Colona Grade School
700 1st Street
Colona, IL 61241
Phone: (309) 792-1232
Fax: (309) 792-2249



The mission of the Colona School District is to promote student growth by providing rigorous and relevant learning opportunities in order to succeed in an ever-changing world.


November 13th-17th we will be participating in BLUE Ribbon week for Type 1 Diabetes.

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, with the 14th being World Diabetes Day. Please join us in bringing awareness and honoring our students and/or staff who deal with Diabetes daily by participating in our Diabetes Awareness Week!

Monday, Nov 13th “Tired of Type 1 Diabetes” – Wear your school appropriate pajamas

Tuesday, Nov 14th “Blue Out Day For Type 1 Diabetes” – Wear blue and grey, the colors associated with T1D

Wednesday, Nov 15th “Sock It To Type 1 Diabetes” – Wear your favorite crazy socks

Thursday, Nov 16th “Our School Wants a Cure For Type 1 Diabetes”- Wear your Colona School colors

Friday, Nov 17th “Team Up To Cure Diabetes” – Wear your favorite sports teams


We are in full swing of the 2017-18 school year.  If you are new to Colona and need to register a student:

Register your new student Here

 Other News:

The June board meeting is being rescheduled to June 15th at 6:30pm to allow for the Public Budget Hearing.  The amended budget will be on display in the main office for pubic inspection beginning May 15, 2017.

  • Breakfast will be served from 7:45-8:15 for the 2016-2017 school year. Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all students. If your child brings a lunch from home and needs a milk, you will need to purchase that for 25 cents.
  • Junior Achievement is a community partner dedicated to giving Colona School students the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic and fiscal choices.
  • The Colona School Board Approved the 2016 Colona School District Tax Levy as presented.  The approved 2016 tax levy, through a Property Tax Abatement Resolution passed during the November meeting, will lower the Colona School District tax rate from $3.91 to $3.89.  The Tax Abatement will utilize Henry County 1-cent sales tax revenue to off-set $69,350 in Bond and Interest on Alternate Revenue Bonds the district sold in 2015 to make improvements in the school kitchen and cafeteria.  The Property Tax Abatement will lower the 2016 tax levy by 1.04 percent from 2015 and will save approximately $20 on a home with an Equalized Assessed Value of $100,000.