Morton Middle School

1225 Tates Creek Road • Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 381-3533 • Fax: (859) 381-3536

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School hours: 9:05 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.

Under the guidance of Mayor Charlton Hunt, Lexington's first public school was started. William "Lord" Morton, a wealthy merchant, left one-tenth of his estate for the establishment and support of a school to be named in his honor. William Morton Junior High, originally on the corner of Short and Walnut streets, opened in March 1834. A new facility was built on the same site in 1849 and was named Morton High School in 1905. A new high school was erected in 1909 on Main Street where the former First Security Bank stood. In 1938, the present building was constructed on Tates Creek Road; in 2002 the school was totally renovated.

With academics and tradition as cornerstones, Morton's foundation is built on a culture of our success being all about relationships. We develop a community of learners by living our school motto on a daily basis: "Work Hard, Play Fair and Take Care of Each Other."

What makes our school special

Students, staff and parents form a strong Morton team that empowers students to value their education and equips them with the necessary skills to be competitive in our global society. We assure an equal opportunity for every student to learn to his or her academic potential through a team-based philosophy.

Morton is especially recognized for our math program, in which all students take Algebra I. Our school is proof that having high expectations for every student increases achievement and enables kids to become life-long learners.

At Morton, we stress "Exemplary Learning, No Excuses, No Exceptions!" The high expectations of its leadership and staff enable the school to bring its extraordinary mission, vision and culture to life.

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