Mortimer Jordan High School

8601 Old Hwy 31,

Morris, AL, 35116-1236

Tel: (205)379-4850
Grades: 8-12

772 students

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 0.55. 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 0.55
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 $29 MM
Jefferson County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $462 MM $31 MM
Jefferson County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,615 $9,620
Jefferson County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,768 $10,180
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

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)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
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

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
States Fight to Teach “Ignorant” Science to Students
Wyoming recently became the first state to reject the Next Generation Science Standards because of concern regarding lessons that teach human-caused climate change. Several other states have also taken measures to reject the standards, which has some education officials concerned about the quality of instruction students in those states will receive.
School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Why You Need to Research School Districts When Buying a Home
Whether you have children or not, researching school districts is a crucial step when buying a new home.