Morrow High School (Georgia)

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Morrow High School
Location
Morrow, Georgia
United States
Information
Type Public secondary
Motto Where Failure Is NOT An Option!
Established 1969
Principal Pamela Pitts
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,100
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Green and gold
Mascot Mustang
Website

Morrow High School is the easternmost secondary school in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. Part of Clayton County Public Schools, it is located in Morrow at 2299 Old Rex Morrow Road. The school's teams are known as the Mustangs.[1] Middle schools generally associated with Morrow High are Morrow Middle School, Adamson Middle School and Rex Mill Middle School.

Clayton State University is the nearest post-secondary school, though some college-bound students enroll at the University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, University of West Georgia and Georgia State University. Recent students have also attended Yale University, Brown University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Savannah School of Art and Design, and Morehouse College.

Morrow High recently lost accreditation for one year, when the Clayton County School System lost accreditation. The accreditation has since been restored.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Scholars[edit]

Some recent Morrow High School students have received the Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2006, two graduating seniors received it, one of whom went to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the other to Georgia State University. In 2007, three graduating seniors received the scholarship, and went on to Yale University, the University of Georgia, and Clayton State University, respectively. In 2008, two more students received the award, making it three years in a row that the school had students receive full funding for any college of their choice.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jeb Flesch - All-American football player
  • Andre Hastings - professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New Orleans Saints; Class of '90
  • Karin Slaughter - crime writer; debuted with her novel Blindsighted in 2001

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