Mary T. Murphy School

Public K-4

 14 Brushy Plain Rd.
       Branford, CT  06405-6001


(203) 483-1832

District: Branford School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
209th of 490 Connecticut Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $20,899 Help


Students who attend Mary T. Murphy School usually attend:

Middle:    Francis Walsh Intermediate School
High:    Branford High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.2 Help
Number of students:  349

Racial breakdown:

White:
58.2%
Hispanic:
18.9%
Asian:
12.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47% Help


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Compare Details Mary T. Murphy School ranks better than 57.3% of elementary schools in Connecticut. It also ranks 2nd among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Branford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.38. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Mary T. Murphy School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (58.2%), Hispanic (18.9%), Asian (12.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Branford School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Mary T. Murphy School is 10.2, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the Branford School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Mary T. Murphy School is $20,899. 1 elementary schools in the Branford School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Mary T. Murphy School:

SchoolDigger ranks Mary T. Murphy School 209th of 490 Connecticut public elementary schools. (See Mary T. Murphy School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Branford School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Branford School District 85th of 148 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Mary T. Murphy School

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Rank History for all students at Mary T. Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 74.14 176th 570 69.1%
2007 53.90 344th 568 39.4%
2008 53.35 346th 565 38.8%
2009 46.61 395th 566 30.2%
2010 53.07 356th 579 38.5%
2011 53.47 343rd 565 39.3%
2012 53.02 349th 564 38.1%
2013 36.43 415th 557 25.5%
2015 65.40 218th 551 60.4%
2016 53.91 245th 518 52.7%
2017 52.50 255th 519 50.9%
2018 45.91 293rd 532 44.9%
2019 49.42 265th 522 49.2%
2021 64.78 214th 538 60.2%
2022 59.38 209th 490 57.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Mary T. Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.04 31st 371 91.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Mary T. Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 92.86 12th 302 96.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Mary T. Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.19 171st 259 34.0%
2021 71.40 137th 455 69.9%
2022 64.79 112th 234 52.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Mary T. Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.83 162nd 262 38.2%
2021 47.36 230th 445 48.3%
2022 37.98 153rd 232 34.1%
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Rank History for White students at Mary T. Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.85 292nd 296 1.4%
2019 11.02 278th 295 5.8%
2021 22.36 273rd 327 16.5%
2022 27.49 211th 252 16.3%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Mary T. Murphy School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 121 2 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 125
1989 126 1 3 2 0 n/a n/a 0 132
1990 146 2 5 1 n/a n/a n/a 0 154
1991 174 3 7 1 1 n/a n/a 0 186
1992 420 17 22 8 4 n/a n/a 0 471
1993 451 18 24 9 2 n/a n/a 0 504
1994 474 20 25 14 0 n/a n/a 0 533
1995 490 11 28 17 4 n/a n/a 0 550
1996 490 11 28 17 4 n/a n/a 0 550
1997 485 16 40 16 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1998 487 12 29 17 0 n/a n/a 0 545
1999 450 35 47 26 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2000 436 16 40 30 2 n/a n/a 0 524
2001 426 15 42 36 0 n/a n/a 0 519
2002 377 11 56 22 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2003 377 11 56 22 1 n/a n/a 0 467
2004 360 18 53 19 0 n/a n/a 0 450
2005 347 26 50 20 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2006 372 28 58 26 1 n/a n/a 0 485
2007 280 17 46 36 2 n/a n/a 0 381
2008 310 23 41 40 2 n/a n/a 0 416
2009 294 19 48 46 2 n/a n/a 0 409
2010 302 20 56 55 0 n/a n/a 0 433
2011 297 25 58 47 0 0 4 0 431
2012 303 23 55 48 1 0 9 0 439
2013 288 18 73 38 1 0 11 0 429
2014 291 17 61 39 0 0 12 0 420
2015 291 14 61 38 1 0 8 0 413
2016 286 21 57 47 2 0 11 0 424
2017 267 22 55 54 4 0 11 0 413
2018 260 19 51 38 4 0 16 0 388
2019 252 17 41 62 5 0 21 0 398
2020 232 16 48 64 4 0 21 0 385
2021 190 18 37 60 4 0 16 0 325
2022 203 19 43 66 0 0 18 0 349

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Mary T. Murphy School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 125 5.0 25.0 n/a
1989 132 5.0 26.4 n/a
1990 154 4.5 34.2 n/a
1991 186 7.5 24.8 n/a
1992 471 24.4 19.3 8.5
1993 504 27.5 18.3 1.2
1994 533 30.5 17.5 17.6
1995 550 31.2 17.6 15.1
1996 550 31.2 17.6 15.1
1997 557 31.4 17.7 12.6
1998 545 33.7 16.2 11.6
1999 558 35.3 15.8 15.6
2000 524 33.8 15.5 13.5
2001 519 34.5 15.0 n/a
2002 467 34.5 13.5 14.3
2003 467 34.5 13.5 14.3
2004 450 33.5 13.4 12.4
2005 444 30.3 14.7 n/a
2006 485 30.8 15.7 17.5
2007 381 28.6 13.3 22.6
2008 416 31.8 13.1 21.9
2009 409 34.1 13.1 26.9
2010 433 33.3 12.9 27.7
2011 431 34.8 12.3 23.2
2012 439 32.8 13.3 25.1
2013 429 35.0 12.2 29.8
2014 420 35.3 11.8 30.7
2015 413 33.0 12.5 31.5
2016 424 35.0 12.1 30.7
2017 413 37.5 11.0 38.7
2018 388 36.1 10.7 38.1
2019 398 31.1 12.7 43.5
2020 385 31.6 12.1 42.9
2021 325 30.7 10.5 47.1
2022 349 33.9 10.2 47

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Mary T. Murphy School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 125 5.0 25.0 n/a
1989 132 5.0 26.4 n/a
1990 154 4.5 34.2 n/a
1991 186 7.5 24.8 n/a
1992 471 24.4 19.3 8.5
1993 504 27.5 18.3 1.2
1994 533 30.5 17.5 17.6
1995 550 31.2 17.6 15.1
1996 550 31.2 17.6 15.1
1997 557 31.4 17.7 12.6
1998 545 33.7 16.2 11.6
1999 558 35.3 15.8 15.6
2000 524 33.8 15.5 13.5
2001 519 34.5 15.0 n/a
2002 467 34.5 13.5 14.3
2003 467 34.5 13.5 14.3
2004 450 33.5 13.4 12.4
2005 444 30.3 14.7 n/a
2006 485 30.8 15.7 17.5
2007 381 28.6 13.3 22.6
2008 416 31.8 13.1 21.9
2009 409 34.1 13.1 26.9
2010 433 33.3 12.9 27.7
2011 431 34.8 12.3 23.2
2012 439 32.8 13.3 25.1
2013 429 35.0 12.2 29.8
2014 420 35.3 11.8 30.7
2015 413 33.0 12.5 31.5
2016 424 35.0 12.1 30.7
2017 413 37.5 11.0 38.7
2018 388 36.1 10.7 38.1
2019 398 31.1 12.7 43.5
2020 385 31.6 12.1 42.9
2021 325 30.7 10.5 47.1
2022 349 33.9 10.2 47

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Mary T. Murphy School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $18,064
2019 $18,373
2020 $18,677
2021 $20,899

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Mary T. Murphy School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 265th of 522 Elementary schoolsRanks 209th of 490 Elementary schools
 8.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mary T. Murphy School)5058
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Branford School District)54.755.7
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.346.7
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Mary T. Murphy School)57.161.8
 4.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Branford School District)65.458
 7.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)5547.4
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Mary T. Murphy School)51.554.3
 2.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Branford School District)5656.1
 0.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)54.649.2
 5.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Mary T. Murphy School)64.749.3
 15.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Branford School District)65.452.5
 12.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)52.545.3
 7.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students398325
 18.3%
African American1718
 5.9%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian4137
 9.8%
Hispanic6260
 3.2%
Pacific Islander00
White252190
 24.6%
Two or More Races2116
 23.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients43.5%47.1%
 3.6%




Frequently Asked Questions about Mary T. Murphy School

Students who attend Mary T. Murphy School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Francis Walsh Intermediate School
High : Branford High School

Mary T. Murphy School ranks 209th of 490 Connecticut elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 349 students attended Mary T. Murphy School.

Students at Mary T. Murphy School are 58% White, 19% Hispanic, 12% Asian, 5% African American, 5% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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