Murphy Candler Elementary School

  • Murphy Candler Elementary School serves 558 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 9% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 13% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Georgia state level of 16:1.

School Overview

  • Murphy Candler Elementary School's student population of 558 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students558 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Murphy Candler Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Murphy Candler Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#2088 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
4%
15%
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Black
96%
37%
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White
n/a
40%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Murphy Candler Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in GA.
Diversity Score0.080.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Murphy Candler Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Georgia by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeKalb County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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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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