Morton District 709 Providing an education to last a life time.



The Latest:


Dr. Lindsey Hall






Superintendent's Welcome Message 



~ Master Potter Excellence In Education Award
~ Master Potter Excellence in Education nomination form


~ Potter's Hand Award criteria
~ Potter's Hand nomination form


~ Dana Ashby Memorial Service Award
~ Dana Ashby Memorial Service Award nomination form









Stay Connected:









Parent iPad Help






iPad Questions?
Request Form


Apple ID Questions?  Email [email protected].  Include your first and last name and DOB.



Join Our Email List

~ 2016 - 2017 School Year Calendar (REVISED)

~ 2017 -2018 School Year Calendar

~ 2018 -2019 School Year Calendar



Communicator - January 2017


Annual Report 2016





Morton Chamber of Commerce
Morton EDC


Morton CUSD 709 is pleased to be the recipient of federal funding through Title I and Title II programming. Title 1 funding is used to support reading and enhance math instruction. Title 1 funds pay for supplemental  staff members, materials, supplies and equipment. The Title 1 plans are in place at Grundy for targeted students and schoolwide at Jefferson. Title II funding this year (14-15) is used to support an overflow classroom teacher at Lincoln Elementary (this funding can vary from year to year depending upon need and enrollment.) Further questions can be directed to Superintendent Lindsey Hall.


About UsQuick Facts

Quick Facts


  • Provide the highest quality of academic programs and services

  • Consider the needs of students while making decisions

  • Listen actively to all stakeholders

  • Open communication creates a good working climate for good decision making

  • Truth and respect are essential both internally and externally

  • Continuous growth comes through self-evaluation, assessment, and research-based action

  • Community support is imperative to our success

  • High expectations produce higher results

  • Good character and citizenship should be modeled by adults and learned by our students 


The mission of Unit School District 709 is to serve the Groveland-Morton community by stimulating a desire for life-long learning, graduating productive individuals, and challenging all to achieve their highest potentials as active participants and leaders in a dynamic, global society.


Total Enrollment for 2016-2017: 3,020

Number of schools: 6

Morton High School – 938 students in grades 9-12
Morton Junior High – 458 students in grades 7-8
Grundy – 396 students in grades PK-6
Jefferson – 365 students in grades PK-6
Lettie Brown – 359 students in grades PK-6
Lincoln – 517 students in grades PK-6

Number of teachers: 212

Operational Spending: $9,881 per student. This amount is the average per-student spending for all overall operations in the district, including instructional spending, but excluding summer school, adult education, capital expenditures and long-term debt payments. The average cost in the state of Illinois is $12,521 per student.

ACT scores: The Class of 2016 had an average composite score of 23.4 on the ACT. The average composite score for the state of Illinois is 20.8.  The National average composite score is 20.8.

Special Programs:
  ~ Special Education
  ~ Enrichment Education
  ~ English Language Learner
  ~ Early Childhood

Top Rankings for MHS
Silver Medal from US News & World Reports - 1st time
  ~ Bronze Medal awarded 6 out of 7 years
  ~ 467th in the nation, according to Newsweek magazine


Dr. Lindsey Hall, Superintendent

Dr. Craig Smock, Assistant Superintendent


If you have information you would like to have added or updated, please contact the webmaster.  Email

Peoria Web Designers