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Morton Elementary School

Public | K-4 & ungraded | 12 students

 

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Posted December 17, 2012

I have two children here in 1st and 2nd, have been going since KG. Very Very surprised on how well the teaching Curriculum is, both were reading before leaving KG! Good teachers, and any problems I have ever had to do with the school or the school bus I have gotten help from Mr. Johnson(the principal) and he has resolved it. As for the post below, one of my kids has an issue with being over hyper, who also was sent to get paddlings a lot his KG year, after medicating (my choice) he is doing so much better, never in trouble anymore. Medicating is needed in some situations regardless of age, he was 5 as well and its worked wonders with us and his teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

This school has been aweful to my 5 year old! She is a bit hyper she's 5! The first two weeks of school someone cut her hair! The school didn't call me! Since then she has been tripped in the lunchroom at least weekly! The cafeteria has k-4 and 9-12 in there all at the same time. The teacher continuously wants to paddle my child so she ran from the teacher one day and the assistant principle came and took her to the office and was gonna do I don't know what with her and she ran from her! Clearly there's a reason she's scared! The principle tells me I need to medicate my daughter! She's 5! I'm not going to medicate her! Also parents should know that the teachers don't watch the kids while they are at recess. My neighbour found a child from my daughters class running toward hwy 80 crying during school! She had to have the police come and figure out where the kid belonged! The high school and middle school are really no better either! Future warning to parents out there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2009

teacher are always so helpful to the parents and great with the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

This school has been good to my children. I do have one child that has a chronic illness and although they wouldn't allow us to do a 504 plan for her, her teachers have been wonderful about recognizing her symptoms and allowing her to finish work when she's better able to concentrate. She's diabetic and her sugars do sometimes get out of control. I can't complain at all about the teachers. I do feel more comfortable training the teachers to take care of her than I feel the school nurse is prepared to take care of her. The school needs a nurse at the high school and elementary at all times (their on the same campus) and have a fulltime nurse at the middle school. This is my biggest drawback that I have. I feel that my children are learning and their needs are being met very well. Need more extracurricular-activities.
—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.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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44%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 59% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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55%

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49%

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59%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Mississippi Curriculum Test, 2nd Edition (MCT2) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts and math. The MCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Writing - Informative Essay

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 89% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

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English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 46%
Black 32% 50%
Hispanic 14% 3%
Two or more races 6% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
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 87%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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265 East Second Ave
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: (601) 732-8529

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