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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
235 Highway 67 South
Decatur, AL 35603
About Morgan County Schools...

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Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
19
Students
7,553
From Morgan County Schools

Morgan County Schools believes the most effective educational methods Challenge teachers to do their best work, Inspire students to learn and provide students the tools necessary to Lead to success. With state-of-the-art facilities, progressive academic programs, and state-recognized extracurricular programs, our school system is continuously striving to Challenge, Inspire, and Lead the next generation of students to recognize their potential and reach for their dreams.

Our schools are located in North Alabama’s fastest-growing region, just 30 minutes from Huntsville, Redstone Arsenal, Cummings Research Park, and many of the area’s largest employers. Morgan County offers a wonderful quality of life for its residents, including plenty of outdoor activities, world-class museums, arts, shopping, and dining.

Morgan County Schools is large enough to offer programs that keep our students competitive, yet small enough to develop individual relationships and leadership development.

Morgan County Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
35%
Percent Proficient - Math
40%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
9 responses
Average ACT
23
320 responses

Preparing for the future with Mazda Toyota

The Fanuc robot has the capacity to do everything from vehicle design to painting and assembly. The training may not guarantee employment, but it will help plant officials with placement, said Lyndsay Ferguson, assistant manager of HR staffing and development with Mazda Toyota. The robot is part of the MCS Technology Park electronics technology program. (article/pic courtesy of The Decatur Daily)

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,553
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.7%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    17:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $52,056
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    4.7%

    Finances

    Total Expenses
    $74,265,000
    Expenses Per Student
    $12,133/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      55%
    • Support Services
      36%
    • Other
      9%
    Living in the Area
    A-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      A
    2. Good for Families
      B+
    3. Housing
      A+
    Median Household Income
    $98,333
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $798
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $191,800
    National
    $184,700

    Morgan County Schools Reviews

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    I appreciate the opportunities that are available in Morgan County Schools: High School Advanced Placement opportunities; District-wide Art Showcases; District-wide plays; Morgan County Schools Foundation scholarships; a variety of sports offerings; teachers that care; communication through School Status, Facebook, and the MCS Website; Alabama Math & Science Technology Initiative, Blue Ribbons Schools of Excellence, clubs, and the advisory program where a teacher is connected with students and communicates once a month about the progress of my children.
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    Morgan County schools are doing the best they can. The problem is that the county has so many economic challenges. The students whose parents aren't doing as well often miss out on opportunities for sports or other after-school activities because of a lack of reliable transportation. Most of the students live in rural areas that are too far from the school to travel without a vehicle. So unless they have a parent (or other adult) who can transport them after school hours they miss out on these things. Also, many sports and other things are simply to expensive for these families.
    During my time in the Morgan county school system (12 years, going on 13) I’ve had some of the best and worst times of my life. On the positive side , all of my elementary and middle school teachers were wonderful. However once I got to high school there was A dramatic change in the amount of passion the teachers had. It’s like most of them are sick of their job and only there to collect a paycheck. Some teachers genuinely are amazing though and have helped me drastically. The food is awful, always bland, sometimes not fully cooked. Just gross , I wouldn’t feed some of it to my dog. The student body is full of rude and selfish people. All in all, Morgan county schools has lots of improving to make but I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s a bad school system. It’s mediocre at best.