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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Morton High School is a highly rated, public school located in Morton, IL. It has 931 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
350 N Illinois Ave
Morton, IL 61550
Telephone
(309) 266-7182

Morton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1250
69 responses
Average ACT
28
103 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,888
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$921
National
$949
Median Home Value
$190,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Pep Rally
    20%
  • St. Jude's Week
    20%
  • Football games
    17%
  • The arts
    13%
  • Dances
    10%
  • Homecoming Week
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
931
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,268
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.5%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,458/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Morton High School Reviews

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Mostly young, driven teachers that are devoted to their jobs and love to help the next generation. The education that the students receive is one of the highest in the area with students receiving top scores and great grades. The school is nice and the area is great. My overall experience at Morton was amazing. There are so many clubs, organizations and athletics to keep you busy! The school offers foreign languages and clubs such as FCA and Key club, but there are so many to choose from. The athletics there are great! Many of the teams have gone to state multiple times. Overall, it is a great school with a great staff and great students.
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Morton High School excells in academics, music, and sports. The teachers are qualified and passionate, the students preform well in majority, and there is a lot of talent in the student body. However, Morton High School has nearly all white Christian students and staff. It takes on a nearly religious-school identity because of that. One of the two transgender students had a battle with the school board spanning months just to use the restroom he felt most comfortable in. My best friend was in a lesbian relationship for two years and was constantly reported for PDA, while heterosexual couples are very blatantly affectionate with no consequence. Another of my friends is African-American, and has had several instances of racism, once again not limited to just students. This school is filled with extremely rich, priveleged, conservative, caucasian people who are fairly unashamed of their opinions of minorities.
My time at Morton High School was very productive yet stressful. MHS greatly prepared me for college and the work load that accompanies it. While this was very helpful later on in life, the competitive atmosphere of Morton High School was very destructive to my learning experience. The school seemed to put all emphasis on grades and success without actually focusing on the students as people. If someone struggled academically, it was seem as shameful instead of being seen as an opportunity to try different teaching methods or finding different avenues to help a student who needed more assistance.