J. Sterling Morton East High School Reviews
Rating 3.58 out of 5 507 reviews
From my time at Morton, I didn't have negative experiences that shaped my view in a noticeable way. That said, there are aspects of the school that feel lacking, or at least it was lacking until my senior year. It seemed that the school did little to fully prepare students for college because the minimum was done to raise students' awareness about financial aid support. Another problem I felt was the school did not do much to ensure the well being of students in terms of their mental health, as there was never any support that was advertised, meaning students would have to look elsewhere for support.
My experience in J. Sterling Morton East High School, is a good school, but has some effects throughout the building. The 3 years i was in that High school, I've never had a problem, with any teacher, counselor, or staff. They are all nice people in my opinion, some kids might of had different point of views. But is a good school, because you get to have a elective class, and is something for you to learn more experience. Since I love cooking I decided to join the courses of Culinary arts, best teachers, they teach excellence methods of cooking. The teachers in your classes are nice people too, they are even willing to teach you afterschool, if you don't get the class, for a fast review, so you can be ready for your upcoming test. What I also like is that they let you retake, is a great advantage incase you didn't do good in the test you can do better. There's also sports, and kids could have fun in the activities. But I dislike, that the building was old, and they has to repair.
Morton East has done horribly dealing with Covid-19. So many students have failed classes this past semester because the school isn't doing anything to accommodate for us in these stressful times. Everyone is stressed about their own lives and have to manage difficult classes on top of that. Yet, the school continues to pressure for a hybrid schedule that would only make it harder for students to accustom to once in place.
Sometimes there are a lot of hallway fights. Most of the teachers teach well and are involved with their students. The layout of the school can be confusing if you are new. The renovations of the school can also make things confusing. There are times where there are a lot of students and if you are in the first floor to the fourth floor it’s a bit hard to get to class on time. If you keep to yourself school is relatively boring.
I enjoyed going to high school at Morton. What really made it special was the friendships I made there.
If you reach out, you'll learn that there are many resources and MANY great teachers to help you out! The teachers are amazing. I just wish they prepared the students more for standardized tests.
As a current Junior Ive seen the school offer so many opportunities for students to learn and grow as individuals.
It's an alright school. Very unhygienic place. The bathrooms constantly smell like marijuana. There is constantly common encounters with cockroaches, rats, and mice.
Although the classes are good, some of the teachers and staff lack respect for their students and don't care enough to help the student succeed in their high school career. There is no air conditioning so the building gets very hot and there is mold in some of the bathrooms. Although renovations are being done, none of which really benefit anyone besides staff.
Although they had a few teachers who didn't have a passion to teach, served food that lacked taste, sold overly expensive temporary IDs, offered crowded and humid hallways and classrooms with no AC, and often had violent physical interactions among students. Overall, Morton is a great school because they have plenty of teachers that encourage you to surpass your limits and succeed in what you believed you can never achieve. This school offers so many clubs, opportunities to push to get out of your comfort zone. They offer so many sported where you can create new long lasting friendships among other students and faculty. But what I love most about this school, was how so many different types of people from different cultures, races, genders, and talents can come together to form new experiences that helped us shape into the independent individuals we are today.
Going into my senior year of high school, I've visited many other schools from being part of the Wrestling team, being a representative for my grade level to shadow at other schools, and by knowing students from various schools, none come close to the amount of school pride we have. Morton East is filled with bright, intelligent, and passionate students who prove everyday why we are the best. To all good things there is, there is a common discordance amongst the students which is the dress code - i.e. uniforms. Though it is a small issue, it gives us all a chance to show off how stylish we are on picture day. Morton East is, in my opinion, the best High School.
Decent high school with amazing teachers. The building is old, but constantly getting renovations. The student community could be better.
Morton East High school was a good high school. All the teachers there do their very best to make sure each student learns and succeeds.
Attending Morton East was the best thing I've done in my life. All 3 years I was there were amazing. The teachers loved and cared for the students, went above and beyond to make sure the students graduated on time. A lot of teachers that I know even went as far as to be there for the students for anything they needed and made sure their mental health was the best it could be. I was part of Snowball Teen Staff which is a group of 16 students and 2 teachers that run the Snowball club, organize at least 3 blood drives per year, and host a retreat where about 100 students attend. These retreats were life changing. Being in Snowball was life changing. That school has so much love for their students and I firmly believe that if it wasn't for the teachers, security, and other staff members, I wouldn't be where I am today. Club activities, school events, sports, every day at Morton was a good day. I am glad to have met the students and staff. If i could go back and do it over again I would.
I had a very good high school experience at Morton. I loved the faculty and staff, the athletics, the students, and the campus itself. The student body is amazing and the teachers care about your education.
Their students are racists and are aware of it yet they refuse to take any action. I would not recommend sending your children here unless you would like for them to be in this kind of hateful environment.
This school is average. Most teachers are very good and involved. Although, some of the other faculty like the counselors are not there to help the students and do their job poorly. Not enough resources for college readiness.