2100 Cason St
Lafayette, IN 47904
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Murdock Elementary School serves 228 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Murdock Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Indiana state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Murdock Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

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School Overview

Murdock Elementary School's student population of 228 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has grown by 47% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-4
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
228 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
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School Rankings

Murdock Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Murdock Elementary School is 0.73, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#386 out of 1757 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
16:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
22%
13%
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Black
29%
13%
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White
37%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.73
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Eligible for Free Lunch
75%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Murdock Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Murdock Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   3/16/2020
School is great.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Ariah Johnson

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-4
  • Students: 228 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 8:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in IN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.73

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