Morristown Junior-Senior High School

Summary:

Morristown Junior-Senior High School is a public school serving 320 students in grades 6-12 in Morristown, Indiana. The school is part of the Shelby Eastern Schools district, which is ranked 149 out of 364 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating.

Morristown Junior-Senior High School stands out for its strong academic performance, ranking 160 out of 398 Indiana high schools in 2022-2023 and earning a 4-star rating in previous years. The school outperforms the Shelby Eastern Schools district in key test score metrics, including ILEARN English Language Arts and Math. Additionally, Morristown Junior-Senior High School has consistently high graduation rates, reaching 97.7% in the 2022-2023 school year, significantly higher than the state average and many nearby schools like Rushville Consolidated High School and Knightstown High School.

While the school has a relatively low chronic absenteeism rate of 9.7% in 2022-2023, this is still higher than the state average and some high-performing nearby schools. Additionally, Morristown Junior-Senior High School serves a more economically diverse student population, with 40.62% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, higher than the state average. When compared to other regional schools, Morristown Junior-Senior High School outperforms many in academic metrics and graduation rates, but lags behind top-performing schools like New Palestine High School.


Detail:

Public 6-12

 223 S Patterson St
       Morristown, IN  46161


(765) 763-1221

District: Shelby Eastern Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
160th of 403 Indiana High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,391 Help


Feeder schools for Morristown Junior-Senior High School:

Elementary:    Morristown Elementary School
    Waldron Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  320

Racial breakdown:

White:
94.4%
Hispanic:
2.2%
Two or more races:
1.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  40.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Morristown Junior-Senior High School ranks better than 79.6% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 75.84. (See more...)
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Compare Details Morristown Junior-Senior High School ranks better than 60.3% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 53.23. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Morristown Junior-Senior High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (94.4%), Hispanic (2.2%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 40.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Morristown Junior-Senior High School is 12.3. (See more...)
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Compare Morristown Junior-Senior High School employs 26 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Morristown Junior-Senior High School is $11,391.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Morristown Junior-Senior High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Morristown Junior-Senior High School 100th of 489 Indiana public middle schools. (See Morristown Junior-Senior High School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Morristown Junior-Senior High School 160th of 403 Indiana public high schools. (See Morristown Junior-Senior High School in the ranking list.)

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Shelby Eastern Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Shelby Eastern Schools 149th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 64.12 69th 222 68.9%
2005 62.74 137th 370 63.0%
2006 75.92 63rd 375 83.2%
2007 62.31 142nd 382 62.8%
2008 45.34 266th 392 32.1%
2009 72.62 103rd 423 75.7%
2010 63.29 163rd 428 61.9%
2011 53.36 253rd 451 43.9%
2012 45.58 289th 447 35.3%
2013 57.30 211th 444 52.5%
2014 58.56 228th 470 51.5%
2015 44.06 313th 485 35.5%
2016 55.66 243rd 494 50.8%
2017 67.01 150th 472 68.2%
2018 73.91 105th 473 77.8%
2019 62.01 176th 470 62.6%
2021 63.44 172nd 483 64.4%
2022 78.79 88th 490 82.0%
2023 75.84 100th 489 79.6%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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Rank History for all high school students at Morristown Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 76.76 51st 349 85.4%
2006 44.47 245th 349 29.8%
2007 52.03 203rd 354 42.7%
2008 64.96 125th 360 65.3%
2009 79.15 54th 364 85.2%
2010 47.68 150th 362 58.6%
2011 59.14 105th 364 71.2%
2012 50.19 151st 373 59.5%
2013 43.02 181st 353 48.7%
2014 36.05 243rd 379 35.9%
2015 60.43 114th 400 71.5%
2016 43.00 251st 394 36.3%
2017 40.11 251st 380 33.9%
2018 39.87 259th 385 32.7%
2019 71.56 65th 389 83.3%
2021 70.91 70th 388 82.0%
2022 54.93 188th 409 54.0%
2023 53.23 160th 398 59.8%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Morristown Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 40.71 224th 388 42.3%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Morristown Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 62.53 103rd 383 73.1%
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Rank History for high school White students at Morristown Junior-Senior High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 39.62 234th 378 38.1%
2023 43.80 195th 375 48.0%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Indiana Department of Education

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by a parent
Monday, January 3, 2011

Open Quote Great little school. It's strength is in it's smallness. Rich curriculum for a small school. The staff knows our kids and thinks through how to reach them and actualize them to their potential. It's a safe place for my kids to attend. Strong administration and strong teaching. Strong extra- & co-curricular programs. Keep up the great work Morristown Jr/Sr High School! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 428 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1989 432 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 432
1990 428 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1991 387 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 387
1992 399 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 399
1993 401 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 402
1994 418 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 418
1995 453 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1996 453 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 454
1997 458 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 459
1998 457 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 458
1999 458 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 458
2000 428 0 2 6 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2001 394 0 2 5 0 n/a n/a 0 401
2002 504 0 1 6 2 n/a n/a 0 513
2003 504 0 1 6 2 n/a n/a 0 513
2004 486 0 1 4 0 n/a n/a 0 491
2005 473 0 0 6 0 n/a n/a 0 479
2006 477 1 0 5 0 n/a n/a 0 483
2007 465 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 4 471
2008 466 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 5 472
2009 410 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 4 415
2010 381 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 4 386
2011 362 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 365
2012 363 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 368
2013 359 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 361
2014 340 1 0 5 0 0 2 0 348
2015 321 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 328
2016 338 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 348
2017 335 0 0 12 0 0 4 0 351
2018 312 2 1 9 1 0 3 0 328
2019 304 2 1 9 2 0 3 0 321
2020 301 1 2 10 0 0 4 0 318
2021 304 2 2 5 0 1 3 0 317
2022 324 2 2 4 0 1 4 0 337
2023 302 2 2 7 0 1 6 0 320

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 428 26.5 16.1 27.6
1989 432 25.0 17.2 4.4
1990 428 22.1 19.3 3.7
1991 387 23.1 16.7 3.6
1992 399 21.8 18.3 5.5
1993 402 22.0 18.3 7.5
1994 418 22.2 18.8 7.9
1995 454 23.2 19.6 5.5
1996 454 23.2 19.6 5.5
1997 459 23.2 19.8 6.1
1998 458 24.4 18.8 8.1
1999 458 25.4 18.0 9.4
2000 436 25.5 17.1 12.2
2001 401 25.7 15.6 8
2002 513 30.4 16.9 5.3
2003 513 30.4 16.9 5.3
2004 491 29.9 16.4 5.3
2005 479 29.0 16.5 7.1
2006 483 24.3 19.9 12.6
2007 471 n/a n/a 16.3
2008 472 25.6 18.4 22.9
2009 415 22.7 18.3 21.2
2010 386 23.5 16.3 26.4
2011 365 n/a n/a 26
2012 368 26.6 13.7 28.8
2013 361 27.9 12.9 33.5
2014 348 29.0 12.0 33.6
2015 328 22.0 14.9 32.3
2016 348 25.0 13.9 32.2
2017 351 26.7 13.1 30.2
2018 328 24.6 13.2 36
2019 321 24.3 13.2 33
2020 318 25.3 12.5 35.8
2021 317 24.9 12.6 36
2022 337 26.0 12.9 32.6
2023 320 26.0 12.3 40.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 428 26.5 16.1 27.6
1989 432 25.0 17.2 4.4
1990 428 22.1 19.3 3.7
1991 387 23.1 16.7 3.6
1992 399 21.8 18.3 5.5
1993 402 22.0 18.3 7.5
1994 418 22.2 18.8 7.9
1995 454 23.2 19.6 5.5
1996 454 23.2 19.6 5.5
1997 459 23.2 19.8 6.1
1998 458 24.4 18.8 8.1
1999 458 25.4 18.0 9.4
2000 436 25.5 17.1 12.2
2001 401 25.7 15.6 8
2002 513 30.4 16.9 5.3
2003 513 30.4 16.9 5.3
2004 491 29.9 16.4 5.3
2005 479 29.0 16.5 7.1
2006 483 24.3 19.9 12.6
2007 471 n/a n/a 16.3
2008 472 25.6 18.4 22.9
2009 415 22.7 18.3 21.2
2010 386 23.5 16.3 26.4
2011 365 n/a n/a 26
2012 368 26.6 13.7 28.8
2013 361 27.9 12.9 33.5
2014 348 29.0 12.0 33.6
2015 328 22.0 14.9 32.3
2016 348 25.0 13.9 32.2
2017 351 26.7 13.1 30.2
2018 328 24.6 13.2 36
2019 321 24.3 13.2 33
2020 318 25.3 12.5 35.8
2021 317 24.9 12.6 36
2022 337 26.0 12.9 32.6
2023 320 26.0 12.3 40.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $220 (2.2%) $9,820 (97.8%) $10,039
2020 $244 (2.3%) $10,306 (97.7%) $10,550
2021 $517 (4.6%) $10,736 (95.4%) $11,253
2022 $634 (5.6%) $10,757 (94.4%) $11,391

Data source: Indiana Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Morristown Junior-Senior High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 176th of 470 Middle schoolsRanks 100th of 489 Middle schools
 17%
Ranks 65th of 389 High schoolsRanks 160th of 398 High schools
 23.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)35.950
 14.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby Eastern Schools)40.838
 2.8%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.840.8
 7%
6th Grade Math (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)66.758
 8.7%
   6th Grade Math (Shelby Eastern Schools)57.945.7
 12.3%
   6th Grade Math (Indiana)46.438.3
 8.1%
6th Grade Science (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)43.640
 3.6%
   6th Grade Science (Shelby Eastern Schools)51.339.1
 12.2%
   6th Grade Science (Indiana)48.638.2
 10.4%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)52.943.2
 9.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby Eastern Schools)42.943.5
 0.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)49.739.5
 10.2%
7th Grade Math (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)41.243.2
 2%
   7th Grade Math (Shelby Eastern Schools)29.937.7
 7.8%
   7th Grade Math (Indiana)4232.9
 9.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)56.153.1
 3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Shelby Eastern Schools)5043.5
 6.5%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)50.743.8
 6.9%
8th Grade Math (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)43.934.7
 9.2%
   8th Grade Math (Shelby Eastern Schools)39.727.2
 12.5%
   8th Grade Math (Indiana)3831.4
 6.6%
End of Course Biology (Morristown Junior-Senior High School)62.722.6
 40.1%
   End of Course Biology (Shelby Eastern Schools)46.319.4
 27%
   End of Course Biology (Indiana)38.629
 9.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students321320
 0.3%
African American22
American Indian20
 100%
Asian12
 100%
Hispanic97
 22.2%
Pacific Islander01
White304302
 0.7%
Two or More Races36
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients33%40.6%
 7.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Morristown Junior-Senior High School

Students at Morristown Junior-Senior High School are 94% White, 2% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Morristown Junior-Senior High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Morristown Elementary School
Elementary : Waldron Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 320 students attended Morristown Junior-Senior High School.

Morristown Junior-Senior High School ranks 160th of 403 Indiana high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.


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