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Education

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.

photo_education_2Post-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

Morton Public Schools
265 E. 2nd Avenue
732-6210

East Rankin Academy
Highway 483 North
854-5691

Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities

School City Distance
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
Jackson 35 Miles
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
CONTACT US
City Hall
97 West First Avenue

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 555
Morton, MS 39117-0555

tel: (601) 732 - 6252
fax: (601) 732 - 7188