Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepB-
- Clubs & ActivitiesB+
- Health & SafetyA
- Resources & FacilitiesB-
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.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Murphysboro High School Reviews
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
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.