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.

Morrow County School District Releases Plan to Make Up Snow Days

To compensate for lost instructional time due to snow days, the district has made adjustments to the 2016-17 school year calendar. Boardman and Irrigon schools will make up four days, Heppner schools will make up three days. Click here for all the information and dates for make up of snow days. 

School Delays & Closures Information

We would like to remind parents/families about our district policy. If school is delayed or closed, 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. For questions about the policy, please call the District Office or your child’s school.

Crystal Apple Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2017 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are now open. These awards recognize outstanding individuals in the education field who are dedicated to the success of students. Crystal Apple Awards can be given to principals, assistant principals, teachers, paraeducators, office staff, maintenance staff and other district staff.

Information and the nomination form are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.

Nominations are also being accepted for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes one outstanding administrator (Superintendent, Principal, Vice Principal) each year.

Information and the nomination form for the Doug Flatt Memorial Leadership Award are available here. Nominations are due April 1, 2017.