Murray Independent School District

208 S 13th St
Murray, KY 42071
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Murray Independent School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Kentucky for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,771 students in Murray Independent School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Kentucky.
Public Schools in Murray Independent School District have an average math proficiency score of 58% (versus the Kentucky public school average of 30%), and reading proficiency score of 63% (versus the 41% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Kentucky public school average of 26% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (KY)
# Schools
4 Schools
1,535 Schools
# Students
1,771 Students
653,795 Students
# Teachers
120 Teachers
43,431 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Murray Independent School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 171 school districts in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has decreased from 95% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (KY)
#4 out of 172 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Murray Independent  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
58%
30%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Murray Independent  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
63%
42%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Murray Independent  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
90-94%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Murray Independent  School District and public school graduation rate of KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.40
0.44
# American Indian Students
5 Students
853 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
42 Students
12,780 Students
% Asian Students
2%
2%
# Hispanic Students
138 Students
54,122 Students
% Hispanic Students
8%
8%
# Black Students
110 Students
69,939 Students
% Black Students
6%
11%
# White Students
1,355 Students
483,050 Students
% White Students
77%
74%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,016 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
119 Students
32,044 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
97
23,220
# Students in K Grade:
145
49,563
# Students in 1st Grade:
123
46,851
# Students in 2nd Grade:
143
47,051
# Students in 3rd Grade:
129
47,140
# Students in 4th Grade:
99
43,532
# Students in 5th Grade:
118
47,163
# Students in 6th Grade:
148
47,805
# Students in 7th Grade:
146
50,313
# Students in 8th Grade:
151
51,324
# Students in 9th Grade:
151
56,875
# Students in 10th Grade:
118
50,386
# Students in 11th Grade:
111
47,642
# Students in 12th Grade:
89
44,266
# Ungraded Students:
3
664

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,906 is higher than the state median of $14,317. The school district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $14,418 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (KY)
Total Revenue
$26 MM
$9,360 MM
This chart display total revenue of Murray Independent  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$26 MM
$9,189 MM
This chart display total spending of Murray Independent  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,906
$14,317
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Murray Independent  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$14,418
$14,055
This chart display average spending per public school student in Murray Independent  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in KY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Murray Independent School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Murray Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
801 Main St
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5125
Grades: 4-8
| 662 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Murray Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
111 Broach Ave
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5022
Grades: PK-3
| 540 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Murray High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1800 Sycamore St
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5202
Grades: 9-12
| 472 students
Rank: n/an/a
208 South 13th St
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 762-6863
Grades: PK
| 97 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Murray Independent School District?
Murray Independent School District manages 4 public schools serving 1,771 students.
What is the rank of Murray Independent School District?
Murray Independent School District is ranked #4 out of 171 school districts in Kentucky (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Kentucky school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%) and Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Murray Independent School District?
77% of Murray Independent School District students are White, 8% of students are Hispanic, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Murray Independent School District?
Murray Independent School District has a student/teacher ratio of 15:1, which is equal to the Kentucky state average of 15:1.
What is Murray Independent School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $14,418 is higher than the state median of $14,055. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 4 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 1,771 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 23%
  • : 90-94% (Top 50% in KY)
  • : Top 5%
  • : 58% (Top 5%)
  • : 63% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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