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Mortimer Jordan Tops Among North Jefferson Public Schools

The Herald used recently released data from the Alabama Department of Education’s annual State Report Card and used it to compare four public high schools in North Jefferson County.

We compare Gardendale High School, Mortimer Jordan High School, Corner High School and Fultondale High School as to how each did according to the scoring system used by the Alabama Department of Education that is based on “state accountability indicators” and “school quality and success indicators.”

Mortimer Jordan High is first among the four public high schools in North Jefferson with an overall “B” score. Corner High School ranks 1st in College and Career Readiness.

Our first set of data will show where each school falls against each other within the indicators scored on the State Report Card for the 2021-2022 school year.

Overall Score: 3rd 1st (Best) 2nd 4th
Academic Achievement: 2nd 1st (Best) 3rd 4th
Academic Growth: 4th 1st (Best) 3rd 2nd
Graduation Rate: 4th 2nd 1st (Best) 3rd
Chronic Absenteeism: 2nd Highest 3rd 4th 1st (Best)
College & Career Readiness: 3rd 2nd 1st (Best) 4th

Below are the individual scores per school:

Overall Score: 74 (C) 81 (B) 78 (C) 72 (C)
Academic Achievement: 40.8 49.45 38.71 36.21
Academic Growth: 80.56 92.86 80.74 87.67
Graduation Rate: 89.96 90.86 99.25 90
Chronic Absenteeism: 21.4 19.43 25.56 16.92
College & Career Readiness: 68.12 79.7 88.06 57