School Details

Crete-Monee High School

1515 West Exchange Street, Crete, IL 60417
(708) 367-8230

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1669 students 18 students/teacher (IL avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Prairie State Achievement Exam Results (PSAE)

In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201u average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crete-Monee High School is a public high school in Crete. The principal of Crete-Monee High School is Mr. Michael Dugan. 1,669 children attend Crete-Monee High School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.1% of the Crete-Monee High School students have "limited English proficiency." 33% of the 1,669 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 66% get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Crete-Monee High School is 18:1. Rich East Campus High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 62% 60%
Multiracial 4% %
White, non-Hispanic 25% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Asian 0.6% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 58%
Limited English proficiency 0.1% 0.9%
Economically disadvantaged 33% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (12 months ago)

    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 !

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    i like crete alot its a great place to be and has good surroundings!!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    It's definitely a new day iin the school district. I am delighted to see so many positive changes.

  • (7 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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.

  • (7 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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 a 2005 grad you will have a differnt view CMHS is a great school try it. Eboni Rucker

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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.

  • (10 years ago)

    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!

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