Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Morrison Community School District #6!

I consider it a great honor to serve as the Superintendent of the Morrison Community Unit School District. MCUD#6 has a long tradition of excellence in academic, athletics, and the arts. At Morrison we strive to provide a high quality educational experience for our students.

The District has over 70 full time certified staff members with an average of 15 years teaching experience per staff member. Student to teacher ratio in the district is 14:1 and the average class size is 23 students district wide. Our low class sizes and experienced staff are just a few of the reason why MCUD #6 continues to be one of the strongest academic school districts in Northern Illinois. The 2016-2017 school year also marks the District’s third year of its 1:1 technology initiative. Students in grades K-2 have access to an individual iPad and students in 3-12 are issued a Chromebook for their personal use.

The Morrison School District continues to offer and support a wide range of athletic and artistic opportunities for our students. Athletically, Morrison High School competes in the rugged Three Rivers Athletic Conference and has won numerous conference and state championships over the last decade. Artistically, MCUD #6 students are exposed to a variety of opportunities including IMEA, Madrigal Festivals, District Art Shows, as well as music and visual art field trips. All of these opportunities greatly increase the educational opportunities of all our students.

We at MCUD #6 are proud of our past and excited about our future! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at our district office (815) 772-2064 or via email at scott.vance@morrisonschools.org.

Scott Vance, Superintendent of Schools

Our District

Morrison Community School District #6 gladly serves the students and the community of Morrison. The City of Morrison is located in Northwestern Illinois and serves as the county seat for Whiteside County. Our District is strongly supported by the Community of Morrison as well as by groups such as the Morrison Schools Foundation, the Morrison Athletic Boosters, and the Morrison Music Boosters.

The district has a long tradition of academic, athletic, and artistic excellence having been recognized and awarded local, state, and national groups. Composed of four buildings the District enrollment is approximately 1,100 students.

  • Northside Elementary (PK-2)
  • Southside Elementary (3-5)
  • Morrison Junior High School (6-8)
  • Morrison High School (9-12)

The District offers a rigorous curriculum that focuses on standards based learning and 21st Century Learning skills. MCUD #6 is a 1:1 district where students in Preschool through 12th grade have access to a personal computing device. With a 14:1 student to teacher ratio the District is able to offer smaller class sizes allowing a more individualized educational experience for our students. In addition to a strong emphasis on core subject areas the Morrison Community School District offers an expansive K-12 fine arts curriculum, including daily instruction in Art and Music.

As part of a well rounded educational experience the District offers an extensive extracurricular program including:

  • Interscholastic Athletics (6-12)
  • Jazz Band (6-12)
  • Madrigals (9-12)
  • Theater and Musical Theater
  • E-Sports (9-12)
  • Key Club
  • Student Council (6-12)
  • B.L.I.N.D.
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Illinois Music Education Association

The Morrison Community School District welcomes and encourages collaboration between our schools, parents, and the community. Should you wish to communicate with any of our administrators or staff members please feel free to so during regular hours or by setting up an appointment.

  • State Report Card
  • Buildings & Property

Anti-biased Curriculum Policy

The Superintendent of schools shall recommend a comprehensive anti-bias curriculum that is aligned with: the district's educational philosophy and goals; student needs as identified by research, demographics, student achievement, and other data; minimum requirements of State and federal law and regulations for curriculum and graduation requirements; Illinois State and District Learning Standards and any required State or federal student testing.