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Murphy High School

Murphy, NC


Murphy High School
234 High School Circle
Murphy, NC  28906
Phone: 828-837-2426
Cherokee County



CarolinaSchoolHub Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
4

Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 487
Type: Regular School  
Murphy High School

Murphy High School


State Ranking

#324
Statewide High School Ranking: Murphy High School is ranked #324 out of 518 of the best high schools in North Carolina (37th percentile). Click the link to see all 518 high schools.


Overall, Murphy High School is a 4-star school (on a scale of 1 to 10 stars) based on CarolinaSchoolHub’s analysis. The school is located in Cherokee County, NC. Murphy High School has an enrollment of approximately 487 students and serves grades 9-12. Below you’ll find information about this school’s test scores and more.

55.1
(Did Not Meet Growth)
Student Growth Score: Murphy High School had a Student Growth Score of 55.1. This placed Murphy High School in the 7th percentile of 2410 North Carolina public schools with student growth data available. NCDPI’s growth score measures how well schools grow student achievement over time. Scores range from 50.0 to 100.0 - with 100.0 indicating the highest growth in student achievement and 50.0 indicating the lowest.  

 North Carolina Letter Grades
  North Carolina Overall Letter Grade

Please note: The state of North Carolina assigns letter grades to public schools, on an A through F scale.


North Carolina Standardized Tests

Average ACT Scores

Subject Average Score at
This School
Average Score
This School's State
Percentile Rating
State Percentile
State Average of
All NC Schools
State Average
English 16.3 37th 17.5
Math 17.8 32nd 18.9
Reading 18.1 37th 19.1
Science 18.7 44th 18.8
Writing 5.2 37th 5.6

Nearly all North Carolina public and charter school students who are enrolled in grade 11 for the first time are required to take the ACT. In the chart above, you can get a sense for how the average ACT scores at Murphy High stack up against those of other high schools in North Carolina.


End of Course Scores

EOC Biology

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 20% - Level 4 (Solid)
 20% - Level 4 (Solid)
 12% - Level 3
 12% - Level 3
 25% - Level 2
 25% - Level 2
 41% - Level 1
 41% - Level 1

EOC English 2

 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 < 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 43% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 19% - Level 2
 19% - Level 2
 26% - Level 1
 26% - Level 1

EOC Math I

 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 5% - Level 5 (Superior)
 15% - Level 4 (Solid)
 15% - Level 4 (Solid)
 10% - Level 3
 10% - Level 3
 23% - Level 2
 23% - Level 2
 47% - Level 1
 47% - Level 1

Average SAT Scores
Subject Average Score at This School Average Score
Reading 570
Math 547
Composite Score 1118
SAT Participation Rate 39 %

Murphy High had an average SAT score of 1118 (math and reading combined). This means the school’s average SAT scores ranked #64 out of 491 NC high schools (87th percentile). On this site, you can see the SAT scores of North Carolina high schools. The SAT participation rate at Murphy High was 39% in our most recently available data. Above you can also see how the school’s ACT scores compare to other schools in North Carolina.


Graduation Rate
 94% - Murphy High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools
 94% - Murphy High School
 88% - Median of North Carolina high schools


 Students

Student Enrollment Trend


Diversity Indicators

 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 American Indian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 
 Asian - N/A
 Black - 4%
 Black - 4%
 Hispanic - 2%
 Hispanic - 2%
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 
 Two or More Races - N/A
 White - 88%
 White - 88%

Please note: The numbers above represent combined percentages of end-of-grade and end-of-course tests taken by students at Murphy High School for the 2016-2017 school year, as reported by the NCDPI. Actual percentages of students may vary somewhat from those indicated.

School test scores, student data and teacher data are from North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) information for the 2016-2017 school year. Rankings for Murphy High School and other area schools were developed by CarolinaSchoolHub.

Other Nearby Schools

School Name Stars Distance City
School
Type
 
Grades
Served
Murphy Middle School 7 0.1 miles Murphy, NC Regular 6-8
Murphy Elementary School 7 1.1 miles Murphy, NC Regular PK-5
Tri-County Early College High School 9 3.6 miles Murphy, NC Regular 9-13
Peachtree Elementary School 9 4.0 miles Murphy, NC Regular PK-5
Martins Creek Elementary Middle School 8 5.6 miles Murphy, NC Regular PK-8
Marble Elementary School 5 7.6 miles Marble, NC Regular PK-5
Ranger Elementary Middle School 5 11.0 miles Murphy, NC Regular PK-8
Hiwassee Dam High School 3 11.7 miles Murphy, NC Regular 9-12
Hiwassee Dam Elementary Middle School 9 11.8 miles Murphy, NC Regular PK-8
Hayesville Middle School 4 12.0 miles Hayesville, NC Regular 5-8
Hayesville High School 6 12.1 miles Hayesville, NC Regular 9-12
Hayesville Elementary School 6 12.1 miles Hayesville, NC Regular PK-4
Andrews High School 4 12.7 miles Andrews, NC Regular 9-12
Andrews Elementary School 9 12.7 miles Andrews, NC Regular PK-5
Andrews Middle School 7 14.0 miles Andrews, NC Regular 6-8
Robbinsville Elementary School 5 19.5 miles Robbinsville, NC Regular PK-6
Robbinsville High School 5 19.8 miles Robbinsville, NC Regular PK-12
Robbinsville Middle School 5 19.8 miles Robbinsville, NC Regular 7-8