Mortimer Jordan High School

  • Mortimer Jordan High School serves 764 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the AL average of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 44%.
  • Mortimer Jordan High School operates within the Jefferson County School District.
  • Jefferson County School District's 70% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 74%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 764 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students764 students
Mortimer Jordan High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Mortimer Jordan High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
Mortimer Jordan High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by GradeMortimer Jordan High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
Mortimer Jordan High School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2015)
Hispanic
n/a
6%
Mortimer Jordan High School Black Students (2013-2014)
Black
8%
33%
Mortimer Jordan High School Black Students (1991-2014)
White
92%
56%
Mortimer Jordan High School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.150.58
Mortimer Jordan High School Diversity Score (1992-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
24%
47%
Mortimer Jordan High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
5%
Mortimer Jordan High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Jefferson County School District's student population of 35,754 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 70% has increased from 58% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,627 in this district is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $12,677 is higher than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 27% over four years.
School District NameJefferson County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
59
6
Number of Students Managed35,7542,879
Jefferson County School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate70%74%
Jefferson County School District Graduation Rate (1995-2015)
District Total Revenue$347 MM$30 MM
Jefferson County School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$457 MM$30 MM
Jefferson County School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,627$10,181
Jefferson County School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$12,677$10,301
Jefferson County School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest 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.
  • Profile last updated: 2017-03-16 02:12:21

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