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Mortimer Jordan High School

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Posted September 2, 2014

Mortimer Jordan High School is rich in tradition and is surrounded by the supportive communities of Kimberly, Warrior, Morris, Trafford, & Mt. Olive. Students excel in academics, athletics, & the arts. It's a Great Day to be a Blue Devil!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 4, 2009

Not sure- new to area. Child feels teachers are more towards students they know already.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2009

The teachers at this school act like a student instead of a authority figure. The quality of the educatiion is also lacking
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

MJHS has a great reputation for discipline, but the is lacking in many academic and extra curricular activities. You should be be able to go through high school taking every advanced academic class available, maintain a perfect GPA, graduate as valedictorian and still have to play catch up when you reach college. Unfortunately, that's what happened to me. A school that worries more about whether or not everyone has their shirt tail tucked in than the science curriculum has problems. On the positive side, the school has finally realized that girls might be interested in sports. When I was a student it was track or nothing for girls. I think that if parents and students continue to demand more, the school will respond. I can only hope that forward thinking people will lead the way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

Mortimr Jordan High School is a great school. The kids here are the best ever. They try harder than any other school I have ever taught in. Thye do not make fun of each other, and they take care of each other. They have a lot of extracurricular activities and many of the students are very active. I hope these standards are kept when the new school is built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2007

My high school experience at Mortimer Jordan was a good one, but I saw several things that just didn't seem right. The staff joined in with the students when they were making fun of others for hair, or clothes etc. I think teachers and staff that would join in instead of stop this behavior are not qualified to perform their jobs. I did have a good high school experience, and I loved the sense of tradition that was offered at the school. I especially enjoyed it when Mr. Trotter was there and didn't take any BS from anyone. More discipline is needed, and more consistancy. The parents and coaches seemed to be awesome, but the teachers seemed to act more like students at times. Overall Jordan was an Ok school to attend. They need to offer more sports, like soccer etc.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 15, 2006

My daughter is a junior this year. While overall I feel Jordan is a good school, I feel the faculty has no idea how to handle difficult or problem students & parents. The result is they ignore them and hope they go away. That being said, they keep their thumb very tightly on good kids who are well behaved, but neverless, 'kids.' This causes the kids to lose interest in extracurricular activities by the time they're my daughter's age because it's just not worth the hassel the faculty makes something that is suppose to be fun. Their mindset by the time they're Juniors is just doing there time so they can get out of there.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted May 15, 2005

I think that Mortimer Jordan is a great school. I've been going there for 4 years now, and it's been a great experience. My only complaint is that the administration sometimes puts too much emphasis on the things that don't matter that much, and not enough emphasis on the things that do. Besides the slight problems with the enforcement of certain rules, I think that Mortimer Jordan is an awesome school. It's not hard to make friends, and there's so much school spirit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2005

Overall I think that Mortimer Jordan High School is a safe and somewhat productive school. However I also think that the Teachers and Principals do too much for those who won't help themselves. This seems to leave the ones who could be active learners, well, inactive. If you ask me I think that the Principals should spend less time inforcing dress-code and more time getting teachers who know how to teach students who may have a little more knowledge on a topic than they do. So to sum up, if you have kids who are a little on the slow side send them to Mortimer Jordan and they might come out with a little more knowledge than when they came in.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2005

This school is an absolutely incredible peaice of history as are the students who attend it! The school may not have the biggest band, the best football team, or a ton of money to just blow, but it has heart and I feel this counts for 200% more than all the things the other schools think of when they compare themselves to others. The teachers bend over backwards in order to make sure the students reach their full potential, the administrators actually care about the students views and opinions, and the students care about their fellow pupils. These things equal to a quality school of none I have ever witnessed and I feel that it is a school, that if your child attends, will have a lasting impression on their lives.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2004

Our first year and experience with MJHS and so far it has been great. I have a 7th grader this school year and she is very happy with the school. Seems to be the first time she has ever 'wanted' to go to school. She works harder because she likes it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2003

ALthough I have only attended Jordan for one year, (going on two), i love this school. But here at jordan, everyone iw friends. I mean, you're going to have that group of people who are always going to feel that they are superior to you, but it is very limited. Because it is a smaller school,I feel that children have more of a chance to 'shine' and stand out.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
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The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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96%

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94%

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96%

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96%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

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85%

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82%

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78%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

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89%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

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89%

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85%

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85%

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84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

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75%

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73%

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75%

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82%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

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Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

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97%

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93%

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93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

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96%

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95%

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91%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

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87%

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91%

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90%

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86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligible92%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education71%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty93%
Not poverty97%

Language

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black53%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White88%
Free lunch eligible67%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty68%
Not poverty91%

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
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American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible77%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education43%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Poverty80%
Not poverty92%

Reading

All Students89%
Female93%
Male85%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
Poverty73%
Not poverty95%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female68%
Male81%
Black47%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White78%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education19%
General population83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
Poverty61%
Not poverty80%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female94%
Male99%
Black87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education87%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty94%
Not poverty98%

Language

All Students0%
Female0%
Male94%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White0%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible92%
Special education73%
General population0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant0%
Poverty88%
Not poverty0%

Math

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education80%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty92%
Not poverty99%

Reading

All Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligible100%
Special education67%
General population99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
Poverty92%
Not poverty98%

Social Studies

All Students87%
Female83%
Male91%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White89%
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligible75%
Special education53%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
Poverty79%
Not poverty90%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 58%
Black 6% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Barbara A Snider
Fax number
  • (205) 379-4895

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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8601 Old Hwy 31
Morris, AL 35116
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Phone: (205) 379-4850

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