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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Murphysboro High School is an above average, public school located in Murphysboro, IL. It has 599 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Murphysboro High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1180
39 responses
Average ACT
26
53 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$39,104
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$680
National
$949
Median Home Value
$68,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
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  • Prom
    17%
  • Football Games
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Powderpuff
    10%
  • Band Compititons
    7%
  • Morp
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
599
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,397
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,841/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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All four years I have excelled as a student and athlete. The teachers, coaches and staff are a close group of adults that are ready everyday to educate and lift you up. I feel sad when I think about not walking through these doors everyday very soon. I couldn't ask for a better high school experience. I wouldn't be the student and athlete I am today without my high school family. I will be graduating with honors, a member of the National Honors Society, All State Academic Athlete, All-South Football, All-Conference Running Back. I thank everyone at Murphysboro High School and I will you miss you all. Jake
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During my time at Murphysboro High School the teachers have been more than kind. They always go the extra mile to make sure you do well, and surround you with a very positive environment. Before and after school tutoring is available to all students, and other students are always willing to help. The communication between students and administration is not always the best. I often feel like I am left out when it comes to certain meetings and trips, due to lack of knowledge of what is happening throughout the school.
Overall, it's a pretty good high school considering the small town and therefore lack of money for funding. There are lots of opportunities and clubs to make sure that everyone fits in. There are also several opportunities for students to receive extra help in classes they may be struggling in, which is amazing. My only complaint would be the teachers, especially history/social studies ones, forcing their political points on the students, but I'm pretty sure that's a common reoccurrence at any school.