Mendota Township High School District 280 is located in Mendota, which is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois. The school district has area in three counties (Bureau, LaSalle, and Lee), nine townships, and encompasses over 150 square miles. Mendota is located in the state’s north-central region, and it is approximately 85 miles west of Chicago, 70 miles east of Moline, and 55 miles south of Rockford. In the 2020 census, the population of Mendota was 7,061. Mendota Township High School is comprised of the small towns of Mendota, Troy Grove, Triumph, Meriden, Compton, and West Brooklyn.
Our Vision and Mission
The Mendota Township High School learning community strives to create an environment in which students are motivated and feel empowered to set and reach future goals. Graduates will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful, productive, and responsible members of an evolving society.
In order to accomplish our vision, the Mendota Township High School learning community will:
Offer a safe and positive learning environment to ensure and respect the rights of others.
Meet high academic standards through a coordinated curriculum while utilizing current technology.
Offer a challenging curriculum that prepares students for college and career and is mindful of individual student needs and goals.
Communicate effectively and work cooperatively to promote positive relationships within the Mendota Township High School learning community.
Mendota Township High School is composed of grades 9-12 with an enrollment of approximately 505 students.
Our Faculty & Staff
The MTHS faculty includes 39 licensed teachers, 2 school counselors, 1 social worker, and 1 part-time school psychologist -- 63 percent of whom hold master’s degrees. The student to teacher ratio at MTHS is approximately 17:1 on the 2022 school report card. There are seven paraprofessionals on staff, one school nurse, one school resource officer, and one math tutor. In 2023, there are four administrators.
Our School Song
On Mendota, On Mendota,
March right down that line
Show your spirit to the school
Victory every time, O’rah, ‘rah
On Mendota, On Mnedota
We must keep our fame
So fight, fellows, Fight! Fight! Fight!
To win this game.