Mortimer Jordan High School

1920 Blue Devil Road
Kimberly, AL 35091
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 846 students in grades 9-12, Mortimer Jordan High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is approximately equal to the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 846 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : 96% (Top 5% in AL)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Mortimer Jordan High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Mortimer Jordan High School's student population of 846 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
846 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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School Rankings

Mortimer Jordan High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Mortimer Jordan High School is 0.25, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#727 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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25-29%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mortimer Jordan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
25-29%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mortimer Jordan High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
18:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Mortimer Jordan High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
3%
10%
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Black
9%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mortimer Jordan High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
86%
53%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mortimer Jordan High School and the percentage of White public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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0.25
This chart display the diversity score of Mortimer Jordan High School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
96%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Mortimer Jordan High School and public school graduation rate of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Mortimer Jordan High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mortimer Jordan High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mortimer Jordan High School's ranking?
Mortimer Jordan High School is ranked #727 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Mortimer Jordan High School often compared to?
Mortimer Jordan High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Gardendale High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25-29% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Mortimer Jordan High School?
The graduation rate of Mortimer Jordan High School is 96%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 88%.
How many students attend Mortimer Jordan High School?
846 students attend Mortimer Jordan High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
86% of Mortimer Jordan High School students are White, 9% of students are Black, 3% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Mortimer Jordan High School?
Mortimer Jordan High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Mortimer Jordan High School offer ?
Mortimer Jordan High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Mortimer Jordan High School part of?
Mortimer Jordan High School is part of Jefferson County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 846 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 14%
  • : 96% (Top 5%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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