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"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.


For our parents who responded to the covid vaccine survey, information was sent home with your child yesterday (HS students today). The first vaccine will be given on May 18, 2021 at the Mercer County Health Department during school hours. On June 8, 2021 the 2nd vaccine will be given during a drive thru clinic at the MCHD. Transportation will be provided on both days.

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Additional vaccines are still available. Please call the building secretaries if you wish to add your students name to the list. 


Please click on the link below for the parent letter and required forms.


District Information

Welcome to our Website!

If you are a regular visitor to our school webpage, it's best to hit refresh after opening a page to ensure you are getting the most updated information.

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).



2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR
$17 / hour
Health and Life Insurance benefits included for full time employees, as well as IMRF retirement.  
Bus drivers are required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  Training and reimbursement of cost is available.
Please send application to Mercer County School District Attn: Superintendent.  1002 SW 6th St., Aledo, IL  61231 Or email petries@mercerschools.org
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. 


The foundation is actively seeking new members!! If you are interested in learning more about this group and becoming an active participant, please contact Vic Johnson @ 309.582.3335. Monthly meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at MCJH, Joy.

Click Here for the Foundation Brochure

ALL SPORTS CAMP 2021 - JUNE 28, 29, 30TH 
2021 FINAL_Girls All Sports Camp flyer.j

Click here to register online

bball Camp Registration2021 - Google Doc
Eliza Softball Registration Form 2021 -

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.



Mercer County Schools has received updated guidance for schools today from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).


As we work to understand the impact any changes may have on our Return to Learn Plan, we will continue the fourth quarter beginning Monday, March 15 under the same 12:30 PM dismissal schedule we have successfully implemented all year.


There will be many questions regarding the new guidance and any changes that may be allowed that are beneficial to our students and families. Check our website and social media accounts for additional information and updates.


Stay safe and thank you for your understanding.