Murrah High School

1400 Murrah Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Murrah High School serves 1,367 students in grades 9-12.
Murrah High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 3% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 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 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Murrah High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Murrah High School's student population of 1,367 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,367 students
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Total Classroom Teachers82 teachers
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School Comparison

Murrah High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Murrah High School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#602 out of 825 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
3%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
1%
4%
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Black
95%
48%
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White
3%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.100.58
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Graduation Rate
89%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJackson Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Murrah High School is Middle School For The Blind High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bailey Middle Apac School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Power Apac School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jackson Power Apac School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 4-5 | 138 students
    0.2 miles
    1120 Riverside Drive
    Jackson, MS 39202
    (601) 960-5387
    0.2 4-5 138
  • Jackson Bailey Middle Apac School Math: 60% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 6-8 | 387 students
    0.4 miles
    1900 N State Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    (601) 960-5343
    0.4 6-8 387
  • Jackson Career Academic Placement Program Alternative School

    1.0 miles
    622 Duling Avenue
    Jackson, MS 39216
    (601) 987-3695
    1 n/a n/a
  • Jackson Midtown Public Charter School Charter School
    Math: 5% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 245 students
    1.0 miles
    301 Adele St
    Jackson, MS 39202
    (601) 354-7770
    1 5-8 245
  • Jackson Davis Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 266 students
    1.3 miles
    750 N Congress Street
    Jackson, MS 39202
    (601) 960-5333
    1.3 K-5 266

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