School Details

Mortimer Jordan High School

8601 Old Hwy 31, Morris, AL 35116
(205) 379-4850
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 772 students 16 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Jefferson County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Mortimer Jordan High School is a public high school in Kimberly. The principal of Mortimer Jordan High School is Ms Barbara A Snider, whose e-mail is bsnider@jefcoed.com. 772 students go to Mortimer Jordan High School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 33% of the 772 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Mortimer Jordan High School is 16:1. Gardendale High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 43%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Hispanic 0.4% 5%
Asian 0.4% %
Multiracial 0.1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33% 53%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    Mortimer Jordan High School is rich in tradition and is surrounded by the supportive communities of Kimberly Warrior Morris Trafford & Mt. Olive. Students excel in academics athletics & the arts. It's a Great Day to be a Blue Devil!

  • (5 years ago)

    Not sure- new to area. Child feels teachers are more towards students they know already.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers at this school act like a student instead of a authority figure. The quality of the educatiion is also lacking

  • (6 years ago)

    MJHS has a great reputation for discipline but the is lacking in many academic and extra curricular activities. You should be be able to go through high school taking every advanced academic class available maintain a perfect GPA graduate as valedictorian and still have to play catch up when you reach college. Unfortunately that's what happened to me. A school that worries more about whether or not everyone has their shirt tail tucked in than the science curriculum has problems. On the positive side the school has finally realized that girls might be interested in sports. When I was a student it was track or nothing for girls. I think that if parents and students continue to demand more the school will respond. I can only hope that forward thinking people will lead the way.

  • (7 years ago)

    Mortimr Jordan High School is a great school. The kids here are the best ever. They try harder than any other school I have ever taught in. Thye do not make fun of each other and they take care of each other. They have a lot of extracurricular activities and many of the students are very active. I hope these standards are kept when the new school is built.

  • (7 years ago)

    My high school experience at Mortimer Jordan was a good one but I saw several things that just didn't seem right. The staff joined in with the students when they were making fun of others for hair or clothes etc. I think teachers and staff that would join in instead of stop this behavior are not qualified to perform their jobs. I did have a good high school experience and I loved the sense of tradition that was offered at the school. I especially enjoyed it when Mr. Trotter was there and didn't take any BS from anyone. More discipline is needed and more consistancy. The parents and coaches seemed to be awesome but the teachers seemed to act more like students at times. Overall Jordan was an Ok school to attend. They need to offer more sports like soccer etc.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is a junior this year. While overall I feel Jordan is a good school I feel the faculty has no idea how to handle difficult or problem students & parents. The result is they ignore them and hope they go away. That being said they keep their thumb very tightly on good kids who are well behaved but neverless 'kids.' This causes the kids to lose interest in extracurricular activities by the time they're my daughter's age because it's just not worth the hassel the faculty makes something that is suppose to be fun. Their mindset by the time they're Juniors is just doing there time so they can get out of there.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think that Mortimer Jordan is a great school. I've been going there for 4 years now and it's been a great experience. My only complaint is that the administration sometimes puts too much emphasis on the things that don't matter that much and not enough emphasis on the things that do. Besides the slight problems with the enforcement of certain rules I think that Mortimer Jordan is an awesome school. It's not hard to make friends and there's so much school spirit.

  • (10 years ago)

    Overall I think that Mortimer Jordan High School is a safe and somewhat productive school. However I also think that the Teachers and Principals do too much for those who won't help themselves. This seems to leave the ones who could be active learners well inactive. If you ask me I think that the Principals should spend less time inforcing dress-code and more time getting teachers who know how to teach students who may have a little more knowledge on a topic than they do. So to sum up if you have kids who are a little on the slow side send them to Mortimer Jordan and they might come out with a little more knowledge than when they came in.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is an absolutely incredible peaice of history as are the students who attend it! The school may not have the biggest band the best football team or a ton of money to just blow but it has heart and I feel this counts for 200% more than all the things the other schools think of when they compare themselves to others. The teachers bend over backwards in order to make sure the students reach their full potential the administrators actually care about the students views and opinions and the students care about their fellow pupils. These things equal to a quality school of none I have ever witnessed and I feel that it is a school that if your child attends will have a lasting impression on their lives.

  • (11 years ago)

    Our first year and experience with MJHS and so far it has been great. I have a 7th grader this school year and she is very happy with the school. Seems to be the first time she has ever 'wanted' to go to school. She works harder because she likes it.

  • (12 years ago)

    ALthough I have only attended Jordan for one year (going on two) i love this school. But here at jordan everyone iw friends. I mean you're going to have that group of people who are always going to feel that they are superior to you but it is very limited. Because it is a smaller school I feel that children have more of a chance to 'shine' and stand out.

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