Mortimer Jordan High School

Mortimer Jordan High School serves 751 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Mortimer Jordan High School operates within the Jefferson County School District.
Jefferson County School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

The student population of 751 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 751 students
Mortimer Jordan High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mortimer Jordan High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Mortimer Jordan High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mortimer Jordan High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.13 is less than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Mortimer Jordan High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Black
7%
34%
Mortimer Jordan High School Black Students (1991-2014)
White
93%
57%
Mortimer Jordan High School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.13 0.32
Mortimer Jordan High School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
52%
Mortimer Jordan High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1998-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
6%
Mortimer Jordan High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Jefferson County School District's student population of 36,203 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 58% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,630 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $12,681 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Jefferson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
7
Number of Students Managed 36,203 3,026
Jefferson County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 70% 74%
Jefferson County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2014)
District Total Revenue $347 MM $30 MM
Jefferson County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2014)
District Spending $457 MM $30 MM
Jefferson County School District District Spending (1990-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,630 $10,181
Jefferson County School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2014)
District Spending / Student $12,681 $10,301
Jefferson County School District District Spending / Student (1992-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

School Notes

  • Mortimer Jordan High School was named after Captain Mortimer Harvie Jordan, a soldier who died in 1918 in World War 1 in France and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He graduated from the University of Alabama and later opened his own medical practice before joining the military during World War I.
  • The school opened in 1920 in Morris, Alabama, a rural city in northern Alabama that has a population of about 1,800 citizens. MJHS first hosted a total of only 90 students in the first year in a five room building. The first water system for the school was installed in the 1930's and the first gym was built in 1936 and 1937. One of the most notable staff members was Mr. Jimmie A. Trotter, who worked as both a coach, teacher, and principal for 36 years. The school just recently changed in 2004 from a 7th-12th grade school to only 9th-12th with the opening of the new North Jefferson Middle School in 2004.

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Gardendale High School (7.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is North Jefferson Middle School (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bryan Elementary School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • MorrisBryan Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 722 students
    0.6 miles
    600 Kimberly Cut Off Rd
    MorrisAL 35116
    (205)379-2750
    0.6KG-5722
  • KimberlyNorth Jefferson Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 563 students
    1.7 miles
    8350 Warriorkimberly Rd
    KimberlyAL 35091
    (205)379-5500
    1.76-8563
  • WarriorWarrior Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 288 students
    3.7 miles
    300 Montgomery St
    WarriorAL 35180
    (205)379-5500
    3.7KG-5288
  • GardendaleSnow Rogers Elementary School
    Grades: KG-5 | 197 students
    4.6 miles
    2636 Snow Rogers Rd
    GardendaleAL 35071
    (205)379-5400
    4.6KG-5197
  • PinsonKermit Johnson School
    Grades: 3-5 | 786 students
    6.5 miles
    8300 Kermit Johnson Rd
    PinsonAL 35126
    (205)379-4350
    6.53-5786

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