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  • Bluegrass Basketball Conference Tournament 2022-Girls

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Murray at a Glance

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  • 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.

  • 1:1

    Student to technology ratio

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

  • 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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Brooke Shannon

Brooke is planning on attending the nursing program at SWCC and get become a RN. She is treasure of FFA, President of FNA, involved in NHS and FOR club. She plays softball and basketball. One fact you might not know about Brooke, is that she loves animals.

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Mr. Turney

Welcome to Mustang Nation Trenton Turney. This is Trent's second year of teaching . Last year, he taught history on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Nebraska. This is his first year teaching PE and Health. He played college tennis at Doane University where he received his history degree. He hopes to get a tennis team started here at Murray. He likes to play tennis, watch and play sports, and be active. His favorite football team is the Denver Broncos. He went into education, because he had a lot of great role models and teachers in his life when he was in school. Trent is from Shenandoah, Iowa and I am glad to be back here in Southwest Iowa.

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