School Details

Murray Avenue School

2551 Murray Ave, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 938-0230
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 543 students 14 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

94%
94%
77%
87%
87%
69%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lower Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
88%
80%
88%
88%
76%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lower Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
86%
76%
92%
92%
80%
78%
78%
60%
93%
93%
73%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Lower Moreland Township School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Murray Avenue School is a public middle school in Lower Moreland Township. The principal of Murray Avenue School is Mr Frank McKee. 543 students attend Murray Avenue School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 3% of the 543 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Murray Avenue School is 14:1. Greenberg Joseph School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 81%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 16%
Asian 17% %
Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. Academic program is excellent students are encouraged to do their best. Great field trips lots of afterschool activities very good teachers. Ability to view all grades and homework on-line is a life-saver for the parents.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a small school. Overall the school does really well on standarized tests but lack on assistance students in being social interact for example I do not see many activities after school where parents and community will shared I feel lost and the connection of family community is not there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Although the school as a whole does very well on standardzed tests the quality of the faculty and the administrative staff varies. It's a relatively small school so you have to be careful of which teacher is teaching your children. The anti-bullying program is a joke so the kids are on their own when dealing with bullies. The administration does not seem to be very interested in improving the school or in requiring underperforming teachers to do better so long as the standardized test results are maintained. Unlike Pine Road Elementary my kids do not enjoy Murrary Ave; they endure it.

  • (9 years ago)

    Although academic challenges areits primary focus Murray avenue school also has many programs to help shape good citizens. Making good choices throughout life is a motto here. recently the grounds playground and music and band center has been expanded.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a fabulous school! The teachers are very dedicated and the students have many wonderful experiences. The music and art programs are outstanding. The teachers are caring intelligent and approachable.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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