A Rich History

  • J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 is a school district headquartered in Cicero, Illinois, United States. The district serves the city of Berwyn, the town of Cicero, and the villages of Lyons and Stickney. A small section of McCook also lies in the district boundaries. The school district is named after Julius Sterling Morton, Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture during his second term, who is best known for founding Arbor Day. The district and its schools are named after Morton because he was friends with Cicero resident and fur trader Portus Baxter Weare.

    The district competes in Illinois High School Association athletics as a unified school with the shortened name "Berwyn-Cicero (Morton)".


Morton Distinctives

    • 75 Illinois State scholars
    • 95 students received IHSA All-State Academic recognition
    • 2,193 Students Enrolled in at least one of our 65 clubs

Community Centered

  • Morton works to engage the neighborhood in ways that enrich the life of the students and connect us to the diverse people of Cicero/Berwyn. 


  • Morton embraces and values all people and celebrates the global cultural tapestry that is reflected in our schools. We work to ensure the success of all our students, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religious beliefs.

  • Our Vision J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 educates all students to meet or exceed the standards of learning by providing educational experiences that challenge, engage, and empower them to be productive members of the global community. Mission Every student succeeds. District Goals (1) Accountability (2) Enhanced learning opportunities for all children (3) Ensure parents and the community are active, strategic partners in the educational process (4) Provide safe and well‐maintained schools to enhance learning (5) Run an efficient business operation.