Murphy Junior High School

26923 W Grande Park
Plainfield, IL 60585
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Murphy Junior High School serves 751 students in grades 6-8.
Murphy Junior High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Murphy Junior High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Murphy Junior High School's student population of 751 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has grown by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students751 students
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Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
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School Rankings

Murphy Junior High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 3,655 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Murphy Junior High School is 0.61, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#852 out of 3655 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
13%
5%
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Hispanic
12%
26%
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Black
11%
17%
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White
59%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.610.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCUSD 308 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Murphy Junior High School is Goal-granting Opp For Alternative Learning (0.0 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Oswego Goal-granting Opp For Alternative Learning
    Grades: 6-12
    0.0 miles
    4209 State Route 71
    Oswego, IL 60543
    (630) 636-3678
    0 6-12 n/a
  • Plainfield Grande Park Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 591 students
    0.1 miles
    26933 W Grande Park
    Plainfield, IL 60585
    (630) 636-3489
    0.1 K-5 591
  • Plainfield Walkers Grove Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: K-5 | 514 students
    2.6 miles
    24810 W 135th St
    Plainfield, IL 60544
    (815) 439-2885
    2.6 K-5 514
  • Plainfield Lincoln Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-5 | 793 students
    2.9 miles
    14740 Meadow Ln
    Plainfield, IL 60544
    (815) 577-4500
    2.9 K-5 793
  • Plainfield Plainfield North High School Math: 54% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,322 students
    2.9 miles
    12005 S 248th Ave
    Plainfield, IL 60585
    (815) 609-8506
    2.9 9-12 2,322

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