The History of Monee High School
Monee (population 2,924) is located in northeastern Illinois in the northeast portion of
Will County. Interstate Highway 57 passes by the west side of town. There is an exit from I-57 for Monee aptly named
Monee-Manhattan Road. Illinois Route 50 also passes through town, as does the Illinois Central / Amtrack Railroad line.
A nice history of the town of Monee can be found on the village website at http://www.villageofmonee.org/c03.html . In summary, the article states that Monee was platted in 1853 and incorporated as a village in 1874. The village is
named after a French-Ottawa Indian woman named Marie, who the "Indians" referred to as "Monee".
We know that Monee was home to a high school in the 1930s for certain. An IHSA District Tournament held
in Chicago Heights in 1935 shows the Monee boys losing to Thornton High School. It is our guess that Monee High School was
a two or three-year high school which closed in 1948. It was this year that the folks of Monee and Crete agreed
to pool their educational resources to create the Crete-Monee School District.
For more information please check out the following web addresses:
Monee High School Quick Facts
Crete-Monee High School
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