John Murdy Elementary School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
14851 Donegal Dr.
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(School attendance zone shown in map)
John Murdy Elementary School serves 462 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 69% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 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 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic and Asian).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

John Murdy Elementary School's student population of 462 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2009)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students462 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

John Murdy Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of John Murdy Elementary School is 0.40, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1181 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
76%
12%
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Hispanic
14%
54%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
3%
23%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.400.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGarden Grove Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to John Murdy Elementary School is Bolsa Grande High School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Sarah Mcgarvin Intermediate (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Leo Carrillo Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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MURDY is a fun and exciting school . There are lots of programs like violin classes and super fun events happening. The teacher s are also really kind and funny . I love JOHN MURDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!
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