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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
J. Sterling Morton East High School is a public school located in Cicero, IL. It has 3,459 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 6% of students are at least proficient in math and 10% in reading.
Address
2423 S Austin Blvd
Cicero, IL 60804
Telephone
(708) 780-4000
Website
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J. Sterling Morton East High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
10%
Percent Proficient - Math
6%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1040
229 responses
Average ACT
22
204 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$44,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Median Home Value
$139,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 157 responses
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  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Sports
    17%
  • Homecoming dance
    16%
  • Theatrical plays and shows
    11%
  • Winter assembly
    9%
  • The showcase/ talent show
    7%
  • School lock-in
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,459
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$77,482
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.5%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.67 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.67 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.67 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,223/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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J. Sterling Morton East High School Reviews

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I transferred to Morton East my junior year and I am currently enjoying it. Security, students, and teachers are so incredibly nice. Such as security, always telling students to have a great day and to “Écharle ganas,” which translates to work hard. Many students from Morton East High School are middle/lower class so teachers are always looking out for their students. Such as my AP Lang teacher Mr. Robinson, he purchased hats and gloves for students because winter had approached. Knowing that people are actually looking out for you is great, and it makes my time in high school less stressful.
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My experience at Morton East High School for the past 4 years have been amazing. The people you meet in this school become more than friends, you get to watch each other grow during these 4 years. There so much school spirit one support can change a sports or clubs perspective. Teachers are supportive with each and every student, deans,counselor, assistant principle and principle support every student and there decisions. Morton East was AP district of the year in 2016. This has evolved with better technology in classrooms and for students, upgraded desk and chairs in classes and makes learning a safe environment.
This school prepared me for the world.
I attended Morton East because of its diversity, and I am so glad I did. Thanks to this school, I am able to communicate with all types of people and ethnic groups. I also learned how to speak Spanish a little, and made friends that have pushed me to be better. Furthermore, this school has some diligent and hard working teachers that will push you and believe in you even if you don't right away. I recommend this school to anyone wanting to understand and interact with the diversity in the world. Thank you.