Murray Elementary Language Academy

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5335 S Kenwood Ave

Chicago, IL 60615

(773) 535-0585

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Grades: K - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 550

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

42 Parent Reviews for Murray Elementary Language Academy

Overall, a very good school academically. The school curriculum is solid, the student population is diverse. This is a K-8 foreign language magnet CPS school located in Hyde Park. The teachers are knowledgeable and principal is good. For a CPS school standard, Murray is a good safe, academically sound, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/28/13


Posted by a other on 11/25/13

Murray Language Academy is one of the best schools for students in grades pre-k to 4th, and then it becomes very problematic. The principal has made some questionable choices for faculty in the upper levels and not provided adequate mentoring for new faculty. Very Very disappointing.

Posted by a parent on 10/18/13

We have been at Murray from Kindergarten through 8th grade now. Murray is a wonderful family involved and family orientated school. Murray keeps you informed about everything going on in and out of the school. Murray has strived to offer the best education possible to ensure our kids are successful and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/17/13

I am so excited that my granddaughter is starting kindergarten here! i love the language emphasis, the great reputation, the diversity and that her teacher received her training from the University of Chicago.

Posted by a other on 08/26/13

Murray continues to improve. For starters, the 2011-12 ISAT composite rose from 88.9% to 90.2%, awarding the school a Level 1 rating of Excellence based on the current CPS Performance policy. (Much can be said constructively about the teaching community and its commitment to grow through improved ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/21/12

Congratulations to our kindergarten teacher and Murray Language Academy. Our kindergarten teacher was just awarded the Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching and it was personally presented to her by the Governor this morning. It is my understanding that the Governor had several schools to choose ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/09/12

It is imperative that the new LSC-2012-2014 hit the floor running to help get the school back to a great school and stop the decline in academic performance and discipline. Bringing back the upper grades was a mistake, but hopefully the new LSC can come up with strategies bring the school together. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/18/12

I agree, discipline can be a problem at any school. As a parent you don't just give up on your child, you commit to continue to encourage, teach and believe the best about them. Murray does the same thing. Murray has a lot to offer. Excellent Parent Volunteers, great teachers, and lots of after school ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/26/12

Murray has its good and bad, but overall, we are dissatisfied with our experiences there. Sure there is great parent participation and lots of after school activities but for its location the school has little diversity, many teachers are not challenging the students to grow academically (more homework ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/03/12

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Test scores for Murray Elementary Language Academy

ISAT* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Murray Elementary Language Academy
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Chicago schools — Murray Elementary Language Academy is located at 5335 S Kenwood Ave, Chicago IL 60615. 5335 S Kenwood Ave is in the 60615 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Murray Elementary Language Academy is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Murray Elementary Language Academy is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 8.
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