From preschool through advanced education, Morrison offers quality education programs. Two preschools and a community day care center, that offers before and after school programs for working parents, all provide a solid social and learning foundation for children. The Morrison Community School District, with a total enrollment of approximately 1,300, operates two grade schools: one for grades K-2 and one for 3-5; a junior high school; and a high school. All provide a positive learning environment with well-rounded curriculums and plenty of opportunities for extra-curricular activities and programs. The Morrison teaching staff is composed of experienced and well-educated teachers, with nearly 75% having a master’s degree and above. Our students continually outperform the State of Illinois averages in State Assessments and ACT scores.
Juniors and seniors at Morrison High School may participate in career and technical education training, held at the Whiteside Area Career Center in Sterling, IL. Students are transported to the center to participate in 12 different work-based programs.
Morrison is in close proximity to a variety of advanced educational institutions. The community is home to the Morrison Institute of Technology, which offers a two-year curriculum in engineering and drafting. A fully accredited college, MIT’s credits are fully transferable to many four-year institutions. Sauk Valley Community College, located on Illinois Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling, is a highly regarded two-year college offering quality education at an affordable cost. Other nearby institutions of higher learning include Clinton Community College in Clinton, Iowa; Augustana, St. Ambrose, and Western Illinois University all located in the Quad Cities; and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.