Murphysboro Middle School

2125 Spruce St
Murphysboro, IL 62966
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Murphysboro Middle School serves 438 students in grades 6-8.
Murphysboro Middle 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 percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 14% (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 16% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Murphysboro Middle School's student population of 438 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students438 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

Murphysboro Middle 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 Middle School is 0.52, 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
#3022 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
14%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
7%
26%
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Black
18%
17%
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White
66%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
90%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
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 Middle School is Cope Alternative School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Desoto Elementary School (7.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carruthers Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Murphysboro Cope Alternative School Alternative School
    Grades: 10 | 7 students
    0.6 miles
    1725b Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-2913
    0.6 10 7
  • Murphysboro Tri-county Center Special Education School
    Grades: Inquire with school | 58 students
    0.6 miles
    1725 Shomaker Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-2109
    0.6 Inquire with school 58
  • Murphysboro Carruthers Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 19%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 460 students
    1.1 miles
    80 Candy Ln
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 687-3231
    1.1 3-5 460
  • Murphysboro Murphysboro High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 599 students
    1.5 miles
    50 Blackwood Dr
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 687-2336
    1.5 9-12 599
  • Murphysboro Gen John A Logan Attendance Center
    Grades: K-2 | 417 students
    2.9 miles
    320 Watson Rd
    Murphysboro, IL 62966
    (618) 684-4471
    2.9 K-2 417

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