At Morton School of Excellence, we believe that all students deserve an opportunity to receive a high-quality education. Our mission is to provide a safe and respectful environment that promotes positive learning driven by student experience. By building a sense of community, we will establish trust between students, families, and staff. Morton School of Excellence is dedicated to preparing students for success in our increasingly global society.

 

School Rating ?

Level 1+ ?

GOOD STANDING

School Grades

PK,K-8

# of Students

271

Governance

District ?

Faculty


Ms.Peggie Ujeania Burnett-Wise
Principal

Dr. Raven Daniels
Academic Director

Ms. Kathleen Lance
Counselor

Ms. Marisol Rivera
Office Manager

Ms. Morgan Matson
Athletic Director

Mr. Lawrence Perkins
Dean of Students

Mrs. Kendra Mallory
Stem Coordinator

Hours


08:45 AM-03:45 PM
School Hours
8:30 AM
Earliest Drop Off
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
After School Hours

 

Public Transit


CTA Bus
52, 94
CTA Train
Green
Metra
Union Pacific West (UP-W)

Demographics ?


Asian
0.0%
Black
84.9%
Hispanic
12.2%
White
2.2%
Other
0.7%
 0
100

Statistics ?


Low Income
98.5%
Limited English
5.2%
Mobility Rate ?
24.4%
Chronic Truancy ?
27.7%
 0
100

Kindergarten:

Full Day

Pre-K:

Full and Half Day

Bilingual Services:

N/A

Dress Code:

Yes

Attendance Boundaries:

Yes
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Refugee Services:

N/A

Title I Eligible:

Yes

School Year 2018-2019

2018 School Progress Report

SCHOOL RATING ?
Level 1+ ?
STUDENT GROWTH ?
FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
STUDENT ATTAINMENT ?
AVERAGE ?
CULTURE & CLIMATE ?
WELL ORGANIZED ?
NWEA Reading Growth ?
95th
National Average 50th percentile
NWEA Math Growth ?
70th
National Average 50th percentile

Healthy CPS
Healthy Schools Image coming soon ?

Creative Schools Certification ?
Creative Schools Image ?

Supportive Schools ?
Supportive Schools Image ?

Awards

Excelerate Award Gold ?

Student Growth By Grade Level FAR ABOVE AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
3rd
99th
4th
99th
5th
99th
6th
95th
7th
98th
8th
62nd
All
95th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
3rd
97th
4th
87th
5th
15th
6th
84th
7th
50th
8th
55th
All
70th
 0
50
99
National Average
Student Attainment By Grade Level AVERAGE ?
Reading (percentile by grade)
2nd
14th
3rd
73rd
4th
63rd
5th
61st
6th
40th
7th
62nd
8th
76th
All
55th
 0
50
99
National Average
Math (percentile by grade)
2nd
21st
3rd
90th
4th
73rd
5th
41st
6th
35th
7th
30th
8th
78th
All
54th
 0
50
99
National Average
School Culture and Climate Details WELL ORGANIZED ?
The 5Essentials from the My Voice, My School Survey ?
 
Involved Families: Does the school partner with families and communities? NEUTRAL
Supportive Environment: Is the school safe and supportive with high expectations? STRONG
Ambitious Instruction: Is instruction focused, challenging and engaging? VERY STRONG
Effective Leaders: Does leadership focus on results and school improvement? NEUTRAL
Collaborative Teachers: Do teachers work well together and strive for excellence? STRONG
Parent Survey Results ?
 
School Community: Do parents feel welcome and included in the school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Parent-Teacher Partnership: Do parents feel teachers partner with them to support student success? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Quality of Facilities: Do parents feel satisfied with the physical environment of their child's school? NOT ENOUGH DATA
Safety ?
 
Safety: Do students feel safe in and around the school building and traveling to and from school? NEUTRAL
Behavior and Discipline ?
2017 2018 District Average
Number of out-of-school suspensions per 100 students 6.3 0.0 5.6
Percent of misconducts resulting in out-of-school suspension 21.7% 0.0% 13.5%
Average length of out-of-school suspensions 1.8 days 0.0 days 2.0 days
Other Important Metrics
2017 2018 District Average
Student attendance 94.9% 96.0% 93.3%
Teacher attendance 95.9% 96.0% 95%
Survey Response Rate
Response Rate CPS Average
Students 61.4% 81.4%
Teachers 75.0% 79.9%
Parents < 30% 35.6%

You can find more information about the measures used in this report on the CPS web site.

The State of Illinois Report Card for this school can be viewed at the State Report Card web site.

Program Application Requirements

Open Enrollment

Deadline:  12/14/2018
Grades Served: K-8
Application Requirements
None
Selections
Students who live within the school's attendance boundary can be enrolled automatically and do not have to apply. Contact the school for registration instructions.

Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary must submit a Choice Elementary Schools application between October and December. Available seats, if any, are filled via computerized lottery. Priority is given to applicants with a sibling who is currently enrolled in the school in grade K-7, and who will remain enrolled in the school for the coming school year.
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How to Apply
Students who live outside of the school's attendance boundary can apply online or via paper Choice Elementary Schools application by visiting go.cps.edu.
School-Wide Programs and Models
  • Community School 
  • Early Childhood Program 
  • Kindergarten 
  • Smaller Learning Community 
Creative
  • Dance 
  • Mixed Media 
  • Weekend Enrichment 
Health and Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Health Curriculum Utilized 
  • Physical Education 
  • Recess Daily 
  • School-based Dental Services 
  • Targeted Interventions 
Life and Leadership
  • Mentoring for Boys/Girls 
  • Service Learning/Community Volunteer Program 
Parent and Community
  • CPR Classes 
  • Parent Advisory/Group 
  • Parent Advocacy 
  • Parenting Classes 
  • Yoga 
Scholastic
  • Algebra 
  • Homework Club/Study Group 
  • Homework Help 
  • Science Lab 
  • Tutoring 
Sports and Fitness
  • Boys’ Basketball 
  • Boys’ Softball 
  • Cheerleading 
  • Double Dutch 
  • Girls’ Basketball 
  • Girls’ Volleyball 
  • Hip Hop Yoga 
  • Pom-Pon 
  • Softball 
Performance
Report Name Date Download
School Quality Rating Report 2018
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2018
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2018
School Quality Rating Report 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2017
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2017
School Quality Rating Report 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2016
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2016
School Quality Rating Report 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - English 2015
Elementary School Progress Report - Spanish 2015
School Quality Rating Report 2014
Financial
Report Name Date Download
School Segment Report 2010
Building
Report Name Date Download
6 Month Asbestos Report Fall 2018
Asbestos Inspection Report 2016
Accessibility Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Summary Report 2014-2015
Facility Assessment Detail Report 2014-2015
Education Facilities Master Plan 2013
Other
Report Name Date Download
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2017
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2016
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2015
My Voice, My School Parent/Guardian Survey 2014
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2018-2020
Continuous Improvement Work Plan (CIWP) 2016-2018
Healthy CPS Report 2018
Healthy CPS Report 2017
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