Students enrolled 454
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School leader Mr Boyd Shields
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District Cherokee County Schools

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234 High School Circle
Murphy, NC 28906

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(828) 837-2426
(828) 837-2555
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4 stars
Based on 10 ratings

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November 27, 2011
I loved my time at Murphy it has some small problems like all schools but Murphy is by far the best school in the area. Quality teachers and quality athletics which cultivates hard work, a winning attitude, and great memories. If I had it to do over again I would still go to Murphy I have friends in Andrews school system and the drug problem there is very bad due in large part to the poverty in Andrews and I know for a fact those problems exist because I am in Law Enforcement. If I had kids I would either send them to Murphy or Swain county but probably Murphy.

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2011
When my children went here we encountered the same thing many others have said - they have a fine athletic program. While athletics are important, so are academics and they are sadly overshadowed by the athletics. We found drugs to be such a problem there that my children chose to transfer to nearby Andrews High School.

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October 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2009
I believe that Murphy High School is the best school i have ever been too. The teachers there for the most part are so caring and loving. And the students are so cool. There sports achieve so high. And they have a high level in acedemics.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 22, 2009
My daughter transferred into Murphy last year. I must say that I have been very impressed with all of the teachers and staff. They were most supportive as she was expecting a baby and they did everything possible to see that she had good outcomes emotionally and academically. I give the school an A+++!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My daughter also attended Murphy High School and the previous 'commenters' are right; it has a great athletic program. Unfortunately, if you are not an athlete then you just aren't. There is very little interest in academic excellence; very little encouragment if the student is not with the 'in' crowd. I know this happens at all schools, but it seems to be especially rampant at Murphy.

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March 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 21, 2008
The atmosphere is less than friendly and students are often treated as the enemy by some teachers and office personnel. I think there is a lot that could be done to improve the hospitality of the school. There are a few young teachers that are really trying to relate to the students but they battle a long established bully mentality in the older staff members.

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March 23, 2008
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December 11, 2007
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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2005
Murphy is an Awesome school. Some of the best football players and they have went to state a number of times same with softball and basketball. It is definantly the best in western N.C..

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 04, 2004
My daughter loved this school. Murphy High has an amazing athletics program for both boys and girls and some of the best teachers in the state. If you want your child to attend a high school in western nc. Murphy is definetly the best!

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May 20, 2004
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Murphy High
234 High School Circle, Murphy, NC  28906
(828) 837-2426
Last modified Murphy High is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Murphy High Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews.