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Murrah High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1380 students

 

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Posted January 9, 2012

I am a student at William B. Murrah High School located in central Jackson area. The school is an ideal school for students aiming to strenghten their career opportunities in the metro-area. The school offers a variety of extracurricular activities that aid in providing science and mathematical preparation for potential jobs that will require a rigorous background in these subjects.I believe the teachers are very alert and helpful when striving to teach individuals and keep on task. I am very happy to be part of a strong program.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 20, 2011

As a student at Murrah High School, i feel that it is has not met the academic standards that I expected. This use to be a level five school and in the course of two or three years we have fallen into the academic watch category. The teachers in subject area classes have stopped teaching meanwhile the students are suffering. Other than that Murrah is a friendly school that pretty much excepts anybody!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2009

Murrrah high school is great....... they provide a safe and profecient place to stay...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

It's a great public high school and we should do everything we can to support and help shore up public education, which, for many families and children, is one of the few viable options left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

Murrah HIgh School is a great school. It prepares the students for success through challenging courses such as APAC and AP, and a positive environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2008

By me attending Murrah currently, I am able to give the best overview of the Murrah Experience. Murrah is a great public school that offers multiple honors, A.P, and APAC courses that help the educational advancements of its students. At Murrah, everyone is pretty much accepted. I am currently a senior, and I have never encountered or witnessed bullying or teasing at school. However, sometimes I feel like the administration is too strict on freedom. At lunch, you can only sit at the table that the class that you are currently in is at. Also, Murrah conduct at least 3 lock-outs a month to decrease the tardies being produced. Sometimes I dont like these rules, but they only do it so that they can assure the safty of every student because Murrah has a population of almost 1,500. All in all, Murrah is a great College prep
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

I feel Murrah is a wonderful school because the teachers their cares about there students and do their best to make sure they are gettng there education. I think that speaks very highly of a person who is not there just for the money, but for the children future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2005

Both my parents and my siblings and I went to Murrah. It has a long and wonderful history. I felt like the education I received was the best! I only wish that the legislators would fund Education in the State the way it needs funding. Instead, they send their children to private school and somehow funnel money into the private schools as well.... Come on Mississippi! Jackson needs to look at Tupelo's Public School system.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 29, 2005

Murrah is to me, one of the best academic schools in the Jackson Public School System. It is not very exciting to be there, but I feel confident that I am recieving a good education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2003

There academics are the number one priority to the principal and the staff.


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

The state average for Writing - Informative Essay was 97% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
Scale: % Score 2, 3 or 4

About the tests


Until 2011-2012, terminating in 2012-2013, Mississippi used the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP) to test students in grades 4, 7 and 10 in writing. The MWAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to score at or above 2 on the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 63% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
88%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
78%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 62% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Mississippi used the Subject Assessment Testing Program (SATP) to test students in English II, writing, algebra I, biology I and U.S. history at the completion of each course. Students must pass all parts of the SATP in order to graduate from high school. The SATP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Mississippi. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Mississippi Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 50%
White 2% 46%
Hispanic 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/A71%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
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  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
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1400 Murrah Dr
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: (601) 960-5380

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