Harrison-Morton Middle School

Public 6-8

 137 N 2nd St
       Allentown, PA  18101-1916


(484) 765-5701

District: Allentown City School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
778th of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $17,298 Help


Students who attend Harrison-Morton Middle School usually attend:

High:    Louis E Dieruff High School

Feeder schools for Harrison-Morton Middle School:

Elementary:    Mosser Elementary School
    Ritter Elementary School
    Sheridan Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  12.8 Help
Number of students:  733

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
75.4%
African American:
11.1%
White:
9.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Compare Details Harrison-Morton Middle School ranks worse than 87.1% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.27. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Harrison-Morton Middle School has the smallest middle school student body size in the Allentown City School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (75.4%), African American (11.1%), White (9.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Allentown City School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Harrison-Morton Middle School is 12.8, which is the lowest among 4 middle schools in the Allentown City School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Harrison-Morton Middle School is $17,298, which is the highest among 4 middle schools in the Allentown City School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Harrison-Morton Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Harrison-Morton Middle School 778th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Harrison-Morton Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Allentown City School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Allentown City School District 541st of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Harrison-Morton Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 9.84 575th 643 10.6%
2004 11.54 585th 663 11.8%
2005 7.31 631st 687 8.2%
2006 23.27 610th 736 17.1%
2007 31.13 591st 749 21.1%
2008 16.02 657th 753 12.7%
2009 12.76 691st 770 10.3%
2010 10.46 736th 805 8.6%
2011 8.93 766th 825 7.2%
2012 8.29 766th 834 8.2%
2013 11.12 659th 758 13.1%
2014 8.02 650th 728 10.7%
2015 13.51 694th 835 16.9%
2016 13.45 726th 870 16.6%
2017 14.83 721st 877 17.8%
2018 11.68 742nd 861 13.8%
2019 12.48 751st 891 15.7%
2022 10.92 775th 883 12.2%
2023 11.27 778th 893 12.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 33.58 96th 143 32.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 15.04 755th 874 13.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 23.10 546th 660 17.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.10 327th 421 22.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 19.10 315th 362 13.0%
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Rank History for White students at Harrison-Morton Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 25.84 546th 681 19.8%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Harrison-Morton Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 369 73 4 236 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1989 358 97 9 218 1 n/a n/a 0 683
1990 347 91 8 254 0 n/a n/a 0 700
1991 359 105 10 315 0 n/a n/a 0 789
1992 358 98 8 333 0 n/a n/a 0 797
1993 359 101 14 369 0 n/a n/a 0 843
1994 350 94 18 379 0 n/a n/a 0 841
1995 327 88 13 446 0 n/a n/a 0 874
1996 327 88 13 446 0 n/a n/a 0 874
1997 313 102 15 434 0 n/a n/a 0 864
1998 330 100 13 418 0 n/a n/a 0 861
1999 309 96 20 438 1 n/a n/a 0 864
2000 306 113 17 457 3 n/a n/a 0 896
2001 270 123 21 469 4 n/a n/a 0 887
2002 263 149 17 469 6 n/a n/a 0 904
2003 263 149 17 469 6 n/a n/a 0 904
2004 245 154 14 486 3 n/a n/a 0 902
2005 207 142 13 477 3 n/a n/a 0 842
2006 201 160 15 489 1 n/a n/a 0 866
2007 177 116 14 467 0 n/a n/a 0 774
2008 167 110 10 461 1 n/a n/a 0 749
2009 145 135 10 473 0 n/a n/a 0 763
2010 133 146 14 539 1 n/a n/a 0 833
2011 136 146 13 593 1 0 0 0 889
2012 145 142 13 593 0 0 5 0 898
2013 155 112 6 596 0 0 4 0 873
2014 133 123 5 572 0 0 5 0 838
2015 139 128 7 576 0 0 3 0 853
2016 124 114 6 546 1 2 2 0 795
2017 116 103 7 548 1 3 10 0 788
2018 93 97 5 533 1 1 23 0 753
2019 108 108 7 576 2 1 36 0 838
2020 98 121 9 556 2 2 43 0 831
2021 101 102 7 599 1 1 30 0 841
2022 76 87 3 570 1 1 32 0 770
2023 68 81 4 553 1 1 25 0 733

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

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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 Harrison-Morton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 683 53.1 12.8 n/a
1989 683 54.0 12.6 n/a
1990 700 54.1 12.9 0
1991 789 58.1 13.5 n/a
1992 797 56.5 14.1 n/a
1993 843 39.0 21.6 n/a
1994 841 42.6 19.7 n/a
1995 874 41.6 21.0 n/a
1996 874 41.6 21.0 n/a
1997 864 40.6 21.3 n/a
1998 861 39.6 21.7 n/a
1999 864 43.2 20.0 n/a
2000 896 40.0 22.4 66.9
2001 887 40.0 22.2 78.5
2002 904 48.0 18.8 71.3
2003 904 48.0 18.8 71.3
2004 902 49.1 18.4 70.6
2005 842 51.1 16.5 76.6
2006 866 50.1 17.3 78.1
2007 774 49.1 15.8 79.7
2008 749 46.4 16.1 89.3
2009 763 64.6 11.8 91.6
2010 833 61.6 13.5 80.1
2011 889 66.0 13.4 93.1
2012 898 27.0 33.2 86.9
2013 873 53.5 16.3 91.2
2014 838 51.0 16.4 92.8
2015 853 48.0 17.7 74.1
2016 795 52.0 15.2 73.2
2017 788 52.0 15.1 99.6
2018 753 52.5 14.3 100
2019 838 50.5 16.5 99.5
2020 831 51.5 16.1 100
2021 841 55.5 15.1 99.6
2022 770 53.0 14.5 99.6
2023 733 57.0 12.8 100

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 Harrison-Morton Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 683 53.1 12.8 n/a
1989 683 54.0 12.6 n/a
1990 700 54.1 12.9 0
1991 789 58.1 13.5 n/a
1992 797 56.5 14.1 n/a
1993 843 39.0 21.6 n/a
1994 841 42.6 19.7 n/a
1995 874 41.6 21.0 n/a
1996 874 41.6 21.0 n/a
1997 864 40.6 21.3 n/a
1998 861 39.6 21.7 n/a
1999 864 43.2 20.0 n/a
2000 896 40.0 22.4 66.9
2001 887 40.0 22.2 78.5
2002 904 48.0 18.8 71.3
2003 904 48.0 18.8 71.3
2004 902 49.1 18.4 70.6
2005 842 51.1 16.5 76.6
2006 866 50.1 17.3 78.1
2007 774 49.1 15.8 79.7
2008 749 46.4 16.1 89.3
2009 763 64.6 11.8 91.6
2010 833 61.6 13.5 80.1
2011 889 66.0 13.4 93.1
2012 898 27.0 33.2 86.9
2013 873 53.5 16.3 91.2
2014 838 51.0 16.4 92.8
2015 853 48.0 17.7 74.1
2016 795 52.0 15.2 73.2
2017 788 52.0 15.1 99.6
2018 753 52.5 14.3 100
2019 838 50.5 16.5 99.5
2020 831 51.5 16.1 100
2021 841 55.5 15.1 99.6
2022 770 53.0 14.5 99.6
2023 733 57.0 12.8 100

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Harrison-Morton Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,268 (7.2%) $16,283 (92.8%) $17,551
2020 $1,118 (7.0%) $14,757 (93.0%) $15,875
2021 $1,582 (10.2%) $13,981 (89.8%) $15,564
2022 $2,885 (16.7%) $14,412 (83.3%) $17,298

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Harrison-Morton Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 751st of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 778th of 893 Middle schools
 2.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Harrison-Morton Middle School)16.27.6
 8.6%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison-Morton Middle School)36.229.6
 6.6%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Harrison-Morton Middle School)6.63.5
 3.1%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison-Morton Middle School)24.317.1
 7.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Harrison-Morton Middle School)7.22.6
 4.6%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Harrison-Morton Middle School)27.828.9
 1.1%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Harrison-Morton Middle School)31.624.7
 6.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Harrison-Morton Middle School)10.14.5
 5.6%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Harrison-Morton Middle School)27.828.9
 1.1%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Harrison-Morton Middle School)30.724
 6.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students838733
 12.5%
African American10881
 25%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian74
 42.9%
Hispanic576553
 4%
Pacific Islander11
White10868
 37%
Two or More Races3625
 30.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients99.5%100%
 0.5%


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Harrison-Morton Middle School ranks in the bottom 12.9% of Pennsylvania middle schools.

Students at Harrison-Morton Middle School are 75% Hispanic, 11% African American, 9% White, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 733 students attended Harrison-Morton Middle School.

Students who attend Harrison-Morton Middle School usually go on to attend Louis E Dieruff High School


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