Helen Keller Junior High School
820 Bode Road
Schaumburg, Ill. 60194
Keller Junior High School was named after Helen Keller, an American author and lecturer who was deaf and blind from infancy.
Keller is a seventh- and eighth-grade junior high school serving about 600 students, which feed from four District 54 elementary schools – Lakeview, Enders-Salk, Hoover and Fairview.
Students at Keller attend core courses: language arts, social studies, science, math, and physical education. In addition, students may choose from a variety of elective classes including: music, chorus, art, Project Lead the Way, foreign language, and media.
Keller students also have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities including interscholastic and intramural athletics, GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science), Rocket Club, Math Counts, Interact Club, yearbook, cheerleading, pompons and FUSE Club.
Sports teams include cross-country, basketball, girls’ volleyball, wrestling and track. The teams compete against other schools in District 54.
The Keller staff has adopted the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) program. They have identified three main school-wide expectations: Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Safe.
The English-Spanish Dual Language Program allows students in seventh and eighth grade to continue learning a second language during social studies and language classes. These students had been part of a similar program at district elementary schools.
Keller is part of a P.L.C. (professional learning community). Administration works with staff, students, parents, and community members to provide a comprehensive educational environment for Keller students.
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