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Encompassing 537 square miles in the heart of the Flint Hills, Morris County Schools, USD 417, provides a high quality, child centered education program spanning pre-school through 12th grade. Approximately 750 children attend one of our three accredited schools. Over 60 licensed educators serve to meet all of our children’s needs.

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  • Approximately 350 students     

  • Pre-school through Grade 6

  • Class size is 20 or fewer students      

  • Two, one-half day pre-school sessions

  • All-day Kindergarten

  • Vocal Music K-6

  • Instrumental Music Grades 5 & 6         

  • Physical Education classes

  • Computer classes    

  • Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) Program     

  • After-school childcare program    


Located in Alta Vista, KS

  • Kindergarten through 6th grade

  • Class size is 10-14 students    

  • Full-time music & physical education program

  • All-day Kindergarten         

  • Kansas Reading Roadmap (KRR) Program

  • After-school childcare program


Council Grove Jr./Sr. High School

Approximately 315 students  

  • Grades 7-12

  • Band and Vocal Music programs   

  • Family and Consumer Sciences     

  • Vocational Agriculture    

  • Physical Education

  • Comprehensive Library 

  • Counseling

  • Core courses in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies

  • Dual-credit course opportunities with Butler County Community College

  • Advanced Placement courses

  • Flint Hills Technical College in Emporia course offerings

  • Interscholastic athletic and activity events

  • Competitions for FBLA, FCCLA, and FFA

Our Mighty Schools Advantages…
  • Full Kansas QPA Accreditation! 
  • Strong early childhood commitment: Parents as Teachers-prenatal to 3 yrs., 4 yr old preschool and full day kindergarten 
  • White City Governor’s Choice Award 
  • Individualized instruction for students
  • 9:1 Student to Teacher Ratio 
  • Schools have received Standard of Excellence Awards
  • Numerous extra-curricular activities 
  • Progressive Schools with a friendly Rural Atmosphere
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Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, Butler Community College of Council Grove has many of the same opportunities as the other Butler campuses.  Council Grove offers a state of the art computer lab, advising, financial aid services, and a variety of classes.

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Building Blocks Community Child Care

300 N Union

(620) 767-8029

Building Blocks is a KDHE licensed child care facility. It has four units and serves children ages 2 weeks-5 years of age. 
While at Building Blocks children learn through a play based curriculum for 0-2 year olds and the SPLASH curriculum in the preschool classroom (3-5 yr olds). 

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