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Morton Magnet Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 664 students

 

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Posted April 12, 2014

I would not recommend Morton for your child. Bullying is excessive and hardly ever resolved. My child has been sexually harassed many times along with her friends. Some of the staff are willing to help with emotional problems but the education is not clearly taught especially in math. The math staff is not willing to understand that students have problems understanding and they tend to have problems making things clear. Fights occurred often and students there seem not to care about other students feelings. My child personal hates Morton and can not wait to get out of there. If you are looking a for a well put together school where your child would feel comfortable and appreciated by other students, Morton isn't it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

I would not send my child to this school. The bullying seems to be a big issue here. My son is in the 5th grade and we have been battling the bullying since the beginning of the year. Some of the teachers are extremely disrespectful to the students, which hinders learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2011

My child is excelling at this school!! She was floundering at her former school barely able to keep up in the remedial classes. She found the teachers at Morton to be the key to her success! The teachers are open to her questions, and give extra explaination when she doesn't understand the material. Before coming to Morton, I couldn't pay her to read. My daughter's reading teacher engaged her and has challenged her and now I can't get her nose out of a book! Morton has wonderful programs such as AVID - which helps the children learn how to study and prepare for college. The after school program (Panther Pack) allows the students to get extra help with their homework, explore their interests (art, science and math) and the staff is interested in the children. During the Panther Pack science lessons the children have dissected a cow's eyeball, made goop and dissected a lamb's brain. This hand's on approach to science may not be your "cup of tea" but my daughter just loves it! She came home the night of the brain dissection and told me what a cellebrum is, what it does, where it is locate and what it looks like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2010

My daughter started the 7th grade here. She has been bullied several times, she complaints about the cafeteria food. Some teachers disrespect the students. Bottom line, not too happy with this school and I have enrolled my daughter into several school because we had moved a lot in the past. I dont recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2009

Morton has inhanced the school by changing to a Middle Magnet School, which now serves grades 5 to 8. I started my son at Morton in the 5th grade and now he is in the 7th grade. My son has had so many advantages by being at Morton, he has been Chess tournaments, math competions, over 20 field trips to enhance classroom learning. Morton partners with UNO and Creighton University so students can expericance medical, legal, and technology career fields. My son recieves tutoring for the ACT test after school. Morton has an after school program that runs daily from 2;45pm to 6:00pm daily with loads of clubs and activities. I very happy with Morton. I attend monthy family nights to have fun with other parents, meet my sons friends and Morton always provides dinner for us. Parent involvment is the key to the success of every student.
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Posted December 4, 2006

Morton is a fantastic school. There are high quality programs, the teachers are always trying to find new and better ways to teach, and for the students who work hard there is an opportunity to excel. Morton has all sorts of music, art, and sports programs to be a part of. There are also after school clubs like the chess club for students. The level of parent involvement is fantastic. The teachers and the parents both work together to help build up the students.
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Posted October 11, 2005

Morton Middle School is truly amazing school. The staff is incredible! The teachers are always there to help no matter what the situation. When my child is at school I am assured that nothing will happen. Morton Middle school is safe, strong, and just the best school anyone could possibly ask for and I am thankful that it is here.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

326 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

324 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2012.

323 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2012.

321 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students47%
Female46%
Male47%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic58%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black, not Hispanic)n/a
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic81%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch53%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

Math

All Students37%
Femalen/a
Male35%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic55%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male54%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic77%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch53%

Science

All Students48%
Femalen/a
Male50%
White, not Hispanic69%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunchn/a

Writing

All Students58%
Female71%
Male44%
Black, not Hispanic)49%
Hispanicn/a
White, not Hispanic69%
Students eligible for free and reduced lunch50%
Special education studentsn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Nebraska used the Nebraska State Accountability (NeSA) assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grades 4, 8 and 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The NeSA assessments are standards-based tests, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nebraska. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups were identified by the Nebraska Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 71%
Black 30% 7%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Asian 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Resources

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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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4606 Terrace Dr
Omaha, NE 68134
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