Address: P.O. Box 526, Montego Bay #2, St James, Jamaica
Tel #: (876) 952-5388
Fax #: (876) 940-0428
School Code: 08078
Ministry #: 08078
School Region: 4
Exam Board #: CXC - 0047 / GCE - 4235/NCTVET/City and Guilds
Status of School: Government Owned
Type of School: Technical
Grade of School: 4
Age range: 11+ - 19+
Entrance Requirement: GSAT 11+, GNAT / JHSC Gr 9 14+
No. of Classes: 5 Gr 7's, 5 Gr 8's, 7 Gr 9's, 10 Gr 10's, 10 Gr 11's, 3 Gr 12's and 2 Gr 13
School Programme: General education in grades 7 - 9. The following options are offered in grades 10 & 11: Science, Arts, Business, Home Economics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Building Technology(Woods), Auto Mechanics and General Studies, Economics and Building Technology Construction
Exams Offered: CXC, GCE and NCTVET
Teaching Staff: 84
No. of rooms / labs: 42 rooms and 18 labs.
The aims of Herbert Morrison Technical High School are to:
The school started with 480 students: 240 in grade 7, 120 in grade 8 and 120 in grade 9. The grades 8 & 9 students were selected by the school, via tests and interviews. There were 16 teachers. Twelve classrooms were in place but hardly any other facilities. There were no canteen, very basic science equipment and a limited number of tools for serious work in the practical areas.
For the succeeding years after opening, the number of CEE (Common Entrance Examination) students fluctuated and the school had to be setting tests at that level to select students. This pattern stopped eventually and the full intake of 240 grade 7 students from CEE became the norm.
The curriculum at the time was quite general but an effort was made to ensure that each student upon graduating was exposed to a practical subject.
The school was changed to a technical school in 1988. Additional workshops and facilities were provided with GOJ and USAID. The curriculum underwent a major overhaul and all students on the completion of grade 9 were placed in specific courses.
There has been significant upgrading in several areas of the school (e.g. computer lab, science lab and business department) that has contributed significantly to the school's overall performance. Not only has there been major upgrading of the physical plant, but also human resources in the form of development workshops. The school is indebted to the technical development programme under the able leadership of Mrs. Loveda Jones.
The mission of this school is to provide each student with hands-on experience in at least one technical / vocational area to enable him / her to cope with technological change; to educate and train for effective production in the modern world.
HMTHS.COM Mission Statement
- To promote Herbert Morrison Technical High School, by showcasing the school, its staff, its students (past and present) and their accomplishments in and out of the classroom.
- To create an online community that will:
- Foster a strong network of HMTHS past students.
- Serve as the major interface for communication among HMTHS past students world wide.
- Create increased awareness among past students about what is happening at Herbert Morrison.