|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”.
Public school education was started in Monee during the 1800s. In 1905, a 51’ x 60’ two-story brick structure was erected. The building contained four rooms, was designed by Deal and Ginzel, and construction was supervised by George Cosgrove of nearby Peotone.
Two years of high school education started in 1923 with 15 students. Monee High School lasted until 1948, when the school district consolidated with nearby Crete to form Crete-Monee.
The 1905 building was vacated for school purposes in 1965 and was used for a time as offices for the Will County Judicial Circuit. It is believed that this building has since been razed.
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Monee High School Quick Facts
Year opened: 1923
Year closed: 1948
Consolidated to: Crete-Monee High School
Monee HS team nickname: unavailable
Monee HS team colors: unavailable
Monee HS fight song: unavailable