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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  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 West High School is a public school located in Berwyn, IL. It has 3,516 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 7% of students are at least proficient in math and 17% in reading.
Address
2400 Home Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
Telephone
(708) 780-4100
Website
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J. Sterling Morton West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
17%
Percent Proficient - Math
7%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1050
193 responses
Average ACT
23
211 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$59,801
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,800
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 120 responses
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  • Football games
    22%
  • Basketball Games
    14%
  • Pep Rally
    13%
  • Talent Shows
    11%
  • NHS
    10%
  • THE BAND
    7%
  • Lock-In
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,516
Free or Reduced Lunch
82%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,145
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.49 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.49 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
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.63 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.63 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.63 responses
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J. Sterling Morton West High School Reviews

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I love how Morton West High School's environment and curriculum has improved greatly throughout the years. The amount of school spirit that this school carries is phenomenal! After leaving Morton I feel as if I was more than prepared to enter into my first year of college. If I could improve one thing about the school it would be based on staffing needs. Not all students learn the same way. In order to improve test scores and graduation rates, then there should be teachers who are capable of teaching a variety of ways, as well as an emphasis in student resources to ensure complete success.
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I am a recent 2018 graduate of Morton East and this high school taught me more than I thought it would. While it didn’t necessarily prepare me entirely for college, the urge to achieve better and aim higher put upon me by friends, family, and staff was all the readiness I knew I needed. The teachers genuinely want you to do amazing, and many still keep in contact with their students who have graduated years ago. While Morton may not have the nicest facilities, the best food, or the most ideal curriculum, it’s rich in Latinx culture but does not exclude other prominent ethnicities within the district. The school does place a lot of emphasis on AP tests and taking AP classes, which has issues of its own, but it’s all so that students can get some college credit while still in high school.

Don’t let the history and ethnic makeup of the town or school deter you from wanting the best for your child. Providing support and additional outside resources will be just fine.
Almost all of my teachers have been incredible at their job. However, it'd be wrong to not point out the significant number of teachers that weren't so great. There are teachers here that fail to teach their class effectively; when the whole class struggles to understand every topic, it's obvious that the teacher isn't putting any effort in making sure their students are absorbing the information. Still, this school provides an abundance of fun clubs, counseling support, and college tools. This school does a very good job in promoting after-school activities and college readiness.