Manteno Community Unit School District 5

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Manteno Community Unit School District 5 serves the area of Manteno, and the Townships of Rockville, Sumner, Bourbonnais, and a portion of Wesley Township, Will County . Manteno Community School District is 153 square miles (400 km2).

The school district consists of four schools: Manteno Elementary School, Manteno Primary School, Manteno Middle School, and Manteno Community High School.[1]

Manteno Primary School[edit]

Manteno Primary School was built in 1926 it is the oldest school in the district. Originally Manteno's first high school. It served as the high school from 1926-1954. Then it became Manteno Elementary School, and Junior High School, In 1963 and addition was added to add more classroom space. From 1954-1974 this school served K-8. From 1974-2001 this school served as Manteno Elementary School.

Manteno Elementary School[edit]

This school is the newest school to the district, Broke ground in 1999 and opened in 2001. You can see this school from Interstate 57. This school serves grades 2-4. After the 2011-2012 school year, Manteno Elementary School is building a massive addition to the school. After it is completed, this will house Pre-K and Kindergarten and 1st grade.

Manteno Middle School[edit]

Manteno Middle School was built in 1953 and opened in 1955. This school was the second high school. This school served as the high school from 1955-1974. Additions were built in 1963 and 1994 which added more classroom space. The newest addition was built in 2007 which added 18 more classrooms and a new gym. The building went under renovation too. This school serves grades 5-8.

Manteno Community High School[edit]

The High School was built in 1974. The high school was built for 300 students. In 2003 Manteno Community High School put an 8 classroom addition as well as a second gym and a new greenhouse and a new sports complex. In 2006 when voters approved a referendum Manteno Community High School put a 28 classroom addition, added more commons space a new office and a new parking lot for the staff. The current high school can now hold 1,350 students. As of the start of the 2011-2012 school there were 639 students enrolled.[2]

Future Expansion[edit]

As Manteno continues to grow, Manteno will need more schools. The School district bought 180 acres (0.73 km2) of land west of Manteno. This land will be used as future growth of the schools.

Athletics[edit]

Manteno Community High School is a member of the IHSA and a member of the Interstate Eight Conference.

Achievements[edit]

  • 1977,1978 Boys Cross Country State Finalist
  • 1982 Girls Volleyball, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions
  • 1984 Girls Volleyball, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class A Elite Eight
  • 1985 Girls Softball, Regional Champions
  • 1987 Girls Volleyball, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class A Elite Eight
  • 1988 Girls Volleyball, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class A Elite Eight
  • 1989 Girls Volleyball, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class A Elite Eight
  • 1989 Girls Track & Field Sectional Champions, 3rd in the State
  • 1990 Boys Golf State Finalist
  • 1990 Girls Basketball, Regional Champions
  • 1991 Girls Basketball, Regional Champions, Sectional Runner-Up
  • 1995 Girls Softball, Regional Champions
  • 1996 Girls Softball, Regional Champions
  • 1997 Boys Soccer, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, State Finalist
  • 1997 Girls Softball, Regional Champions
  • 2004 Girls Soccer, Regional Champions, Sectional Runner-Up
  • 2004 Girls Softball, Regional Champions, Sectional Runner-Up
  • 2005 Boys Golf, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, 4th in the State
  • 2006 Boys Basketball, Regional Champions
  • 2006 Girls Softball, Regional Champions
  • 2006 Boys Baseball, Regional Champions, Sectional Runner-Up
  • 2007 Girls Softball, Regional Champions
  • 2007 Boys Soccer, Sectional Champions, Class A Elite Eight
  • 2009 Girls Soccer, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class 1A State Champions
  • 2009 Girls Volleyball, Regional Champions
  • 2010 Girls Soccer, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class 1A State Runner Up 2nd in the State
  • 2011 Wrestling, Regional Champions
  • 2012 Wrestling, Regional Champions
  • 2012 Girls Soccer, Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, Class 1A State Runner Up 2nd in the State

Athletics Offered[edit]

FFA[edit]

Manteno Community High School has an outstanding FFA program. In 2008 Manteno FFA Chapter will celebrate its 70th anniversary. Manteno FFA has a state of the art greenhouse. Manteno FFA was voted one of the top FFA Chapters in the State of Illinois. Manteno High School has had an Agriculture program since 1938.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manteno CUSD #5". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Panther Perspective September 2007". Retrieved 2008-04-18. 

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