Murphy school information

IndexMurphyNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores49%44%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools101,89579,221
Total private schools151024,874
Total post-secondary schools11837,963
The Murphy, NC educational system consists of 10 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Murphy public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 12% higher than than the North Carolina average and 1% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Murphy public schools is 12:1, compared to 15:1 in North Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 78.7% have completed high school, 21.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Murphy are 1% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Murphy.
  • 79.7% of people in Murphy have completed 8th grade.
  • 78.7% of people in Murphy have completed high school.
  • 21.1% of people in Murphy have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Murphy

IndexMurphyNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade79.7%83.4%84.3%
Completed high school78.7%81.9%83.0%
Completed some college54.2%59.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.9%38.1%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.1%29.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.7%10.2%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.1%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Murphy (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hayesville, NC42747%4%
Andrews, NC2,08241%18%
Marble, NC31535%30%
Murphy, NC1,89849%1%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Venice, IL1,89810%80%
Zilwaukee, MI1,89925%50%
McConnelsville, OH1,89975%51%
Raymond, MS1,89731%37%
Liberty, IN1,89774%51%
Murphy, NC1,89849%1%
Source: The Murphy, NC education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.