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Murray County High School

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Posted October 4, 2009

They try very hard even if they don't have alot of money to work with, the teachers are always willing to help the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

As a student at MCHS I feel there is not enough school spirit (more like next to none) and Ms. Gina Linder is doing a good job of bringing the curriculum out of the mud, however the criticism by some teachers on students are quite harsh and judgment is very commonplace within the student-teacher environment. I feel this has a negative effect on the school as a whole. Could use some work but at least someone is trying to make it somewhere worth going.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2008

I find that Murray County does not do enough to encourage the students and many drop out.This has alot to due with teachers who label students they take a personal dislike to from the start and the lack of the school to take steps to alleviate this situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Yet again a new principal, but no progress, same unprofessionalism in what is supposed to be a professional environment. My student does not play sports. We rate the school at at 3 at best because there are some very caring and professional teachers/aids. I have never seen anything like this administration or teaching environment in this country anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2006

Murray County High School is going through some tough times right now. But they are doing there best to fix all the problems that are happening. It has some of the best teachers in the state of Georgia and out of state also and the people that are criticizing the staff are just upset because their sons or daughters did not get to play in a sport. and it is not right because this is a great school and it needs to be recognized as a great high school because it is . Also the new principal that just came in this year Dr. Jason Doughty is a great asset to the high school he is a great man and he cares very much for his students and staff. He is just an overall great person and principal to have at Murray County High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2006

MCHS has the potential to be a wonderful school. However, MCHS has the good ole' boy mentality. The school is trying to bring test scores up and dropout rates down. The problem lies within the lack of organization. To many so called teacher/coaches and not enough teaching. Parent involvement is none existent. The condition of the building is bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2006

I think that Murray County High School is a great school and I love going to school there everyday. We have so much school spirit and its just great. The teachers there are the best they really care about there students the school actually cares about the students. We are are a fun school to be apart of I highly recommend M.C.H.S to anyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2006

This school has so much to offer students. There are areas that need improvement, but the administration and faculty are working hard to make those improvements. The key to change at this school is for the parents of the students to get involved in the education process. This school has much to be proud of and I wish that the community would realize what a wonderful rich heritage we have to pass on to future generations. I am a former student, a parent with a child currently enrolled and a teacher at this school and I believe in its potential.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2006

I am presently in the 10th grade at MCHS. I love this school the teachers are excellent and I love going to school at MCHS. Our school has more pride than any of the three surrounding high school. Its a great place to go to school its a fun school. I would recommend Murray County High School to anyone its a overall five star school. I am planing to return after college. To be a teacher at the greatest high school Murray county High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2005

I am a student at murray county high school. All I have to say about this school is it is a great high school. It has great teachers and growing sports programs. It is a real great school to be apart of.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2004

Hi. My name is Francheska Rebardi. I am a former student of Murray County High School. In October (2003)I moved to St.Mary Parish Louisiana. Since I have been here, my love for Murray County Schools have been amplified, emphasized, and reiterated. When I attended MCHS I recieved a great education, from a great staff. These teachers were wonderful. I had a few personality conflicts but I then realized that these where the people with my future/success in their hands (and grade books)I quickly reformed my raging teenaged hormonal influenced attitude. It seemed that other students had problems with teachers, all of the time; constant bickering etc. and this became a question of fault. Also many times at teachers talent/credibility was questioned by parents and students. In my thoughts each student has the potential to learn and be taught. It is their willing desire and their parents influence that enables it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 3, 2004

This is the last place you should send your child. I have had nothing but trouble with this school since my child started attending here, but I have no other choice at this time. The people in charge have very poor attitudes, and I do not feel this school is very academically correct.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

204 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

204 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
29%
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
26%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
33%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 72% 44%
Hispanic 20% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Black 1% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Gina Linder
Fax number
  • (706) 517-2625

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1001 Green Rd
Chatsworth, GA 30705
Phone: (706) 695-1414

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