The original eight-room Morse School was built in 1957 on a ten-acre site at the center of Section 27 on Robinwood Street. A 10-room addition, offices and multipurpose room were added in 1960 and 1961, giving an enlarged total capacity of 540 students.
The school was named for George P. Morse, a pioneer from the State of New York who came to the Michigan Territory around 1823, settling first in Royal Oak. Morse was appointed a delegate by the Baptist church in Troy, the third congregation of that faith organized in Michigan. This group, which met in the southern part of Troy Township, took steps to form an independent Baptist church, which was granted. In September 1825 they formed the “Baptist Church in Bloomfield". In 1826 Morse moved to Section 27 in southern Troy Township.
George’s son, William, taught in a log house in Section 9 around 1825. That cabin burned, was rebuilt, and destroyed by another fire. This was not an uncommon occurrence in an era of open hearths. A brick school house was then constructed to serve the children in the Troy Corners area.
Source: Troy Historic Village
Morse Elementary is one of 12 elementary schools in the Troy School District. We proudly educate over 400 students in grades K - 5. Many of our incoming kindergarten students transfer to us from the TSD preschool program, and a majority of our 5th grade students graduate to Baker Middle School. Our school is continuously gaining new students from far and wide, many coming to us from across the globe.
At Morse pride ourselves on diversity and inclusion. Both our students and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds & cultures which we celebrate. Our exceptionally trained staff looks at the individual needs of each child and provides them with the resources they need to succeed.
We support collaboration between grade levels which we believe fosters confidence and leadership in our students. Our staff also recognizes that students may have different needs which require specialized/individualized education. Our LINK program is dedicated to creating connections within these groups and ensuring that all students are acknowledged for what makes them different and what makes them and all of us the same.
Parent involvement is strongly encouraged and we communicate regularly with families via our weekly Mustang Minute, teacher newsletters, and through various academic platforms. Please do not hesitate to reach out as our staff is always readily available to assist with anything you may need.
Our main objective at Morse Elementary School is providing a safe and nurturing learning environment. It is our hope that students will grow exponentially under our guidance. By maintaining a close partnership with parents/guardians we aim to produce students who are respectful, responsible, and prepared for the next step in their education.
We want our students to reach their full potential and maximize their educational experience. To achieve this, Morse staff believes it is important to not only support the educational needs of our students but the physical, mental, and social-emotional needs as well.
We will continue supporting the families in our community with our "Whatever It Takes" mentality.