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Will County Education

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Quality public education is a priority in Will County. Knowledgeable, caring faculties, active school boards and involved parents work together to provide an academic environment conducive to learning. A well-rounded curriculum emphasizes traditional as well as contemporary learning skills to prepare students for the future.

Will County schools offer a diverse educational program to prepare students for higher education or the workforce. With a commitment to its children, Will County has earned a reputation for excellence in education.

Will County is also known for its highly reputable private schools, notably Joliet Catholic Academy and Providence Catholic High School. There are also several Montessori schools and learning academies serving those looking for an alternative pedagogical style.

Joliet College

Higher education is available at several nearby colleges and universities. Joliet Junior College (JJC) offers a wide variety of two-year programs. JJC was founded in 1901, making it America’s oldest public community college. The University of St. Francis in Joliet offers bachelor’s degrees in a variety of majors and graduate degrees in health services administration and long-term care administration.

Located just north of Joliet on Route 53 in Romeoville, Lewis University is a comprehensive, Catholic university with a richly diverse student body, including traditional-aged students as well as adults of all ages. The 12th largest among more than 80 private colleges and universities in Illinois, Lewis University offers approximately 65 undergraduate majors and programs of study. Many other colleges and universities surround the area. The University of Illinois, Illinois State, Bradley University, Northern Illinois University, North Central College and Benedictine University are all within a short drive.

High School and Unit Districts
Beecher Unit 200U
Crete Monee Unit 201U
Joliet Twp. High 204
Lincoln-Way High 210
Lockport Twp High 205
Peotone Unit 207U
Plainfield Unit 202
Reed Custer Unit 255U
Valley View Unit 365U
Wilmington Unit 209U
Elementary School Districts
Chaney Monge 88
Channahon 17
Elwood 203
Fairmont 89
Frankfort 157
Homer 33C
Joliet (Charter) 86
Laraway 70C
Ludwig-Reed-Walsh 92
Manhattan 114
Milne-Kelvin Grove 91
Mokena 159
New Lenox 122
Richland 88A
Rockdale 84
Summit Hill 161
Taft (Lockport) 90
Troy 30C
Union 81

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