Murrah High School

  • Murrah High School serves 1,422 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 5% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 37% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57%.

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School Overview

  • Murrah High School's student population of 1,422 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,422 students
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Total Classroom Teachers80 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Murrah High School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Murrah High School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank#475 out of 840 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
5%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Murrah High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
35%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Murrah High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
96%
49%
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White
3%
43%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Murrah High School and the percentage of White public school students in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Murrah High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.080.31
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Graduation Rate
84%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
70%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Murrah High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson Public Dist School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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