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Crete-Monee High School

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Posted February 4, 2014

Too many different townships at this school . This is causing a lot of the behavioral problems ! I hate to see what it will be like in a few more years !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2012

This school used to be a relatively good school. The administration was great, the teaching staff pretty good but the students behavior is ridiculous. Now the new principal is extending the day without a raise for teachers. It seems he did it on a whim of his own. No vote was sent out to the residents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

I have a custody of a niece who is a (transfer student) Senior at Crete-Monee High School and a son who is a Freshmen. I must admit that I am quite impressed with this school. Administration as well as the teachers and support staff seem to be quite in tune to the students and their well being. I am impressed with the availability of services as well as the modern style that the school has to offer. I give this school a thumbs off without a second thought.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

i like crete alot its a great place to be and has good surroundings!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

This school year was great. The school looks amazing, and the students are so talented- I definitely mean it! All schools may have behavior problems, but this year was very impressive. The fundings are obviously back up again, the teachers were awesome, and overall the school is lovely. The education was pretty good, compared to how other people may think of it. The improvement of CMHS(from its building, to everything else) was outstanding! I recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2007

It's definitely a new day iin the school district. I am delighted to see so many positive changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

Crete-Monee High School had their first open house for freshman on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. The brand new facility is beautiful and the students should be very proud of their school. The school now has a team approach. All of the teachers seem to be very excited about this coming school year and all have indicated that they are off to a great start. I hope this continues. I met many of my sons friends and their parents that night. The children were very respectful and courteous. We received individual information on each teacher which summarizes their background and teaching experience. I was very impressed with this initial meeting. The principal, as well as the superintendent, were at this event and clearly stated what is expected from the students. Everyone seems excited about this new school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Crete-Monee School District is back on the right track having added back many elective courses. If you live in the district, send your children to this beautiful new school, get involved with your child's education and your community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

my son came to cmhs last year for his sophmore year. He always had some special ed classes once in cmhs he had a lot of problems adjusting. The school is not a bad school the teachers are there to help and if you are willing to give your all they are there. I will say the school is over crowed but with the newly built school next door to open in 2007 that schould take care of that. My son had a hard time not so much with the teachers but the students trying to fit in. Cmhs has extracurricular afterschool programs so there are things for kids to get involved in music math sports are all excellent. need more parent involvement kids today say and do anything in front of an adult this year should be much better old building 9th & 10th and the new 11 & 12th
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

All that stuff about metal detectors and fights everyday and problems are all wrong. I go to the school and none of that happens. Crete-Monne has some of the best honors classes in the State. If you kids if smart then he/she will do fine. Crete-monee also offers Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) that other area schools dont. The Crete-Monee Math Team is one of the top 20 in the state every year and always #1 in our confrence. The people who want to knock Crete-Monee are probably the ones that are failing and have nothing better to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2006

The honors programs are decent. If the child is motivated they can definitely get use out of their education. However, the 'regular' classes aren't that great. The kids in those classes just don't seem to care. They have a decent amount of activities & sports. Just the norm. Hmmm, i was a student there & my parents weren't really involved but others were i assume
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2006

It makes me sad that students who want a decent education are stuck with this place. It is a stressful place for kids and for teachers - those who don't leave. Budget cuts have hit classes and extracurriculars. I cannot recommend this place at all. If you are thinking of moving here and will be stuck with the Public School, move somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2005

I have never been so disappointed with a school district like this one. The leadership is all about self. The do not take their students into consideration. The Superintendent continues to get a increase but cut programs for the students in the district. The programs at the elementary level has suffered under this leadership. The parents don't want to get involve because of the schools try to keep them out. There is no diversity in this district in regards to the teaching staff with over 60% of the students being african american. This district definitely needs better leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

why lie about CMHS!?! the problem that I have is that that people dont take responsibility for their actions. if you read some of the commints posted before & after this one so are untrue. example crete does not has has never had metal detectors, go visit school. go sit in on class see with your eyes. how can one judge CM on what they have heard.i hve lived there i know. i think that you get what you put into CMHS. parents CM is a great place. every school has room for improvement. as for the kid that said CM is racist. no not at all I am a black student and i speak for the kids that go to school to learn that when you do wrong you should be punished.as a 2005 grad you will have a differnt view CMHS is a great school try it. Eboni Rucker
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2005

I think that this is a good school. Teachers are really involved in providing a good education. Teachers will contact parents. They will be building a new school to open around 2007. To offer more classes for new growing community, with swimming pool, bowling alley, and much needed track field. 73% of students go off to college.Dedicated to preparing students for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

Terrible school and district. A terrible shame,as it used to be an excellent school. Test scores are aweful, and courses are too basic. Lots of fights/problems with behavior. Not a safe school. I live near it and worked in it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

Not a good school to send your child to,i have a daughter that was honor student all her life,she had problems all year with the violent episode of the school,they have installed metal detectors in the school,there were numerous lockdowns for the students this year,some of the teachers are non responsive,the stairways are too narrow for the students passing to classes,they are often late getting to there classes because of this. I have another daughter that just graduated from 8th grade. I'm going to make sure that both of them attend somewhere else the next school year. There are a lot of cuts in this district as a whole, gym, art these majors most of our students had to do without.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2005

I feel confident that my child will receive a good education based on the goals/values of the teaching staff and the curriculum offered. The teachers seem genuinely concerned that my daughter (and fellow students in her class), understand the subject at hand and, if needed, offer a variety of resources to help. The culturally diverse environment will assist my daughter for the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2005

Crete is racist with nothing better to do but kick kids out of school for bieng late 3 times this school is like hell to the students and it shouldn't be like that I hope this small school goes under because I wouldn't send my enemy to this dump.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2004

I am a student in 8th grade and looking forward to be going to the high school next year. THe school has great athlets and lots of clubs. It is a diverse school and a great place to make friends and keep them for life! I can't wait to attend school there!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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44%

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38%

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35%

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38%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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29%

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33%

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32%

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36%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female35%
Male36%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Low income31%
Not low income46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male42%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Low income39%
Not low income55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students29%
Female23%
Male35%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Low income21%
Not low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

86.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 62% 18%
White 25% 51%
Hispanic 9% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1515 West Exchange Street
Crete, IL 60417
Phone: (708) 367-8230

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