The first question a new family in any town may ask is, “How good are the schools?” Morton’s schools are high quality, not just because they meet educational standards, but also because the community anticipates educational needs and implements additions before need becomes critical.
Morton established the first public kindergarten program in the state – nine years before it was mandated by state legislature. Minimum standards in education, like everything else, are simply not enough for the people of Morton.
Quality private schools are also accessible to Morton citizens.
Post-secondary educational systems in central Mississippi make available a full range of programs from vocational-technical certificates to academic and graduate degree programs. Within a 50-mile radius are nine colleges including both two-year and four-year colleges and universities.
Elementary, Junior High and High Schools
East Rankin Academy
Highway 483 North
Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities
|Hinds Community College||Pearl||25 Miles|
|Millsaps College||Jackson||35 Miles|
|Belhaven College||Jackson||35 Miles|
|Jackson State University||Jackson||35 Miles|
|Tougaloo College||Jackson||35 Miles|
|University of Mississippi Medical Center
|East Central Community College||Decatur||40 Miles|
|Mississippi College||Clinton||45 Miles|
|Mississippi State University/Meridian||Meridian||50 Miles|
|University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg||85 Miles|
|Mississippi State University||Starkville||105 Miles|
|Alcorn State University||Lorman||105 Miles|
|Mississippi Valley State||Itta Bena||160 Miles|
|Mississippi University for Women||Columbus||150 Miles|
|Delta State University||Cleveland||175 Miles|
|University of Mississippi||Oxford||205 Miles|