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About This School

Murch Elementary School is a public elementary school in Washington. The principal of Murch Elementary School is Chris Cebrzynski, whose e-mail is chris.cebrzynski@dc.gov. 577 students attend Murch Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Murch Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 9% of the 577 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Murch Elementary School is 13:1. St. Ann's Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 13%
Asian 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 65% 9%
Multiracial 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 75%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.07%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 70%
Limited English proficiency 6% 9%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 months ago)

    Murch is amazing. My kid is having so much fun! There is one bad teacher out of a lot of staff but other than that Murch is amazing.

  • (10 months ago)

    Excellent school experienced teachers dedicated principal and very engaged parents. Our kids love it there.

  • (1 year ago)

    During the school year a pretty good school but during the summer they make students read during their eight week summer and when you think about that it's not much. As a student in 5th grade at murch I would recommend it however if you like to have fun on the summer be cautios

  • (3 years ago)

    We strongly recommend this school! This school has a great principal leadership very good teacher quality and a lot of parent involvement. Jose Marquez Rubi Alonso (Mexico)

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Murch so much because it cares about each student's education very open and communicative with the parents also has a vastly diverse school environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    Murch Elementary School is wonderful. It is a public school. However it runs like a private school. The teachers put their blood sweat and tears into everything they do. I applaud all of the teachers at Murch. It has always had a reputation of being the best. Parents will not be disappointed.

  • (4 years ago)

    Murch has an excellent teaching staff and an amazing community of involved parents who support the school in so many ways. In 2009 we have a new enthusiastic Principal and a brand new completely redone playground which the kids love!

  • (5 years ago)

    Murch has sadly deteriorated in the past two years. Before then we had a dynamic principal who hired excellent teachers had a strong vision for the school and created a great spirit. Alas after she departed Murch has now become a typical bureaucratic public school. With few exceptions the teachers are competent at best most mediocre and totally lacking in inspiration. School leadership is below lackluster and totally lacking in creativity; parents and parent input and not welcome. What a sad change. If you child is a self-starter who can be motivated regardless of the classroom they'll do well. If they need come help or real teaching....forget it. Look elsewhere. We are.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a third grader at Murch. We came from private schools. I was told that Murch was a great school. I have to say that I am disappointed. There is a lack of language arts. The teacher that he has is inexperienced and is a poor teacher. He is not being challenged. Try Lafayette instead.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our 4 year old started at Murch in pre-K this year and we have nothing but praise for the quality of the teaching the organization the PTA and the community spirit at the school. Truly outstanding!

  • (9 years ago)

    Im currently a 6th grader at Murch ES and I LOVE it! Murch has everything you would want in a school great kids awesome teachers fun afterschool activities it has it all. I've been here since kindergarten and believe me its really cool. So if your in the area you owe it to yourself to check out this wonderful school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am the parent of two former Murch students and two current students (K/3). I am extremely pleased with the overall learning environment and academic challenges that my children have and are receiving at Murch. The school has high expectations for academic excellence strong parental involvement and plenty of extracurricular activities; including chess basketball and choir. The principal and staff are warm and caring and go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that every child receives the extra help that is needed to reach his/her potential. Not only is Murch a great environment for children to excel academically but its student body consist of children from different cultures and customs which also helps the children to grow socially. Murch is a great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Hi this is Emily VAughn and I am currrent sixth grader at Murch Elementary and I have attended Murch since kindergarten.My school is a fun and working enviorment and even though we are on summer break I am ready to head back to school. I think Murch is a great school for anyone to go to and I every teacher puts the students before themselves and the extra curricular activities are great. We have a girls and boys B-ball team a choir cheerleading and many ithers. Murch is awesome and i really enjoy it. I hope you choose Murch to be your Elementary school because it is a great enviorment. I hope to see a new student soon and so I give the school 5 stars flat out.- Emily Vaughn

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