Mortimer Jordan High School

Mortimer Jordan High School serves 772 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Mortimer Jordan High School operates within the Jefferson County School District.
The school district's 69% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%.

Overview

The student population of 772 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 772 students
Mortimer Jordan High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 52% Male / 48%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Mortimer Jordan High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Mortimer Jordan High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.15 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 15:1
Mortimer Jordan High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
n/a
5%
Black
6%
35%
Mortimer Jordan High School Black (1989-2012)
White
92%
58%
Mortimer Jordan High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Mortimer Jordan High School Sch Ethnicity Mortimer Jordan 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.
0.15 0.70
Mortimer Jordan High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
27%
51%
Mortimer Jordan High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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%
7%
Mortimer Jordan High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 36,617 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 97% over five years.
School District Name Jefferson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
7
Number of Students Managed 36,617 2,928
Jefferson County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 69% 72%
Jefferson County School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $348 MM n/a
Jefferson County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $462 MM n/a
Jefferson County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,615 $0
Jefferson County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,768 $0
Jefferson County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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 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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Morris Bryan Elementary School
    600 Kimberly Cut Off Rd
    Morris , AL , 35116
    (205)379-2750
    0.6  mi  |  711  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Kimberly North Jefferson Middle School
    8350 Warriorkimberly Rd
    Kimberly , AL , 35091
    (205)379-5500
    1.7  mi  |  594  students  |  Gr.  6-9
  • Warrior Warrior Elementary School
    300 Montgomery St
    Warrior , AL , 35180
    (205)379-5500
    3.7  mi  |  319  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Gardendale Snow Rogers Elementary School
    2636 Snow Rogers Rd
    Gardendale , AL , 35071
    (205)379-5400
    4.6  mi  |  183  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Pinson Kermit Johnson School
    8300 Kermit Johnson Rd
    Pinson , AL , 35126
    (205)379-4350
    6.5  mi  |  805  students  |  Gr.  3-5

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Jefferson County, AL 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 0.57, which is lower than the Alabama average of 0.7. The most diverse school district in Jefferson County is Alabama Clinical School School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.