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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.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT
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Blake Richman

Blake Richman is unsure of his plans after high school but sure that he will be joining the workforce. He likes to hunt, fish, and spend his time outdoors. One thing about him would like you to know is that he will tell you the truth. Especially after you get to know him better.

STAFF SPOTLIGHT
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Miss Maeder

Welcome to Mustang Nation Elise Maeder. Miss Maeder is our new 4th and 5th grade reading and social studies teacher. She is also the 5th grade homeroom teacher at Murray Community Elementary School. Although this is her first year here, she comes to us with 4 years of teaching experience. Miss Maeder has two cats, Elvira and Herman. In her free time she likes to listen to true crime podcasts, read, watch Netflix, and hang out with her friends and family.

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