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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Murrah High School is a public school located in Jackson, MS. It has 1,404 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 5% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
5%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1220
19 responses
Average ACT
22
358 responses
AP Enrollment
38%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$35,308
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$792
National
$949
Median Home Value
$88,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
47%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 114 responses
Report
  • THE Murrah vs. Callaway Football Game
    26%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Meet the Mustangs
    12%
  • Class Day
    11%
  • Senior Night
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    4%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,795
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.51 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.51 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.51 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
$9,666/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Murrah is the best school in JPS! The students excel academically and athletically. Their band is all superior. They have many AP scholars. Overall, Murrah is the total package in JPS.
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The school doesn’t have enough money for every student here. The students behavior here is usually off the wall with an expectation of a 1/3rd of the school being okay. The schools food that they serve is disturbing to look at, the trays being noticeably disgusting.

Apac is an enjoyable program to be in, and teaches you more than you’d learn if you weren’t in the program.
I believe my experience could’ve been better. I loved what I’ve experienced over the years and the friendships that have formed as well! The facilities are very helpful in any type of way. We are one of the best high schools in our city and live by our school motto daily.