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Mission Statement

The mission of Mortimer Jordan High School is to develop responsible, productive citizens who are prepared to face the challenges of the future.

Alma Mater

Mortimer Jordan Our Alma Mater
Guide of Mind and Soul,
Let Us e’er be true and faithful
And attain our goal.

Forward, ever! Noble Purpose;
Conquer and Prevail!
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Jordan High – All hail!

Cherished by her sons and daughters
Mem’ries sweet, shall throng
Round our hearts, our Alma Mater;
As we sing our song.

Forward, ever! Noble Purpose;
Conquer and prevail!
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Jordan High – All hail!


School History
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Our school was named after Captain Mortimer Harvie Jordan. Captain Jordan, a war hero, lost his life in World War I. He was a soldier, officer, and physician. As commanding officer of Company K, 16th Infantry, 42nd "Rainbow Division," he was mortally wounded while leading his sector in battle. He died of his wounds in 1918 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mortimer Jordan High School opened its doors during the fall of 1920 with ninety students enrolled in Morris, Alabama. The "old gym" was built by the WPA during 1936-37, and the "new gym" was added in 1968. During the early 1950's, a football and athletic field was constructed. The school was relocated to Kimberly, Alabama in 2011.

Remarkably, since its establishment, Mortimer Jordan High School has had only thirteen principals. Mortimer Jordan became a true "high school" in the fall of 2004 consisting of grades 9-12. As a cornerstone of the community, Mortimer Jordan High School is and will always be.

MJHS Principals

1920 - Minnie Holliman

1921 - T.J. Jordan

1922 - J.H. Sams

1924 - Gordon G. Ford

1925 - J. W. Vann

1939 - Jewell Hall

1941 - George Dewey Harris

1953 - J. O. Suddeth

1965 - William E. Burkett

1968 - Jimmie A. Trotter

2000- Byron Campbell

2009 - Barbara Snider

2014 - Craig Kanaday


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