Welcome to Morenci High School!

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One team. One town. One family. This phrase, originally painted on an MHS spirit banner, has become a motto for the entire school. MHS students love the supportive atmosphere of the school and community, knowing that “when it comes down to it, people of Morenci will do anything for each other.”

Bulldogs are proud of their “through the roof” school spirit, which comes from learning, growing, and working together as a team. With only 200 students, the high school functions as an extended family. Teachers and staff know and care about every student, and the students know and care about one another. They take pride in one another’s accomplishments and push each other to succeed in and out of the classroom.

Through the years Morenci has been home to award-winning musicians, artists, scholars and athletes. In addition to a full curriculum of core classes, MHS supports special interests through its themed art curriculum, yearbook, and concert, marching and jazz band. To support those students interested in a future in one of the STEM fields, MHS offers Project Lead the Way classes in both engineering and biomedical sciences. Many upperclassmen take advantage of specialized training through the LISD TECH Center with offerings ranging from robotics to agriculture. Others challenge themselves with advanced coursework at MHS (AP and Honors) or dual enroll through a local college.

Non-traditional students may find a good fit with Morenci’s Alternative Education program, which is a flexible, online program utilizing Pearson’s Gradpoint system. Traditional students may also be eligible to take one of the 128 available online courses to recover credit, explore electives or earn AP credit. All students have immediate access to technology in every classroom through a 1:1 Google Chromebook initiative.

Students hoping to get involved have a wide range of clubs and organizations to choose from including Volunteer Club, Math and Science Club, Engineering Club, Green Earth Club (GECKOS), Culture Club, Art Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Qualifying upperclassmen may choose to join National Honor Society and those looking for leadership experience may find it with Student Council.

Bulldog athletes can stay busy all year with highly successful sports teams including cross country (State qualifier ‘15-’16), football (District Champions ‘14-’15), volleyball, basketball (State Runners-up ‘14-’15), powerlifting (State qualifiers ‘14-’15), track (State qualifiers ‘14-’15), baseball (District Champions ‘14-’15), softball (District and Regional Champions ‘14-’15), golf (State qualifier ‘14-’15) and competitive cheerleading.

With so much to offer, it’s easy to understand why students feel their Bulldog Pride sets them apart.

High School Principal

Kim Irish

I am Kim Irish, your Principal at Morenci High School. I have worked here as a teacher for the past 16 years as a teacher, advisor, and coach. I taught 4 years previous to that at other schools. I am excited to begin the new school year and looking forward to serving this community and will work hard to make this school and our students successful. I will be working alongside a dedicated staff to provide the best possible educational program for our students.

In the high school we provide a well rounded education for our students. Our curriculum is aligned to state standards and we are using research based materials to provide our instruction and will be striving to improve standardized test scores. In addition, we have fine arts classes, online courses, and various other electives. We offer a variety of athletics, clubs, and extracurricular activities. Academic assistance is offered at lunch and after school every day, and many of our core classes have co-teachers working in them.

I welcome your input, ideas and suggestions on how we can improve. Input from students, parents and the community regarding curriculum, art and music education, and athletics is essential to ensure that we are providing students with the best educational experience possible. Feel free to call or e-mail, to set up an appointment, if you have any ideas or suggestions for continuing to make Morenci High School a great place to learn.

Address & Phone Numbers

Morenci High School
700 E. Coomer St.,
Morenci, MI 49256
Phone: 517-458-7502
Fax: 517-458-7146

Morenci High School 2015/2016 Profile

Community

Morenci, Michigan is located 35 miles west of Toledo, Ohio on the Ohio/Michigan border. The current estimated population is 2300 within the city limits. Morenci has an industrial park, varied housing options, two parks and summer recreation program, active library programs and an award winning newspaper.

General Information

Grades: 9-12
Control: Public
County: Lenawee
Grading System: Semesters Enrollment (Fall of 2015)
9th grade: 66
10th grade: 61
11th grade: 43
12th grade: 37
Principal: ext. 232
Counselor: ext 208
Student to Counselor/Principal ratio: 415:2 (also includes our middle school)

Minimum Curriculum Requirements for Graduating class of 2016 (Michigan Merit Curriculum)

English: 4 credits
Mathematics: 4 credits
Science: 3 credits
Social Sciences 3 credits
World Language 2 credits
Health/PE 1 credit
Fine Arts 1 credit
Electives 11 credits
Graduation Requirements: min. 29 credits

Advanced Courses

The following courses are weighted on a 5 point scale:
Math: Pre-calculus, Functions/Stats/Trig.
Science: Principals of Biomed. Engineering
English: AP Composition & Language, Honors 12 English

Opportunities for College Credit
  • AP testing in English Comp
  • Dual Enrollment (courses do not show on high school transcript)
  • LISD TECH CENTER articulation to select colleges

Transcript Abbreviations

In 2006, Morenci High School went to a trimester system. Transcripts reflect grading periods from this year forward as T1, T2, or T3. Morenci went back to semesters in 2013-2014.
The building number 9999 before a course indicates classes transferred in from another school and the number 1032 indicates a LISD TECH Center class.
OL is online coursework through the Edgenuity or Gradpoint programs.

Mean Test Scores

ACT tested Juniors in 2015: 37
ACT Junior Class Average Composite: 18.6

MME Results for all students for levels 1-2
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Social Studies:
Unavailable at this time.