801 Main St
Murray, KY 42071
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Murray Middle School serves 696 students in grades 4-8.
Murray Middle School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Kentucky for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 30%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65% (which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 42%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Kentucky state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Kentucky state average of 25% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Enrollment: 696 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5% in KY
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Murray Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for:

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School Overview

Murray Middle School's student population of 696 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 4-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
696 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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School Rankings

Murray Middle School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,230 schools in Kentucky (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Murray Middle School is 0.41, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (KY)
Overall Testing Rank
#30 out of 1230 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
30%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
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Hispanic
6%
8%
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Black
8%
11%
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White
76%
75%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
3%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Murray Middle School's ranking?

Murray Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Kentucky for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%) and Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%).

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

60% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 30% KY state average), while 65% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 42% KY state average).

How many students attend Murray Middle School?

696 students attend Murray Middle School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

76% of Murray Middle School students are White, 8% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Hispanic, and 3% of students are Asian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Murray Middle School?

Murray Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Kentucky state average of 15:1.

What grades does Murray Middle School offer ?

Murray Middle School offers enrollment in grades 4-8 (offers virtual instruction).

What school district is Murray Middle School part of?

Murray Middle School is part of Murray Independent School District.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: 4-8
  • Enrollment: 696 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), KY Dept. of Education

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