Murphy Elementary School

Public PK, KG-8

 3539 W Grace St
       Chicago, IL  60618-4237


 (773) 534-5223

District: City Of Chicago School District 299

SchoolDigger Rank:
1387th of 2,063 Illinois Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.6
Number of students:  578
Kindergartners immunized:  93.5%

Racial breakdown:
Hispanic:
77.3%
White:
14.5%
African American:
2.9%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.1%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Murphy Elementary School ranked worse than 67.2% of elementary schools in Illinois. It also ranked 186th among 419 ranked elementary schools in the City Of Chicago School District 299. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.7. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Murphy Elementary School ranked better than 62.9% of middle schools in Illinois. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 56.27. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (77.3%), White (14.5%), African American (2.9%). (See more...)
Compare Details 84.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Compare Details 93.5% of the Kindergarten students at Murphy Elementary School have met state immunization requirements. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Murphy Elementary School is 18.6. 246 elementary schools in the City Of Chicago School District 299 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Murphy Elementary School employs 31 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Murphy Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Murphy Elementary School 1387th of 2063 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Murphy Elementary School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Murphy Elementary School 484th of 1304 Illinois public middle schools. (See Murphy Elementary School in the ranking list.)

City Of Chicago School District 299:

SchoolDigger ranks City Of Chicago School District 299 615th of 779 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Murphy Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 32.94 1447th 1954 25.9%
2004 34.17 1450th 1960 26.0%
2005 38.09 1387th 1951 28.9%
2006 52.84 1194th 2010 40.6%
2007 52.92 1202nd 2017 40.4%
2008 48.08 1243rd 2015 38.3%
2009 46.48 1284th 2041 37.1%
2010 50.68 1216th 2060 41.0%
2011 38.53 1444th 2069 30.2%
2012 52.08 1187th 2084 43.0%
2013 40.50 1333rd 2085 36.1%
2014 45.82 1135th 2015 43.7%
2015 58.60 735th 2051 64.2%
2016 46.62 1008th 2078 51.5%
2017 30.70 1387th 2063 32.8%

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

Rank History for Murphy Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 70.79 415th 1353 69.3%
2012 67.71 464th 1374 66.2%
2013 56.56 601st 1375 56.3%
2014 49.93 687th 1331 48.4%
2015 53.98 501st 1291 61.2%
2016 61.22 415th 1309 68.3%
2017 56.27 484th 1304 62.9%

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

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Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

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by a parent
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Open Quote This school fulfills it's mission statement of creating a caring community. The teachers are excellent at imparting knowledge and developing respectful, considerate children. They foster an appreciation of reading and the arts, and have high-quality partnerships with organizations like Ravinia Festival, Old Town School of Folk Music, Girls In The Game, the YMCA, and more. As an educator myself, I would not have my child in Murphy if I was displeased with care and quality of the environment. The websites that show less-than-strong ratings make me sad because they are such misrepresentations of this wonderful school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Open Quote Murphy is such a gem in our community! We chose to send our children here over other offers to magnet and selective enrollment schools and are so happy with our decision. They are both thriving at Murphy due to the strong classroom instruction, myriad field trips, individualized and differentiated teaching methods and a "can-do" attitude. Being a Fine and Performing Arts Magnet Cluster school, the arts are effortlessly integrated into their daily instruction and they also have specials such as dance, drama, visual arts, and music that build on and circle back to their daily experiences. But core subjects like math, reading, social studies and science are still doing amazing things too! There are also after school programs, School Band, Choir, Sports, etc. This year I have been so impressed by my children's teachers. My kindergartener loves school and her class even raised money to have a Skype event with a famous children's book author/illustrator. My 2nd grader's class put on a Whale Museum and a Wax Museum, both of which blew me away. The depth and breadth of subjects that they have been studying is amazing and I can't wait to see what's next. Close Quote


by Gretchen Siffring (a parent on FaceBook)
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Open Quote The teachers and staff at Murphy are involved, caring, and committed to creating a wonderful learning environment and helping their students achieve their best! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Open Quote Lovely, clean school with lots of free afterschool programs for 3-6 grades. Great teachers. In the early grades (Pre-K -2) there is an emphasis on the Reggio classroom method. Excellent principal and assistanct principal. Choir, band, dance and drama, music and visual arts round out the art curriculum. Active parent community. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Murphy Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 184 22 52 157 4 n/a n/a 0 419
1989 177 24 65 161 3 n/a n/a 0 430
1990 179 26 64 203 3 n/a n/a 0 475
1991 205 39 62 222 11 n/a n/a 0 539
1992 189 18 45 205 3 n/a n/a 0 460
1993 173 19 42 243 3 n/a n/a 0 480
1994 172 16 53 253 2 n/a n/a 0 496
1995 155 21 53 320 7 n/a n/a 0 556
1996 155 21 53 320 7 n/a n/a 0 556
1997 147 17 44 353 1 n/a n/a 0 562
1998 146 20 28 390 1 n/a n/a 0 585
1999 126 17 21 424 1 n/a n/a 0 589
2000 134 25 27 423 5 n/a n/a 0 614
2001 114 15 33 389 3 n/a n/a 0 554
2002 108 26 28 417 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2003 108 26 28 417 2 n/a n/a 0 581
2004 111 24 18 424 2 n/a n/a 0 579
2005 83 25 26 454 1 n/a n/a 0 589
2006 82 22 24 420 2 n/a n/a 31 581
2007 95 18 19 403 1 n/a n/a 25 561
2008 97 20 19 411 0 n/a n/a 18 565
2009 108 19 22 409 0 n/a n/a 0 558
2010 108 16 20 377 0 n/a n/a 0 521
2011 77 8 10 457 1 3 17 0 573
2012 87 14 13 511 1 1 11 0 638
2013 69 15 13 484 2 1 11 0 595
2014 63 9 10 484 1 1 27 0 595
2015 77 10 13 456 2 1 19 0 578
2016 84 17 11 447 0 2 17 0 578

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 Murphy Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 419 21.0 19.9 n/a
1989 430 23.0 18.6 n/a
1990 475 25.0 19.0 n/a
1991 539 24.0 22.4 n/a
1992 460 25.5 18.0 n/a
1993 480 27.0 17.8 n/a
1994 496 27.0 18.4 n/a
1995 556 27.0 20.6 n/a
1996 556 27.0 20.6 n/a
1997 562 31.0 18.1 n/a
1998 585 31.0 18.9 n/a
1999 589 33.0 17.8 n/a
2000 614 32.2 19.1 n/a
2001 554 31.2 17.8 n/a
2002 581 31.0 18.7 81.2
2003 581 31.0 18.7 81.2
2004 579 27.9 20.8 83.6
2005 589 32.0 18.4 83.5
2006 581 34.0 17.1 87.6
2007 561 29.0 19.3 86.6
2008 565 30.0 18.8 86.8
2009 558 29.5 18.9 82.4
2010 521 28.0 18.6 84.3
2011 573 28.0 20.4 82.9
2012 638 31.0 20.5 84.5
2013 595 46.9 12.6 83.4
2014 595 35.5 16.7 81.8
2015 578 34.0 17.0 86.7
2016 578 31.0 18.6 84.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Murphy Elementary School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 419 21.0 19.9 n/a
1989 430 23.0 18.6 n/a
1990 475 25.0 19.0 n/a
1991 539 24.0 22.4 n/a
1992 460 25.5 18.0 n/a
1993 480 27.0 17.8 n/a
1994 496 27.0 18.4 n/a
1995 556 27.0 20.6 n/a
1996 556 27.0 20.6 n/a
1997 562 31.0 18.1 n/a
1998 585 31.0 18.9 n/a
1999 589 33.0 17.8 n/a
2000 614 32.2 19.1 n/a
2001 554 31.2 17.8 n/a
2002 581 31.0 18.7 81.2
2003 581 31.0 18.7 81.2
2004 579 27.9 20.8 83.6
2005 589 32.0 18.4 83.5
2006 581 34.0 17.1 87.6
2007 561 29.0 19.3 86.6
2008 565 30.0 18.8 86.8
2009 558 29.5 18.9 82.4
2010 521 28.0 18.6 84.3
2011 573 28.0 20.4 82.9
2012 638 31.0 20.5 84.5
2013 595 46.9 12.6 83.4
2014 595 35.5 16.7 81.8
2015 578 34.0 17.0 86.7
2016 578 31.0 18.6 84.1

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

Murphy Elementary School

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Immunization Year Number of protected students Number of not protected students Students with medical exemption Students with religious exemption Students with approved immunization delay
Total 2009 527 23 n/a n/a n/a
Total 2010 473 44 n/a n/a n/a
Total 2011 529 37 n/a n/a n/a
Polio 2009 537 6 0 3 4
Polio 2010 502 12 0 2 1
Polio 2011 551 10 0 5 0
DTP 2009 534 8 0 3 5
DTP 2010 500 14 0 2 1
DTP 2011 553 8 0 5 0
Measles 2009 525 8 0 2 15
Measles 2010 492 23 0 2 0
Measles 2011 552 9 0 5 0
Mumps 2009 538 7 0 1 4
Mumps 2010 503 12 0 2 0
Mumps 2011 558 3 0 5 0
Rubella 2009 538 7 0 1 4
Rubella 2010 503 12 0 2 0
Rubella 2011 558 3 0 5 0
Hepatitus B 2009 201 5 1 1 4
Hepatitus B 2010 192 9 1 0 1
Hepatitus B 2011 244 4 1 1 0
HiB 2009 52 0 0 1 1
HiB 2010 59 2 0 0 0
HiB 2011 64 0 0 0 0
Chickenpox 2009 540 5 0 2 3
Chickenpox 2010 500 14 0 3 0
Chickenpox 2011 554 6 0 6 0

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education

About Immunization Rates:
Each year, public and private schools across the state are required to send data about their students’ vaccination status to the Illinois State Board of Education. The state Board of Education compiles the data and shares them with the Illinois Department of Public Health. Public health officials use the data to monitor trends, track compliance with state immunization laws and identify pockets of vulnerability should an outbreak occur.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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