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Murray at a Glance

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  • 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.

  • 1:1

    Student to technology ratio

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

  • 6

    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.

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Ashlee Tracy

Senior, Ashlee Tracy, plans to attend DMACC to get a business degree to become a financial manager. She spends most of her time at work or with loved ones. Ashlee is involved in FBLA and manages football. Ashlee would drop anything for the ones she loves.She has a big heart and doesn’t hesitate to help those in need. Her personal motto is “ As long as I’ve come out with my head above water, I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot.”

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Mr. Calahan

Our music teacher has been brightening students’ homes by hosting stay-at-home sing-alongs and practicing songs with students to keep their music skills sharp. Thank you for all you do, Mr. Calahan!

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