Award Year: 2022

Eisenhower Academy

406 Burke Drive
Joliet, IL, 60433-2114

(815) 723-0233

Ms. Nicole Bottigliero, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Magnet School, Choice School

Joliet Public Schools District 86

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Eisenhower will maintain a rigorous curriculum for the whole child by providing integrated learning opportunities based on core standards and utilizing assessment to drive differentiated instruction. The Eisenhower community will promote character accountability while enhancing social emotional development through integrating and embracing cultural values.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 16%
  • White: 35%
  • Hispanic: 43%
  • Two or more races: 6%
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Eisenhower Scholars with Ike the Eagle!

Eisenhower Academy is a magnet school within Joliet Public Schools District 86. Our eager student learners come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods. Eisenhower is committed to ensuring that we provide an environment where students engage in enriching learning experiences that promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and character building. We pride ourselves on our family culture amongst the principal, staff, parents, and students that has resulted in high standards of excellence. The success of Eisenhower Academy's students directly correlates to the strong relationships between students and staff that enhance student motivation and promote learning. Eisenhower fosters student motivation through problem-based learning and real life interactions, providing meaningful purposes for learning, high quality feedback, and opportunities for parent engagement. Collaboration allows students to challenge themselves in unexpected ways by exploring ideas and different points of view. Students and teachers engage together in continuous goal setting, which has proven to build student confidence and increase success levels.

To assist students and families outside of the school environment, Eisenhower Academy staff offer monthly parent workshops to support students academically, socially, and emotionally. Our Parent-Faculty Council meets monthly with the administration and staff to promote innovative ways to enrich student learning through community building events and after school enrichment. Eisenhower students, along with all stakeholders, develop strong lasting bonds that strengthen the learning community. Our entire school community believes it's important to embrace all children's knowledge and sense of self while celebrating the accomplishments of every student.