Ira A Murphy

7231 W North Ln
Peoria, AZ 85345
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Ira A Murphy serves 453 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Ira A Murphy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 11% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 21% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 453 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Ira A Murphy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Ira A Murphy's student population of 453 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
453 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Ira A Murphy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ira A Murphy is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1444 out of 1854 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
64%
47%
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Black
8%
6%
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White
21%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
8%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ira A Murphy's ranking?
Ira A Murphy is ranked #1444 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Ira A Murphy often compared to?
Ira A Murphyis often viewed alongside schools like Santa Fe Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
11% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 21% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
How many students attend Ira A Murphy?
453 students attend Ira A Murphy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of Ira A Murphy students are Hispanic, 21% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ira A Murphy?
Ira A Murphy has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Ira A Murphy offer ?
Ira A Murphy offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Ira A Murphy part of?
Ira A Murphy is part of Peoria Unified School District (4237).

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Date
Spring Break - No School
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of School
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 453 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 79%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 11% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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