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Schools Serving Mt. Morris, Illinois

David L. Rahn Junior High School

David L. Rahn Junior High – Mt. Morris

Oregon High School

Oregon High School

Oregon Elementary School

 

 

 

Oregon Elementary

OCUSD 220 has a long and proud tradition of excellence in education. The Board and staff are committed to providing the highest learning standards in a safe and welcoming educational environment.

OCUSD 220 is located in Ogle County with schools in Oregon and Mt. Morris. The school district provides a wide variety of educational programs, services and settings, including preschool programs, a traditional K-6 setting, as well as an Advanced Placement curriculum and vocational opportunities at the secondary level. The district is also a member school of the Ogle County Educational Cooperative, an organization that serves the area’s special needs students.

Why Choose Oregon Community School District 220?

  • High Ranking in U.S. News and World Report – Oregon High School was named one of the best schools in the nation by US News and World Report’s Best High Schools ranking. Our teachers and principals are recognized at the state and national level for excellence in education.
  • High Graduation Rate – 98% graduation rate compared to state average of 82%.
  • High Teacher/Student Ratio Average – 1 full-time teacher for every 15 students, exceeding the state average.
  • High Per Pupil Spending – We spend more than $9,000 per student each school year On evaluation forms, our graduating seniors state they are well prepared for the next step in their lives thanks to what they learned in the Oregon School District.

Academics

Preschool to High School… and Beyond

The Oregon School District provides a wide variety of educational programs, services and settings, including:

  • Preschool programs • Traditional K-12 setting • Advanced Placement curriculum • Vocational opportunities at the secondary level • Dual credit courses in Engineering-Math-Science taken for both high school and college credit

For students with special needs, the district is a member of the Ogle County Educational Cooperative (OCEC). OCEC curriculum provides a high level of student support customized to each student’s needs that includes life skills workshops, job training, and community activism. We also have a state-of-art life skills classroom and a specialized Autism Response Team.

National Board Certified Teachers

The Oregon School District is proud to have 7 of the 11 national board certified teachers in Ogle County working in our schools.

Fine Arts

Students in our vigorous music, arts and theatre programs have been recognized statewide for their excellence. Our fine arts program includes courses in digital media, painting, drawing, music, band, orchestra and choir with an annual spring musical production drawing dozens of students to audition and perform.

While many districts have been forced to reduce time in the fine arts, our students’ time has increased to a total of 80 minutes per week, contributing to well-rounded students who are encouraged to follow their dreams.

Athletics

Our student athletes continue to achieve success both on and of the field. The guiding philosophy of our coaching staff is to use positive motivation and guidance to help each student athlete realize his or her full potential. Oregon student athletes benefit from outstanding facilities that enhance their chances for self-improvement and athletic achievement. Our eight lane outdoor track is one of the finest in the state, and our four multi-purpose indoor courts give our athletes the resources they need during the winter months. It all adds up to an environment that encourages success both on the field and in the classroom. The district’s athletic offerings include:

Junior High:High School:
Girls VolleyballGirls Volleyball
CheerleadingFootball
BasketballSoccer
WrestlingCross Country
Track & FieldGolf
Bowling
Basketball
Wrestling
Cheerleading
Track & Field
Boys Baseball
Girls Softball

Special Activities

We encourage our students to get involved in activities that interest them and promote intellectual, emotional and community growth. Some of our offerings include:

Academic Bowl, Band, Bass Fishing, Book Club, Choir, Dungeons & Dragons, Drama, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Fiber Arts, Future Farmers of America, Gay/Straight Alliance, International Club, Jazz Band, Key Club, Madrigals, National Honor Society, Newspapers, Poms/Dance, Peer Helpers, Spirit Squad, Student Council, Yearbook

Creating Responsible Citizens

Our mission statement challenges us, as educators, to create responsible citizens. To accomplish this, we encourage our students to not only strive for excellence academically but to become outstanding community contributors.

Our high school students can earn the title of “Oregon High School Premier Scholar” by demonstrating outstanding performance academically, socially, and in the community by completing at least 80 hours of community service. All grade levels are encouraged to volunteer in the community through special programming and recognition.

For more information about Oregon CUSD 220, please visit its website at: http://www.edline.net/pages/OCUSD220

206 S. 10th St / Oregon, IL 61061Phone: 815-732-5300 Fax: 815-732-2187

Mt. Morris Community Preschools

Jack and Jill Preschool
(located in Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren lower level)
409 W. Brayton Rd.
Mt. Morris, IL 61054
815-734-6505
 

Heart and Hand Early Learning Center
(located in Evangelical Free Church Christian Education Center)
102 S. Seminary
Mt. Morris, IL 61054
815-734-4942
 

Nearby Universities and Colleges

Highland Community College (Mt. Morris residents receive in-district rates)
2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, IL 61032
815-235-6121
www.highland.edu

 

Sauk Valley Community College (Mt. Morris residents receive in-district rates)
173 IL Rt 2, Dixon, IL 61021
815-288-5511
www.svcc.edu

 

Kishwaukee College
21193 Malta Road, Malta, Illinois 60150
815-825-2086
www.kishwaukeecollege.edu

 

Rock Valley College
3301 North Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114
815-921-7821 toll free: 800-973-7821
www.rockvalleycollege.edu

 

Rockford University
5050 East State Street, Rockford IL 61108
815-226-4000
www.rockford.edu

 

Northern Illinois University
1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1000
www.niu.edu

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