Exterior of Mortimer Jordan HS

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!  


    Fight Song: 

    ROLL JORDAN ROLL
    FIGHT BLUE DEVILS FIGHT
    LET THE PEOPLE KNOW
    WE ARE THE BLUE AND WHITE
    SO ON THEN ROLL JORDAN ROLL
    ON TO VICTORY
    MORTIMER JORDAN
    FIGHTING BLUE DEVILS
    FIGHT
    FIGHT
    FIGHT
    GO
    GO
    GO BIG BLUE!

     

School History

  • Mortimer Jordan High School is located in Kimberly, AL, serving students in grades 9 through 12.

    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 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 in Morris, Alabama, with an enrollment of ninety students. The original building of five rooms soon became inadequate, and a frame building of eight rooms was added. Between the years of 1937 and 1941, indoor plumbing and restrooms were installed.The 'old gym' was built by the WPA during 1936-37, and the 'new gym' was added in 1968. During the early 1950s, a football and athletic field was constructed. During the 1960s, Gardendale-based students attending MJHS were phased out after the construction of Gardendale High School south of Morris. In the fall of 2004, North Jefferson Middle School opened for grades 6-8, making Mortimer Jordan a true 'high school' consisting of grades 9-12. Mortimer Jordan High School was relocated to a new building in Kimberly, Alabama, in the fall of 2011. The Class of 2020 will be the 100th graduating class of MJHS.

    Mortimer Jordan High School is and will always be a cornerstone of the community. 

    Since its establishment, Mortimer Jordan High School has had thirteen principals.

    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