Murphysboro High School

50 Blackwood Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Murphysboro High School serves 599 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Murphysboro High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

Murphysboro High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Illinois for:

School Overview

Murphysboro High School's student population of 599 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students599 students
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Total Classroom Teachers43 teachers
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School Comparison

Murphysboro High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Murphysboro High School is 0.44, 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
#2220 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
6%
26%
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Black
15%
17%
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White
73%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.440.68
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Graduation Rate
80-84%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
91%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMurphysboro CUSD 186 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Murphysboro High School is Cope Alternative School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Murphysboro Middle School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carruthers Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Murphysboro Carruthers Elementary School
    Grades: 3-5 | 460 students
    0.4 miles
    80 Candy Ln
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 687-3231
    0.4 3-5 460
  • Murphysboro Murphysboro Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 438 students
    1.5 miles
    2125 Spruce St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-3041
    1.5 6-8 438
  • Murphysboro Mcelvain School
    Grades: PK | 100 students
    1.6 miles
    593 Ava Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-3781
    1.6 PK 100
  • Murphysboro Cope Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 10 | 7 students
    1.9 miles
    1725b Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-2913
    1.9 10 7
  • Murphysboro Tri-county Center Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 58 students
    1.9 miles
    1725 Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-2109
    1.9 Inquire with school 58

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