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MCSD #404 Mission Statement

MCSD #404, in an active partnership with family and community, will empower all students to be engaged learners and decision-makers, enabling them to become respectful, productive, and responsible citizens.

Ask the Board

Community members desiring to ask the Board questions about the District can click on the link below. Questions and answers thought to be of interest to others will be posted publicly (person who asked question will not be identified).



SB 0550


SB 0550 was signed by Governor Bruce Rauner on January 16, 2017. It requires all schools (Pre-K through 5th grade) to test for lead in water used for drinking and cooking. Schools built after January 1, 2000 are not required to test at this time. Please click here for additional information and results for Mercer County Schools. 

Mercer County School District 404 Goals Update - 2019

Mercer County School District 404 is happy to present an update on our district goals for the 2019-2020 school year.  Click the link below for the video.

Soaring to Excellence

2019-2020 District Goals

Phone Notification System

The automated phone notification calls from the district generate from the number (844) 223-9224. To ensure you are receiving the notifications, save this number to your phone.

Substitute Teachers and Paraprofessionals Needed!! 

Mercer County School District is in need of  Substitute Teachers. Please click the link below or call the ROE at 309-734-6822 for further information. 

How can I obtain a substitute teaching license?

Mercer County School District is in need of Substitute Paraprofessionals. Please click the link below or call the ROE at 309-734-6822 for further information. 

How can I obtain an ELS endorsement as a paraprofessional educator?​

New Crime Stopper App - P3 Campus

Dear Parents and Guardians,


As part of Mercer County School District's commitment to students' safety and mental health, beginning today we are launching an anonymous reporting program, which will allow students and parents to make anonymous reports about concerns of safety or student wellness. Our program is student-focused, as opposed to crime­ focused, meaning it is a tool for alerting caring adults about students who need help-not snitching. This is part of our continuous effort to increase campus and student safety, and provide students with a safe, completely anonymous outlet to share concerns.


Students can use our new P3 Campus app to report: bullying, suicide concerns, depression, sexting, stealing, threats, cutting, abuse, dating and domestic violence, fights, drugs, alcohol, weapons or other types of dangerous situations that threaten their safety or the safety of others. Their reports will be addressed by a trained team of school officials and law enforcement, when necessary.


When you or your student have a concern, you can go to P3Campus.com on your computer, tablet, or laptop-­ or you can download the free P3 Campus mobile app-- and make a 100% anonymous report in less than five minutes.


The use of anonymous reporting apps in state programs like Safe2Tell Colorado have proven to be successful in providing the tools and information needed for school officials and to proactively address concerning behaviors, potential incidents of violence, and other harmful situations on campus before they develop. We look forward to working with you and your student to continue making the Mercer County Schools safe.

P3 Campus App on Google Play 

P3 Campus App for Apple users 

Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation


Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation is a non-profit group that was created to supplement funding to the school district in order to provide an excellent education for our students.

The mission of the Mercer County Schools Excellence in Education Foundation is to
provide its students with quality education that will develop the skills necessary to think critically, communicate effectively, prepare them for lifelong learning, and advocate
responsible citizenship through strong moral values, resulting in productivity and
healthy contributors to our modern society.  

Donation opportunities are available. 

Click Here for the Foundation Brochure

Click Here for the MCSEEF Boosters Facebook Page

Mercer County School District News
"What happens when I'm sick?" (revised - 08/20/20)


A flowchart has been created to assist with different scenarios if a student or staff member is sick. 

Click the image to the right to enlarge the chart.


High-speed internet…or broadband…is a critical tool for our students…our families…our teachers…and our schoo


Mercer County School District has joined the Mercer County Internet Initiative to help bring faster, more reliable internet to our area. We need your help to make this happen.

1.   Please take our short internet survey…online at tinyurl.com/MCCInternetSurvey or complete and return the physical copy of the survey which we are sending home with your student.

2.   Take our speed test at tinyurl.com/MCCSpeedTest from any device where you access the internet.

Your Feedback makes a difference!! Thank you!! 


Mercer County Schools will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a unique opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving our schools.


While the parent data will not be made public, the parent report will be made available to our administration and the Board of Education, enabling them to make considerations based on the responses received. We guarantee that survey responses will never be connected to the identity of you or your child.


Your participation in the parent survey is greatly appreciated and will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement!! Thank you!!


Please click the image to complete the survey!!! 


In order for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Governor’s Office to allow our student athletes to “Return To Play”, there are strict guidelines they are requiring all school districts to follow.  Please CLICK THE LINK BELOW so you are aware of the protocols that will be in place as our students begin competing once again.  We understand that many of the requirements can be an inconvenience, but the important thing is our students will once again be able to participate in the activities they truly enjoy.  Please do your part in following the required guidelines so the State does not take this opportunity away from our students.



Congratulations to Mr. Hofer on being selected as the Black Hawk Region Assistant Principal of the Year!! Region winners will be recognized on Monday, March 1st by the Illinois Principals Association.


Thank you for all you do for the students and staff at MCHS!! We are proud to have you as a leader here at MCSD!!



Dear Mercer County Families and Staff:


This letter is to inform you an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 at Mercer County High School. We are coordinating our efforts with the Mercer County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual to prevent further spread within our school and community. The health and safety of our students and staff is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as the state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health.


To prevent further spread of the disease, Mercer County School District is taking the following steps:

  • Placing staff members and students who are identified as having prolonged close contact to the COVID-19 case in quarantine for 10 days. Close contacts will also receive a separate notification from the Mercer County Health Department

  • Ongoing monitoring of students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluation of illness reports to promptly identify possible outbreaks.


We will continue to enforce safe practices to prevent, promptly identify, and respond to potential COVID cases, as follows:

  • Students and staff who are ill with COVID-like symptoms will promptly be placed in a separate supervised area away from others until they can be sent home.

  • Face coverings are required at all times, as previously directed and per school policy.

  • We are continuously sanitizing high-touch surfaces including door handles, stair rails, sink faucets, etc.

  • As we receive more information from the Department of Public Health and other entities, we will implement additional recommendations and guidelines.


As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately. If your child has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the child at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, Mercer County Schools, and your local health department.


We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment, and we encourage our students to exercise the same care outside of school. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families.



Scott Petrie



Reminder: If ANYONE living in the household, including parents, is symptomatic or awaiting COVID test results, please keep your kids home.