About Morton 709

Enrollment and Staff


Total Enrollment for 2017-2018: 3,083

Total Number of Schools: 6

Total Number of Teachers: 205

Morton High School: 935 students in grades 9-12
Morton Junior High: 479 students in grades 7-8
Grundy: 423 students in grades PK-6
Jefferson: 361 students in grades PK-6
Lettie Brown: 346 students in grades PK-6
Lincoln: 539 students in grades PK-6


Operational Spending

$9,881 per student. This amount is the average per-student spending for all overall operations in the district, including instructional spending, but excluding summer school, adult education, capital expenditures and long-term debt payments. The average cost in the state of Illinois is $12,521 per student.


Special Programs

  • Special Education
  • Enrichment Education
  • English Language Learner
  • Early Childhood


Top Rankings for MHS


  • Silver Medal from US News & World Reports - 3rd time
  • Bronze Medal awarded 6 out of 7 years
  • 467th in the nation, according to Newsweek magazine


ACT Scores

The Class of 2017 had an average composite score of 23.3 on the ACT. The average composite score for the state of Illinois is 20.8.  The National average composite score is 20.8.