Award Year: 2019

Murray Elementary School

111 Broach Avenue
Murray, KY, 42071-2272

(270) 753-5022

Ms. Denise Whitaker, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Murray Independent School District

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Our mission is to provide all students with the academic and behavioral skills to reach their fullest potentials and to become life-long learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Murray Elementary School - Tiger Pride

Murray Elementary School - Tiger Pride

Murray Elementary strives to maintain the district motto of Tradition, Pride & Excellence. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to help every child be successful through meaningful relationships and intentional instruction. Every school day, students receive targeted group instruction in reading and math to improve their individual skills. Teachers and support staff meet regularly to analyze data and to ensure flexible grouping promotes academic achievement for all students.

Our school believes relationships are the key to students feeling a sense of belonging and importance. Teachers and staff begin each school year by making personal connections with families and students through home visits. Students excitedly anticipate these visits from their new teachers and parents appreciate the opportunity to share about their children. These relationships are continued throughout the year through daily emails, conferences, family nights, and an open door policy for all families.

Community support is instrumental in the success of Murray Elementary School. Our close collaboration with Murray State University provides our students many unique experiences on a college campus while our school serves as a Professional Development location for university students. Many community partners promote student success through their support of both academics and extra curricular activities. We also have an incredible group of parent and community volunteers that work with our students regularly in and out of the classrooms. We understand at Murray Elementary that it is a true partnership with all stakeholders that makes our school so successful!