Murray County High School

1001 Green Rd,

Chatsworth, GA, 30705-2011

Tel: (706)695-1414
Grades: 9-12

867 students

Murray County High School serves 867 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the GA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 56%.
Murray County High School operates within the Murray County School District.
The school district's 62% graduation rate is lower than the GA state average of 66%.

Overview

The student population of 867 students has declined by 27% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 867 students
Murray County High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Murray County High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Murray County High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.44 is less than the state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (GA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Murray County High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Murray County High School Asian (2003-2011)
Hispanic
19%
12%
Murray County High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
n/a
37%
Murray County High School Black (2010-2012)
White
72%
44%
Murray County High School White (1994-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Murray County High School Sch Ethnicity Murray County High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.66
Murray County High School Diversity Score (1994-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
58%
51%
Murray County High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
7%
Murray County High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 7,648 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 53% over five years.
School District Name Murray County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
11
5
Number of Students Managed 7,648 3,298
Murray County School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 62% 66%
Murray County School District Graduation Rate (1998-2009)
District Total Revenue $71 MM $34 MM
Murray County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $75 MM $36 MM
Murray County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,127 $9,939
Murray County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,589 $10,367
Murray County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is North Murray High School (3.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is New Bagley Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chatsworth Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Chatsworth New Bagley Middle School
    4600 Hwy 225 North
    Chatsworth , GA , 30705
    (706)695-1115
    0  mi  |  552  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Chatsworth Gladden Middle School
    700 Old Dalton Ellijay Rd
    Chatsworth , GA , 30705
    (706)695-7448
    0.2  mi  |  586  students  |  Gr.  7-8
  • Chatsworth Chatsworth Elementary School
    500 Green Rd
    Chatsworth , GA , 30705
    (706)695-2434
    0.5  mi  |  801  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Chatsworth Coker Elementary School
    1733 Leonard Bridge Rd
    Chatsworth , GA , 30705
    (706)695-0888
    1.5  mi  |  836  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Chatsworth Spring Place Elementary School
    2795 Leonard Bridge Rd
    Chatsworth , GA , 30705
    (706)695-2525
    2.1  mi  |  684  students  |  Gr.  PK-6

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