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J Sterling Morton Freshman Center

Public | 9 | 1269 students


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Posted August 15, 2014

This is an excellent educational establishment that houses dedicated teachers and ambitious students. The building itself is in wonderful shape and has modernized itself this year with the implementation of their 1:1 program. A program that prepares every single freshmen student for their high school career with a personal iPad. The iPad will follow them all the way to their senior graduation and aid in their educational achievements. Having been a Morton East graduate myself, I'm very proud of its newest technological accomplishment. I loved my time at the Freshmen Center, especially taking Honors Biology with Mrs. Gamboa, and Math with Mr. Migoni, who unfortunately is no longer there:( .

Posted August 1, 2013

This school is very good, most of all..the teachers are great . My kids came from a catholic school, and teacher helped them to adjust. Maybe the only thing my kids told me was it felt a little bit like a prison, but that is because they do not want any incidents. They are there to learn not to mingle
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2013

The school offers great courses, its brand new. Its easy and AWESOME :) It has houses, instead of regular classrooms. its confusing at first buy youll get the hang of it :)
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 12, 2010

I was once a student ther eat the Morton Freshman Center when it first open.To me it was alright nothing 'wow' abuot it. But one thing i could honestly say was that the teachers there cared for us and really wanted to see us succeed. The principal was really cool to he stook with us from freshman year all the way to senior year. Overall best start off for High School. Go Mustangs.

Posted April 20, 2009

The school felt like a prison and I am not over-exaggerating. I recently left this school and entered Morton East and it felt much more freeing. Students are more open to who they are and students have more available clubs, sports, and events to participate in. I'm glad I left Freshman Center.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 12, 2009

The school is pretty cool, may not be the best, but at leatst its something. The teachers are really cool they challenge us a lot so we can get more better, and so are their methods they helped me out a lot. The events are really fun just that we rarely get events but at the end it is all worth it :)
—Submitted by a student

Posted April 25, 2008

This place is alright dont get me wrong, but they spent so much money making it. that they have not much to make too many events and well yeah you can say its slow cuz im typing this in my computer class =]! and well yeah it has some cool teachers that have really good teaching methods but the best is the gym it is the greatest work out i have ever had!
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Posted March 9, 2008

The school has decent teachers. There aren't as much electives as i would want there to be. The teachers enforce discipline. The material taught could be more challenging. Overall, it's an okay school, though, not the best.
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Posted June 8, 2007

Great school, very high in education, not the best materials but some of the best teachers. Very great school.
—Submitted by a former student

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 24%
Black 2% 18%
White 1% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mrs. Mayra Barahona-Arroyo


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1801 South 55th Avenue
Cicero, IL 60804
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