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Murray Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 547 students

 

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Posted October 10, 2008

Great school! Good teachers and strong sense of bond between students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

Murray Schools put students first! Incredible state test scores, extremely caring & highly qualified teachers, more opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities, a strong emphasis on the Arts & creativity, provided my daughter & now my son with a quality education that highly surpasses a public school education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2005

I do not recommend this school for any child willing to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

Murray Middle School is a school with the tradition of academic excellence. We have the best test scores in the region. Murray has special classes such as music, art, current events, theatre, journalism, PE/Health and much more!
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 48% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 39% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students71%
Female77%
Male65%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students56%
Female52%
Male60%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students67%
Female76%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students73%
Female73%
Male72%
African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female77%
Male54%
African American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female76%
Male75%
African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female71%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students75%
Female86%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 45% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky administered the End-of-Course (EOC) assessments. EOCs are tests given to public high school students when they complete a course to assess their knowledge of important course concepts. They are similar to a final exam, except that they are created and scored by an outside testing company, ensuring that the tests are both rigorous and aligned with state and national college readiness standards.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 81%
Black 8% 11%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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801 Main St
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: (270) 753-5125

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