About Us


At Toni Morrison Elementary, we inspire, challenge, and empower students through the love of learning by mastering the basics as they develop their own skills and interests. Serving grades PreK–5, we promote high expectations while working together with parents and the community to develop students to their full potential.

Toni Morrison Highlights:

  • All Day Preschool and Kindergarten
  • Comprehensive Services for Students Who Are Identified As Gifted
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students
  • Shuttle to Healthcare Appointments at Washington Elementary Mercy School Based Health Clinic
  • Innovative and Responsive Teaching Methods for Students of All Abilities
  • 1:1 Access to Technology
  • Regular Celebrations of Student Achievements and Attendance
  • Restorative Practice Approaches to Social-Emotional Learning
  • Special Education Services for Students Across All Ability Levels
  • Visual Arts, Music, and Physical Education

Honoring the Legacy of Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is pictured receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from former President Barack Obama in 2012.

 Toni Morrison Elementary opened in August 2007 and is named for Lorain native Chloe Wofford. She graduated from Lorain High School in January 1949 and was Treasurer of her graduating class. She has written many best selling novels and is a winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel Prize. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She is Lorain’s only Nobel Laureate. She later changed her name to Toni Morrison.

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