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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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Morton Community Unit School District No. 709 is a highly rated, public school district located in Morton, IL. It has 2,981 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 51% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
Address
1050 S 4th Ave S200
Morton, IL 61550
Telephone
(309) 263-2581
Website

Morton Community Unit School District No. 709 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1270
36 responses
Average ACT
28
90 responses
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Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,981
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,927
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%

Finances

Total Expenses
$32,245,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,147/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Morton Community Unit School District No. 709 Reviews

9 reviews
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Morton High School was a great school to go to. The teachers were very nice and always willing to help out. Teachers would go above and beyond to have their students achieve their goals. After going to college with people from all over, I never realized how much Morton prepares their students for college. I am lucky to have gone to Morton because I see people from other places who are not prepared at all. Some people have never heard of common knowledge skills that people from Morton have known since fifth grade. It is a very clean and safe environment for the students to focus on their education.
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I have been going to schools in MCUSD709 since I was in kindergarten (I am currently a rising senior). I have had very few unpleasant experiences while attending school here, but a this can be expected anywhere and were not necessarily the fault of the school district. The resources and opportunities given to me by Morton are unmatched by any other schools in the area, and I have become close with a number of teachers and administrators during my time here.
The school has a lovely environment with numerous classes that offer a lot of rigor, as well as college preparedness. Not to mention an award winning music program to accompany ever-improving athletic teams. Overall, Morton has the academics, extracurriculars, and the resources to continue to be a central zone for excellence in the State of Illinois.