Murphy High School



Murphy High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Murphy High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 134
10 117
11 118
12 103

Murphy High School is a public high school of the Cherokee County School District located in Murphy, NC. It has 472 students in grades 9th through 12th. Murphy High School is the 364th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 11,106th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.8 to 1.

Total Students: 472
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 34.13

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Murphy High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 264
(56%)
571
(53%)
 Female 208
(44%)
500
(47%)

Murphy High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 422
(89%)
991
(93%)
 Black 11
(2%)
15
(1%)
 Hispanic 11
(2%)
25
(2%)
 American Indian 10
(2%)
14
(1%)
 Asian 9
(2%)
11
(1%)
 Two or More 9
(2%)
15
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Murphy High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 230
(49%)
495
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 185
(39%)
443
(41%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(12%)
133
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Murphy High School is ranked 339th out of 0 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Murphy High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.3%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Murphy High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 603
2006 582
2007 519
2008 532
2009 530
2010 505
2011 475
2012 472

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.4
2006 13.2
2007 12.1
2008 12.4
2009 14.3
2010 14.4
2011 13.9
2012 13.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.3681592039801
2006 0.37972508591065
2007 0.43352601156069
2008 0.42105263157895
2009 0.50754716981132
2010 0.51881188118812
2011 0.52631578947368
2012 0.51271186440678

Compare Murphy High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.0% 13.8:1
 
1,445.4% 14.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.3%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 51.3%
 

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