Minooka High School
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|Minooka Community High School|
|301 S. Wabena Avenue
Minooka, Illinois, United States
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Minooka Community High School, or MCHS, is a public four-year high school located in Minooka, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, in the United States. It is part of Minooka Community High School District 111.
The doors to the high school were spread wide in 1917 and have since grown to 2,500+ students. Minooka Community High School District 111 is a mid-sized school district located in the far southwest suburb of Chicago. The district, is largely composed of the communities of Minooka and Channahon, and also includes portions of Shorewood, Joliet and Troy.
Outside of transfers, students come to Minooka Community High School from three feeder school districts, Minooka Community Consolidated School District 201, Channahon School District 17, and Troy Community Consolidated School District 30-C.
Additions have been made to the building over the years. The first addition added hallways to the ends of the existing hallways to create two square hallways coming off of the main walkways. With that addition in the 90's Minooka added more technology and classroom space. Next came the new physical education department space added in the last 4 or 5 years. This addition created more room for PE classes along with driver's ed classrooms and more. The other big addition was building a new lunch room. This glass panel, rounded room is the location of lunch, after school programs, athletic practices, concerts, musicals & plays and the homecoming dance.
This addition was created in the mid-2000s and was opened for the first time for the 2008-2009 school year. It currently serves as a freshman/sophomore campus while the original building is a junior/senior campus.
In 2006, Minooka had an average composite ACT score of 21.8, and graduated 93.7% of its senior class. The average class size was 29.7. Minooka offers many elective options for students in every content area. This helps students learn as much as possible and have a fulfilling high school career while at Minooka Community High School.
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