Murray Elementary School

216 Sherman
Murray, IA 50174
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 142 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Murray Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 64%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Iowa state average of 27% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 142 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : Bottom 50% in IA
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Murray Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

Murray Elementary School's student population of 142 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 9 teachers has declined by 25% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
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School Rankings

Murray Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Murray Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
#952 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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60-69%
64%
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40-49%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
4%
12%
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Black
n/a
7%
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White
96%
73%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
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5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.08
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
25%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Murray Elementary School's ranking?
Murray Elementary School is ranked #952 out of 1,221 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Iowa.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
60-69% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 64% IA state average), while 40-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 68% IA state average).
How many students attend Murray Elementary School?
142 students attend Murray Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
96% of Murray Elementary School students are White, and 4% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Murray Elementary School?
Murray Elementary School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Iowa state average of 14:1.
What grades does Murray Elementary School offer ?
Murray Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Murray Elementary School part of?
Murray Elementary School is part of Murray Comm School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 142 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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