Murphy High School

100 South Carlen St, Mobile, AL 36606 | (251) 221-3206
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 2,510
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 100 S Carlen St, Mobile, AL 36606
  • Principal or Admin: Mr William S Smith
  • Fax: (251) 221-3196
  • Website: murphy.mcs.schoolinsites.com
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
  • Shared Time School
School District Details
  • Mobile County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,059
  • Graduation Rate: 63.1%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.8%
  • Students Per Teacher: 17.1
  • Enrolled Students: 62,767

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 2,510
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 123.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 20.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,143 (45.5%)
  • Females: 1,360 (54.2%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 114 (4.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,180 (47.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 1,294 (51.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Murphy High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian20.08%
Black1,57962.9%
Asian803.2%
Hispanic220.9%
White82032.7%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Murphy High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade80031.9%
10th Grade63725.4%
11th Grade53721.4%
12th Grade53621.4%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Murphy High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on AHSGE state exams in the following subjects:
  • Biology
  • Language
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

AHSGE - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201093.8%93.9%93.3%
200976.9%82.8%87.6%
200856.9%65.1%72.6%
 
Language Test
201086.1%79.1%78.5%
200987.1%83.8%81.8%
200881.4%78.2%77.0%
 
Math Test
201091.0%86.7%84.3%
200989.9%87.0%85.6%
200887.5%84.7%84.0%
 
Reading Test
201089.6%84.7%81.8%
200986.5%85.3%81.6%
200885.8%83.1%81.2%
 
Social Studies Test
201074.6%67.8%73.1%
200980.4%76.5%78.9%
200874.3%68.5%72.6%
 
Science Test
200982.7%76.5%75.8%
200885.1%82.3%81.2%
 

Grade 12 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Biology Test
201088.8%89.5%94.0%
 
Language Test
201093.6%92.4%91.1%
200995.9%94.8%92.8%
200896.5%95.6%94.5%
 
Math Test
201096.6%95.5%94.7%
200996.5%96.5%95.4%
200896.1%95.6%95.5%
 
Reading Test
201095.7%93.8%93.6%
200996.5%95.4%94.2%
200895.2%95.4%95.0%
 
Social Studies Test
201088.7%89.0%90.5%
200994.1%92.4%91.6%
200895.5%94.8%93.0%
 
Science Test
200996.3%94.6%93.6%
200897.7%95.9%95.2%
 
Source: AL Department of Education 2009-2010

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