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2423 South Austin Boulevard
Cicero, IL 60804

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(708) 780-4000
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February 26, 2014
It really bothers me when people talk bad about Morton East. Yes, the school is old, it's not in the best of neighborhoods and a lot of the kids don't give a care about their education. The teachers however care about the students and really try hard to provide them with a good education and learning environment. If you really try hard and take the opportunities given to you by this school, you can go places. It's all about how you as a student, decide to perform. Amazing school overall. If you're a student you know that the school is in desperate need of AC though (it get's REALLY hot, it's basically an oven in the summer).

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2013
This is a legitimate school. Offers what it can and is enough four our community. We may seem like trash to other people and schools but we at least work hard, I guess your snotty college preps don't teach you the value of honest and true hard work and desire to push ahead. I love being a mustang!

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2011
when i was freshman parents would often tell my mom to transfer me from school. and although some were right the problems that i was going to face through out highschool most students face at any high school morton east is not a bad school often people say theres too much fights but where arent they? theyre is alot of teen pregnacy but that also happens so often now in days. theyre is alot of hispanics but that doesnt stop them from going to college. makes them toughen up and trhive for what they want.. it might not be a 5 star high school but it depends how u perceive it... it would be great if they remodeld it, the building is kinda old and it is overcrowded..as i said it depends on the students..

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2011
As a former student of Morton East knows that this school is a very good school. What you take from it is all up to you! there is no bad school you yourself makes a school bad when you dont try! I had the best teachers and yes the neighborhood is'nt the best but i would never trade in my experience for a school in Beverly Hills! Just know what you get in life is what you put into life! The more you study the more likely you will have an enriching life! Morton east will always have a special place in my heart!

- submitted by a student
April 12, 2010
Morton East high is the best high school there is in Chicago or even the state. The teachers there care about you and struggle to meet every students needs. You can see that they want to see us succeed in life. this school has perpared me for college and the real world. The school is over 100 years old and still striving, this school gives the students there a freedom like no other school can give. Everyone can be themselves and not be picked on. When you enter the main doors students can feel a sort of freedom and escape from the outside world. This school has soooo much history that it only grows more and more. The best school, team and family is Morton East High School hands down!!!

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2010
Its an awsome school the teachers are great and you have a great experience in this school :D

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no rating December 09, 2009
This school has low academics and very poor student behavior. The majority of the teachers are good but the staff members do a bad job when it comes to safety and discipline.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2009
this dosent teach very well n very poor teachers

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May 30, 2009
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October 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
The teachers are dedicated and extremely motivated. Not making excuses but I was a student at Morton East and received a 27 on my Act unlike others that did worse because English was their second language. Many of us did well, we were just out numbered by those who didn't want to learn.

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July 01, 2008
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June 10, 2008
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May 14, 2008
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March 08, 2008
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January 30, 2008
I was a student of Morton east high school its a very great school, and wonderful teachers

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January 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 08, 2007
Im a student at morto today 07 and i'm glad to say it is a great school. The teachers are great they interact with students and are smart. Morto east is home to the chodl auditorium wich is listed national register of historic places. Geat theater teachers devoted to their actors and plays im am proud to be a part of morton.

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December 04, 2007
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November 07, 2007
My child is a Morton Student. I am a Morton alumnus, class of 1971. Morton was a fine school in 1971 and is even better in 2007. The teachers are excellent, dedicated and inspiring. The students are ambitious and hardworking.

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September 20, 2007
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June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 24, 2007
I am currently enrolled in this school and I have no problems at all. Im a Jr. and well on track. The teachers in this school are excellent. They motivate the students all the time. Extracurricular activities are great. Yeah, we might not win every state championship in Illinois, but heck, we give everything, blood, sweat, and tears to our sports. Everyone always talks bad about this school just because the school doesn't have money. We may not be the richest school in America, but were still happy with the education we are being given at this school. Mustang Pride!

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2007
Especially special ed services is very very poor at Morton H.S. The education is very poor at Morton H.S. and state test scores show that.

- submitted by a teacher
March 13, 2007
I myself have attended this school. this school to me was a great school, my experience there was great the teachers were great and the extracurricular activities are as good as they can get this school is great and as for the bad reputation some people have given us they are too exaggerating, the school is not as bad as they make it sound. I myself think that this is a great school.

- submitted by a former student
May 20, 2006
Most of the students have come from the junior high with skills below grade level. This makes it hard for the high school teachers to work on those higher skills in the classrooom. Also, many of the students are unmotivated, don't do homework/classwork and parents do not give them consequences at home. There are a handful of students at Morton East that want to do well and succeed. However, there are the rest who come to school to socialize and free foor their free lunch. The teachers want to do well, but with problems with administration (safety, leadership) it is hard for teachers to have the motivation to do their very best.

- submitted by a teacher
May 03, 2006
Teachers care and work hard to give to students. Discipline is good in most classes and students behave well. Reputation is poor do to poor community reputation. Students are more attentive and more behaved than at other local school.

- submitted by a staff
November 25, 2005
My child is currently enrolled at this school and has had a horrible time. The academic programs... What academic programs? There is no student teacher envolvment at all. As far as music,art, sports, and other extracricular activities. My daughter has been subjected to sexual harassment and abuse on a daily basis. and let's not even talk about the drug problems at that horrid place. A parent should feel safe about sending her daughter to school but it is the complete opposite. The parents don't get envoled at all in the school or at handling there children. They could care less about their childs academics.

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September 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
Morton East is a great high school. Yes, it does has it's flaws but not to the extreme as the last review. I am former student and the school is great. I went there for four years and I should know not compared to a couple of months. It has great extra curricular activties, the teachers are phenomenal(some teachers are Golden Apple recipients and nominees)When you ask for help they are gladly to service you. If this was not a good school, I wouldn't have gotten in one of the top schools in the country.

- submitted by a former student
May 03, 2005
Morton East is dirty and horrible. ive only been there for a coupple of months and i have seen about more than 20 roaches on the halls. The teachers dont know how to teach. Morton spends more time punishing the students than teaching them. Also, the school has no good programs. This school is located in a hispanic community. Many students in Morton dont know any english and are being descriminated by teachers. Morton makes me seriously sick.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2004
I just want to say morton was and still remains the best school that I ever went to I was a former student there at morton I just moved to florida about 4 to 5 months ago thanks morton for some of the best times ever and if you can in the morning anouncements could you please say hi to my friends for me tell them Dennis Gonzalez says hi well thanks morton I wish that I could go back but that seems imposible thanks and take care.

- submitted by a former student
December 01, 2004
I just want to say how much I loved Morton East. I am a sophomore and tansferred to a new school(West Leyden), which is alright, but never like Morton East. I loved being there. The teachers help you so much and are always there for you. If you are not doing good,they will let you know and try to help you as much as they can. If I can choose to go back, I will right now!Everyone there does there own thing and don't care about what others say or think. Is the best school and so are the teachers, staff, securities,and students.Love you Morton and miss you!

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no rating October 29, 2004
I graduated from Morton East High School on 2000. Being there for 4 years was one of many of my great experiences. I came there without knowing any word in English, and I was very greatful to meet many great and devoted teachers that helped me for 4 years. Until now, I am still grateful for everything that they have done for me. I just want to say that Morton East High School has a strong team of great teachers who have faith in their students and help them to follow their goals. From the bottom of my heart, I just want to say that I am thankful for everything that they had done for me. I am attending at University of Illinois at Chicago, and as for my future goal, I want to become a Pharmacist.

- submitted by a former student
September 13, 2004
I graduated from this school and I think it was the best thing ever. I thought Morton was going to be the worst school in the world, but I was wrong. I met people there I can never forget and will be life long friends. It's always about who you hang out with too and not what they say about the school. I know Morton doesn't have the best rep. but if you were to ask my friends about our old high school they would say it was one of the best experiences ever and we would love to go back to visit. Which I think we already most of us have. And the teachers. I can honestly say out of all of the teachers that I have had in those 4 years at Morton I have loved all of them. But there are exceptions.

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August 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 26, 2004
This school is a great school and it all depends on the child not on the adminsitrators or the teachers. I attend this school and it's been a great help for me. The teachers are great and they're there for you when you need them. We may have some low ratings on our test scores but that's not because of the staff it's because of the kind of student you choose to be. You either choose to be a good student or a bad student that's all there is to it. But overall I think the school has improved a lot and the staff members get along with the students so that's something you don't frequently hear about from other schools.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
I went to this school as a student. I taught at this school for over 30 years. My two children went to this school, graduated and are doing well. Morton has everything. But, the student needs to make the right choice and decide to take advantage of it. This school, nor any other can force you to become educated. The choice is theirs.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2004
Morton East Highschool is a school that is excellent in the knowledge and importance of teachings teens. Parents are always blaming teachers, but it is not the teachers fault. It is actually the students fault. Most students don't try to complete homework or even try to study for tests. Laziness and gang activity are the cause of failure to do these things. Students always tell there teachers everyday 'I forgot', in college, that phrase will not help students. Parents have to talk to there students and explain to their teens in a sincere manner that they need to shape up. Parents are making the teachers do the punishing job for them. Teachers just do there job, thats why they graduated from a university or a college. Morton East is not a terrible school, the students make it terrible.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2003
I went to this high school and it was one of the most horrific experiences of my life. When I went on to college, I saw great gaps in my education. I was really falling behind in math and especially in English. One of the reasons why this school is in the bottom rating is that the teachers and administrators are too busy punishing the kids and treating them like criminals rather than giving them a benefit of a doubt. The school administrators have to understand that their students require special attention (majority have difficulty speaking English). Also, a lot of kids that I went to school with had to work full time in order to support their families, so they did not have much time to do their homework or study for tests. The only saving grace in that school was Mr. Clifford who always believed in me and inspired me to go to college.

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August 10, 2003
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J Sterling Morton East High School
2423 South Austin Boulevard, Cicero, IL  60804
(708) 780-4000
Last modified J Sterling Morton East High School is a Public school that serves grades 10-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J Sterling Morton East High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top