Murphey Middle School

1701 15th St
Augusta, GA 30901
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Murphey Middle School serves 694 students in grades 6-8.
Murphey Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 8% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Murphey Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Murphey Middle School's student population of 694 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students694 students
This chart display total students of Murphey Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Gender % This chart display gender of Murphey Middle School
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Murphey Middle School by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Students by Grade This chart display the students of Murphey Middle School by grade.

School Comparison

Murphey Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Murphey Middle School is 0.26, 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 Testing Rank
#2165 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall school rank of Murphey Middle School, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Murphey Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Murphey Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Murphey Middle School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2004-05 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
86%
37%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
5%
40%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Murphey Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score
0.260.69
This chart display the diversity score of Murphey Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
96%
56%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Murphey Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRichmond County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Murphey Middle School is Alternative Education Center At Lamar (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Augusta Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 590 students
    0.8 miles
    1925 Kratha Dr
    Augusta, GA 30906
    (706) 737-7219
    0.8 PK-5 590
  • Augusta Alternative Education Center At Lamar Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 144 students
    0.9 miles
    970 Baker Ave
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 796-4965
    0.9 6-12 144
  • Augusta Jenkins-white Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 419 students
    1.4 miles
    800 15th Ave
    Augusta, GA 30901
    (706) 737-7320
    1.4 PK-5 419
  • Augusta Josey High School Math: 2% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 520 students
    1.4 miles
    1701 15th St
    Augusta, GA 30901
    (706) 737-7360
    1.4 9-12 520
  • Augusta Monte Sano Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 386 students
    1.5 miles
    2164 Richmond Ave
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 481-1813
    1.5 PK-5 386

School Reviews

Review Murphey Middle School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Learn about how your school will address pandemic health issues, such as the H1N1 virus, and how you can be proactive in learning about school closing guidelines.
Learn how parents of gifted children can find additional academic challenges and support programs both in and outside of public schools.
Learn more about the debate behind private school vouchers and whether they are a viable public school alternative for your child.