Gah Dillard Harris Educational Center

1550 Plainfield Road
Joliet, IL 60435-0604
Tel: (815)729-0930
Grades: 6-12 | 50 students
Guardian Angel Community Services has been providing social services to Will and Grundy Counties since 1897.
Our mission has been and will continue to be improving the lives of children, families, and individuals.
The Day Treatment Program established in 1976 was renamed in 1999 as the Dillard Harris Educational Center after a prominent Educator and Board Member of Guardian Angel Home.
The program accepts students, grades 5-12, who have been unsuccessful in both regular education and in the special education classrooms within their public school.
The program's therapeutic approach focuses on meeting the student's emotional and academic needs.
Behavior modification and supportive approaches are utilized in helping students develop the skills necessary to return to their home school.
Individual and group therapy are provided to help students understand and overcome the behaviors that have excluded them from the public school setting.
An individualized instructional program is offered to students to correct specific academic skills and deficiencies that have contributed to their behavior problems.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1976

Student Body

Total Students 50 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size 10 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Sports

Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Bowling, Football, Softball, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
FootballSoftball,
Volleyball
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