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About This School

Morris Community High School is a public high school in Morris. The principal of Morris Community High School is Mr. Kelly Hussey. 938 children attend Morris Community High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 2% of the Morris Community High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 938 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged". The ratio of students to teachers at Morris Community High School is 21:1. Coal City High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 88%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 10% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Asian 0.3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%
Economically disadvantaged 13% 13%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I like the school for the teachers and the wonderful superintendant we have and great board members.

  • (9 months ago)

    Led by caring involved administrators with many smart hard working teachers. The school environment seems safe. The school acknowledges some areas that need to improve and works at solutions. Solid communication from school to parent. Areas that could improve include more diverse offerings such as clubs/intramurals for students not involved in FOOTBALL or other traditional sports.

  • (3 years ago)

    The teachers students administration and all the other people that help the school to run smoothly everyday are like family. When I sent my children to school I didn't have to worry about bullys gang members or a poor academic level. I knew they were getting the best academic and social skills in the area. They were preparing for college and life as an adult. I would recommend MCHS to anyone looking for a place to send their child to school. Kudos to MCHS for a lifetime of wonderful memories for my family.

  • (3 years ago)

    This was my high school. I had a wonderful time here--we had a football state championship in 2005 and our poms have had state championshiips for many years. We also have a good music program and I hear that the band is growing! Our classroom work gave me all I needed to know to continue on to college as well! The teachers are extremely nice there and I am grateful for their example. They don't just teach us academically but they also teach us how to treat others through their example. Their kindness goes above and beyond what is required of them.

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a senior at MCHS and love it. The four block system is totally awesome. It has so many perks one being the option to be P.E. exempt. This allows you to take other classes instead of P.E. as long as it is a core class. The teachers staff and administration here is great. They work for the good of the students. I really love all our sports. I know football is kind of over-dominating but that is just part of being in a small town. I feel MCHS is lacking in something and that is the involvement of parents. I've talked to some parents and they have no idea what their student is taking as far as classes. They have the ability and option of looking online for their student's grades or classes. They can even call the counselors if they have questions.

  • (4 years ago)

    The four block is not appropriate for all classes. Ninety minutes of P.E. every day is too much. I would prefer to see my child in a math science or language arts class during this time. Students need to have homework in the evening. I am needing to give my children extra math or reading in the evening because they are not being challenged.

  • (4 years ago)

    Morris is a great school where my children have learned how to learn lead and prepare for a future of challenges and successes.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a sophomore at Morris right now. The classes are great and some of the teachers are too! I am an honor student but the classes need to be a bit shorter. The clubs are great but no one cares about volleyball basketball or anything else. It is football and Morris needs to get it in their head football isn't everything. Maybe if they understood that we will make the psae and act standards! Imagine That!

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm currently a junior at MCHS. It's an okay school... but I wish it had so much more. It's nice because you are constantly surrounded by a small-town feeling yet Morris isn't that small of a town. Everyone is friendly and we're probably one of the most competative schools when it comes to football. I agree with working on the science programs though. I bit more diversity in sports would be great. They're also canceling the French program after this year. I love the sceduale I only have 4 classes a day and since the classes are so long teachers are able to go over more and explain things better. It's really helpful for the honors and AP classes. Each teacher has a really unique fun personality. I've yet to be bored by any of them. The principal has been really rude to my parents though (and I'm an honors student).

  • (6 years ago)

    Mediocre academically with particularly poor results in mathematics and science and inconsistent quality in other fields. The staff and administration are helpful and well-intentioned. The building is beautifully maintained. The school suffers from the lingering aftereffects of a sports-dominant long-term previous administration but there are signs that the new admin might have a clue about the importance of academics. Parent involvement is actually considerably above average.

  • (6 years ago)

    I attended this high school from my sophomore year until graduation and in comparison with another high school I attended as a freshman MCHS is exceptional. Do not take the two star review seriously; obviously the writer of said review could not be bothered to use appropriate capitilization and spelling so it says little of their output. As with all schools you get back what you put in. A sub-par student with little drive and little responsibility will not thrive in a school where hand-holding is at a minimum. The building is older but is also fairly well-maintained and I found most of the teachers to be competent and relatively helpful.

  • (7 years ago)

    i went here and it is a school with appalling educational standards i really hope they step it up otherwise i would not want to send my kids here because even if they graduat at the top of their class they still would not be ready for college

  • (9 years ago)

    I found this school well run. The building is older but very well cared for and the same can be said for much of the school's property and equipment. The teachers are generally involved with the students' needs and overall the school atmosphere is very good.

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