The student population of 2185 students has declined by 14% over five years.
The teacher population of 124 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Students||2,185 students|
|Total Classroom Teachers||124 teachers|
|Students by Grade|
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The district's student population of 60,620 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 66% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,433 is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,265 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
|School District Name||Mobile County School District|
|Number of Schools
|Number of Students Managed||60,620||3,026|
|District Total Revenue||$592 MM||$30 MM|
|District Spending||$582 MM||$30 MM|
|District Revenue / Student||$9,433||$10,181|
|District Spending / Student||$9,265||$10,301|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
- S.S. Murphy High School, located in Mobile, Alabama, is a public high school operated by the Mobile County Public School System.
- History: In 1922, the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) began to plan for the construction of a new high school that would serve the entire county, as the facilities of Barton Academy were becoming overcrowded with soldiers returning from World War I. Prior to that time Barton Academy had been used as a public school. In 1923, the Mobile County School Board acquired 38 acres from the Carlen family for a site for their proposed high school complex, with room for a student body from 8th to 11th grade. The cornerstone of the school was laid on December 14, 1925, and on April 26, 1926, Mobile High School, later known as Murphy High School, opened. Construction costs totaled $850,000 for the first six buildings with an additional $200,000 spent on the gymnasium and the Olympic-size pool installed in 1930, leading to the local designation of the school as the "million-dollar high school".
- The school was first known as Mobile High School, but two years after its opening the school's name was changed to Murphy High School in honor of Samuel Silenus Murphy, MCPSS superintendent who directed public education in Mobile from 1900-1926. While still called Murphy High School, the yearbook was called the "Mobile High Annual." At the change of the name to Murphy High School, the workers did not want to change the name of the yearbook. They agreed to shorten the name to "Mohian," or a shortened version of Mobile High Annual.
- Murphy was selected in 1987 as a Presidential Model School by the U.S. Department of Education, and was placed in 1982 on the National Register of Historic Landmarks by the U.S. Department of the Interior. In 1994, Redbook Magazine named Murphy one of the top high schools in America and one of the biggest high schools in Alabama. In 1997, several Murphy students were featured in Seventeen Magazine.
- Academics: Murphy attracts students from all over Mobile County. It has extensive offering of courses, including 14 courses of Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate program. Students at Murphy consistently score above the national average on SAT and ACT tests. Earning over $6.5 million in scholarships annually, an average of 65% of Murphy's seniors attend four-year colleges, and approximately 20% attend two-year colleges, including vocational training. From 1990-2003, Murphy had 24 National Merit semi-finalists, and 28 commended students. Nine students earned National Achievement Recognition. Murphy also offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
- School uniform: Murphy students are required to wear school uniforms.
- Feeder patterns: The following middle schools feed into Murphy: Burns, Calloway-Smith, Denton, Eanes, Hillsdale, Pillans, Scarborough, and Washington.
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MobileLeinkauf Elementary School
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MobileLillie B Williamson High School1.2 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 653 students1567 East Dublin St
Mobile, AL 36605
MobileContinuous Learning Center
1.3 miles | Grades: 6-12 | 34 students1870 Pleasant Ave
Mobile, AL 36617
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