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Murchison Middle School

6
18 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
1392
Type
Public
3700 North Hills Drive
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 414-3254

State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

Murchison Middle School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

Community Reviews

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I would highly recommend visiting this school and if possible talking to other parents at this school before letting your child attend. My son dealt with gay bashing and bullying on a regular basis. The school itself is covered with drawings of penises because the kids think it is funny and the school literally has no control over the kids. My son went from being a sweet mild mannered kid to always angry because of the abuse he was dealing with on a daily basis. The things the kids said to him were horrible and it never stopped at school. It followed him home on his phone and Instagram to the point I had to shut both of them off. I had teachers tell me lies about behavior in class and when caught in the lies, they just disregarded, never denied. And to top it off, two kids from this school literally killed a high school student over nothing. NOT a safe place for you kid if they are in any way different for the general population. My son is still in therapy for the horrors he experienced at this school. Luckily, I pulled him out before it could become physical. But the emotional damage is still something we are working through.
Posted by a parent on 2/14/2019
We love Murchison. My son loves Murchison. He is doing well academically, has a variety of extracurricular activities available to him, and loves the other students in attendance there. I feel so grateful he has such a positive experience. As I said, I went to two different middle schools, one in an inner city and one in a suburb. While both were academically challenging, I was challenged socially and it was not a good experience for me. The majority of students at Murchison really are nice and every time I meet parents there I am impressed with how supportive they are of their children and the children in the community.
Posted by a parent on 2/7/2019
Horrible. I wish I would have looked at this site before bringing my child here. It's a great school for Caucasian kids with no learning disabilities.
Posted by a parent on 6/1/2018
Terrible. Special needs children will be screwed in a class meant for children with behavior issues that are not addressed properly in that setting. Your child might even pick up negative behaviors from peers in this class, grades will slip, enthusiasm will disappear, etc. No one will really care, you will be told "your child is lucky to have the resources they get" and you might tend to believe that. Fact remains, IF YOUR CHILD HAS SPECIAL NEEDS AVOID THIS SCHOOL. It will only cost you down the road. This school undid YEARS of work in my child's formidable years because AISD wants to save money on children like this, and Murchison participates in those savings.
Posted by a parent on 5/10/2018
I have an 8th grader at Murchison and I am very impressed with the school. The new leadership is very forward thinking. The teachers really do care and have very interesting classes and assignments. I haven't heard of any real bullying and I'm impressed with the variety of classes offered. My child was constantly challenged and engaged. Great school!
Posted by a parent on 2/5/2018

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Austin schools - Murchison Middle School is located at 3700 North Hills Drive, Austin TX 78731. Murchison Middle School is in the Austin Independent School District. Murchison Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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