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  • 1:1

    Student to technology ratio

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

  • 4

    New teachers

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

  • 9:1

    Student to teacher ratio

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

  • 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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2022 Homecoming King and Queen

Congratulations to Jayda and Gauge, our 2022 Homecoming King and Queen

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Michael Burgher (Art)

This is his 18th year in the classroom teaching, however, while taking time off as a stay at home dad, he acquired quite a following across social media platforms where he educated many people around the world about art and art history. He has used his artistic skills to become included in shows across the country as well as internationally. He has had the good fortune to be able to travel quite extensively, including visits to 15 countries on 3 continents. His favorite travel companions are my children, raging in age between 24 and three. His favorite spots to visit with his family have been the Dominican Republic, Dollywood, and Washington DC.

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