I went to this school and I loved it but many idividuals complain and are concerened about all the fights,gangs,pregnacy's, and use of drugs in the school. Most people will rate average or below average but as a former student I rate it with a 4 of 5 stars.
The school is basically ok i mean it;s not the best but they do what they can. Teachers are always willing to help there's extracurricular activities.
i think that uniforms should be ruled out for students to wear. Everyone should not be punished for others. As individuals we should be able to wear what we feel but in a suitable manner.
i think morton has excellent honors and ap classes. the teachers are willing to help the kids before and after school.
I am becoming more and more concerned that the school has become so overcrowded that students cannot get into the classes they need or transfer to another class that better suits their academic purposes. This is something to really watch because if you need college prep classes and they can only place you in auto mechanics - well that's a real problem.
Yes, Morton has the potential to be a great school. First drop the failing football team for now and put money into technology. Also, Morton needs to expand the lunchroom and offer better, more quality food and sometimes my daughter doesn't get a lunch because the line is so long and she only has 30 minutes for lunch. And, most parents know that the school is so, so overcrowded, yet there is plenty of expansion room on campus. I have written my state congresswoman to have her review Morton's funding and policies so that Morton can be a much better school overall. As far as academics, I have no complaints at this time. I have a 1oth grader and an 11th grader attending.
Morton west is not as bad it seems. Well atleast the tennagers aren't that bad but the school does not meet the financial needs of the students. I for one think it's unfair to have a sport like football being funded when ,no offense towards any football parents or coaches on the Morton team, the team does not have a good record and hasn't had a good record for a while now. The little funding that the school does get should be put towards the art classes and technology classes because adolescence seem to be more involved with tech. and art or music programs these days. But then again I know that school is expensive and these kids tend to take advantage of the priviliges provided to them.
i think that the principal this year is doing an exceptional jo. the teachers are wondeful and my student is learning alot. the only problem is that some rules i think apply only to certain people.
The quality of academic programs is marginal, but there is a relatively good availability of sports and other activities. The parent involvement is not what I would expect from a high school as large as this is.
In my opinion Morton West is a horrible high school compared to the one I go to now. The main thing that needs to be worked on is safety and discipline. Gangs and racism are also main issues. It's a bad school period, although the teachers are okay.
I am a Morton High School graduate and can give everyone a bit of perspective. In my circle of friends, the following colleges were represented...Princeton, University of Chicago, Stanford, Millikin University, Northwestern...just to name a few...so for people to say you have no shot at Morton is ludicrous.
Morton West High School doesn't challenge students due to the out of date text books and teaching material used. I feel my child is not being challenge enough, even though he is in honor classes.
Parents get informed! I believe I didn't get the help I could have for my struggling Morton teens. I am a Parent that cares! This school failed Annual Yearly Progress 3 years in a row.
I agree with previous comments made about having to be 'in the face of educators' My experience is that the administration isn't there to work with you and as much as I tried to work with them I got resistence at every attempt. I thought the whole concept of the education process was to teach, apparently I was mistaken because those who excel in school do so with little effort and those who need help just fall behind. I lived in Berwyn for 15 years and was happy there until my daughter went to Morton West High school. I had to move in order to give my daughter a chance to succeed. Lets face it, its hard enough to find a job these days and without at least a high school diploma chances are slim. No guarantees: but at least my kid has a shot now.
The administration in this school could improve itself greatly by putting the students' needs above the need to improve test scores.
The school website reflects the help and resources you can expect from Morton West. Stubborn persistance is needed to get anywhere with the staff at Morton West. Homework and organization skills are up to teens and their parents - no real lessons from the school here. The Morton West system makes it difficult for parents to get information before it is too late to make a difference. Progress reports reflect information from 3 to 4 weeks prior to receipt. There is heavy reliance on teens to convey information and needs when they often do not have the maturity level to do so. Parent Teacher Conference is poorly organized. A web site with useful and updated academic and activity calendars, e-mail contacts, and individual teacher areas would benefit Morton West, its students and parents. Some of the teachers go the extra mile. Band program and support for it is outstanding.
terrible school. no discipline. fighting all the time and teachers don't care.
As a former student the school wasnt too bad but its what you make of it. If you hangout with the right groups then you will be fine. Also if you dont mess with people or start drama (drama happens alot here). Also people think that Morton is full of bad dumb students. We have many smart and great students there its just hard to find them becuase,the school pays more attention to the trouble students rather the good ones.
Well let's just see how Senior year goes for my son. he is not the best student so I am not a parent who looks at life through glass eyes. With that said, can I just say if any staff from the High School is reading this, your school has to be by far one of the most UNORGANIZED registrations I have ever been to. Your staff is rude to the students! No wonder the kids are the way they are, it starts from the top. From a management level to hopefully someone who cares that reads this, you really need to get it together. And what is up with only 2 conselors on staff for regis day? Come on seriously, let's get it together. Practice what you preach staff!
I am a Morton graduate. I was a teacher at Morton also. I am the mother of three children who did extremely well in school - because they put effort into it! I could not believe the whinning of the people who entered their reviews in this site. (Their grammar was atrocious besides!)There's a simple rule of life; put much effort into something and you will reap great rewards. Morton does not go out and hire disinterested teachers. Get real! Could it be that education and character and good behavior and good study habits were not emphasized in the home of these disgruntled people? Just because a person walks into a school now and then doesn't make them a student. A proper upbringing is the responsibility of the family so that the person attending school is prepared to learn plus partake of the extracurricular activities provided.
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