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  • 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.

  • 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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Daniel Gene Little

Daniel is involved in FFA along with 4H. He has been in FFA since his freshman year of highschool and has been involved in 4H since the 4th grade. Daniel is currently the President of the Murray FFA chapter. His future plans are to attend college in the fall at DMACC and then go onto getting an Ag business degree. Daniel eventually wants to start his own business. Daniel’s personal motto is, “the older you get, the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. You just gotta keep livin’ man, l-i-v-i-n.” -Mathew McConaughey

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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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  • Pumpkin contest entry
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