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Murray High: General Information

Murray High School graduatesMurray High School enrolls students in grades nine through twelve. Because of its small enrollment, the school is able to individualize instruction in a way not possible in larger schools. Care and concern for the individual is balanced with high academic expectations. No student is lost in the crowd. Care and concern for the individual is balanced with high academic expectations. There are a variety of extracurricular activities, and participation is encouraged.

Murray High School is organized by department and structured by the six-period day. In each department there may be integrated, accelerated, and advanced placement classes. The school has a strong and diverse curriculum which is evident in the extensive list of electives.

Murray High School graduatesStudents are required to earn a minimum of 22 credits for graduation. These must include four credits of English, three credits of mathematics (including algebra and geometry), three credits of science, three credits of history, one credit of physical education, and one credit of visual/performing arts. Students can elect to earn the Kentucky Commonwealth Diploma, a more comprehensive diploma as it requires the student to take four classes for college credit (AP classes).

Whatever the level of diploma a student acheives, one thing is for certain; the student is better prepared to face the next challenge, whether it be college or the workforce, having graduated from Murray High. For over 130 years, Murray High has been graduating individuals that have gone on to be successful in the fields of business, medicine, agricuture, education, manufacturing, and egineering. With "Murray High School" on their diplomas, our students are well equipped to reach the summit of success.

At Murray High School

  • Junior and senior students can earn college credit before graduating from high school through advanced placement in English, American history, European history, art, music theory, calculus, biology, French language and culture, and Spanish language and culture.
  • Upper level foreign language students have the opportunity to visit and/or study in France or Spain during the summer.
  • The honor society admits sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have grade averages of 3.3 or higher and are active members of two or more clubs or organizations.
  • Through the Teacher Quality Institute, taught in cooperation with Murray State University, students can receive college credit for teacher prepatory classes they take while still in high school.
  • There are over nearly twenty organized clubs and organizations as well as sixteen sports, all of which are sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.
  • Students in the Financial Services class operate a school bank. The bank, which is affiliated with The Murray Bank, pays interest on savings accounts and even makes small loans.
  • Junior and senior students publish the Black & Gold newspaper and the Tiger yearbook.
  • A sports complex is adjacent to the school houses and two soccer fields, a softball field, the practice football field, and tennis courts.
  • Various clubs and organizations are routinely involved with community service projects.
    Project Graduation, an all-night lock-in at the high school with games, contests, giveaways, and more, rewards graduating seniors. The event is planned by parents and held following graduating ceremonies.
  • To accommodate student' busy schedules, certain classes are offered before school starts.
  • Students staff the district's technology help desk. These students assist in maintaining computers, printers, and the local area network in the district.
  • Students enrolled in foreign language classes have the opportunity to participate in the Foreign Language Festival. Winners at the regional contest advance to state competition.

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Murray High School

501 Doran Road
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5202
(270) 753-8391 (FAX)

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