Welcome to our District

Photo: MCSD Students

Morrow County School District is located in rural north central Oregon. Morrow County is bordered on the north by the beautiful Columbia River and by the Umatilla National Forest on the southern border.  The county encompasses more than 2,000 square miles with a growing population of over 11,000 in the four main communities of Boardman and Irrigon, along the Columbia River, and Heppner and Lexington, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.

As one of the largest wheat producing areas in the nation, the county’s economy is rooted in agriculture.  Major industries include timber, energy, food processing and agriculture such as potatoes, corn, watermelons, grapes, wheat, canola, sheep and cattle.  A mild dry climate with plenty of sunshine offers lots of outdoor opportunities for summer and winter activities, including skiing, snowmobiling, water sports, sailing, hiking, hunting, fishing and golf.

The people of Morrow County School District have a passion for the education of all children.  Our communities care about and support their schools.  Morrow County Schools serve almost 2,200 K-12 students with three elementary schools, two intermediate schools, three high schools, and one alternative school.  The student population in Boardman and Irrigon is diverse and growing.  The largest minority group is Hispanic.  Schools in Heppner are smaller and have more stable student populations. 

The dedicated seven member board, together with teachers and staff, works very hard to prepare Morrow County students for the 21st Century and to make parents and patrons proud to call Morrow County home.

Mission Statement

Morrow County Schools, in partnership with families and communities, provide each student the opportunity to develop values, knowledge, skills and self-confidence to become life-long learners and responsible citizens.

School Delays & Closures Information

With the arrival of winter weather, we would like to remind parents/families about our district policy. If school is delayed or closed, the information is posted by 6:00 AM on:

  • District Website
  • District Facebook page
  • Mobile App
  • Automated calling system
  • Regional media outlets (newspaper online, radio, tv stations)

The location with the most accurate information to confirm a delay/closure is the district website. On occasion, media inaccurately reports school delay/closure information. If schools must close early, notification is given using the same method.

If no notice is posted, school is running on regular schedule. If you have questions about the policy, please call the District Office or your child’s school.

Students! Register NOW for Technology Expo

Do you know an 8th through 12th grade student interested in technology? Students across eastern Oregon are invited to the InterMountain Education Service District's (IMESD) annual STEP Technology Expo on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. This event is FREE. For more information click here.