Addams serves approximately 786 students in seventh and eighth grades.
In December of 2019, Addams celebrated it 50th birthday.
Students are assigned to a group of core teachers representing language arts, math, social studies, science and physical education. Students may have two elective class periods to complete each nine-period day. Also, students in need of additional support in the areas of literacy and mathematics can receive targeted intervention classes to enhance their learning. The staff at Jane Addams functions as a Professional Learning Community with a focus on learning, collaboration, and results. A full continuum of special services is available to students in District 54. Each of the junior high schools also has discovery classes for eligible gifted students.
Students at Jane Addams have opportunities to become involved in a variety of after-school activities, clubs and sports. Athletic teams include cross-country, basketball, girl’s and boys volleyball, wrestling and track. These teams compete against other area schools. Intramural sports activities are also available. Students may also choose to join various clubs including: GEMS, Yoga, Yearbook, Spectrum Newspaper, Computer Coding and Student Council, among many others.
Addams was named after Jane Addams, a social worker who founded the Hull House in Chicago.
Colors: Navy Blue, Columbia Blue and White