Murphy Creek K-8 School

1400 S Old Tom Morris Road
Aurora, CO 80018
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Murphy Creek K-8 School serves 689 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Murphy Creek K-8 School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 35%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 57% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Colorado state average of 47% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Murphy Creek K-8 School places among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Murphy Creek K-8 School's student population of 689 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students689 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

Murphy Creek K-8 School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,768 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Murphy Creek K-8 School is 0.72, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CO)
Overall Testing Rank
#384 out of 1768 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
35%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:117:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
33%
34%
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Black
18%
5%
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White
37%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.720.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAurora Joint District No. 28 Of The Counties Of Adams And A School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CO Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Murphy Creek K-8 School is Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory (2.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Aurora Vista Peak 9-12 Preparatory Math: 33% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,444 student
    2.0 miles
    24500 East 6th Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80018
    (303) 340-0121
    2 9-12 1,444
  • Aurora Vista Peak P-8 Exploratory Math: 23% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 1,068 student
    2.0 miles
    24551 East 1st Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80018
    (303) 364-3757
    2 PK-8 1,068
  • Aurora Aurora Frontier K-8 Math: 42% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 697 students
    2.9 miles
    3200 S Jericho Way
    Aurora, CO 80013
    (303) 693-1995
    2.9 PK-8 697
  • Aurora Side Creek Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 511 students
    3.0 miles
    19191 East Iliff Pl
    Aurora, CO 80013
    (303) 755-1785
    3 PK-5 511
  • Aurora Arrowhead Elementary School Math: 28% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 585 students
    3.4 miles
    19100 East Bates Avenue
    Aurora, CO 80013
    (720) 886-2800
    3.4 PK-5 585

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