Murphy school information

IndexMurphyNorth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores74%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio12:115:116:1
Total public schools101,89579,235
Total private schools151024,875
Total post-secondary schools11837,965

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  • The average school test scores in Murphy are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Murphy.
  • 76.4% of people in Murphy have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.8% of people in Murphy have completed high school.
  • 18.3% of people in Murphy have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Murphy

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  • Hiwassee Dam Elementary/Middle337 Blue Eagle CircleGrades: PK - 08Students: 183 · Ratio: 12:175
  • Hiwassee Dam High267 Blue Eagle CircleGrades: 09 - 12Students: 21 · Ratio: 14:188
  • Martins Creek Elementary/Mid1459 Tobe Stalcup RoadGrades: PK - 08Students: 213 · Ratio: 12:178
  • Mountain Youth School4533 Martins Creek RoadGrades: 06 - 12Students: 33 · Ratio: 5:132
  • Murphy Elementary315 Valley River AvenueGrades: PK - 05Students: 47 · Ratio: 15:181
  • Murphy High234 High School CircleGrades: 09 - 12Students: 505 · Ratio: 15:172
  • Murphy Middle65 Middle School DriveGrades: 06 - 08Students: 339 · Ratio: 18:183
  • Peachtree Elementary30 Upper Peachtree RoadGrades: PK - 05Students: 162 · Ratio: 11:178
  • Ranger Elementary/Middle101 Hardy Truett RoadGrades: PK - 08Students: 373 · Ratio: 16:182
  • The Learning Center945 Conaheeta StreetGrades: KG - 08Students: 181 · Ratio: 14:168
  • Tri-County Early Col4600 Highway 64 EGrades: 09 - 12Students: 105 · Ratio: 18:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Murphy

IndexMurphyNorth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.4%82.6%83.8%
Completed high school75.8%81.1%82.4%
Completed some college51.6%58.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree26.4%36.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors18.3%27.8%29.3%
Completed masters5.4%9.5%11.0%
Completed professional degree1.1%2.7%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%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, NC39377%12%
Marble, NC24974%9%
Andrews, NC1,95970%2%
Murphy, NC2,10074%8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Lake City, AR2,10069%1%
Dryden, NY2,10054%21%
Englishtown, NJ2,10184%24%
Ellaville, GA2,09995%39%
Adrian, MO2,09868%0%
Murphy, NC2,10074%8%
Source: The Murphy, NC education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.