About Manteno Middle School
Manteno Middle School serves 681 students in grades 5-8. A normal school day is from 8:05 am - 2:55 pm. Originally built in 1954, the school has undergone numerous renovations, including an 18-classroom addition and a complete replacement of major HVAC systems in 2007.
Students in 5th grade follow a traditional self-contained classroom model, with specialized instruction in general music, beginning band, art, and physical education. Students in 6th. 7th, and 8th grades follow a unique middle school scheduling model called "Inter-Disciplinary Flex Block". A related arts block includes instruction in computers, writing, art, fitness, health, and physical education. Extra-curricular activities include softball, baseball, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, show choir, student council, scholastic bowl, math team, spelling team, chess club, literary club, technology club, and speech team.
Manteno Middle School is a member of the Kan-Will Athletic Conference.
The mission of Manteno CUSD No. 5 is to continually strive to be an organization that is highly regarded for its academic excellence, the opportunities it provides for students and the positive contributions that it makes to our community.
The vision of Manteno CUSD No. 5 is to prepare all students for life-long success by providing a rigorous and engaging educational experience in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.