School Details

Manteno High School

443 North Maple Street, Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 928-7101

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 639 students 14 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
  • Manteno Community Unit School District 5 average
  • Illinois state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Manteno High School is a public high school in Manteno. The principal of Manteno High School is Mr. Roger Schnitzler. 639 students go to Manteno High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 0.5% of the Manteno High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 16% of the 639 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 22% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Manteno High School is 14:1. Peotone High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 84%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22% 30%
Limited English proficiency 0.5% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 16% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Poor teachers unresponsive principal. Nepotism runs rampant in all Manteno schools. Horrible coaches. If you aren't in the Wildcats crowd your child will never get to play on the football team. We are leaving so that our younger 2 children don't waste their high school years learning nothing at Manteno High School.

  • (11 months ago)

    There are excellent teachers at this school who truly care about their students and help them succeed. There are also more than a few who do now the their own subject matter as well as some students and even a few who then bully these students. One in particular is especially hateful yet he is the only teacher to have some upper level science classes with and so your student must endure his sophomoric behavior. The school claims they want parent involvement until you try to get involved.

  • (3 years ago)

    Someone who spells "hear" when it should be "here" shouldn't be writing a review about a school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Most teachers go through the motions of the day and really really don't care. Getting a teacher to spend extra time with a student is a pure struggle. Weak administrators who accept status quo. If you are the child of a teacher or administrator you will get preferential treatment. Good ole boy network prevails in every area. High school principal is married to the school superintendent. A very mediocre school in every way.

  • (5 years ago)

    Extracurricular activities are plentiful. But it seems like it is all they care about here and not the academic achievements. Plus not all the teachers help some do but not all. Some of the teachers obviously don't like us they don't try to hid that at all. The language here is awful. And phones go off the teachers don't do anything about it. When i leave i will only come back to visit family and friend not to stay and live here.

  • (5 years ago)

    Caring teachers help students before and after school. Robotics team got first place in a national level competition. Technology enhanced classrooms are a big plus. Something for every student - music art science jounalism service club and more. My three kids have done wonderfully in this school. I wouldn't want them to go anywhere else.

  • (7 years ago)

    If you are not good enuff to be on the sports teams you may as well stay home. That is all this school and teachers care about. Most teachers are young and inexperanced.

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(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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