Profile of School and Community
Morton High School is a comprehensive 4-year high school serving students in the communities of Morton and Groveland. These communities encourage academic excellence, as well as support the fine arts and athletics. Along with the high school, the entire school district is composed of four elementary schools and one junior high. Several private and parochial schools feed into Morton High Schools.
With over 150 courses available to Morton High School students, they are afforded the luxuries of a large school in a setting that allows for individualized help and an academically orientated environment. Of these classes, 28 are Honors Level and must go through a rigorous auditing process every 5 years. Dual credit classes offered at Morton High School through Illinois Central College are Expository Writing-H, Economics, Advanced Speech, Introduction to Astronomy-H, and Earth Science/Intro to Geology-H. We offer the following Advanced Placement courses: AP Biology-H, AP Calculus AB-H, AP Spanish 4-H, AP Statistics-H, AP World History-H, AP Physics-H, and AP Computer Science Principles-H. The following courses are AP and dual credit: AP Chemistry-Honors and AP Comparative Political Systems-Honors. Morton High School has seven class periods per day, 48 minutes per period.
Morton High School is recognized as one of the state leaders in the Project Lead the Way curriculum. This pre-engineering program was established to assist schools in developing students with the knowledge needed to succeed in engineering and technology-based careers. Currently, Morton High School has one certified teacher and offers 5 classes: Principles of Engineering, Introduction to Engineering Design-H, Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, and Civil Engineering and Architecture. These courses are noted on the transcript with a PLTW.
U.S. News and World Report has recognized Morton High School as one of America’s Best Schools. In this ranking, Morton High School has earned silver status for the second year in a row. 2017-2018 Student
Enrollments as of August 16, 2017
Senior (Class of 2018): 233
Total Student Body: 933