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  • 1:1

    Student to technology ratio

    All students grades K-12 have access to their own Chromebook.

  • 9:1

    Student to teacher ratio

    We're proud to offer our students the support they need to succeed in the classroom.

  • 6

    New teachers

    We would like to welcome all our new staff to the Mustang family!

  • 2020

    Award winner

    Murray Elementary received the National Blue Ribbon Award in 2020. They are one of 6 schools in Iowa to receive this award.

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Jaydn Patton

Jaydn plans on becoming an auto mechanic. He has played baseball since grade school.

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Keegan Smith

Welcome to Mustang Nation Principal Keegan Smith. This is Keegan's 9th year in education. He previously taught 2 years of special education/talented and gifted in Chariton followed by 6 years in the Interstate 35 school district were he was a special education teacher for 4 years and the AD/Director of special education for 2 years. He has his MA in Educational Leadership, pk-12 Principal and Special Education. Keegan is originally from Lamoni, Iowa. He is married to Jennifer and has two daughters, Walker and Rowan. When he is not spending time with family he enjoys hunting, golfing, and the Iowa State Cyclones. Keegan and his family are excited to be part of Mustang Nation!

Murray Milestones

We’re proud of our school’s history and celebrate our achievements throughout the years. Take a stroll down memory lane with us!

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    Murray Elementary won a National Blue Ribbon Award.

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    Murray Elementary received an exceptional rating on the Iowa school report card.

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    We upgraded technology, including a DJI Phantom 4 drone.

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    Murray building expansion completed with 4 STEM classrooms and a Junior High gym.

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    Second trip to UNI Dome. High school football makes it to the semi-finals.

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    First trip to UNI Dome. High school football finishes 2nd in the state.

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    Murray High School softball finishes 6th in the state.

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    Completion of 9 classrooms and library for the elementary school.

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    First Apple computers installed in the building.

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    Elementary addition providing 3 new classrooms and a cafeteria.

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  • Mustangs homecoming board display
  • Pumpkin contest entry
  • Students form a human pyramid