216 Sherman
Murray, IA 50174
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Murray Elementary School serves 134 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Murray Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-69% (which is approximately equal to the Iowa state average of 64%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40-49% (which is lower than the Iowa state average of 68%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower 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 26% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 134 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in IA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 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 134 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
134 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
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School Rankings

Murray Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,221 schools in Iowa (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Murray Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (IA)
Overall Testing Rank
#952 out of 1221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-69%
64%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-49%
68%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
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%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
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Diversity Score
0.08
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
35%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (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 ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 20%).

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?

134 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 13:1, which is lower 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 Community School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 134 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 4%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-69% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IA Dept. of Education

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