J Sterling Morton West High School

  • J Sterling Morton West High School serves 3,516 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 7% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 17% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 51%.

Top Placements

J Sterling Morton West High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

  • J Sterling Morton West High School's student population of 3,516 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 161 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,516 students
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Total Classroom Teachers161 teachers
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School Comparison

  • J Sterling Morton West High School's student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of J Sterling Morton West High School is 0.33, which is more 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#3518 out of 3,544 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
7%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
81%
26%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
11%
49%
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Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in J Sterling Morton West High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IL.
Diversity Score0.330.32
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Graduation Rate
77%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
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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  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Stay far away from this school. The culture is to strive for mediocrity at best. In 3 years I don't think there has been any solid communication to parents about anything and the skyward website for grades is a joke. My child's counselor is wonderful, but only so much can be done when teachers are simply collecting a paycheck and not teaching.
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Parents get informed! I tried to get more help for my struggling Morton teens and it was frustrating. Individual teachers helped a lot, but administrators are unorganized and have no follow through. I am a parent that cares! I turned to the IL Board of Education web site and found: This school failed Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) for 3 years in a row. Why is it not in“Federal Improvement Status” under No Child Left Behind Act. Without this Improvement Status there is no free tutoring from approved outside sources, and no choice of other schools meeting AYP outside the district, or records of good faith efforts with other school districts to accept students. A reply from www.isbe.state.il.us …” To be in Federal improvement status a school must be a Title I school for three consecutive years. In 2005-06 East High School was not Title I. In 2004-05 West High School was not Title I. Therefore, neither school is in Federal improvement status." If you also have trouble with Morton administrators contact Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education at this contact page: www.ed.gov/about/contacts/gen/index.html?src=gu Be informed and get help for your students read these web sites: www.susanohanian.org/show_nclb_news.html?id=208 www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=19160
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