Murdock Elementary School

  • Murdock Elementary School serves 1,013 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Murdock Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 61%.

Top Placements

Murdock Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

  • Murdock Elementary School's student population of 1,013 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students1,013 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Murdock Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% of all 2,185 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Murdock Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#55 out of 2185 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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Asian
15%
4%
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Hispanic
10%
16%
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Black
7%
37%
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White
66%
39%
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.530.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCobb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta Pope High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2031 students
    1.3 miles
    3001 Hembree Rd Ne
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770)578-7900
    1.3 9-12 2031
  • Marietta Dodgen Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1244 students
    1.6 miles
    1725 Bill Murdock Rd
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770)578-2726
    1.6 6-8 1244
  • Marietta Hightower Trail Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1077 students
    1.6 miles
    3905 Post Oak Tritt Rd
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770)578-7225
    1.6 6-8 1077
  • Marietta Walton High School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 2691 students
    1.8 miles
    1590 Bill Murdock Rd
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770)578-3225
    1.8 9-12 2691
  • Marietta Addison Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 631 students
    1.9 miles
    3055 Ebenezer Rd
    Marietta, GA 30066
    (770)578-2700
    1.9 PK-5 631

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