Murray school information

IndexMurrayKentuckyNational
Average Test Scores57%47%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools101,15779,221
Total private schoolsn/a29824,874
Total post-secondary schools31307,963
The Murray, KY educational system consists of 10 public schools, n/a private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Murray public schools have average test scores of 57% which is 20% higher than than the Kentucky average and 16% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Murray public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Kentucky and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.5% have completed high school, 35.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Murray are 16% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Murray.
  • 86.8% of people in Murray have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.5% of people in Murray have completed high school.
  • 35.2% of people in Murray have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Murray

IndexMurrayKentuckyNational
Completed 8th grade86.8%81.0%84.3%
Completed high school81.5%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college62.4%51.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.3%30.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.2%22.7%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%9.3%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.6%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.8%0.9%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Farmington, KY12765%31%
Puryear, TN73257%16%
Murray, KY18,72657%16%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Secaucus, NJ18,73744%10%
Ottawa, IL18,70729%41%
Middleton, WI18,70768%38%
Thomasville, GA18,70627%46%
South Burlington, VT18,70467%35%
Murray, KY18,72657%16%
Source: The Murray, KY 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.