Jane Addams Junior High School
Addams has more than 700 seventh- and eighth-grade students and is a 90/90 school, meaning that 90 percent of students meet or exceed ISAT test scores in math and language subjects.
Students are assigned to an interdisciplinary team and are placed with a group of core teachers representing language arts, math, social studies, science and physical education. Students also have two class periods of encore classes to complete each nine-period day. The staff at Jane Addams functions as a Professional Learning Community with a focus on learning, collaboration, and results.
Addams was named after Jane Addams, a social worker who founded the Hull House in Chicago.
Mascot: Crusader Colors: Columbia Blue and Silver
The school hosts the cross country event "Crusader Fall Flite Classic Cross Country Invitational" for schools from the northwest suburbs.[where?] The event has in the past[when?] had over 700 participants.
Addams also has offers boys and girls basketball, wrestling, girls volleyball and track and field teams.