Murphy High School

100 South Carlen St,

Mobile, AL, 36606-1410

Tel: (251)221-3206
Grades: 8-12

2,285 students

Murphy High School serves 2,285 students in grades 8-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 73% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 42%.
Murphy High School operates within the Mobile County School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the AL state average of 72%%.

Overview

The student population of 2285 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 130 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 8-12
Total Students 2,285 students
Gender % 45% Male / 55%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 130 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
15:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
2%
1%
Hispanic
1%
5%
Black
67%
35%
White
27%
58%
Unknown
3%
n/a
All Ethnic Groups
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. 0.48
0.55
Eligible for Free LunchFamilies 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. 61%
51%
Eligible for Reduced
LunchFamilies 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.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 62,293 students has grown by 0% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has increased from 0% over five years.
School District Name Mobile County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
109
7
Number of Students Managed 62,293
2,928
Graduation Rate 65
72%
District Total Revenue $580 MM
n/a
District Spending $595 MM
n/a
District Revenue / Student $9,279
$0
District Spending / Student $9,522
$0
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2034 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Augusta Evans School (0.9 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Augusta Evans School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Old Shell Creative Performing Art Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Recommended April 10, 2012 - We took our son out of our district just to attend the IB program here. It was the worst thing we ever did to him. No need to bore you with details. Let me just summarize by saying this school is not a school but a big juvenile detention center, and the IB program is basically a pathetic attempt at beautification. The administration is so overwhelmed that they cannot be bothered with the needs of students who are NOT getting into trouble. There are a few good teachers, but not enough to make it worthwhile. Don't waste a single day of your child's youth, as we had. Avoid this school at all costs. - Posted by Parent

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