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CMMS science teacher receives MSI Distinguished Teacher Award from the Museum of Science & Industry


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LEADER IN SCIENCE EDUCATION: CMMS 7th grade science teacher, Ms. Myetta Ali, (right) shares a smile with CMMS principal Kokona Chrisos at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (MSI) where Ms. Ali received the Lester Crown MSI Distinguished Teacher Award for her extraordinary dedication to her students and the science teaching profession.

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District Profile

District Overview
Crete Monee School District 201-U is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade unit school district. It serves approximately 5,000 students. The district has (4) K-5 elementary schools, a K-8 Magnet School, a middle school serving 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, and a four-year high school.

District 201-U serves a geographic area of 80 square miles and is located 32 miles south of the Chicago metropolitan area. The east boundary borders on the State of Indiana. The Crete-Monee School District includes the villages of Crete, Monee, University Park, and the Will County portion of Park Forest.

Demographic Information

Student Demographic Information by race

 White

Black 

Hispanic 

Asian/
Pacific Islander

Native American

Multi-racial

 26.5%

62.8% 

8.3% 

1.2% 

0.2% 

1.0% 


The portion of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch is 66.3%. Student mobility is 13.7%, and Limited English Proficiency 1.3%. District 201-U residents represent a broad diversity in cultural heritage, socioeconomic level, and family lifestyle.

Our Staff
The Crete-Monee School District has a very competent, dedicated, and forward looking staff representing knowledge gained through experience and the spirit and energy of the young. Average teaching experience is 11.6 years; 54.5% of our teachers hold a master's degree or above. The school community has a very active and supportive staff. 

Recent Construction
In April 2004, the community approved a building referendum for the sale of $79.1M in bonds to build a new high school, an elementary school, and to make major additions to Crete-Monee Middle School. Monee Elementary School opened in the fall of 2006, and the new Crete-Monee High School had its grand opening in August 2007.

Leadership
The Crete-Monee Schools have played a leadership role at both the national and state levels. Crete-Monee Middle School is only one of five middle level schools in the entire nation to twice receive recognition as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. CMMS is one of twenty-lead middle schools for the State of Illinois and the recipient of the Carnegie National Systemic Change Award. It was invited by U.C.L.A. to be a participant in its National Study on Middle Schools.

Many of our schools are achieving at or above national norms on standardized achievement measures.

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