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Morton Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 564 students

 
 

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Posted August 10, 2011

My grandchild attend Morton Elementary School. The entire staff cares about the children and their education. The teachers go above and beyound to make sure the children are on the level they should be on. I take my hat off to to the PTA as well. I am glad the School CIty of Hammond has not given up on the public school system


Posted September 21, 2009

I think Morton is a very safe school, to me that is very important for children. I see the teachers asst. and principal out with the children when the kids are going to school and getting out. I am very proud to have my child attending Morton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

I just want to say that the teachers and staff at Morton are top in my book. They go above and beyond to help the kids succeed. They are really trying to prepare our children for the future and what comes along with being an adult and living life. I have a child in 4th grade and she struggled before transfering to Morton last year. She came from a school down south where they are very far behind in education compared to Morton. I commend everyone that keeps this school running smoothly from the teachers, staff and lunch workers all of you deserve to be rewarded for all your hard work and dedication to our children. Sincerely, Christy Ballentine
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

All 3 of my children attended Morton El. My youngest currently is in 3rd grade with Mrs. Hobbic. All of the teachers my children had were great and played an active role in their education. In fact my oldest is at Morton H.S. and has 4 A.P. classes and goes to Purdue Calument one evening a week for college course. Her education values begun early on at Morton El. and will continue throughout college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2007

My name is Ms.Wilkerson.My 6 year old attends kindergarten and has Mrs.Wieser.She is so fantastic my daughter raves about her teacher and misses her on the weekend.Thats a heck of an impact.She works really well with her kids and cares about each one individually.I am so proud of my daughter and proud she has a teacher that makes her want to learn.I have been on field trips this year and really got to see how all the teachers interact with the kids.Their safety comes first and meanwhile we all have alot of fun.So thank you Morton for an astounding job! Also a big thanks to all the teachers whom make this school what it is.Too bad my teachers werent this involved I think alot of children benefit from this school.I wouldn,t want my child in any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I am very happy with my son's teacher.He started kindergarden this year. Mrs. Wieser is very understanding and willing to listen to any issues you may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

Morton Elem. is fantastic. Every teacher we have had has been marvelous with my son, their student, and my youngest, who tags along whenever I have to volunteer. My son is easily excited and is very intelligent. Each teacher we've had has taught me how to balance these two characters to get the most out of my son. The principal, Jan Whelan, is kind, compassion and very involved. She has 'rock star' status with my kids. Test scores are somewhat mediocore, but the school is working with several different strategies to mediate that. There are after-school programs available for kids who are interested and our PTA is very active. The PTA sponsors several cool assemblies during the school year and a few over the summer to promote academic readiness for the next grade. I love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

My Daughter will be in second grade this year. I love the time and dedication the principal and teachers give to the children. A very comfortable and educational enviroment this school has been to my daughter and me. Morton Elementary is a very good school for all your childs learning needs. They are very intentive and diligent in every way to make a difference in our childrens education. I love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2005

This is my son first year in school. I have to say sending a child to school these days seems to be a little hard. You hear a lot of stories about different schools and teachers. I have to say when I drop my son off, I have no concerns. The school is great, the teacher, he has is just wonderful and the principal, what a great leader. They seem to be learning a lot and they have a teacher that not only takes the time for each and every child but she also seems to enjoy it. Her face lights up when she sees her kids to her class. She takes time for the parents, she is understanding. So if you are looking for a place, you can send your child and feel confident that your child is getting a good education, Morton Elementary is the place.
—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 85% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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79%

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77%

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71%

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78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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65%

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2010

 
 
74%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 84% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

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78%

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71%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

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52%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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69%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 74% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

Source: Indiana Department of Education

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55%
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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISTEP and End of Course Assessment results.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 49% 10%
White 25% 72%
Black 23% 12%
Multiracial 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/A46%
Special education 17%N/A14%
English learners 15%N/A5%
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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7006 Marshall Avenue
Hammond, IN 46323
Phone: (219) 989-7336

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