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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Morton Senior High School is a public school located in Hammond, IN. It has 1,348 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
6915 Grand Ave
Hammond, IN 46323
Telephone
(219) 989-7316
Website
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Morton Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1010
168 responses
Average ACT
21
23 responses
AP Enrollment
14%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$44,427
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$852
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,600
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
58%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
53%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 84 responses
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  • Prom
    21%
  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Football games
    14%
  • The Performing Arts Concerts and basketball games.
    14%
  • Theatre
    12%
  • Spirit Weeks
    8%
  • Track meets
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,348
Free or Reduced Lunch
74%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 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
$12,793/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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My experience with Morton High School is nothing special. I feel as though the students at a higher learning level cannot reach their full potential. There are too many students in one classroom, which makes learning "one-on-one" practially non-existent. There is also way too much testing which gets in the way of our learning time. It seems like scholarship promotion is not too strong amongst the school. Like it's kept secret and the school doesn't want the students to find out. It shouldn't have to be that way though. I would like for school to start at least half an hour than our regular time. Students who take AP classes in the morning, especially first hour, find it harder to concentrate while your brain isn't fully awake. Our graduation rate is one of the lower ones amongst the school district. I hope you enjoyed my rating!
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Morton Senior High School is a very diverse school. I strongly believe that this is a very important trait for a school, because it teaches us how to deal with many kinds of people. Morton has given me so many opportunities, especially in my future career choice, acting. Morton has a program called Hammond Academy for the preforming Arts. This program includes many career choices, these of which include, Acting , Choral, Instrumental, Dance, Technical Theater, and so much more! The actors I have worked have taught me so much! I love the energy I get from them and the feedback I get. Our Theater teacher, Mr. Dan Taube is huge role model in my life. He has helped me come out my shell as an actress and become stronger in my art. Morton has given me many opportunities. What I would like to see change is not so much testing. It really takes away from the time spent on actual school work .Overall Morton is a good school.
The things I liked most about Morton were the relationships I made. I met so many people form diverse backgrounds and I made relationships that I hope last for throughout my life. Although, I think Morton overall isn't a very successful high school, many kids are failing their graduation required tests and failing classes. Morton lacks school spirit, math teachers, and student involvement. It feels more like a factory rather than a high school. Students dread coming to school because they are bored and are scared of taking yet another standardized test. But, I can't blame everything on the tests, Morton has lacked math teachers, greatly impacting the student body. I guess this is where the school has gone downhill. Morton's failure to hire and find new math teachers resulted in a large percentage of juniors and seniors to fail the istep.