Marie Murphy School

Public 6-8

 2921 Illinois Rd
       Wilmette, IL  60091-1103


(847) 251-3617

District: Avoca School District 37

SchoolDigger Rank:
19th of 1,367 Illinois Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $25,048 Help


Students who attend Marie Murphy School usually attend:

High:    New Trier Township H S Winnetka

Feeder schools for Marie Murphy School:

Elementary:    Avoca West Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.3 Help
Number of students:  276

Racial breakdown:

White:
51.4%
Asian:
27.2%
Hispanic:
13.0%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  7.7% Help


 See top rated Illinois middle schools

 Compare Marie Murphy School to nearby middle schools!

Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Marie Murphy School ranks better than 98.6% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.95. (See more...)
Help
Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Student population at Marie Murphy School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (51.4%), Asian (27.2%), Hispanic (13%). (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Marie Murphy School is 10.3. (See more...)
Help
Compare Marie Murphy School employs 26.7 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Marie Murphy School is $25,048.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Marie Murphy School:

SchoolDigger ranks Marie Murphy School 19th of 1367 Illinois public middle schools. (See Marie Murphy School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


English Language Learner students:
Special Education students:
Female students:
Male students:
Asian students:
Hispanic students:
White students:


Avoca School District 37:

SchoolDigger ranks Avoca School District 37 18th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)

Average Parent Rating:

Read all reviews and ratings detail for Marie Murphy School.

What do you think?

Your rating for Marie Murphy School?

Rank History for Marie Murphy School

Help
Compare

Rank History for all students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 92.10 44th 1185 96.3%
2004 90.89 45th 1204 96.3%
2005 88.86 66th 1209 94.5%
2006 89.51 38th 1272 97.0%
2007 91.31 13th 1287 99.0%
2008 90.31 16th 1293 98.8%
2009 88.69 32nd 1318 97.6%
2010 90.85 14th 1327 98.9%
2011 90.45 19th 1344 98.6%
2012 90.77 18th 1365 98.7%
2013 97.09 10th 1367 99.3%
2014 96.66 11th 1322 99.2%
2015 99.49 10th 1302 99.2%
2016 99.28 9th 1294 99.3%
2017 98.66 13th 1293 99.0%
2018 99.23 8th 1293 99.4%
2019 97.57 26th 1356 98.1%
2021 97.26 36th 1241 97.1%
2022 98.29 20th 1369 98.5%
2023 97.95 19th 1367 98.6%
See the entire list of Illinois Middle School Rankings!

Rank History for English Language Learner students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 95.83 3rd 480 99.4%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for English Language Learner Students!

Rank History for Special Education students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 88.46 41st 792 94.8%
2021 87.53 28th 548 94.9%
2022 76.11 72nd 781 90.8%
2023 95.79 30th 805 96.3%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Female students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.53 5th 1226 99.6%
2019 95.46 27th 1276 97.9%
2021 92.57 49th 1017 95.2%
2022 98.29 12th 1286 99.1%
2023 97.59 15th 1275 98.8%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for Female Students!

Rank History for Male students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.21 11th 1223 99.1%
2019 98.31 16th 1296 98.8%
2021 98.76 15th 1048 98.6%
2022 97.78 17th 1286 98.7%
2023 97.44 25th 1292 98.1%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for Male Students!

Rank History for Asian students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.48 8th 209 96.2%
2019 84.59 16th 201 92.0%
2021 85.50 9th 112 92.0%
2022 83.48 25th 198 87.4%
2023 79.63 29th 192 84.9%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for Asian Students!

Rank History for Hispanic students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 96.94 13th 661 98.0%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for Hispanic Students!

Rank History for White students at Marie Murphy School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.31 15th 889 98.3%
2019 91.98 35th 905 96.1%
2021 91.18 45th 813 94.5%
2022 93.27 25th 898 97.2%
2023 95.02 20th 895 97.8%
See the entire list of Best Illinois Middle Schools for White Students!

Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Marie Murphy School Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 





Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

Review counts

All ratings (Avg rating: 3)
50%

0%

0%

0%

50%

  

by a parent
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Open Quote School is behind other junior high schools in the area in terms of academics and programs for kids. Does not even offer band. Would not recommend. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Marie Murphy School

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 142 1 48 2 0 n/a n/a 0 193
1994 153 1 53 2 0 n/a n/a 0 209
1995 164 4 58 8 1 n/a n/a 0 235
1996 164 4 58 8 1 n/a n/a 0 235
1997 175 4 59 7 0 n/a n/a 0 245
1998 177 3 52 4 0 n/a n/a 0 236
1999 186 3 41 8 0 n/a n/a 0 238
2000 197 1 54 8 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2001 186 5 59 4 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2002 168 2 66 11 1 n/a n/a 0 248
2003 168 2 66 11 1 n/a n/a 0 248
2004 166 1 62 9 1 n/a n/a 0 239
2005 176 2 59 7 0 n/a n/a 6 250
2006 160 2 61 7 0 n/a n/a 7 237
2007 166 2 68 8 0 n/a n/a 5 249
2008 173 2 58 16 0 n/a n/a 7 256
2009 181 1 66 11 0 n/a n/a 9 268
2010 172 3 67 16 0 n/a n/a 13 271
2011 162 5 71 3 1 0 11 0 253
2012 146 4 57 7 0 0 17 0 231
2013 171 4 70 9 0 0 18 0 272
2014 162 2 57 33 1 0 18 0 273
2015 155 4 64 3 5 0 30 0 261
2016 160 5 72 2 2 1 25 0 267
2017 160 5 76 25 0 0 20 0 286
2018 167 2 76 17 0 0 22 0 284
2019 168 3 65 20 0 0 22 0 278
2020 168 1 74 27 0 0 25 0 295
2021 156 2 73 30 0 0 26 0 287
2022 151 1 89 33 0 0 26 0 300
2023 142 2 75 36 0 0 21 0 276

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 Marie Murphy School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 193 20.2 9.6 n/a
1994 209 20.5 10.2 n/a
1995 235 21.0 11.2 n/a
1996 235 21.0 11.2 n/a
1997 245 22.0 11.1 n/a
1998 236 24.0 9.8 n/a
1999 238 24.8 9.6 n/a
2000 260 25.4 10.2 n/a
2001 254 25.6 9.9 n/a
2002 248 25.7 9.6 0
2003 248 25.7 9.6 0
2004 239 28.9 8.3 0
2005 250 27.9 9.0 0
2006 237 27.4 8.6 0
2007 249 26.0 9.6 0
2008 256 25.0 10.2 0
2009 268 27.0 9.9 0
2010 271 27.2 9.9 0
2011 253 27.7 9.1 0
2012 231 26.1 8.8 6.5
2013 272 32.1 8.4 8.1
2014 273 25.0 10.9 6.6
2015 261 28.0 9.3 9.2
2016 267 27.0 9.8 5.2
2017 286 27.0 10.5 8
2018 284 26.5 10.7 4.6
2019 278 27.7 10.0 5.4
2020 295 26.5 11.1 7.1
2021 287 n/a n/a n/a
2022 300 25.4 11.7 7.7
2023 276 26.7 10.3 n/a

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 Marie Murphy School

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 193 20.2 9.6 n/a
1994 209 20.5 10.2 n/a
1995 235 21.0 11.2 n/a
1996 235 21.0 11.2 n/a
1997 245 22.0 11.1 n/a
1998 236 24.0 9.8 n/a
1999 238 24.8 9.6 n/a
2000 260 25.4 10.2 n/a
2001 254 25.6 9.9 n/a
2002 248 25.7 9.6 0
2003 248 25.7 9.6 0
2004 239 28.9 8.3 0
2005 250 27.9 9.0 0
2006 237 27.4 8.6 0
2007 249 26.0 9.6 0
2008 256 25.0 10.2 0
2009 268 27.0 9.9 0
2010 271 27.2 9.9 0
2011 253 27.7 9.1 0
2012 231 26.1 8.8 6.5
2013 272 32.1 8.4 8.1
2014 273 25.0 10.9 6.6
2015 261 28.0 9.3 9.2
2016 267 27.0 9.8 5.2
2017 286 27.0 10.5 8
2018 284 26.5 10.7 4.6
2019 278 27.7 10.0 5.4
2020 295 26.5 11.1 7.1
2021 287 n/a n/a n/a
2022 300 25.4 11.7 7.7
2023 276 26.7 10.3 n/a

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.

Immunization Rates

Marie Murphy School

Help
Compare
YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaHepatitis BVaricellaDTPPneumococcal Meningococcal
201599.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%7.9%
201699.3%99.0%99.0%99.0%99.3%99.0%9.8%9.8%29.3%
201799.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.7%99.0%99.7%9.0%57.9%
201898.3%98.3%98.3%98.3%99.0%97.6%97.6%6.9%92.1%
201998.9%98.9%98.9%98.9%99.6%99.3%99.3%5.8%93.5%
202197.5%97.5%97.5%97.5%97.9%97.5%97.9%3.9%92.9%
202299.0%98.3%98.3%98.3%99.3%98.7%99.3%7.1%90.6%
202398.5%98.2%98.2%98.2%98.2%97.8%98.5%6.2%86.1%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Marie Murphy School

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $110 (0.5%) $22,344 (99.5%) $22,454
2020 $62 (0.3%) $21,693 (99.7%) $21,755
2021 $277 (1.2%) $22,866 (98.8%) $23,142
2022 $277 (1.2%) $22,866 (98.8%) $23,142
2023 $643 (2.6%) $24,406 (97.4%) $25,048

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Marie 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
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 26th of 1356 Middle schoolsRanks 19th of 1367 Middle schools
 0.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Marie Murphy School)75.976.3
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Avoca School District 37)75.976.3
 0.4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)3534.2
 0.8%
6th Grade Mathematics (Marie Murphy School)59.565.1
 5.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Avoca School District 37)59.565.1
 5.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)25.323.4
 1.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Marie Murphy School)82.872.1
 10.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Avoca School District 37)82.872.1
 10.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)41.237.9
 3.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Marie Murphy School)84.772.4
 12.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Avoca School District 37)84.772.4
 12.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.926.9
 3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Marie Murphy School)75.378.9
 3.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Avoca School District 37)75.378.9
 3.6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)39.640.5
 0.9%
8th Grade Mathematics (Marie Murphy School)76.579.8
 3.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Avoca School District 37)76.579.8
 3.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)32.625.7
 6.9%
8th Grade Science (Marie Murphy School)8085.3
 5.3%
   8th Grade Science (Avoca School District 37)8085.3
 5.3%
   8th Grade Science (Illinois)5552
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students278276
 0.7%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian00
Asian6575
 15.4%
Hispanic2036
 80%
Pacific Islander00
White168142
 15.5%
Two or More Races2221
 4.5%


Schools Near Marie Murphy School









Frequently Asked Questions about Marie Murphy School

Yes! Marie Murphy School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 19th of 1367 Illinois middle schools.

Students who attend Marie Murphy School usually go on to attend New Trier Township H S Winnetka

In the 2022-23 school year, 276 students attended Marie Murphy School.

Students at Marie Murphy School are 51% White, 27% Asian, 13% Hispanic, 8% Two or more races.


Rate Marie Murphy School!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Marie Murphy School!




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

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics

None retrieved from Database in 158 milliseconds.