Murphy Candler Elementary School

6775 S Goddard Rd
Lithonia, GA 30038
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
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Bottom 50%
5.00 (1 review)
Murphy Candler Elementary School serves 573 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Murphy Candler Elementary 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 14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

School Overview

Murphy Candler Elementary School's student population of 573 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has grown by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students573 students
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Total Classroom Teachers38 teachers
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School Rankings

Murphy Candler Elementary 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 Murphy Candler Elementary School is 0.12, 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
#2071 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
14%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
20%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
94%
37%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.120.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
82%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDekalb County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Murphy Candler Elementary School is Arabia Mountain High School - Academy Of Engineering- Medic (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Salem Middle School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Flat Rock Elementary School (2.0 miles away)
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School Reviews

5  
I attended this school through my 1st-7th grades back in the late 60's and early 70's. This was an awesome school. We had awesome teachers. Our Principle Mr Megginson knew every child by name. He spent many hours getting to know every child. I loved going to school here.
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