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

45 Parent Reviews for Murray Elementary Language Academy

My daughter recently transferred into the 6th grade. I have to agree their is a behavior problem at this school. The assistant principal and principal are never around to address any of your concerns. I worry about my daughter safe here. There are no after school problems the teachers or principal monitor ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/10/14

The Assistant principal at this school is the one that I see handling everything. She is a little to friendly with the staff and teachers so whenever you have a problem with one of them she does not say to much to them. There is nothing wrong with being friendly and nice to your staff but you have to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/14

I regret that I transferred my daughter to this school. There are major discipline issues here!

Posted by a parent on 12/08/13

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

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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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