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19815 Kirkstone Way
Mokena, IL 60448

(708) 342-4870
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no rating November 12, 2010
It is a great school in a great school district

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Great schools, great community, let's keep it that way!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
We moved here 20 years ago and the Schools were one of tha main reasons and now we have a granddaughter and hope she will be able to attend the same great schools our daughter did.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Friendly staff and a great learning environment for my children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Our kids are leaning so much and having fun too!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
Caring teachers and administrators

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
Mokena Junior HS has an amazing bunch of dedicated and caring educators who truly want to bring positive impact into the world. It's been an honor and a privilege to have partnered with them!

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2010
I love all the attention they give to the children. I moved to Mokena just for the schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
We love MJHS because of the quality education it provides. It also gives our children the ability to participate in a wide variety of extracurricular activities, which assists in their social skills development.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
I received a great education from MJH, My wife and I both graduated from MJH and our children will as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
It has a wonderful teaching staff....very dedicated people. It offers a broad assortment of programs.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2010
I'm proud of the quality of education our kids receive in Mokena!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 12, 2010
Because my grandchildren go there and I believe in all extra curriculer activities as being important to all childrenirvessa importance

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2010
I think with the necessary funds, a wonderful school could be better

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
Great teachers!!!! Great Curriculum!!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Mokena Jr High has a reputation of being a very fine school on both the academic and sport level. I'm very proud to have all of my children go there and graduate from there. The teachers are the best.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Wonderful teachers in a caring environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 11, 2010
Why do you love Mokena Junior High School?

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
I love the school and the community as a whole. Everyone always tries to work together

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
There are many opportunities for the children to excel

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
The school system in Mokena offers many extra-curricular activities that give children who may have different types of interests a chance to explore those interests. Great, caring teachers, and involved parents. Five star school!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
My nephews and granddaughter go there and they seem to be doing well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
Dedicated teachers & safe school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 10, 2010
great education....great teachers

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
Raised expectations that help the kids get ready for high school

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
IT IS A GREAT FACILITY WITH EVERYTHING KIDS NEED TO LEARN AND EXCELL IN JR HIGH AND PREPARE THEM FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND. THE TEACHERS HAVE A GOOD HANDLE ON THE STUDENT BODY MAKING IT ONE OF THE TOP JR. HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE AREA.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2010
The administrative staff at Mokena school is very committed to providing an education that will allow for children to suceed in the future. Not only are they focused on the basic buidling blocks of an education, but also focus on items that shape our children into well rounded individuals in this community, or any community they interface with. This school has faced, and continues to hurdle, financial obstacles that provide great burdens, yet remain transparent to the students. This is an excellent example of a school system concerned about the students, and their future, no matter what the obstacle may be.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
This is a school that all parents would want to have their children enrolled in. They strive to educate a well-rounded student and teach them respect.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 10, 2010
because theycare about the students and do there best to show it to the children

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
The students care deeply about their studies and extracirricular activities, which is a testament to their parents and the community. They are this country's future and should not be penalized because the city of Chicago is broke and did not give the Mokena committed dollars to educate their young

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2010
My children are looked at as whole people with strengths and weaknesses and those strengths are constantly nurtured.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
They have excellent teachers and staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
It's a great school that focuses on the needs of the children while still providing aquality education

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
My boys are involved in the band program. It is top notch. The teachers devote a ton of time to the program and it shows in the phenomenal performances each year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
The school is great! Wonderful facilities, great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
The children seem to be very prepared for high school when they leave no matter what their abilities when they start in 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
The teachers, administrators and curriculum are outstanding!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Awesome teachers - terrific programs

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
Families have always moved here because of our highly rated schools please help us keep it that way!

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
I attended Mokena Junior High and received a wonderful education at the hands of teachers that truly cared about their students. In my opinion, it is the best school that filters into Lincoln-Way East high school, please help us to make sure that doesn't change.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 09, 2010
Because they care, everyone one from the bus drivers to the building aides to the secretaries

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
Mokena has a great music program in which I teach some of the brass students. It would be a shame to further damage this vital program!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 09, 2010
They have great students and teacher

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2010
The community support is great. The teachers take a personal interest in the students. The extra curricular activities have the majority of students involved. From the principal to the janitors you can not find a more willing, dedicated and passionate staff. MJHS has played a large roll in not only my children's lives but my extended families life as well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2010
It offers a quality education and teach a child how to be well rounded in many aspects of their life.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
The teachers are top-notch, they really care about the children and go above and beyond, they are excellent at what they do.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Great school that puts the students first. A very caring staff and administration who is doing the best possible given these difficult budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
dedicated teachers - respectful students - strong administration who keep it all in line

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2010
Great Teachers, they care about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
The teachers are amazing. They are always caring always positive. Giving 100 percent even though they are the lowest paid teachers I know. They keep their chin up and their noses to the kids. All Heart really caring about the students whole well being, not just focused on academics but how to make them better people!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Mokena Junior High School provides a good education to all students. The staff is very effecient and professional and they seem to care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
My children have received an excellent education from dedicated teachers and administration. Both children have had the opportunity to participate in the sports, music, and clubs that the school offers. We love our schools!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
It has a very good learning enviroment and the teachers are very good also.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
The Mokena community has worked so hard to keep up extra-curricular activities for the young people. They know the importance of well-rounded young citizens for Mokena and the world.

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2010
Mokena Junior High School is community. The school has provided an exceptional learning environment throughout the years, while providing a shining example of fiscal responsibility.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
It is a great school with wonderful teachers who prepare our children for high school, college and life.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I love that our school has dedicated teachers. Teachers who really care about the success of our children. I love that our school is filled with children who take pride in belonging to Mokena Junior High School. They love their school, teachers, friends and want to do their best. The extra curricular programs are the best and they build such self esteem and bonds between the teammates that it is priceless. I couldn't be more pleased with the academic and social experience my daughter is having at MJHS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Because it is a great school which currently offers great activities and I am proud to have it in my community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
They have a wonderful band program that feeds into the local high school and two great directors.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 08, 2010
Mokena does more for kids with less money than most schools in Illinois. Yea!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love Mokena Junior High School because it gives our children alot of great teachers and support. I have 2 children in the school who are successful in academics. They have many friends and interests.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
great programs, teachers and community of families

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
All the staff at the school go the extra mile for the children from building aides to the principal.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I have kids who have attended and one that will be attending. Couldn't be happier. It's the greatest staff, well run, and a safe and great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
As a parent with 2 graduates from this school, I cannot say enough about the tremedous education they received. In the Mokena schools, we have caring and supportive teachers who always put the children first.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
The school, administrators, teachers and parents are all so dedicated and wonderful! They really care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Love MJHS...great teachers, curriculum, extras and sports...alot for the kids to do...the school itself is very clean and a great representation of the students and staff that reside in it.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I love this school because everyone is very involved, the students, the parents, the teachers and the staff. It is a very caring community! It is a place where my children can thrive!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Great kids and great Teachers!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Trying to help save extra-curricular activites due to budget issues. In addition to wonderful classroom instruction, our kids need other activities, too!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Our community is working very hard to raise funds to try & keep extracurricular activities at school and to keep the quality of education at it's best for our children. Please join us in not letting the state's financial crisis affect our kids education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
The teachers and parents are a great community.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
THE TEACHERS ARE GREAT. THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT THE STUDENTS.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Mokena Jr. High School has been a positive experience for 4 of my 5 children so far (1 has not made it there yet :-)). The teachers really care about these students. This school is what community is all about - from teachers and administration coming to different events to the office staff that is so helpful, MJHS is the only place I would send my kids!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
I love this school because the principal, teachers and staff truly care about the kids. They make going to school a great experience. They not only teach our kids, but they encourage them to always strive to be the best person they can be. Junior High is not an easy time for kids, and every one at the MJHS recognizes this and tries hard to make all the students feel welcomed and at home.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Great teachers and great programs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
MJHS is an excellent place for the children to be nurtured into becoming 'little adults' as they go out into the world!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Teachers are great and really care about the students. Students seem to excel in this district. I would like to see that continue.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love Mokena Jr. High School because my kids get a great education there and the school offers a wide variety of sports and activities for all to take part in. Busy kids = less trouble = more success

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Mokena schools do a great job of teaching kids on many levels. There are teachers who hold afterschool group tutoring - how awesome is that!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love Mokena Junior High School, because the staff from the bottom to the top is phenomenal...they care about the kids and that's what is most important to me.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
I love MJH because it's a wonderful place and safe place to rasie childern. I feel the childern of MJH have a safe and good foundation built on the mokena school dist compare to other schools and this is very important for the future of our childern in this ecom.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Because of the great curriculum and teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
Sometimes schools are just points in life that leave little impact on children, parents, and the community. To the contrary, Mokena Junior High School is a point in a student's life that has definitely left lasting impressions on the entire community. Within our community, lasting impressions have been made throughout the years. From its first graduating class, giving students have selfishly worked to improve the appearance of the school with their landscaping skills, they have astonished many with their with their musical and artistic talents but most of all, they have progressed into upstanding members of a great community. While the impact of this great institution cannot easily be put into words, it is safe to say that Mokena Junior High has left lasting memories that will never be forgotten.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
supportive teachers, plenty of activities to involve kids

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
Mokena Junior High students come out ready to strive in High School! MJHS is a great school that gives students a strong foundation that they need.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
My son has gotten a great education and has had great teachers. There are many clubs and activities that he has participated in and these have helped him to become a more independant child. These activities have also allowed him to work with peers his own age and know teamwork.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2010
My children received great educations from the mokena schools and it need to continue for future generations.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
The schools are the reason we moved to Mokena. Mokena schools rock!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
Everyone in the school is friendly and they all take a true interest in the well-being of our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2010
This school had done much for my son who has had issues. It is specifically due to his early start teacher and elementary teachers that he is the person he is today as a freshman in high school. It is unfortunate the State of Illinois has put them in financial hardship.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2010
My kids have had a great experience in Mokena schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
A great school full of amazing teachers and student achievers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 05, 2010
Mokena Junior High School has tremendously committed staff and teachers ready to go the extra mile for their students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
Mokena School is doing a great service to the students. They deserve to win and be supported!

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2010
In one word..... The Teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2010
I see remarkable results in my grandsons day to day education

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2010
best school ~great teachers

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
Because my best friends children attend

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The Best Kids deserve the Best School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 11, 2010
Wonderful school with lots to offer the kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2010
Mokena Junior High is an amazing school with so many opportunities for our children! I'm proud that my children have attended and are currently attending this school! Because of a lack of state funding, extracurricular activities might be cut. I just cannot imagine the children not having an opportunity to be all that they can be and to further develop their interests! Of particular important to me are the music programs! My children love everything about music, and they are such talented musicians! Their interaction with other children that share the same interests is so important. We need to save our programs! It matters!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2010
The teachers are great!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
My friend received a good education there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Mokena Jr. High School has caring and qualified teachers who put their heart and soul into their teaching. They believe in educating the whole child and treat each child with dignity and individual attention. They welcome and encourage a partnership with parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
I think Mokena Junior High and the school district are exceptional due to the teachers, staff and principals. Enough said!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
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- submitted by a student
July 19, 2009
I am a parent of a physically handicapped student. I had much difficulty with the staff, which include teachers and well as administrators, during my sons IEP. Their lack of knowledge and compassion in educating special needs children was horrendous. I can not recommend this school.

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June 26, 2008
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February 28, 2008
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January 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
The Jr. High School is one of the funnest school in IL that the kids will have fun learning and cant wait to start the next day of school! I know that i cant wait til the school year starts to see some of my old friends and i cant wait to meet new ones!

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2007
Mokena Jr. High School is the best Junior High School you can find. Mrs. Wheaton, Mr. Pritchard, and Mr. Schoppe are all wonderful administrators!

- submitted by a former student
April 23, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 10, 2006
Mokena Junior High School is top notch in my book. The teachers and staff are caring and genuine. They have a balance of fun and discipline.Extracurricular activites are many to choose from and would interest just a bout any youth. I feel blessed to live in this school district.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2005
Great teachers, lots of extra activities. The band program is excellent!

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August 20, 2005
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September 18, 2004
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August 20, 2004
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Mokena Jr High School
19815 Kirkstone Way, Mokena, IL  60448
(708) 342-4870
Last modified Mokena Jr High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mokena Jr High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 119 reviews. Top