Dr. Mark Cohen - Superintendent
Cathy Hite - Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/Board Recording Secretary/FOIA Officer
Nicole Swanberg - Community Relations Liaison
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.
To engage, inspire, and equip all students with tools for life-long academic, social, and emotional success.
To provide an innovative curriculum that motivates and challenges each individual student, in collaboration with stakeholders, to succeed in a globally competitive society.
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