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Morrow High School

Public | 9-12 | 1766 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2013

My school may not be the perfect school out of Clayton county, but indeed it does have some of the best teachers. I actually feel comfortable in this school because there's a diverse of cultures. & every one is treated equally.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2011

Not a great school. Very much regret putting my kids in this school. I wish I would have known how bad it was before we moved. I am grateful we transferred them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

MHS is a rather okay school. I've been going to morrow for 4 weeks and haven't learned anything.Everthing they have attemped to teach me I learnd in middle school.They care more about behavior and dress code then teaching student what they need to learn in order to graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2009

I love this school.My child has learned so much/met many new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

This was the only high school in Clayton County to achieve AYP in 2008-2009 school year.


Posted May 21, 2009

I attend morrow high school, and as a student they worry more about what we wear or how we act then what we know.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2008

I attend this school and the staff focuses more on discipline than academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2008

I am a former MHS faculty member. During the past 15 years, the school has been plagued with incompetent administrators, low teacher morale and unsupportive parents. Before this, Morrow had excellent, stable administrators, committed faculty members and supportive parents. This resulted in an outstanding student body. Morrow was a great place to teach. It saddens me to think how it has deteriorated. The incompetence in the school system, in general, is dispicable.


Posted March 12, 2007

I am a formal student of MHS, class of 2005, and my experience was fair. I had teachers who were very helpful and knowledgeable about their subjects. However, the school lacks many classes need to enrich students for graduation. The safety at the school is poor and there is very limited parental involvement. The principal should check-in on active classes more often. But, student progress and grades can be viewed via web and when a student is absent from school a phone call is made. The school also could use some metal detectors during school hours and at the sporting events.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2006

It was questionable whether programs needed to produce student outcomes sufficient for high school levels were employed. The school has had some much needed renovation which has helped. During my child's attendance students were seen standing around the campus during school time obviously not attempting to attend class without apparent redress. A significant number of students do not receive any useful computer training and come out of High School unprepared for college or work. The communications skills, both written and oral, do not seem to improve significantly over those acquired in middle school at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

After almost 10 years at MHS, I can honestly say it has gotten worse each year. Students break school rules all the time and nothing happens. The turn over of staff is scary. Not too many veteran teachers left.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2006

I feel that Morrow High School was an excellent school when I went there.I attended MHS from '01-'05 and I was an all A student the entire four years.I am now a full time student at Clark Atlanta University where I am studying education. Many parents talk negative about this school but if you never went there you dont actually know whats going on inside the classrooms. Alot of students ask for help after they have failed and its to late to make it up. I feel that my teachers were excellent and they influenced me to be successful. In my opinion Morrow High School is the best school to attend in Clayton County.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 28, 2006

I am truly disappointed in the lack education my children received at the hands of these so called educators. My children have asked on several occasion for assistance with understanding materials and have been pushed to the side with comments like (come back tomorrow) and guess what tomorrow never comes. Displine and how to maintain it well lets ask our never present officer on duty at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2005

MHS gets negative press that is not totally indicative of what goes on there academically. Extracurricular activities are very good. As anywhere else, you have to put something in to get something out. Morrow's biggest problem is that it is over crowded with no releif in sight. Morrow's principal is one of the most caring men I have ever met and he cares for each of his students. For the most part, the entire staff is dedicated to the success of the students. My only regrets about MHS is the number of students there and the lack of parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

This school is the worst school I've ever attended and I've been to alot of schools. Its over crowded, no-one seems to care, and it's just not a good learning environment if you want a good education. If I had the opportunity to go to a different school I would leave no questions asked. The teachers are slow, the students are so rude and ghetto, and I don't think I have ever seen the principal. But this is my opinion, from the the angry and frustrated student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2004

Morrow High school is an excellent school. Parents expect teachers to do what they should do for their kids; which is parent them. Students go to school dress inappropriately and parents indulge them. Where are the parents when students leave home. Most parents never attend PTA meetings yet complain that they know nothing about the school. Parents stop expecting teachers to parent your children. This is your responsibility not the school. Most of their behaviors at school disrupt other students and stops the learning parents. I have seen parent at this school cuss out administrators for students discipline infractions. Take responsibility for your kids or stop having kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2004

I have volunteered at the school, and still do volunteer, I have kids there. Yes, it is the parent's responsibility to not allow their kids to dress that way, but if they don't then the school should corrected it. I know schools that, if the parents are too sorry to monitor their childs dress, then the school handle it. I have been there when kids walk by teachers with such things on or walk up and talk to teachers and they say nothing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2004

It is a great injustice for those of you who do not go to this school have the nerve to say what goes on there. I have had the pleasure of volunteering at the school. The facuilty does uphold the dress code. The problem is we (the parents) allow our children to go to that school dressed like they are going to the mall. What is strange we have the audacity to blame the school for our failure to monitor our schools dress. We have a part to play in our childrens education, yet we fall short and blame the school. The people at MHS are trained to educate yet we want them to parent. Fellow parents, step up to the plate. I challenge you to volunteer and actually see what is going on in that school. It is a great school. Be parents so the teachers can teach.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

Morrow High School is a great school for many reasons! Did you know for this school year (2003-2004) MHS is the only CCPS school that met AYP? This means that MHS met the Requirements for 'No Child Left Behind'. That in itself says that academically they are meeting standards. Also did you know that MHS has a Social Studies teacher who is the 'Georgia Social Studies teacher of the Year' (Andrew White)? Did you know that MHS will be attempting to address student failures through the creation of a freshman transition program? Did you know that many students received academic and athletic scholarships this past year? The administrative team is great. Nice people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2004

During the summer of last year I called and spoke to one of the assistant principals at this school. I asked him why is it better that my son come to your school as opposed to another local school. He replied, 'we have wonderful people who care about our children, there is unlimited parent access, although it seldomly used, to the school even to pay a suprise visit to your child, and the administrative team has an open door policy.' I have found that to be a true statement. He also said there is a shared reponsibilty in educating your child. He said I will make sure the atmosphere is conducive, the teachers will teach, your child's responsibilty is to learn and your job will be to make sure he is in the right frame of mind for learning. I agreed. Doing those things has helped my child be successful here.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

331 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

334 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

334 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
68%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
75%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
43%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
47%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
16%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

370 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 72% 37%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Asian 9% 3%
White 4% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Pamela Pitts
Fax number
  • (404) 362-2044

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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2299 Old Rex Morrow Rd
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (404) 362-3865

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