Ira A Murphy Elementary School

Ira A Murphy Elementary School serves 559 students in grades PK-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the AZ average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 58%.
Ira A Murphy Elementary School operates within the Peoria Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 559 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-8
Total Students 559 students
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Ira A Murphy Elementary 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 0.53 is less than the state average of 0.85. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 18:1
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
1%
5%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
n/a
3%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
63%
43%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
3%
5%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
27%
42%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Ira A Murphy Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Ira A Murphy Elementary 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.
0.53 0.85
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
70%
36%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
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.
6%
11%
Ira A Murphy Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 36,513 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Peoria Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
41
1
Number of Students Managed 36,513 274
Peoria Unified   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $295 MM n/a
Peoria Unified   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $339 MM n/a
Peoria Unified   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,727 $0
Peoria Unified   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,894 $0
Peoria Unified   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Peoria Transition Center (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Peoria Ecampus (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stellar Prep (2.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Peoria Peoria Transition Center
    Alternative School
    7565 West Peoria Ave
    Peoria , AZ , 85381
    (623)412-5475
    Alternative School
    0.4  mi  |  103  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Peoria Sundance Elementary School
    7051 West Cholla St
    Peoria , AZ , 85345
    (623)412-4675
    0.6  mi  |  755  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Peoria Santa Fe Elementary School
    9880 North 77th Ave
    Peoria , AZ , 85345
    (623)486-6000
    0.7  mi  |  682  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Peoria Copper Canyon Academy
    Charter School
    7785 West Peoria Ave
    Peoria , AZ , 85345
    (623)930-1734
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  186  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Peoria Desert Pointe Academy
    Charter School
    7785 West Peoria Ave
    Peoria , AZ , 85345
    (623)930-1734
    Charter School
    0.7  mi  |  73  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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Peoria, AZ public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.56, which is higher than the Arizona average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Peoria is Von Steuben Middle School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arizona or national school diversity statistics.