Compare T H McDonald J H with Morton Ranch J H

Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average middle schools: T H McDonald J H and Morton Ranch J H. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the KATY ISD.

T H McDonald J H’s regular student population is 976 with a 14.9 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Morton Ranch J H is 1,195 students and a 14 students/teacher ratio.

Performance Indicators

T H McDonald J H earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 79 in student achievement, 87 in school progress and 77 in closing performance gaps. It scored 84 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Morton Ranch J H also earned a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 79 in student achievement, 88 in school progress, 76 in closing performance gaps and 84 overall in post-secondary readiness.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
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79
Student Achievement
87
Student Progress
77
Closing Performance Gaps
84
Overall
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
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79
Student Achievement
88
Student Progress
76
Closing Performance Gaps
84
Overall
Distinction Designations

A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

It is in this area where the two schools differ. T H McDonald J H’s only distinction designation is in Post-Secondary. Morton Ranch J H's three out of seven distinctions are in Science, Social Studies and post-secondary.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
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T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics

Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, Hispanics comprise the biggest group at T H McDonald J H. They make up for 53.79% of student population, followed by African Americans (26.23%), Whites or Caucasians (12.70%), Asians (4.30%), Two or More Races (2.46%) and Native Americans (0.41%).

At Morton Ranch J H, Hispanics are the biggest group, comprising 56.99% of student population, followed by African Americans (19.33%), Whites or Caucasians (15.82%), Asians (4.27%), Two or More Races (3.10%) and Native Americans (0.42%).

Based on household incomes, the T H McDonald J H’s economically disadvantaged students is slightly lower at 63.52% compared to 67.28% at Morton Ranch J H.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, T H McDonald J H has 191 English Language Learners or ELLS or about 19.57% of student population. Morton Ranch J H has significantly more ELLs at 257 or about 21.51% of student population.

T H McDonald J H’s bilingual students comprise 18.95%, gifted and talented students, 4.30%, while 13.52% are in the special education program. Morton Ranch J H bilingual students comprise 21.09%, gifted and talented students, 2.68%, and 17.49% are in the special education program.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449

Racial/Ethnic Groups

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Total Students 976
African American 26.23% (256 students)
Hispanic 53.79% (525 students)
White 12.70% (124 students)
Asian 4.30% (42 students)
Native American 0.41% (4 students)
Two or More Races 2.46% (24 students)
Total Students 100.00% (976 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 63.52% (620 students)
Limited English Proficiency 19.57% (191 students)
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
Total Students 1,195
African American 19.33% (231 students)
Hispanic 56.99% (681 students)
White 15.82% (189 students)
Asian 4.27% (51 students)
Native American 0.42% (5 students)
Two or More Races 3.10% (37 students)
Total Students 100.00% (1195 students)
Eco Disadvantaged 67.28% (804 students)
Limited English Proficiency 21.51% (257 students)

Program

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Bilingual 18.95% (185 students)
Gifted & Talented 4.30% (42 students)
Special Education 13.52% (132 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.53% (15 students)
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
Bilingual 21.09% (252 students)
Gifted & Talented 2.68% (32 students)
Special Education 17.49% (209 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 1.17% (14 students)
Staff Profile

T H McDonald J H's 65 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 5.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging 9.4 years. Teachers at Morton Ranch J H, numbering 85 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 6.9 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11.5 years.

Of its teaching staff, T H McDonald J H no teacher serving the school for over 30 years, has five teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 15 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 22 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 18 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including six beginning teachers. Morton Ranch J H has two teachers serving the school for over 30 years, has ten teachers serving the school for 20-30 years, 28 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, 19 teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 17 teachers have been serving the school for over 1-5 years, including ten beginning teachers.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At T H McDonald J H there are 47 female teachers and 18 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, six special education teachers are being assisted by 11 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has five staff members in the school administration department and 13 more working as school support staff.

At Morton Ranch J H there are 59 female teachers and 25 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, 13 special education teachers are being assisted by 17 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has five staff members in the school administration department and 15 more working as school support staff.

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449

Experience

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Over 30 years 0.00% (0 teacher)
20 - 30 years 6.86% (5 teachers)
10 - 20 years 23.17% (15 teachers)
6 - 10 years 32.77% (22 teachers)
1- 5 years 27.44% (18 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 9.76% (6 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 9.4 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 5.1 yrs
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
Over 30 years 2.46% (2 teachers)
20 - 30 years 11.93% (10 teachers)
10 - 20 years 32.63% (28 teachers)
6 - 10 years 22.11% (19 teachers)
1- 5 years 19.77% (17 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 11.35% (10 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 11.5 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 6.9 yrs

Teacher Type

T H McDonald J H
3635 LAKES OF BRIDGEWATER DR, KATY, TX, 77449
Female Teachers 71.80% (47 teachers)
Male Teachers 28.20% (19 teachers)
School Admin 5
School Support 13
Edu Aids 11
Special Education 5
Morton Ranch J H
2498 N MASON RD, KATY, TX, 77449
Female Teachers 69.94% (60 teachers)
Male Teachers 30.06% (26 teachers)
School Admin 5
School Support 16
Edu Aids 17
Special Education 13
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