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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Murphysboro High School is an above average, public school located in Murphysboro, IL. It has 625 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
Address
50 Blackwood Dr
Murphysboro, IL 62966
Telephone
(618) 687-2336
Website

Murphysboro High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1210
19 responses
Average ACT
26
44 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,086
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$613
National
$949
Median Home Value
$66,900
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Football Games
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Powderpuff
    13%
  • Band Compititons
    9%
  • Morp
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
625
Free or Reduced Lunch
99%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,397
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.5%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
$14,177/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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Murphysboro has a great staff, principal, and is just a great atmosphere. Murphysboro is currently getting a brand new auditorium. The lunches are free but some of them are not the best. Murphysboro overall is a great school!
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Murphysboro High School offered a wide variety of clubs and sports. During my years as a student, the school added a new club or sport almost every year. Soccer teams for both genders were added my Sophomore year, while a Trap Shooting Club was funded and would begin next school year. Students were very involved in the activities offered. Many of the school's teams were very successful, including the Football team going to Playoffs multiple times, the Band going undefeated for five consecutive years, and our soccer team winning Regional in only their second season.
I never knew another school besides the ones in Murphysboro school district, I called it home. Like everything, it had it’s flaws. Being in a small town, drama and politics ran rapid, as well as immaturity and unfairness by the higher up figures. Other than that, the hometown spirit and support was always evident, giving a prideful essence.