Morton High School

238 East Fourth Ave

Morton, MS 39117-3536

Tel: (601)732-6210
Grades: 9-12

404 students

Morton High School serves 404 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the MS average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
Morton High School operates within the Scott County School District.
The school district's 66% graduation rate is higher than the MS state average of 62%.

Overview

Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 404 students
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Morton High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2013)
Students by Grade Morton High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from over five years.
This School (MS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 16:1
Hispanic
9%
3%
Black
42%
50%
White
47%
45%
All Ethnic Groups Morton High School Sch Ethnicity Morton High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.60 0.31
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.
66%
64%
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.
8%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,846 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Scott County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
5
Number of Students Managed 3,846 2,063
Scott County   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 66% 62%
Scott County   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $27 MM $21 MM
Scott County   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $27 MM $20 MM
Scott County   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,289 $9,999
Scott County   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,151 $9,596
Scott County   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pelahatchie Attendance Center (8.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bettye Mae Jack Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morton Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • MortonMorton Elementary School
    265 East Second Ave
    MortonMS 39117
    (601)732-8529
    0.1 mi | 683 students | Gr. KG-4                      
  • MortonBettye Mae Jack Middle School
    128 M.l. King Dr
    MortonMS 39117
    (601)732-6977
    0.4 mi | 456 students | Gr. 5-8                      
  • PelahatchiePelahatchie Attendance Center
    213 Brooks St
    PelahatchieMS 39145
    (601)854-8135
    8.8 mi | 314 students | Gr. 7-12                      
  • PelahatchiePelahatchie Elementary School
    213b Brooks St
    PelahatchieMS 39145
    (601)854-8060
    9.1 mi | 443 students | Gr. KG-6                      
  • ForestForest High School
    511 Cleveland St
    ForestMS 39074
    (601)469-3255
    10 mi | 377 students | Gr. 9-12                      

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Did You Know?
Scott County, MS public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.52, which is higher than the Mississippi average of 0.31. The most diverse school district in Scott County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Mississippi or national school diversity statistics.