School Community Project Proposal

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Crete-Monee High School is a high school located in Crete, Illinois, for teenagers in ninth through twelfth grade. All public schools in Crete are managed by Crete Monee Community Unit School District 201U, which is a unit school district which combines elementary, middle, and high schools. Serving the village of Crete are: * Crete Elementary School (pre-kindergarten through 5th grade) * Crete Monee Sixth Grade Center (6th grade)

* Crete Monee Middle School (7th & 8th grade)
* Crete Monee High School (9th through 12th grades)
The current high school building was completed in 2007 at a cost of $160 million. The old building had been used since 1954, and currently houses the Crete-Monee Sixth Grade Center on its main floor; the second story and bottom floor are no longer in use. The school is located in Will County, and is part of a unit district. The school has 1,555+ students this year and has an attendance rate of 90.3%. The 2008 graduation rate was 96.7%, higher than the state average of 86.5%.

STUDENT INFORMATION
Information reported on the Crete-Monee school report card concerning the racial makeup of the school is as follows:

RACIAL/ETHNIC BACKGROUND (%)White29.4Black63.9Multiracial .5Native American .3Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0Hispanic5.0District Instructional Expenditure Per Pupil (2006-07):$4,769| ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (%)Limited EnglishProficient .3Low Income39.1Mobility20.2|

This information reveals a fairly diverse student culture, with better than average daily attendance.

TEACHERS/ADMINISTRATION

An analysis of the teaching staff shows that the average experience of the staff is 10.4 years. Average teacher salary is $54,459. 39.9 have master’s degrees or above. In spite of these numbers, Crete-Monee high School is known throughout the south suburban Chicago land area as a “get in and get out’ school district. Every year the high school suffers from a rather large teacher turnover....
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