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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
J. Sterling Morton High School District No. 201 is a public school district located in Cicero, IL. It has 8,290 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 8% in reading.
About J. Sterling Morton High School District No. 201...
Address
5041 W 31st St
Cicero, IL 60804
Telephone
(708) 780-2800
Website

J. Sterling Morton High School District No. 201 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
8%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1040
263 responses
Average ACT
22
390 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,290
Free or Reduced Lunch
88.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$74,756
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$98,822,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,042/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    42%
  • Other
    4%

J. Sterling Morton High School District No. 201 Reviews

23 reviews
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I loved the last four years here at J.Sterling Morton High School. I always felt save here, and I loved how all the students and staff are like one big family. We have lots of school pride, and are proud of where we come from. I admire most of all how the staff helps students as much as they can, and continue to give their support so that all students can succeed and have bright futures.
A few things that I would like to see change is a little more diversity within the school as we are mostly a Hispanic populated school, and a bit more parent involvement within school activities. Overall J.Sterling Morton High School is a great place to be !
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High school is what you make of it, rather than what it is known for. Friendships are built here whether it is through clubs and/or sports, teacher involvement, or reaching out. The teachers work in this low-income community even though they are qualified to be working anywhere, due to their determination to give minorities the opportunity to achieve the same as others. Overall I loved my high school experience here and would not have attended anywhere else.
Just as many other people, one wants to feel equally as important as the next, that is seeing someone with similar but different features. Morton has a strong Mexican culture, including myself, but coming from a diverse school in the past I would love to see more diversity. More nationalities and backgrounds is just what Morton needs. Being able to provide a foundation for other people of color and allowing them to feel that their heritage is being fully supported and sought into would accomplish a major open-mindedness to not only the students, but the views of the school as a whole.