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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Morse High School is an above average, public school located in San Diego, CA. It has 1,718 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Morse High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
29%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1070
250 responses
Average ACT
22
49 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$72,571
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,664
National
$949
Median Home Value
$378,533
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.52 responses
Poll
56%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 144 responses
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  • Pep rallys
    20%
  • Spirit week
    16%
  • Football games
    15%
  • The Week of Consciousness
    12%
  • School dances
    11%
  • Events from other classes
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,718
Free or Reduced Lunch
79%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.59 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.59 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.59 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,530
Teachers in First/Second Year
6%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.78 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.77 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.78 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,805/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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3.5 stars because of its diversity! Although, not many whites other than the teachers. At the this school, the minority is the majority. Some fighting and other events happening underground that teachers don’t know about. Students who take honors or AP classes here often do well, however students who take regular often do poorly in school and in some cases end up in jail. Unfortunately, there has been a couple of people who I know that have gone to this school and ended up in jail, probation, juvenile hall, and ect. On the other hand, I also know tons of people who have become successful. All depends on the group you choose to hang out with. However, one of the best things about morse is that since there are more than 600 people homeless and the school has a club that helps provide them with food and clothing donated by the students. There’s really good math programs that help you get ahead in college, but the science and English department sucks.
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I attended Morse High School all four years, I believe it was a good experience overall because it helped me get to where I am today. The staff was very helpful during my time attending the school and I feel like every teacher I had really wanted to see me succeed. Sometimes it was difficult when it came to having to speak with counselors, I recommend they change that or find ways to speak with kids who need "one on one time". I think being able to speak to someone about life after graduating will be very helpful! Overall, I do not regret attending Morse and I am glad I did, it really produced students who became passionate about pursing higher education!
I enjoyed my time at Morse! My class was awesome. We were a very diverse bunch and we all had our little cliques/groups. However, we got along very well and we were all kind to one another. The teachers were hit and miss. Some teachers really cared for their students and really wanted them to succeed. Others didn't care so much and you could tell were just there for the paycheck. Morse isn't the most well-funded school out there, but we did try and make the most out of what we had. Many teachers did their best to provide the best education for their students with the budget of the school, which I appreciated.