J STERLING MORTON WEST HIGH SCHOOL

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2400 HOME AVE
BERWYN, IL 60402
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Phone: 708-780-4100
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 2
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: J S Morton Hsd 201
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 898
  • Number Students: 3592
  • Number Teachers: 174
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5440
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Joe Gunty
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (81 ratings)
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    School Reviews (72 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-10-17
    "One word to describe this institution. Awful. I went to Morton East High school and while that high school has enough problems to write an essay, the quality in the learning environment was a lot cleaner. If you want a high school that will prepare you to go into the LA program when you go to college then go ahead and enroll your kid here but if you plan to achieve higher and get into STEM courses and succeed then pass on these two high schools unless you're willing to take the risk. When my high school didn't even have an AP physics course that covered the basic fundamentals (classical mechanics) I knew I was going to be missing something but when I went to college passing those courses was nearly impossible unless I received extensive support from other students that were prepared for them. Thing is, many courses in STEM will become increasingly abstract as you progress through the curriculum and if you don't have a solid foundation in the maths then you will find it difficult to succeed in them. Believe me when I say this as I speak from experience and went as far as achieving honor roll status in my high school believing I was good enough. Boy was I wrong."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-16
    "Morton provides a great learning environment for the students. My daughters both have nothing but honors classes and their teachers are amazing. The "honor staff" of teachers meet weekly to discuss these children, bouncing ideas off each other and correlate their curriculum to give their students maximum advantage. It's almost a school within a school. It's some of the parents of the community that have not made their children's education a main priority and that creates a domino affect in school. The teachers can only do so much, the parents are ultimately responsible here."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-13
    "I think the rating is inaccurate.. My nephews are in this school and they both enjoy it. They are dedicated smart and respectful so I also firmly believe that it's the children the parents with teachers shape education.... You get what you want and ask of out of life but not all children have great role models and that reflects in their social life."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-05
    "I don't understand why people say Morton is a terrible school. It's not. I love it there. They have amazing extracurricular activities, and I feel like the principal/most staff really care about the students. Our assemblies are always fun, and honor students always get the praise we deserve. (such as Summa Cum Laude awards/Top 10 from each team awards). Schools are always what you and your child make of it. Stop blaming the school and maybe concentrate on your child's schoolwork/behavior? There are fights here, yes, but to be honest that's not the school's fault. It's the students who believe that highschool is a place for useless drama. Regarding budget cuts: Maybe Morton should try not spending $15K on iPads and maybe put in more classes to give us the education we deserve? Nobody like Achieve 3000, we don't take it seriously no matter how much you think we do. That is the only negative thing I have to say. Other than that, I love Morton West. I get good grades there and I'm looking into getting scholarships early on. Which they encourage you to do as early as freshman year! This place is my second home...once a mustang, always a mustang."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-01
    "My personal experience has been good. Good students can exceed at Morton. They have the best staff and administration...Mr Gunty is an excellent leader."
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