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Murphysboro High School

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Posted January 11, 2011

this school is better than some in the areas, but lacks some of the qualities needed for a good learning environment. the administration needs to assess the growing issues in the day to day life a student. i do not mind attending here, but the student life could be improved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2009

This school is ok.. it could be better. The classes are long but it is a lot better than eight classes in one day. That will be too much homework
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2008

The teachers are wonderful, hard working and truly care. The administration is following through on new ideas to make MHS the best, likethe new school store. Parents are working with the school to make sure it is a safe environment. Overall it is a great educational opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

The teachers at MHS care deeply about their students. We would like to spend more time on the subject area concepts, unfortunately many students just want to know what is on the test and the pressures of NCLB just reinforce this strategy.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 11, 2008

I am dissappointed in the lack of effort and caring of the teachers at MHS. My experience over the past two years is that the teacher's are unwilling to go the extra mile to help students. I even had a teacher tell me that it wasn't her responsibility to come in early or stay late to help. Unfortunatly, I think this reflects the attitudes of most teachers at MHS. How dissappointing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2008

My daughter started at MHS as a freshman and is now a sophmore. For my husband and I, the school has been very disappointing due to low academic standards and a general lack of interest in students shown by the teachers. Students are not expected to understand material, but only to get through it. I would like to acknowledge the principal, who knows the kids by name, and is concerned and caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2004

My daughter age 14 was not attending. I was never notified by the school that she was not in class. 4 weeks before the end school I received notice from the truancy officer that my case was going to be submitted to the states attorney for prosecution. My child was truant a total of 37 days. At no time did anyone from the school called me to notify me of her absence. I have now taken my daughter from Murphysboro high school and enrolled her in a private school. I do not feel it is safe for any child to attend a school that does not notify the parent of a childs absence. On any given day my child could have gotten in a car with the wrong person, been abducted and harmed, and I would have never known till it was too late.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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37%

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40%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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47%

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36%

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43%

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47%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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36%

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36%

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40%

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38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Low income38%
Non-low income37%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students47%
Female50%
Male45%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Low income46%
Non-low income48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students36%
Female37%
Male35%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Low income38%
Non-low income35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)4%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

73.3%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 51%
Black 15% 18%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Vincent Turner

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50 Blackwood Drive
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Phone: (618) 687-2336

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