Our Schools

"A school is four walls with tomorrow inside." - John Locke

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About Us

The Murray Independent School System proudly proclaims "a tradition of excellence," extending back over a hundred years, when, in 1872, the first "Murray High School" was built in the center of town by a group of citizens concerned about the education of young people. The school district has been recognized repeatedly for academic excellence...

Our Schools

The Murray City School System is organized into an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school. With only three schools, the Murray school system is a small one, a fact which contributes immeasurably to its "tradition of excellence." Small numbers...


Murray Independent School District has enjoyed academic excellence since 1872 when it was founded. Below are just some of the many statistics that separates our district from...


Winning is an important aspect of sports. To achieve success, the Murray Independent School District athletic program provides excellent training, high standards of sportsmanship, a healthy respect for competition, and a strong foundation...

Employment Opportunities

Murray Independent School District is a community of leaders and learners. Our school district represents a great opportunity for educators to grow and develop professionally. Whether you're a recent graduate looking for a first ...


Robert Frost said, 'Home is the place, when you have to go there,they have to take you in.' I like to think of our schools as the place, where, if you get to go there, you know they'll take you in. Fond memories, strong ties...

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Our Schools

The Murray City School System is organized into an elementary school, a middle school, and a high school.  With only three schools, the Murray school system is a small one, a fact which contributes immeasurably to its "tradition of excellence."  Small numbers make it easier for more young people to get involved in sports, in clubs, and in various activities. 

In small schools, more students are given opportunities to hold responsible positions; and more of them are honored for their achievements.  Small numbers give principals and teachers a lot of flexibility.  They can schedule and rearrange classes to meet the needs or the interests of a particular group of students or grade level.  Most important, small enrollment means that teachers can respond to students personally, because they know their families, their experiences, their interests, their friends.  Students new to the system find it easy to belong - -they're not just faces in the crowd.

Small numbers don't mean that students are shortchanged in the curriculum.  Our schools make certain that students have a good, firm grounding in traditional subjects.  Electives and exploratory classes can, and do, respond to the needs and interests of students.

Children enroll in Murray Elementary School for kindergarten and remain there until they are ready for the fourth grade at Murray Middle School

Murray Elementary School
111 Broach Street
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5022
(270) 753-3856 (FAX)
Denise Whitaker, Principal

Students in grades 4-8 attend Murray Middle School.  Students in grades 4 and 5 are located in the west wing while those students in grades 6-8 are in the east wing.

Murray Middle School
801 Main Street
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5125
(270) 753-9039 (FAX)
Bob Horne, Principal

Students in grades 9-12 attend Murray High School.  This National Award Winning school is adjacent to the school system's Area Technology Center.

Murray High School
501 Doran Road
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-5202
(270) 753-8391 (FAX)
Teresa Speed, Principal

The school district operates a preschool program for children in Murray in connection with the federal Head Start program. The purpose of preschool is to provide children with experiences that will help them be better prepared for success in school. 

Head Start
208 South 13th Street
Murray, KY  42071
(270) 753-6031
(270) 753-8599 (FAX)
Cindy Graves, Director

ACT BuildingThe Area Technology Center serves high school students by enhancing and expanding student career options that lead to continuation of education at the postsecondary level and/or successful employment upon graduation from high school.

Area Technology Center
126 Robertson Rd S
Murray, KY 42071
(270) 753-1870
(270) 759-9656
James Hicks


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