1801 S 55th Ave
Cicero, IL 60804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
J Sterling Morton Freshman Center serves 1,182 students in grades 9.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 29%) for the 2014-15 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2014-15 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

J Sterling Morton Freshman Center's student population of 1,182 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9
Total Students
1,182 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of J Sterling Morton Freshman Center is 0.14, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(14-15)
18%
29%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(14-15)
28%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
93%
26%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
2%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.14
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Graduation Rate
(15-16)
≤20%
85%
This chart display graduation rate of J Sterling Morton Freshman Center and public school graduation rate of Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
86%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in J Sterling Morton Freshman Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
2%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in J Sterling Morton Freshman Center and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9
  • Students: 1,182 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≤20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18%
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.14 (Btm 50% in IL)

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