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Morton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 762 students

 

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Posted March 5, 2014

Great school. Great atmosphere. Learning at high levels for all. Motto: Work Hard, Play Fair, Take Care of Each Other.


Posted November 5, 2013

If your child is a high performer without teacher help this school is for you. If your child needs special asssitance, this school is okay. If your child is a middle of the pack performer this is not the school for you. Staff only care about what makes things easiest for them. If I did not teach my child at home at night he would have constant failing grades. Middle school students are expected to have the maturity of highschool students. Teachers are technological driven requiring multiple websites to follow studies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2009

Morton is one of the best middle schools in have ever encountered. Under the suprevision of a superior staff the students learn in an environment that makes them feel nutured, safe and academically stimulated. This is a fabulous school and offers a lot to it's students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2007

Morton, Always makes sure that the students understand the core content and encourage students to always do their best. A wonderful School!!!!!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2006

Morton.... Wow I just can remember all of the absolutely wonderful experiences I had with all of the kids and teachers there. every single one is wonderful. The range of extra curricular activities is huge and so are the in school elective classes and all are wonderful. The teachers are absolutely wonderful I loved them all. Morton's academic standards are second to none. We had the 3 best in the state second only to a well to do private school and SCAPA (the gifted and talented program in Fayette County). The kids are wonderful, so are the teachers I enjoyed my time there and guess what it's my favorite of all time
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2005

Morton offers a wide variety of elective programs to round out their core curriculum areas. Students and teachers live their motto to 'Work hard, play fair, and take care of each other'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2005

Teachers willing to go the extra mile for students. great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
70%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learners40%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students55%
Female62%
Male47%
African American22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities19%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
African American51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities41%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
African American22%
Asian67%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
African American33%
Asian67%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
African American36%
Asian83%
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities6%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female62%
Male59%
African American27%
Asian64%
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners25%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
African American41%
Asian73%
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learners33%

Social Studies

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
African American46%
Asian73%
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
English language learners25%

Writing

All Students51%
Female63%
Male41%
African American11%
Asian64%
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learners25%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 81%
Black 15% 11%
Hispanic 8% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 1%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Cafeteria
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  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1225 Tates Creek Rd
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 381-3533

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