Murphy High

4/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
11
Grades
9-12
Students
449
Type
Public
Show more
Academics
3/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A worrisome sign:

Test scores at this school fall below the state average. This means that most students at this school are not performing at grade level.


Parent tips

Ask the school what it’s doing to help students who are behind. Understand what on-track learning looks like, and explore higher-performing schools in your area to find the best opportunities for your child to succeed.


Math
41%
State avg: 60%
English 2
64%
State avg: 60%
Biology I
33%
State avg: 54%
9/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Good news!

This school is far above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
95%
State avg: 84%
Average SAT score
1456
State avg: 1483
SAT participation rate
39%
State avg: 64%
Show more
1/10
Student progress

Very concerning:

Students at this school are making far less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to other students in the state.

Depending on the school's test scores, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Very low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling even farther behind their peers.

Very low progress with high test scores means... students have strong academic skills but that the school is not contributing to student learning as much as other schools in the state.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
90%
Hispanic
4%
Black
3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
Asian
1%
Two or more races
1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
15 :1
State avg: 15 :1
Students per counselor
153 :1
State avg: 246 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
1%
State avg: 11%
Show more
11 Reviews
4 out of 5 stars
5 4
4 1
3 0
2 3
1 0
Neighborhood
234 High School Circle
Murphy, NC 28906
Map of Murphy High address. Map of Murphy High address. Map of Murphy High address.
Last modified: May 3, 2017
Top