Rita Murphy Elementary School

  • Rita Murphy Elementary School serves 598 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is equal to the North Dakota state average of 39%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Rita Murphy Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in North Dakota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Dakota state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the North Dakota state average of 26%.

School Overview

  • Rita Murphy Elementary School's student population of 598 students has grown by 28% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students598 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Rita Murphy Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 454 schools in North Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Rita Murphy Elementary School is 0.22, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ND)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#314 out of 454 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
48%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:112:1
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American Indian
4%
12%
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Hispanic
1%
5%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
88%
74%
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Two or more races
6%
2%
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Diversity Score0.220.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rita Murphy Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Dakota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBismarck 1 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, ND Dept. of Education

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