Murrah High School

1400 Murrah Dr, Jackson, MS 39202 | (601) 960-5380
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,490
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3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 1400 Murrah Drive, Jackson, MS 39202
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,490
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 81.3
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 18.3
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 681 (45.7%)
  • Females: 809 (54.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 158 (10.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 841 (56.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 999 (67.0%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Murrah High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Murrah High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade47832.1%
10th Grade35824.0%
11th Grade30420.4%
12th Grade33522.5%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 40%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:49%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 11 Years
  • Average Salary: $39,935
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Murrah High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$34,42742%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$43,88958%
Source: MS Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Murrah High School

  • Reviewed by Student on November 09, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • To start off, the school has an excellent AP program. But, 90% of the students are horrible, The halls/classes are overcrowded, and unless your child is in Apac, the education is just as bad. I have personally seen many things such as rats in the class room, a guy choking a pregnant teenager, and so much more. I am honestly afraid to go to Murrah every day and i can not wait to leave.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on February 03, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i dont feel there is anything wrong with 70 year old teachers sometimes depending on their mental ability they are more focus on student learning than the younger ones. The overall teachers there are not really good. I feel Murrah is more interested in making the school look good on paper than they are actually being there for the students. If this the best High School in the JPS school system the poor JPS. Maybe with new leadership it would be better. They have some good programs there but the teachers are not good teachers and lord have mercy on the administrators.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 10, 2006
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school, in my opinion, has good intentions but goes about accomplishing its goals all in the wrong way. Students have no type of freedom in this school,etc: no getting too loud at a pep rally, dresscode discipline is to the extreme. All parents know that 90% of students have cell phones, but if cell phone is confiscated, no parent can come to the school and get it, it is shipped downtown and has to stay for a minimum one week. on a scale of 1-10 i would rate 60% of the teachers a 3. you just simply cant have 70 year old teachers.

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