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Morton High School

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4 stars

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Posted February 2, 2014

As a Morton grad and now a proud parent of two teenagers, I can testify that this school district is well - versed in the requirements needed to successfully navigate post - high school life. The district provides its students with a solid basis to launch into under-graduate or technical institute education. They focus on challenging the student to surpass their envisioned success. Extra - curricular activities from athletics to music to art to drama are taught by passionate leaders who strive to be the best. Opportunities to experience a well-rounded, solid education are available for the taking. Positive outcomes are common. We moved here from a larger city to give our children a quality education so they, as adults, are able to be successful individuals... whatever path they choose. We have continually been pleased and proud to be Morton Potters. The town has a lovely heritage and quaint feel. Safe, beautiful, faith-enriched area to settle and raise A family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

This school has very devoted teachers. The administration tries to accommodate the most ambitious needs of students in terms of curriculum and scheduling. To bad that school doesn't have a pool and more tennis courts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

The extracurricular activities are wonderful however the budget is not so good. One class could not do all the activities needed to because the class had run out of funds. The teachers only get around 40 dollars a year for supplies. Also the school doesnt have a lot of good features like a pool or air conditioning in all rooms. The ceilings in some hallways leak badly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2005

The school has great education and communication with family, but the building has many problems, and the school budget isn't that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2003

Truly a sense of 'family' and 'community' within the school setting. High communication between caring families and compassionate educators.


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About these ratings

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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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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75%

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76%

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79%

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73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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79%

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80%

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77%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female69%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income52%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income56%
Non-low income83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Low income63%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
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46%
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28%
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Average ACT score

24

Graduation rate

93.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 18%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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350 North Illinois Avenue
Morton, IL 61550
Phone: (309) 266-7182

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