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

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The portion of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch is 68.4%. Student mobility is 10%, and Limited English Proficiency 11.6%. 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 11.3 years; 61.6% of our teachers hold a master's degree or above. The school community has a very active and supportive staff.

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.

Mission Statement
To ensure that every child is challenged to reach his/her full potential academically, socially, and emotionally in partnership with our learning community.

Vision Statement
To be recognized as a school district who addresses each learner’s unique strengths, challenges, and needs to maximize future success in education, the workplace, and civic participation by preparing students to:

  • Lead healthy, happy lives
  • Be ethical and caring citizens of a diverse world
  • Be self-directed, motivated, life-long learners
  • Identify & solve complex and meaningful problems
  • Discover their passions, strengths and challenges
  • Communicate and work well with others
  • Think creatively


Core Values
The following core values will guide our actions and behaviors:

Learner Focus

We will make decisions in the best interests of our students. We will help our students be active participants, sharing in the responsibility for their own learning. We will use accurate assessment information to inform instruction.


We recognize that everyone shares in the responsibility of creating a safe, respectful, nurturing environment where students feel supported and encouraged to learn. We know our responsibility is to keep learners motivated and inspired to learn.

Continuous Improvement

We are committed to continual improvement using the processes of planning, implementing, studying, and reflecting to make our work more effective and efficient.

Quality Employees

We are committed to continual improvement using the processes of planning, implementing, studying, and reflecting to make our work more effective and efficient.

Innovation & Training

We believe that ongoing training for faculty and staff keeps the district current, innovative, aligned to best practices, and better equipped to achieve our mission and vision. We know that technology should be integrated in both teaching and learning.

Learning Community

We will keep a focus on learning, collaboration, communication, and results as we monitor our progress. We are committed to fostering strong partnerships with families and community members to enhance our success.


We will be accountable to our community by taking responsibility for our success and failure.


We will listen to all stakeholders and respond with clear, frequent, open, thoughtful, and honest communication.

Integrity & Respect

We will demonstrate the highest ethical standards of behaviors in all of our interactions with staff, students, families, community, and business partners. We will treat each other with kindness, respect, and dignity. We will embrace persity.


We will align our resources of people, time, and money to achieve our mission and vision.

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