Morton Elementary School

265 E Second Avenue
Rank
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Morton Elementary School serves 735 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Morton Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 33% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Morton Elementary School's student population of 735 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students735 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Morton Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Morton Elementary School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#507 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
Hispanic
29%
4%
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Black
30%
48%
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White
34%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.710.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Morton Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameScott County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Morton Elementary School is Morton High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Bettye Mae Jack Middle School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Morton Morton High School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 422 students
    0.1 miles
    238 East Fourth Avenue
    Morton, MS 39117
    (601) 732-6210
    0.1 9-12 422
  • Morton Bettye Mae Jack Middle School Math: 24% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 546 students
    0.3 miles
    128 M.l. King Drive
    Morton, MS 39117
    (601) 732-6977
    0.3 5-8 546
  • Pelahatchie Pelahatchie Attendance Center Math: 45% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 380 students
    8.8 miles
    213 Brooks Street
    Pelahatchie, MS 39145
    (601) 854-8135
    8.8 7-12 380
  • Pelahatchie Pelahatchie Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-6 | 498 students
    9.1 miles
    213-b Brooks Street
    Pelahatchie, MS 39145
    (601) 854-8060
    9.1 PK-6 498
  • Forest Forest Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-4 | 780 students
    10.0 miles
    513 Cleveland Street
    Forest, MS 39074
    (601) 469-3073
    10 PK-4 780

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