Murray Avenue School

Public 6-8

 2551 Murray Ave
       Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006-6208


(215) 938-0230

District: Lower Moreland Township School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
49th of 893 Pennsylvania Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $18,363 Help


Students who attend Murray Avenue School usually attend:

High:    Lower Moreland High School

Feeder schools for Murray Avenue School:

Elementary:    Pine Road Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  14.0 Help
Number of students:  603

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.8%
Asian:
24.0%
Hispanic:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  12.1% Help


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Compare Details Murray Avenue School ranks better than 94.5% of middle schools in Pennsylvania. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.59. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.8%), Asian (24%), Hispanic (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 12.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Murray Avenue School is 14. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Murray Avenue School is $18,363.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Murray Avenue School:

SchoolDigger ranks Murray Avenue School 49th of 893 Pennsylvania public middle schools. (See Murray Avenue School in the ranking list.)

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White students:


Lower Moreland Township School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Lower Moreland Township School District 35th of 606 Pennsylvania school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Murray Avenue School

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Rank History for all students at Murray Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 88.32 52nd 643 91.9%
2004 92.55 18th 663 97.3%
2005 90.88 37th 687 94.6%
2006 92.45 12th 736 98.4%
2007 91.59 10th 749 98.7%
2008 90.14 18th 753 97.6%
2009 90.25 14th 770 98.2%
2010 86.30 35th 805 95.7%
2011 85.26 50th 825 93.9%
2012 81.75 95th 834 88.6%
2013 84.16 58th 758 92.3%
2014 87.58 28th 728 96.2%
2015 93.51 26th 835 96.9%
2016 93.51 24th 870 97.2%
2017 93.03 24th 877 97.3%
2018 91.87 34th 861 96.1%
2019 92.41 37th 891 95.8%
2021 89.51 49th 797 93.9%
2022 89.48 62nd 883 93.0%
2023 91.59 49th 893 94.5%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Murray Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 84.96 10th 143 93.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Murray Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.86 4th 874 99.5%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Murray Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 91.13 30th 660 95.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Murray Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 72.71 43rd 144 70.1%
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Rank History for White students at Murray Avenue School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools PA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 80.83 87th 681 87.2%
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Data source: test scores: Pennsylvania Dept 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.

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Enrollment information for Murray Avenue School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 363 0 37 5 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1991 387 0 35 2 1 n/a n/a 0 425
1992 381 0 31 2 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1993 373 0 26 2 0 n/a n/a 0 401
1994 392 0 19 1 1 n/a n/a 0 413
1995 389 2 24 4 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1996 389 2 24 4 0 n/a n/a 0 419
1997 520 0 24 4 0 n/a n/a 0 548
1998 521 0 23 5 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1999 582 0 21 8 0 n/a n/a 0 611
2000 613 0 21 6 0 n/a n/a 0 640
2001 626 1 20 9 2 n/a n/a 0 658
2002 652 2 21 4 2 n/a n/a 0 681
2003 652 2 21 4 2 n/a n/a 0 681
2004 659 5 39 4 1 n/a n/a 0 708
2005 645 3 59 9 0 n/a n/a 0 716
2006 649 7 60 13 0 n/a n/a 0 729
2007 666 10 72 12 0 n/a n/a 0 760
2008 670 10 99 11 0 n/a n/a 0 790
2009 685 15 123 10 0 n/a n/a 2 835
2010 661 12 120 10 0 n/a n/a 1 804
2011 423 10 89 3 0 0 6 0 531
2012 429 9 94 8 0 0 3 0 543
2013 428 7 90 7 0 0 4 0 536
2014 398 5 83 13 0 0 3 0 502
2015 400 3 89 13 0 0 5 0 510
2016 418 2 91 15 0 0 5 0 531
2017 446 2 103 10 0 1 5 0 567
2018 440 3 91 18 0 3 10 0 565
2019 468 8 102 17 0 3 11 0 609
2020 456 11 106 20 0 3 11 0 607
2021 427 11 122 23 0 1 7 0 591
2022 427 7 123 22 0 1 6 0 586
2023 421 12 145 19 1 0 5 0 603

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 Murray Avenue School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 405 27.7 14.6 0
1991 425 26.4 16.0 n/a
1992 414 27.0 15.3 n/a
1993 401 25.5 15.7 n/a
1994 413 24.5 16.9 n/a
1995 419 28.5 14.7 n/a
1996 419 28.5 14.7 n/a
1997 548 33.0 16.6 n/a
1998 549 35.0 15.7 n/a
1999 611 37.0 16.5 n/a
2000 640 38.0 16.8 1.6
2001 658 40.5 16.2 2
2002 681 43.1 15.8 2.1
2003 681 43.1 15.8 2.1
2004 708 42.4 16.7 1.6
2005 716 45.5 15.7 2
2006 729 49.7 14.7 2.2
2007 760 49.4 15.4 2.5
2008 790 52.7 15.0 2.2
2009 835 59.9 13.9 2.8
2010 804 56.5 14.2 3.6
2011 531 36.7 14.4 3
2012 543 36.4 14.9 3.5
2013 536 36.4 14.7 3.7
2014 502 37.4 13.4 9.2
2015 510 32.0 15.9 9.2
2016 531 36.0 14.7 11.5
2017 567 39.0 14.5 14.6
2018 565 39.6 14.2 15.9
2019 609 43.5 14.0 17.6
2020 607 42.1 14.4 15
2021 591 41.9 14.0 15.4
2022 586 41.8 14.0 13.1
2023 603 43.0 14.0 12.1

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 Murray Avenue School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 405 27.7 14.6 0
1991 425 26.4 16.0 n/a
1992 414 27.0 15.3 n/a
1993 401 25.5 15.7 n/a
1994 413 24.5 16.9 n/a
1995 419 28.5 14.7 n/a
1996 419 28.5 14.7 n/a
1997 548 33.0 16.6 n/a
1998 549 35.0 15.7 n/a
1999 611 37.0 16.5 n/a
2000 640 38.0 16.8 1.6
2001 658 40.5 16.2 2
2002 681 43.1 15.8 2.1
2003 681 43.1 15.8 2.1
2004 708 42.4 16.7 1.6
2005 716 45.5 15.7 2
2006 729 49.7 14.7 2.2
2007 760 49.4 15.4 2.5
2008 790 52.7 15.0 2.2
2009 835 59.9 13.9 2.8
2010 804 56.5 14.2 3.6
2011 531 36.7 14.4 3
2012 543 36.4 14.9 3.5
2013 536 36.4 14.7 3.7
2014 502 37.4 13.4 9.2
2015 510 32.0 15.9 9.2
2016 531 36.0 14.7 11.5
2017 567 39.0 14.5 14.6
2018 565 39.6 14.2 15.9
2019 609 43.5 14.0 17.6
2020 607 42.1 14.4 15
2021 591 41.9 14.0 15.4
2022 586 41.8 14.0 13.1
2023 603 43.0 14.0 12.1

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Murray Avenue School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $171 (1.0%) $16,947 (99.0%) $17,119
2020 $163 (1.0%) $16,131 (99.0%) $16,294
2021 $174 (1.0%) $17,271 (99.0%) $17,445
2022 $184 (1.0%) $18,179 (99.0%) $18,363

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Murray Avenue School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 37th of 891 Middle schoolsRanks 49th of 893 Middle schools
 1.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Math (Murray Avenue School)7363.3
 9.7%
   6th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)3936.4
 2.6%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Murray Avenue School)83.181.2
 1.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)6355.6
 7.4%
7th Grade Math (Murray Avenue School)71.561.6
 9.9%
   7th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)38.233.2
 5%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Murray Avenue School)83.574
 9.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.554.5
 6%
8th Grade Math (Murray Avenue School)57.353.9
 3.4%
   8th Grade Math (Pennsylvania)32.226
 6.2%
8th Grade Science (Murray Avenue School)79.874.4
 5.4%
   8th Grade Science (Pennsylvania)58.257
 1.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Murray Avenue School)80.573.2
 7.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)57.952.8
 5.1%
All Grades Math (Murray Avenue School)67.459.4
 8%
   All Grades Math (Pennsylvania)42.439.3
 3.1%
All Grades Science (Murray Avenue School)79.874.4
 5.4%
   All Grades Science (Pennsylvania)6865.6
 2.4%
All Grades English Language Arts (Murray Avenue School)82.476
 6.4%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Pennsylvania)60.953.8
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students609603
 1%
African American812
 50%
American Indian01
Asian102145
 42.2%
Hispanic1719
 11.8%
Pacific Islander30
 100%
White468421
 10%
Two or More Races115
 54.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.6%12.1%
 5.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Murray Avenue School

Students at Murray Avenue School are 70% White, 24% Asian, 3% Hispanic, 2% African American.

Students who attend Murray Avenue School usually go on to attend Lower Moreland High School

Yes. Murray Avenue School ranks in the top 5.5% of Pennsylvania middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 603 students attended Murray Avenue School.


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