School Details

Morton Middle School

1225 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40502
(859) 381-3533
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 762 students 16 students/teacher (KY avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

61%
47%
44%
55%
44%
39%
63%
52%
46%
61%
45%
48%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
47%
39%
72%
61%
55%
74%
63%
61%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
54%
45%
74%
61%
52%
76%
63%
59%
51%
40%
39%

KY00212

None
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
72%
65%
85%
81%
76%
77%
68%
64%
75%
66%
41%
65%
68%
60%

Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT)

In 2010-2011 Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Fayette County School District average
  • Kentucky state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Morton Middle School is a public middle school in Lexington. 762 students go to Morton Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 32% of the 762 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Morton Middle School is 16:1. Christ the King School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 12%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 5% %
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 23%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32% 43%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school. Great atmosphere. Learning at high levels for all. Motto Work Hard Play Fair Take Care of Each Other.

  • (1 year ago)

    If your child is a high performer without teacher help this school is for you. If your child needs special asssitance this school is okay. If your child is a middle of the pack performer this is not the school for you. Staff only care about what makes things easiest for them. If I did not teach my child at home at night he would have constant failing grades. Middle school students are expected to have the maturity of highschool students. Teachers are technological driven requiring multiple websites to follow studies.

  • (5 years ago)

    Morton is one of the best middle schools in have ever encountered. Under the suprevision of a superior staff the students learn in an environment that makes them feel nutured safe and academically stimulated. This is a fabulous school and offers a lot to it's students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Morton Always makes sure that the students understand the core content and encourage students to always do their best. A wonderful School!!!!!

  • (8 years ago)

    Morton.... Wow I just can remember all of the absolutely wonderful experiences I had with all of the kids and teachers there. every single one is wonderful. The range of extra curricular activities is huge and so are the in school elective classes and all are wonderful. The teachers are absolutely wonderful I loved them all. Morton's academic standards are second to none. We had the 3 best in the state second only to a well to do private school and SCAPA (the gifted and talented program in Fayette County). The kids are wonderful so are the teachers I enjoyed my time there and guess what it's my favorite of all time

  • (9 years ago)

    Morton offers a wide variety of elective programs to round out their core curriculum areas. Students and teachers live their motto to 'Work hard play fair and take care of each other'.

  • (9 years ago)

    Teachers willing to go the extra mile for students. great school.

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Overall score

(based on 9 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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