Grundy County Illinois Schools

Adam School, Gardner

Aux Sable School (historical), Minooka

Braceville Elementary School, Braceville

Broadway School (historical), Minooka

Burleigh School, Morris

Center School, Goodfarm Twp
Photos: 1939 or 1940 class photo

Claypool School (historical), Morris

Coal City Elementary, High & Middle Schools, Coal City
Photos: – 1917 – 7th grade, HS Class Pictures

Curtain School, Mazon

Danish School, Gardner

Dresden Heights School (historical), Minooka

Eureka School (historical), Coal City

Franklin School, Morris

Gardner Elementary School, Gardner

Gardner-South Wilmington Twp. High School, Gardner

Garfield Elementary School, Morris

Gibson School (historical), Morris

Goodfarm School, Mazon

Goose Lake School, Coal City

Goose Lake School (historical), Coal City

Gorham School, Morris

Grundy Area Vocational Center, Morris

Hamilton School, Mazon

Haymond School (historical), Morris

Hoge School (historical), Morris

Holderman School (historical), Coal City

Hume School, Morris

Immaculate Conception School, Morris

Jugtown School (historical), Coal City

Lanphere School, Mazon

Lea School, Mazon

Maher School, Gardner

Maxwell School, Mazon

Mazon-Verona-Kinsman School District, Mazon

Minooka School District, Minooka; Minooka’s first schoolhouse was built before 1871 on Mondamin Street. This building burned in the second great fire of 1887. The next school was built on the site of the current Junior High School. This was a two story, wooden building. It was replaced in 1925 by the present two story section of the Junior High. The “new” brick school served as both grade and high school until 1961 when the new grade school was built. The new high school was built in 1971.1

Minooka Elementary, High & Middle Schools, Minooka

Morris Classical Institute (historical), Morris, 1872 Catalogue

Morris High School, Morris

Morris School District, Morris

Munson School, Gardner

Nettle Creek School District, Nettle Creek Twp., Morris

Old Mazon School, Mazon

Opdyke School, Morris, 1931 Class Photo

Parker School, Mazon

Pine Bluff School, Coal City

Plum School (historical), Morris

Red School (historical), Morris?

Robinson School (historical), Coal City

St. Angela’s Academy, Morris

Sandbank School, Gardner

Saratoga School District, Morris

Shabbona Middle School, Morris; 2nd Grade Class, unk date

Short School (historical), Coal City

South Wilmington Elementary School, South Wilmington

Stamm School, Gardner

Stein School, Morris

Sulphur Springs School (historical), Coal City, 1941 or 42 class photo

Thum School, Morris

Vinson School (historical), Coal City

Walley School (historical), Minooka


  1. Harden Political InfoSystems (HPI)
  3. Morris Telephone Book 1998-99

  1. Source: – Michele Houchens, Three Rivers Public Library, Minooka 


  1. Lynn Bertino Neville

    I do not see Saltmarsh School on Gardner Road on your list. It was located at the intersection of Gardner and Holm Roads in Goodfarm Township. I would be interested in any information about Saltmarsh School. Thank you.

  2. Ruth

    Pine Bluff Grade School was NOT located in Coal City area. I graduated from Pine Bluff and went to Morris Community High School. Pine Bluff was located southeast of Morris–going south on Rte. 47, turn east at first opportunity–Pine Bluff Road–and continue east for a short distance — past what used to be called “Collins’ Woods”. The school was on the north side of the road. When Pine Bluff Grade School was closed (early 1960s?), students were transitioned into the Morris Elementary system and all attended Morris Community High School.

  3. Linda Basham

    Braceville Elementary, Braceville,IL

    • GrundyILGW

      Thanks Linda for catching that. I’ve updated the page.

    • Linda Pfeifer Basham

      No problem. I have a lot of information on how the Goodfarm Cemetary was started & dates for Aliela Pfeifer’s passing. I will get it together & send to you as a PDF, if that works for you. I have a lot of the Pfeifer history.

    • GrundyILGW

      Awesome Linda! I just sent you an email so that you have my address.

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