Murphy Middle School

  • Murphy Middle School serves 310 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 36% (which is lower 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 48% (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 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 51%.

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School Overview

  • Murphy Middle School's student population of 310 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students310 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Murphy Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Murphy Middle School is 0.24, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.00. 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#1549 out of 2,538 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
47%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Murphy Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
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Black
3%
26%
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White
87%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Murphy Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NC.
Diversity Score0.24n/a
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Eligible for Free Lunch
99%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Murphy Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Murphy Middle 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

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This is my child's first year here. We moved here from a bigger city. Murphy Middle School does have great teachers who care about their students. However, my child has told me on numerous occasions that they have had assemblies focused on religious ideologies. The bus has gotten canceled and parents were never notified. Their math cirrcullium is 3 years behind where we moved from. The technology that is available, is also very out dated. Plus, there are limited sports programs to choose from.
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