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Morris Community High School
Location
1000 Union St.
Morris
,
Coordinates 41°21′54″N 88°26′02″W / 41.365°N 88.434°W / 41.365; -88.434
MORRIS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Latitude and Longitude:

41°21′54″N 88°26′02″W / 41.365°N 88.434°W / 41.365; -88.434
Information
TypePublic secondary
MottoRedskin Pride Never Dies
Established1944
PrincipalKelly Hussey
Faculty55
Grades9–12
Enrollment884 (2014-15) [1]
Campus Suburban
Color(s)Maroon and gold
Mascot Redskins
YearbookThe Chief
Website

Morris Community High School, or MCHS, is a public four-year high school located in the Chicago suburb of Morris, Illinois, a city 35 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the school of Morris Community High School District 101.

History

Morris High School can trace its history back to 1872 when classes were held on the second floor of the old Center School building. The high school then moved to its own site on Franklin Street in 1898, with two wings added in 1914. A $1.2 million referendum in 1949 was successfully passed, and shortly thereafter the current building was built. It was added onto again in 1960. [2] It now sits in its current spot on Union Street in Morris.

Academics

In 2005, Morris had an average composite ACT score of 21.0, and graduated 89.6.% of its senior class. The average class size is 212. Morris has not made Adequate Yearly Progress on the Prairie State Achievements Examination, a state test part of the No Child Left Behind Act.[ when?] [3]

Athletics

Morris currently competes in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Teams are stylized as the |Redskins]].

The poms team claims state titles for the last 11 years, totaling 22 titles with the Illinois Dance Team Association.[ when?][ citation needed] This past year they won titles through IDTA and the IHSA competition.[ when?][ citation needed] Morris won the state football championship in 1980, 1984, and 2005, but they have been State Runner-up 8 times out of a total of 11 State Championship trips.

Activities

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "Morris Community High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 30, 2017.
  2. ^ History Archived May 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Illinois School Report Card[ permanent dead link][ verification needed]

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