John Murdy Elementary School

  • John Murdy Elementary School serves 424 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • John Murdy Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.
  • John Murdy Elementary School operates within the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Top Placements

John Murdy Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • John Murdy Elementary School's student population of 424 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 16 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students424 students
Gender %John Murdy Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Students by GradeJohn Murdy Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • John Murdy Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of John Murdy Elementary School is 0.37, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
37%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
Asian
78%
11%
Hispanic
13%
54%
White
2%
24%
Two or more races
7%
4%
All Ethnic GroupsJohn Murdy Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownCA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.370.41
Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
50%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of John Murdy Elementary School is Garden Grove Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 983 school districts in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Garden Grove Unified School District's student population of 45,220 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,865 in this district is less than the state average of $11,049. The district revenue/student has declined by 17% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $9,493 is less than the state average of $11,340. The district spending/student has declined by 18% over four school years.
    School District NameGarden Grove Unified School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    65
    4
    Number of Students Managed45,2201,585
    Garden Grove Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    45%
    37%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    54%
    48%
    District Total Revenue$422 MM$18 MM
    District Spending$452 MM$18 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,865$11,049
    District Spending / Student$9,493$11,340
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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