This school is in the worst area of town, and the most dangerous. Murray is only good if your child is in a gifted program, or Avid. The Dean needs to be replaced with someone who can bring discipline and order to the students. These kids need a firmer hand. The P.E department is horrible. I have nothing good to say about this school.
my child went there for 3 years and is succeeding with honors in advanced studies in high school. best decision ever to send her to murray!
I am glad that there is a school like R J Murray Middle here in St. Johns County. The Gifted faculty is wonderful and I couldn't imagine my son going anywhere else. He is in the 6th grade this year and making his way through the transition. I am very impressed with the SJCCA program as well. No wonder this school is an 'A' school!
dedicated staff working with special children.....support staff and adminstration are wonderful
i am in seventh greade at murray middle school i only have one down fall about this school the guidance system it lacks organization and GUIDANCE!! at that but over all this scool is OK it offers great electives. And the teachers go out of their way to help the students i would recomend this school to anybody that is ART savy.
I'm not a parent but a student that went there for three years. I'm going to high school in august. I love Murray!!! I think it is the best middle school in the district.. the teachers pay a lot of attention to their kids. They have quite a bit of after school activities that will keep you or your kids busy. Parents are pretty much involved. They send newsletters home to keep you updated on things that are going on..... I will miss this school a lot.
Our son has just completed his first year at Murray. He is in the Checkpoint/gifted program. He has enjoyed his year with the GIFTED teachers. As a parent we are so thankful for the opportunity to be part of such an innovative program. Our son has learned through emersion. Making castles,science fair, catapults, i movies, to name just a few..... The teachers are all first rate and know their jobs. Thank you for the forward looking attitude to provide all children with the education that they deserve.
Our son was in the Gifted program 2002-2005. There were 4 teachers on the hall. Two of the teachers are very experienced and good at what they do. One is new and shows promise except that he is influenced by another. The last does not seem to want to be a teacher at all. He called my son names, lost homework, and consistently displayed a cavalier attitude.
Both of our daughters attend Murray Middle School. We moved here to Florida 2 and a half years ago. Our first choice was to select a different school that is not in our district. We met with the Assistant Principal at that time (who is now the Principal). We were impressed with all that she showed us. But as our daughters have attended there, we have experienced a great disappointment in the teaching skills there as well as some of the rules. One rule we are particularly against is the 'silent lunch' rule. If too many children are talking and the volume grows loud, all of the children in the cafeteria at that time are punished with 'silent lunch'. We feel this is a bit rash. The other rule we find odd is the children are not allowed to use the restroom until 10 minutes after class begins.
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