520 North Genesee St.
Morrison, IL 61270
Phone: (815) 772-2153
Kindergarten and Preschool Screening Information
A Word from the Principal
behalf of the staff at Northside School, I would like to welcome you.
Northside is the Morrison District’s primary level building,
which means that we establish the foundation for learning for the
children of our community.
Reading, Math, and the English Language and Writing skills are our main
focus, with the intent of building in all children the skills necessary
to be effective learners all the way through school and throughout
their lives. We hold high expectations for ourselves as teachers and
for the children as learners.
In addition to the 3 R’s, our students receive instruction in
Science and Social Studies; and are enriched by high quality programs
in Art, Music, and Physical Education. The result is that Northside
student achievement exceeds the requirements of “No Child Left
Northside School, located at 520 North Genesee Street, houses 250
Pre-kindergarten through second grade students with one section of
pre-kindergarten and three sections of each at kindergarten through
second grade. We offer a choice between half-day and full day
kindergarten, with the great majority of our parents choosing the full
Our facility was built in 1967, with an addition to the original
building being completed in 2001. The original section of the building
houses our Pre-school, kindergarten and first grade classes, and the
new addition houses our second grade classes. We have an active and
productive Parent Teacher Organization, which serves both Northside and
Southside Schools. The PTO sponsors and works on a variety of projects
which enhance our school’s learning climate and which help
provide additional educational experiences for the children.
Northside School is part of the Morrison tradition of quality
education, and together with the parents and the community of Morrison
we will strive to give the children every opportunity to become
effective, ethical, and productive citizens.
Principal Northside School