Murphy Creek K-8 School

Public PK, KG-8

 1400 S Old Tom Morris Road
       Aurora, CO  80018-6013


(303) 366-0579

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District: Aurora Joint District No. 28

SchoolDigger Rank:
273rd of 965 Colorado Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,298 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.0
Number of students:  724

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.0%
Hispanic:
32.9%
African American:
14.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  41.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Murphy Creek K-8 School ranks better than 71.7% of elementary schools in Colorado. It also ranks 2nd among 39 ranked elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.72. (See more...)
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Compare Details Murphy Creek K-8 School ranks better than 74.2% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.68. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Murphy Creek K-8 School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37%), Hispanic (32.9%), African American (14.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 41.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Murphy Creek K-8 School is 18. 27 elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Murphy Creek K-8 School employs 40.1 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Murphy Creek K-8 School is $11,298. 31 elementary schools in the Aurora Joint District No. 28 spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Murphy Creek K-8 School:

SchoolDigger ranks Murphy Creek K-8 School 273rd of 965 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Murphy Creek K-8 School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Murphy Creek K-8 School 118th of 458 Colorado public middle schools. (See Murphy Creek K-8 School in the ranking list.)

Aurora Joint District No. 28:

SchoolDigger ranks Aurora Joint District No. 28 117th of 126 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Murphy Creek K-8 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 36.26 590th 852 30.8%
2008 35.17 598th 849 29.6%
2009 55.37 426th 872 51.1%
2010 50.45 510th 925 44.9%
2011 41.24 597th 935 36.1%
2012 36.81 634th 935 32.2%
2013 39.28 615th 954 35.5%
2014 42.91 576th 962 40.1%
2015 57.56 354th 938 62.3%
2016 55.10 373rd 914 59.2%
2017 67.61 265th 929 71.5%
2018 66.48 271st 917 70.4%
2019 68.72 273rd 965 71.7%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Murphy Creek K-8 School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2007 45.67 212th 360 41.1%
2008 49.88 198th 362 45.3%
2009 53.35 191st 377 49.3%
2010 46.99 232nd 409 43.3%
2011 38.38 282nd 422 33.2%
2012 39.73 272nd 425 36.0%
2013 45.13 265th 454 41.6%
2014 57.64 184th 461 60.1%
2015 62.34 132nd 436 69.7%
2016 76.58 62nd 400 84.5%
2017 81.89 56th 424 86.8%
2018 73.50 83rd 418 80.1%
2019 68.68 118th 458 74.2%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Open Quote Great new Principal and Asst. Principal. My child loves coming to school everyday! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 11, 2013

Open Quote After attending Murphy Creek K-8 for 2 years, my son really does love this school. He will be heading into 2nd grade, and my daughter will be heading into kindergarten in the fall. We have found that the teachers are wonderful, stimulating, and accommodating to the kids. Our experience with the staff has been very positive. This facility is organized, pro-active, clean, and safe. My son is challenged in class and has made many lasting friendships (both with students and staff). Keep up the good work! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Open Quote My Kindergartener is reading above grade level and excelling in math. She loves her teacher, nurse, and friends. I am a parent volunteer and I see the engaged kids paying attention, listening and I know where they are in their learning. The kindergarten curriculum in MC is far ahead of what some cherry creek schools are teaching at this point (according to first hand knowledge from parents at CC schools) I visit the school weekly as well as daily for drop off and pick up. I have never witnessed any fighting or kids being bullied and there are always multiple staff members and aids present on school grounds and in halls and class. The classrooms are open, orderly, and the hallways are quiet. The kids smile and are respectful and even hold doors for younger kids and adults. I am a witness, and these previous comments are NOT accurate. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Open Quote Murphy Creek is a horrendous example of safety as well as academics. My child has had subs all 3 years of attendance in the main class rooms. As well as having them in most specials classes. The principal is lackadaisical about resolving issues students and parents bring to her attention when all else has failed. Your child will at some point face safety issues, bullying is a daily habit. Parents are fighting each other on school grounds physically and verbally and being bullied due to the principal and staff not being equip to resolve student conflicts. So parents are taking them into their own hands. My children have been lost, jumped, harassed, allowed to check out books with pornographic material from the library, retaliated against, and overall taken a nose dive in academics as well as self esteem. By the way.... the security cameras that are in place to protect and be the eyes of truth for our students are so poor that the activities caught on them cannot even be made out to speak justice. Therefore our children, and parents are not safe because there is no evidence.

Like a Quarterback outrunning the tackles in a game...... RUN FROM THIS SCHOOL. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Open Quote This school needs a major overhaul. Students do not respect the teachers and/or staff. The curriculum is complicated and does not set any foundation for kids to build from. They teach geometry and abstract personal narratives before they teach addition/subtraction and sentence structure. It's a "let's put the cart before the horse" type of thing and the kids are definitely paying the consequence of it. The poor teachers are stuck with more students than they even have desks for. They spend their budget on extra luxury items like golf carts and trash cans rather than a real genuine education.
I refuse to send my kids back to this school, this school is nothing but a disaster waiting to happen with the lack of leadership and supervision. Hopefully your kid will actually make it out of the school and back to you safely as there is no regard to safety and/or precautions for drop-off and pick-up. My child got lost twice this year, within 2 weeks and teacher had no clue where she was!!! The class next door had kids sneak out and the teacher wasn't aware. I don't understand how teachers do not know where their students are at all times. No checks and balances, no accountability. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, November 16, 2009

Open Quote School is very overrated, I agree with any unfavorable comments/remarks left here for this school. Better options out there. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 23, 2009

Open Quote They are a very unorganized school. They lost my kindergartner 3 times this year (putting her on the wrong bus!).I can honestly say that my daughter walked away this last year from K learning next to nothing!!! It was like a waste of a school year!! Then my 3rd grader, they did not even get but one month of science (they said due to funding??) and even that it was only about water. All they do ALL day is write and read. Its like all they want to do is pass their state tests, but do not care to give students a well rounded education! We will NOT be going back to this school next year! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Murphy Creek K-8 School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 274 158 42 139 4 n/a n/a 0 617
2007 189 71 33 91 5 n/a n/a 0 389
2008 284 125 39 125 5 n/a n/a 0 578
2009 307 128 31 142 5 n/a n/a 0 613
2010 342 153 31 153 10 n/a n/a 0 689
2011 225 153 31 155 2 1 33 0 600
2012 227 132 30 159 3 1 38 0 590
2013 245 118 28 200 2 1 42 0 636
2014 260 120 28 221 1 4 54 0 688
2015 238 118 25 206 1 5 55 0 648
2016 270 116 22 212 4 5 54 0 683
2017 265 114 20 221 5 1 56 0 682
2018 257 123 31 225 9 1 43 0 689
2019 271 111 37 218 7 0 73 0 717
2020 268 104 37 238 7 0 70 0 724

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Murphy Creek K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 617 30.5 20.2 26.6
2007 389 23.0 16.9 17.2
2008 578 32.3 17.9 20.4
2009 613 34.0 18.0 25
2010 689 36.9 18.6 24.2
2011 600 33.4 17.9 34.7
2012 590 30.9 19.0 36.8
2013 636 31.2 20.3 32.2
2014 688 33.4 20.5 36.5
2015 648 34.0 19.0 40.3
2016 683 34.0 20.0 38.2
2017 682 35.2 19.3 35
2018 689 34.9 19.6 37.2
2019 717 36.2 19.7 35.3
2020 724 40.1 18.0 41.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Murphy Creek K-8 School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 617 30.5 20.2 26.6
2007 389 23.0 16.9 17.2
2008 578 32.3 17.9 20.4
2009 613 34.0 18.0 25
2010 689 36.9 18.6 24.2
2011 600 33.4 17.9 34.7
2012 590 30.9 19.0 36.8
2013 636 31.2 20.3 32.2
2014 688 33.4 20.5 36.5
2015 648 34.0 19.0 40.3
2016 683 34.0 20.0 38.2
2017 682 35.2 19.3 35
2018 689 34.9 19.6 37.2
2019 717 36.2 19.7 35.3
2020 724 40.1 18.0 41.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Murphy Creek K-8 School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $584 (5.2%) $10,713 (94.8%) $11,298

Data source: Colorado Department of Education




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