Mission Statement

Every Student, Every Day - Tradition, Pride, & Excellence Since 1872

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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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Every Student, Every Day -Tradition, Pride, & Excellence Since 1872
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staff photo On behalf of the Murray Independent Board of Education, faculty, staff, and administration, I offer a sincere welcome to our public school district. It is an honor for me to serve in the capacity of superintendent for one of Kentucky’s most outstanding public school systems. Although small, we attempt on a daily basis to provide one of the best, unique educational experiences in the Commonwealth. The commitment demonstrated by students, parents, staff and Board of Education is second to none which supports our motto: “Every Student, Every Day.”

Since 1872, the Murray Independent School District has fostered Tradition, Excellence, and Pride and is recognized on state and national levels as a premier institution of learning which produces quality graduates. MISD alumni continue to make their mark in the community, state, nation, and world. Recently, Murray Schools received recognition as a District of Distinction for exceptional performance on the Kentucky state assessment, ACT, and College & Career Readiness. MISD also benefits from one of the most successful volunteer programs in the Commonwealth with nearly 400 volunteers who donated over 25,000 hours to the students of MISD.

Murray Independent Schools continue to be ranked at or near the top in regards to percentage of students who attend college or post-secondary training. The school district has experienced remarkable success in academic, athletic, and music competition on the regional, state, and national levels.
The Murray Board of Education continues to make facility improvements with the goal to ensure all facilities are operating at a high level for the 21st Century. The opening of the Murray-Calloway Area Technology Center in 2017, MHS Multi-purpose facility in 2015 and the recent groundbreaking for the new Murray High School in 2017 support this commitment.

If my office may assist, please do not hesitate to contact.

Coy Samons, Superintendent

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