About

Ward Grundy Elementary School is one of four K-6 elementary schools in the Morton Unit School District #709 in Morton, Illinois.  Grundy is a 2-section building that currently houses 375 students, 25 certified staff members, and 27 non-certified staff members.  Grundy is well known in Morton for educational excellence, active parent involvement, community service, and school spirit. Grundy offers a comprehensive educational program including:
 

  • regular education
  • special education resource
  • speech and language therapy
  • occupational/physical therapy
  • school social work/psychological services
  • Title I math (grades 3-5)
  • Response to Intervention
  • music education
  • band (grade 6)
  • orchestra (grade 6)
  • chorus (grades 5-6)
  • physical education
  • library
  • computer lab
  • Challenge (grades 4-6)


Grundy opened in 1961 and has had four additions since then (most recently in 2017).  The facility includes:
 

  • 14 regular education classrooms
  • 7 support service classrooms
  • library
  • computer lab
  • music room
  • science room
  • art room
  • gymnasium
  • cafeteria
  • kitchen
  • administrative offices


Grundy is surrounded by a beautiful campus including:
 

  • 2 kickball diamonds
  • 6 foursquare courts
  • 5 basketball courts
  • 1 dodge ball court
  • 2 tetherball courts
  • 1 funnel ball court
  • 1 baseball/softball backstop
  • 1 soccer field
  • several pieces of playground equipment including swings, slides, monkey bars, etc.
  • shaded park benches and picnic tables
     

Grundy school is located adjacent to Idlewood Park and the Morton Public Pool.