators, you can access visualizations of current and historical data compared to national or state benchmarks by clicking on the performance indicator tile. The Strategy page displays the district's progress on goals, objectives, and strategies. To access more information about a strategy, click the icon on the right side of the strategy tile. 

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Illinois Report Card

The  Illinois Report Card is now available at www.illinoisreportcard.com

The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases a report card that shows how each school, district, and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. The Illinois Report Card has two main components: the At-a-Glance Report that provides important information about each school or district in a one-page, printable format; and the online report card that delivers in-depth information with explanations of each indicator available.

“Frequently Asked Questions” are a helpful resource when navigating the Illinois Report Card and can be accessed online at: http://www.illinoisreportcard.com/Help.

Communication by the Numbers

Communication Facts

JTHS Quick Facts

Quick Facts informational sheet

District Narrative

Joliet Township High School District 204 (JTHS) is a high school district located in Will County, Illinois. Established in 1899 and founded in 1901, it is one of the area’s oldest school districts, also serving as the site of Joliet Junior College, the first Junior College in the United States, until 1969.

With a population of over 6,500 students, the district has two campuses—Joliet Central High School and Joliet West High School. Each JTHS high school promotes academic success and instructional relevance through rigorous academic academies, which include a Freshman Academy and five Career Academies. The JTHS Career Academies of Health and Medicine; Arts and Communication; Business Management and Information Systems (BMIS); Human Services; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) are designed to give today’s students a head start on their post-secondary pathway by providing career-themed content aligned to academic standards and college/career readiness goals. 

Collaborative programs with local post-secondary institutions such as Joliet Junior College, the University of St. Francis, and Lewis University ensure a successful transition to college through an extensive offering of Dual Credit and Advanced Placement courses. These courses allow students to earn college credit while enrolled in high school. During the 2016-2017 school year, Joliet Township High School was awarded the CollegeBoard Advanced Placement District of the Year Award for being the national leader among small-sized school districts in expanding access to AP courses while simultaneously improving AP Exam performance. JTHS has made remarkable gains with its AP program, increasing the number of students taking AP courses and exams by over 200 percent, while simultaneously increasing the amount of students scoring 3 or higher on the AP exam.

With award winning academic programs and facilities designed to meet the needs for decades to come, JTHS always goes the extra mile to help students maximize every opportunity. While always raising the academic bar, JTHS knows that in this competitive job market, students need an extra advantage. A 1:1 technology initiative has been implemented to give every student 24/7 access to technology by providing laptop computers that are used in school and at home. In addition, the Youth Experiencing Success in School (YESS) leverages community partners who help students through the social and psychological hurdles that can steal the focus from academics.

Job shadowing, internship programs and career/technical vocational programming are included in JTHS’ educational offerings.

JTHS students have a vast array of activities, athletics, and fine arts offerings from which to choose. Students can explore a variety of interests with over 30 campus-based clubs, 40 athletic offerings, band, orchestra, choir, robotics, JROTC and more.

With a historic past and a bright future, Joliet Central and Joliet West have become the high schools of choice for the community, continually empowering students to compete and contribute in our local and global society.

View JTHS Historical Timeline

JTHS Diversity Statement
Joliet Township High School District 204 is committed to cultivating an inclusive community that values and embraces diversity and respects the humanity of all people.