Crete-Monee High School

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Crete-Monee High School
Crete-Monee High School Logo.jpeg
Location
1515 W. Exchange Street
Crete, IL 60417

Crete, Illinois
USA
Coordinates 41°26′30″N 87°38′59″W / 41.4418°N 87.6496°W / 41.4418; -87.6496Coordinates: 41°26′30″N 87°38′59″W / 41.4418°N 87.6496°W / 41.4418; -87.6496
Information
Type Public high school
Established 1948
Principal Marjorie Triche[2]
Grades 9–12
Number of students 1,569 (2014-15)[1]
Area South Suburbs
Campus type suburban
Color(s)         
Athletics conference South Suburban Conference
Mascot Warrior
Newspaper The Informer[3]
Website

Crete-Monee High School is a secondary education facility located in Crete, Illinois, for about 1,700 students in ninth through twelfth grade.[4] Known colloquially as Crete or Warrior Nation, the high school houses students representing the surrounding communities of Crete, Monee, University Park, and portions of Park Forest. The student body as of 2016 was 63.8% black, 21.3% white, 9.6% Hispanic, 0.8% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 4.2% of two or more races.[5] As of 2016 the 4-year graduation rate was 89%, a full three percentage points higher than the Illinois state average of 86%.[6]

History[edit]

The high school's current building was completed in 2007 at a cost of $60 million.[7] Since its completion, its previous building, built in 1954 on an adjacent property, held the Crete-Monee Sixth Grade Center on its main floor. Following completion of an additional wing in 2016, the Crete-Monee Middle School now houses all students in sixth through eighth grades. As such, the old high school building (known for its athletic dome) is no longer in use by students.

Academics[edit]

Students were previously administered the PSAE (Prairie State Achievement Exam) in their junior year to gauge performance and college readiness. This exam was a requirement under the No Child Left Behind Act. However, in 2015, this act was replaced by the Every Student Succeeds Act and the PSAE was discontinued. The school is a participant in Project Lead the Way, a program created by a not-for-profit of the same name which works to create STEM curricula in U.S. primary and secondary schools. Advanced Placement courses are available beginning in a student's sophomore year and include options such as Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Calculus A/B, Statistics, World History, U.S. History, Psychology and Environmental Science.[8] Additionally, students may apply to and attend classes at Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, IL or Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, IL as part of the high school's dual credit program. As of 2016, 35.7% of students were participating in early college coursework, or high school coursework that may result in early college credit.[9]

Activities[edit]

Crete-Monee students participate in extracurricular activities including those listed below.

Activities offered[edit]

Art Club Book Club Broadcasting Club Chess Team
Drama Club E-Journalism Foreign Language Club Math Team
Music Organization Music Solo & Ensemble Music: Instrumental Scholastic Bowl
Science Club Speech Individual Events Student Council S.A.D.D.
Technical Theater Club Women's Empowerment Yearbook Club

Athletics[edit]

On November 23, 2012, the Warriors defeated Cary Grove High School, capturing the first state football championship in school history. That same year, freshman Abby King was one of two freshmen to make the Southtown Star All-Area softball team.[10]

Sports offered[edit]

Fall Winter Spring
Football Boys Basketball Baseball
Boys Cross Country Girls Basketball Softball
Boys Soccer Girls Bowling Boys Tennis
Girls Cross Country Wrestling Boys Track
Girls Swimming Winter Guard Girls Track
Girls Tennis
Girls Volleyball
Golf
Marching Band

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Crete-Monee High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Schools". CM201u.org. 2009-06-29. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ Groups and Activities[permanent dead link], CM201u.org. Accessed August 13, 2008.
  4. ^ "Crete". IHSA. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  5. ^ "Illinois Report Card". Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "Illinois Report Card". Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Triebold, Carol; Phyllis Monks. "Crete's Higher Education: A New High School is Built". CM201u.org. Retrieved 2008-11-12. [permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Crete-Monee high school course guide 2017-2018". cm201u.org. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  9. ^ "Illinois Report Card". Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "2012 Southtown Star All-Area Softball Team". Lake County News-Sun. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  11. ^ Clark, Mike (15 September 2009). "Crete-Monee Warriors – Warrior mentality: To be the best". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  12. ^ "Tywan Mitchell". stats & biographical information. databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 19 February 2010. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 

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