Murray Vision Statement
Murray Middle School students are challenged and inspired to reach their full potential in preparation for success in high school and beyond.
Murray Mission Statement:
Our school, originally in built in 1925, is a place where students in grades 6-8 can really take off. A focus on science and the environment is enhanced by a close partnership with Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center. Murray produces the largest one-day science fair in Minnesota. Accelerated classes offer high school credit in science, geometry, Spanish and French, and enrichment classes range from instrumental music (band and orchestra) and theater to engineering. Students can develop interests and master skills with nearly 25 after-school classes in academics, arts, athletics and technology – all in a nurturing environment that understands middle school kids, easing their academic and life transitions.
Murray offers a full range of academically rigorous coursework. The math program includes pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, and the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program. Our unique magnet science program offers advanced courses (Magnet I and II) with hands-on laboratory experiences in life, earth and physical science. Challenge-level courses in English and social studies prepare students for college preparatory coursework in high school; including International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), Quest, Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, and other accelerated programs.
Murray also offers a full range of rigorous general education and elective classes. These include beginning, varsity and concert bands; orchestra, chorus, percussion, music, art, ceramics, health, physical education, focus on fitness, Spanish and French, AVID, ELL, drama, cultural studies, computer, careers, journalism, mythology, creative writing and special education coursework.
Murray continually demonstrates Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as measured by the statewide MCA II standardized tests. The school has earned the Superintendent's Award for Continuous School Improvement each year since 2001. Recently, MJHS, was recognized by the St. Paul School Board as the only secondary "Beating the Odds" school for steadily closing the achievement gap between student groups.
The school is located in the Saint Anthony Park community in Saint Paul, MN and enjoys a unique neighborhood setting where citizens are involved and interested in the school and its activities.
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2012 MCA II Student Proficiency:
Foundations: 7:30a.m. - 7:50a.m.
Period 1: 7:54a.m. - 8:46a.m.
Period 2: 8:50a.m. - 9:42a.m.
Period 3: 9:46a.m. - 10:38a.m.
Period 4: 10:42a.m. - 12:08p.m.
Lunch 1 10:38-11:06 a.m.
Lunch 2 11:09-11:37 a.m.
Lunch 3 11:40-12:08 p.m.
Period 5: 12:12p.m. - 1:04p.m.
Period 6: 1:08p.m. - 2:00p.m.