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Murphysboro, IL
Students enrolled: 582

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50 Blackwood Drive
Murphysboro, IL 62966

(618) 687-2336
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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
no rating
February 04, 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

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
no rating
June 08, 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

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

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

May 08, 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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Murphysboro High School
50 Blackwood Drive, Murphysboro, IL  62966
(618) 687-2336
Last modified Murphysboro High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Murphysboro High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews. Top