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1515 West Exchange Street
Crete, IL 60417

(708) 367-8230
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November 01, 2014
Excellent community high school with new beautiful state of the art facility. Dedicated teaching staff and engaged parents make this a great experience for the students. Award winning Math program, nationally ranked show choir and 2013 state champion football team - inspiring school!

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 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
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
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
June 29, 2009
i like crete alot its a great place to be and has good surroundings!!

- submitted by a student
March 11, 2009
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September 26, 2008
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August 15, 2008
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May 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
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
March 04, 2008
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February 07, 2008
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October 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2007
It's definitely a new day iin the school district. I am delighted to see so many positive changes.

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October 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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
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
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
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
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
March 07, 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
November 08, 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
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
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
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
June 09, 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
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
April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
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
no rating 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
November 11, 2004
This school is a better reflection of what students will experience in the real world. Students have friends from all racial groups which will provide them the skills necessary to relate to all people once they graduate from this school. The math team is very successful and the students take pride in their accomplishments. I agree that the administrators and the teaching staff are constantly changing, but I have never met more caring and dedicated administrators and teachers than I have met at Crete-Monee High School. It is unfortunate the state does not equally fund schools and that students here and across the state are suffering.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2004
I previously attended CMHS and in response to a previous review, racism does not exist everywhere. Other schools, better schools, do successfully teach perspective and prevent racism before it begins. Your comment shows the ignorance that CMHS has allowed you to develop. Doing the best that they can with what they are given is not good enough when choosing a school for your children. A mediocre school yields mediocre results. I was one of the few who did manage to attend a very prestigious university and I too at your age thought I had received a good education, but I quickly realized how wrong I really was. Compared to the experiences of my fellow students I realized that I clearly had not been offered the opportunities that they had been, and more importantly, I clearly had not received the education that they had received. Children who are great will be great, but at unnecessary cost. Parents if you want your children to be great without the cost, find a better more appropriate school.

- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2004
Crete-Monee is not as bad as everyone is making it out to be. Yes there is racism but where isn't there I would like to know? The school does its best with what is given to them. Next year they are going to start building a new, bigger school so no one can complain about that. There are good teachers there. The AP classes are challenging and the classes are very educational - as any school should be. I am a senior at CMHS and I know that my education is as good as if not better than anyone from another high school. The teachers I have had in this district have been good influences and I would not hesitate to send my future children here. Parents cannot blame the school for their child's behavior. It is their own fault if they don't learn at school and goof off instead.

- submitted by a student
July 18, 2004
I will not re-write what has already been correctly stated. I completly agree with the review of june 2004. The bad apples of this school run the school. Completly agree with the reverse discrimination. Do not move to this school district.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2004
Horrible school! Majority of classes out of control. Hard to learn even if students want to. Violent school atmosphere. No control over disruptive students. A lot of reverse racism against white kids. Teachers seem to be afraid of students. Absolute shame considering our extremly high taxes! Some good teachers but not many. If you have a problem good luck getting a teacher to call you back. Or having a dean follow thru on existing problems.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2004
The entire school district is strapped for cash. They have large classes. They offer Honors and AP classes, but even in those classes bright children are bored. The building is over 50 years old and is too small to house the amount of students they are squeezing in there. The staircase is so narrow there is only room for one student going up and one coming down.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2003
Crete Monee is the lowest of all the schools my child has ever been to. The school lacks good teachers administratives and has had 3 or 4 principles in the last 3 years. Parents are not involved enough and when they do get involved things do not change. They have changed the school a lot this year but a lot of students feel that it was not for their good.

- submitted by a parent
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Crete-Monee High School
1515 West Exchange Street, Crete, IL  60417
(708) 367-8230
Last modified Crete-Monee High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crete-Monee High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top