Oldest high school in the Bronx undergoing some changes
It's the oldest high school in the Bronx and has stood in the same location for more than a century. And now, Morris High School is undergoing some changes in an effort to preserve history.
Morris High School is known as the 'big castle,' with famous grads like Colin Powell passing through its doors. Although it was designated a historic landmark, the school has been in the process of becoming the Morris High School campus -- a site that houses five small schools. With tradition changing, officials are working to make sure the legacy lives on.
This year, the school will see its last class graduate. Come next year, students from the five small schools will replace the once large graduating class. Another change includes a plan to build a museum within the school and educate students about the history of Morris.
Morris High School's principal says since the implementation of the small schools, the graduation rate has improved.