Morton Magnet Middle School, located at 4606 Terrace Drive in northwest Omaha, opened its doors in 1965. This middle school became a magnet in 2007 and serves students in fifth through eighth grades as a "Center for Community Research and Design." Morton’s magnet programs provide students the opportunity to engage in the process of identifying and solving relevant community issues through service learning opportunities. These challenges give students the opportunity to apply acquired academic skills and knowledge to real life situations, fostering a sense of civic responsibility, in conjunction with building skills needed to become college-ready citizens. There are a limited number of magnet seats available for students at each grade level. Students from any Omaha Public School or the learning community may apply to attend.