Murphysboro High School

  • Murphysboro High School serves 625 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 51%.

School Overview

  • Murphysboro High School's student population of 625 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students625 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Murphysboro High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall School Rank#1331 out of 3,544 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
32%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
38%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
15%
17%
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White
73%
49%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score0.440.68
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Graduation Rate80-84%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
20%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMurphysboro CUSD 186 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Murphysboro Carruthers Elementary School Magnet School
    Grades: 3-5 | 452 students
    0.4 miles
    80 Candy Ln
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)687-3231
    0.4 3-5 452
  • Murphysboro Murphysboro Middle School Magnet School
    Grades: 6-8 | 440 students
    1.5 miles
    2125 Spruce St
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-3041
    1.5 6-8 440
  • Murphysboro Mcelvain School Magnet School
    Grades: PK | 125 students
    1.6 miles
    593 Ava Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-3781
    1.6 PK 125
  • Murphysboro Cope Alternative School Alternative School
    Magnet School
    Grades: 6-12 | 10 students
    1.9 miles
    1725b Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-2913
    1.9 6-12 10
  • Murphysboro Tri-county Center Special Education School
    Magnet School
    54 students
    1.9 miles
    1725 Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618)684-2109
    1.9 n/a 54

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