Superintendent's Office

Dr. Mark Cohen - Superintendent

(708) 342-4910


Cathy Hite - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Board Recording Secretary/FOIA Officer

(708) 342-4950


Nicole Swanberg - Community Relations Liaison

(708) 342-4900


Welcome to Mokena School District 159!

Mokena School District 159 is comprised of three schools (Mokena Elementary, Mokena Intermediate, Mokena Junior High) serving approximately 1,500 students in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago. The district employs over 240 staff and has a student to teacher ratio of 19:1. Mokena Public Schools rank highly in student achievement among Illinois school districts. Mokena Intermediate School and Mokena Junior High School were ranked among America’s Best Middle Schools in 2020 by U.S. News and World Report.

Mission Statement

To engage, inspire, and equip all students with tools for life-long academic, social, and emotional success.

Vision Statement

To provide an innovative curriculum that motivates and challenges each individual student, in collaboration with stakeholders, to succeed in a globally competitive society.

Core Values

We believe…

  • children are the first priority

  • the educational community will motivate students to become life-long learners and develop strategies for problem-solving in an ever-changing world

  • education should meet the needs of all students so that every child can learn in a safe, positive and caring environment

  • all members of the school community should be respectfully and actively engaged in the learning process

  • a quality learning community requires prudent investment of human and financial resources