Morton High School

238 East Fourth Avenue
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Morton High School serves 422 students in grades 9-12.
Morton High 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 35-39% (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 25-29% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Morton High School's student population of 422 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

Morton High 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 High School is 0.62, 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
#485 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
13%
4%
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Black
39%
48%
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White
47%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.620.58
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Graduation Rate
75-79%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
8%
5%
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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 High School is Pelahatchie Attendance Center (8.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bettye Mae Jack Middle School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Morton Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Morton Morton Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 735 students
    0.1 miles
    265 E Second Avenue
    Morton, MS 39117
    (601) 732-8529
    0.1 K-4 735
  • Morton Bettye Mae Jack Middle School Math: 24% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 546 students
    0.4 miles
    128 M.l. King Drive
    Morton, MS 39117
    (601) 732-6977
    0.4 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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