Murphy Elementary School

  • Murphy Elementary School serves 469 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 52% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the North Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Murphy Elementary School's student population of 469 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students469 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Murphy Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Murphy Elementary School is 0.26, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NC)
Overall School Rank#1139 out of 2,538 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
3%
17%
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Black
4%
26%
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White
86%
49%
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Murphy Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.260.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Murphy Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCherokee County s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Murphy The Learning Center Charter School
    Grades: K-8 | 202 students
    0.6 miles
    945 Conaheeta Street
    Murphy, NC 28906
    (828)835-7240
    0.6 K-8 202
  • Murphy Murphy High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 503 students
    1.2 miles
    234 High School Circle
    Murphy, NC 28906
    (828)837-2426
    1.2 9-12 503
  • Murphy Murphy Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 310 students
    1.2 miles
    65 Middle School Drive
    Murphy, NC 28906
    (828)837-0160
    1.2 6-8 310
  • Murphy The Oaks Academy Alternative School
    Grades: 6-12 | 60 students
    4.6 miles
    4533 Martins Creek Road
    Murphy, NC 28906
    (828)837-6775
    4.6 6-12 60
  • Murphy Martins Creek Elementary/mid
    Grades: PK-8 | 223 students
    4.7 miles
    1459 Tobe Stalcup Road
    Murphy, NC 28906
    (828)837-2831
    4.7 PK-8 223

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