Mortimer Jordan High School

  • Mortimer Jordan High School serves 751 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Mortimer Jordan High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 45%.

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Mortimer Jordan High School's student population of 751 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students751 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Mortimer Jordan High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,263 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Mortimer Jordan High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AL)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#558 out of 1263 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)45-49%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1
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Hispanic
1%
8%
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Black
8%
33%
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White
91%
55%
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Diversity Score0.170.59
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Graduation Rate≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJefferson County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) 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.

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