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Morton Schools

Morton High School is a four-year comprehensive secondary school, currently serving approximately 1,000 students. Our faculty includes nearly 70 teachers, the majority of whom have attained master's degrees. Morton High's extensive curriculum offers over 125 courses, including college preparatory, general education, as well as technology preparation courses. Additionally, MHS offers a full inclusion program for those students with special needs.

The Potters, the school's nickname, symbolizes the fact that Morton housed the largest kiln pottery industry west of New York City until the late 1960s. The various Morton Potters extracurricular teams have represented MHS well, as students participate in art, business, industrial technology, and speech activities. The school's athletic, music, and extra-curricular academic teams have achieved outstanding records, augmenting Morton High's reputation for strong academic, music, and athletic programs.

Greater Peoria Chess Foundation

is the driving force behind Peoria Chess. The Foundation provides tournaments and activities and the Foundation supplies the fiscal muscle to promote chess. Our youth chess programs involve over 100 youths of various ages and has included many individual and team state champions. The GPCF is proud to have partnered with the Morton High School and Morton Junior High to present this playing opportunity to area students.