Morris Community High School
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|Morris Community High School|
|1000 Union St.
|Motto||Redskin Pride Never Dies|
|Color(s)||Maroon and gold|
Morris Community High School, or MCHS, is a public four-year high school located in Morris, Illinois, a city 55 miles southwest of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is the school of Morris Community High School District 101.
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. It now sits in its current spot on Union Street in Morris.
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?]
Morris currently competes in the North Central Illinois Conference within the Illinois High School Association but will join the newly formed Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference during the 2010-2011 academic school year. 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?] This past year they won titles through IDTA and the IHSA competition..[when?] Morris won the state football championship in 1980, 1984, and 2005.
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- Ed Brady — former NFL football player
- Kelly Dransfeldt — retired Major League Baseball player
- Billy Petrick — Major League Baseball player
- Scott Spiezio — retired Major League Baseball player
- Jimmy Stafford — member of the rock band Train
- Morris Community High School — official website
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