Students enrolled 896
School leader REESE WEIRICH
Transportation options Yes
District Pflugerville Independent School District

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2215 Kelly Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660

(512) 594-6000
(512) 594-6005
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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September 10, 2014
My son is on his 5th year at Murchison. I can't say enough wonderful things about the entire staff at MES. We have yet to have a "bad" teacher or any issues that couldn't be resolved on the phone, by email, or in person. Hands on teaching at it best.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2014
I believe the school can improve with more courteous office staff. Some of the office staff make you feel like you walked in the wrong place and d not acknowledgement that you are even there. I would also like to see a common theme of teacher organization (expectations for learning websites, etc.), parent/teacher feedback,, event planning and general information for parents. Stop teaching to the STAR test only and just "Teach" - I love it when my children come home and tell me they actually learned something, not memorize it. Thank you

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
Our oldest has been in Murchison for K-3rd so far, and we have been thrilled with the school. The activities and their level of communication with the parents (except on one unfortunate weather delay) is truly fabulous. Our son has now had the opportunity to have 2 of the Murchison "Teachers of the Year" as his primary teachers for 2nd and 3rd grades, and I can certainly see why they were selected. We have been so confident in our experiences that we are not hesitating to put our twins in Murchison in the fall despite the fact that we had originally discussed putting them in a private program for a year before placing them in Murchison (due to their very late birthday and being a very young 5 at the start of school.)

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2014
I can only hope that this school is improving. I am one of many parents that has pulled my child from this school. The students' safety is at risk, due to cover ups and allowances of serious behavior problems. Teachers are doing their best, but the good ones continue to leave. The leadership here leaves much to be desired.

- submitted by a community member
November 06, 2013
Great school Equal emphasis on Math, English, as well as, on Physical activity students are from different social and ethnic backgrounds loved his teacher - always there to communicate via email

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
School is excellent. ..many people have complaints about office staff..I personally have met staff members many times and they are great...no complaints...

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
I have two children at Murchison. They have both had amazing teachers year after year. I find the office staff friendly and approachable. I find the administration caring and friendly. I have absolutely no complaints. On the rare occasion that a concern has arisen, the school has dealt with it immediately and decisively. The Specials teachers are amazing. PE is fun and my kids come home laughing about Music and Art activities too. It's not uncommon for my kids to tell me how proud of them Coach Craft will be when she hears about the exercise they did over the weekend.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
Great school overall - good academics, strong parent support, and fun activities like field day and school dances.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2012
I have two children at Murchison Elementary and the "newbie" teacher is great; the "veteran" teacher, not so great, but still okay. I wouldn't attribute that to the school itself though. The descriptions from previous posters of the office staff is completely accurate. I think the administrators should spend some time reminding them of how important they are and how they actually set the tone of the school for parents and staff. They really do make visiting there very unpleasant. I'm not sure of how things went historically, but I will say that there are PLENTY opportunities for parental involvement, including, but not limited to conferences, science fairs, open house, etc. I'm hoping Murchison reaches Exemplary status soon!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2011
This is a great school! My child's teacher is fantastic. The principals care about the kids and are easy to approach. The school has gotten a lot better in the last two years.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2010
Murchison is great! I agree with other parents that the front office ladies show no emotion or enthusiasm however, as long as they do their jobs for which they are being compensated, in a timely manner and in a professional fashion, they will not suffer my wrath. Parent involvement is good. There are many little cliques but, who cares? As long as it doesn't interfere with my child's education, they will not hear from me.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
I dont like School, i feel is darty, people work there is rude, i dont have anything good to say, i hope i can change my girls.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
This is the most highly unorganized school that I have ever seen. Dont get me wrong, I am ecstatic that my daughter is able to attend an exemplary rated school, but give me a break. My daughter's teacher never planned a parent/teacher conference on Columbus Day, there was never an open house and I feel like there is NO communication whatsoever sent from the school to the parents. I feel like when I call the front office and ask quesitons, they just tell me what I want to hear and there isnt any truth behind it. Someone please tell me if I am just crazy!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2010
We have been very happy at Murchison, this is our 3rd year and the staff & teachers have been amazing. I do agree with another parent on this, the front desk ladies do need some love! They are rude and it seems they are very unhappy with the jobs they have!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
As the school year comes to a close, I have to say my first year at Murchison has been wonderful. The teachers are fantastic and enthusiastic about teaching. The principal is outgoing, excited to be there, and has done so much for the school his first year. I look forward to many more great years at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2010
Teachers are very harsh to students, seems that kids have to stop being kids at times, they don't have time or space to let off energy, they are kids after all, aren't they?. Front office staff not very friendly and very unattentive. I have sense some descrimination from some school staff. Principal not very approchable and likes to avoid parents.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2010
I am extremely happy with my child's school. His teacher is great. I really like the new principal and what he is doing with the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
So excited about the new principal at this school this year and that Murchison is on it's way to being an exemplary school! Love the idea that they are having a teacher from each grade stay in the lunch room, so it has become a more controlled environment yet still enjoyable for kids to visit. I wish also that the office ladies were more friendly and not have to 'fake' it so much. Also like the steps they are taking to ensure the safety of the kids with food allergies. Thumbs up!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
This has been our first school year at Murchison. Our child attends the PPCD/Pegasus program. We have seen how our child has grown and developed over the course of the school year. We have been very impressed with the caring and dedication of the program's teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 23, 2009
I have two children currently attending Murchison. I have been very pleased with my children's education. Their teachers go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that my kids are learning and loving school. I am also very happy with my kids' experiences in art, music, and PE. These teachers are dedicated to their jobs and the children.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
I have been very disappointed in not only the teacher but what she is teaching. My child is in kindergarten and brings home shapes that she has colored during the day. My 2 year old does this right now. They are only counting to 10. What is going on? I thought this was a recognized school. I consider this daycare, not school. I will be sending my child to private school next year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 22, 2008
Love the School. The teachers are all different and we must understand they're not alike just like our kids. But, the office ladies need some love. They are rude, and look miserable in the job they are doing, my advice find a new job you're unhappy and everyone can see it.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
This school should be the poster child of how the American public school system is failing our children. Have two children in different grades and we are sorely disappointed in the performance of the teachers. The teachers are unenthusiastic and do not inspire the children. When complaints are made to the administrators concerning the teachers, they back the teachers and we are made to feel our concerns are not valid. Will be taking my children out of this school next year.

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- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
Murchison has very little parental involvment. Also, as a Christian Family, we were used to higher Christian values...This is lacking in this school. The whole system seems harsh and is on it's own tangent...teachers seem to be more worried about themselves than the children. They need more after school activities for the children to get involved in. Very unhappy with them...wish we could have stayed in the RR school district!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2007
Murchison Elementary is a wonderful school with the most wonderful, caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
Wow! We love Murchison! We have a child in the regular program and one in the Pegusus program and just think the world of the teachers! They work well with parents and truly care. Great parent involvement says tons about this school! Love it!

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December 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
This is our second year at Murchison and we are plaesed. We came from another 'Recoginized' school in another district and they are comparable. The teachers/staff have been very kind and helpful to our children. Parent involvement is lower than what we've previously seen at our other school.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2006
This school is above average. Good teching staff that cares about the kids. Lots of activities.

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October 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2005
My child attended Murchison for Kindergarten and loved it! His teacher was excellent and they very warmly welcomed parent volunteering. All the staff was very helpful and their extracurricular activities were superb. My son learned a great deal in the computer lab and loved art, music and PE. It was a wonderful kindergarten experience for both of us! Unfortunatly we moved to Arizona and now my son is attending 1st grade Phoenix. There is a definite difference in the way the schools are run and the academic program. We would love to get him back to the Pflugerville ISD.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I ended up pulling my child out of Murchison to homeschool, it was such a frustrating ordeal to attempt to work with the school. The teachers seem to be unduly harsh on the students, with no correction from the administration. The children have very little stress outlets as they have limited time or space to let off energy.

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Murchison Elementary School
2215 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville, TX  78660
(512) 594-6000
Last modified Murchison Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Murchison Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top