Morton High School

Overview

Student Enrollment
885
Best High School in Illinois
#49
 Rating 9 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Morton CUSD 709
Type Public
 Phone (309)266-7182
 Location 350 N Illinois Ave
Morton, IL 61550
Charter School No

Morton High School has an academic rating significantly above the average for Illinois high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and average AP course participation. It is ranked 49th in the best public high schools in Illinois.

Racial Demographics

The Morton High School student body is almost exclusively White with a small Asian Pacific population and has extremely low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White92.3%817
Black1.2%11
Hispanic1.7%15
Asian Pacific2.5%22
Native American Indian0.2%2
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races1.9%17

Family Income

vs. other Illinois high schools
Upper 4%

11.4% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the Illinois high school median of 42.4%. By this measure, Morton High School students are largely wealthy and rank 27th in Illinois for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman227
Sophomore221
Junior220
Senior217
Total885

Completions

Graduation Rate
93%
Rank in Illinois
93rd
Rating
8 out of 10
Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students93%
Illinois Median87%
Percentile86%
White95% or more*
Blacksuppressed*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more racessuppressed*
Economically Disadvantaged70% to 79%*
Limited English Proficiencysuppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
53%
Rank in Illinois
28th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Morton High School scored an average 53% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the Illinois State Board of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 24% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 5.3% of Illinois high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls50% to 54%*70% to 74%*
Boys40% to 44%*40% to 44%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indian--
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black-suppressed*
Hispanicsuppressed*suppressed*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White45% to 49%*55% to 59%*
With Disabilitessuppressed*20% or less*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average ACT Score
23.3

The average ACT score for Morton High School students in 2017 was 23.3. This indicates that the average student scores in the 68th percentile nationally on the ACT.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
19%
AP Pass Rank in Illinois
-9th
AP Pass Rate Rating
-

Morton High School offers 5 AP courses. 19 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 59% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Illinois schools of 16%. Morton High School had -8 taking AP exams with a -4 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the -900% percentile and the Illinois state median of -9 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 50% -9%
Students enrolled in an AP class 19% 16%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 2%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Courses Offered 5

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%17%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate7%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.4%2
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.4%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
Illinois Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students3.4%31
Boys4.6%22
Girls2%9
Illinois Median4.6%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.8%7
Boys1.1%5
Girls0.4%2

Location

Morton High School
350 N Illinois Ave
Morton, IL
61550
(309)266-7182

10 out of 10 1

District

Morton CUSD 709
Morton, IL