J Sterling Morton Freshman Center

  • J Sterling Morton Freshman Center serves 1,208 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.
  • J Sterling Morton Freshman Center placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • J Sterling Morton Freshman Center's student population of 1,208 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9
Total Students1,208 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J Sterling Morton Freshman Center is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,525 schools in Illinois (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2014-15 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J Sterling Morton Freshman Center is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
18%
29%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (14-15)
28%
38%
Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
97%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
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White
2%
49%
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Diversity Score0.060.32
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Graduation Rate≤20%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJ S Morton HSD 201 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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