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  • Ira A Murphy2

    Peoria, AZ | Maricopa County

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    May 30, 2014


    Ira A. Murphy is an incredible school where the school leadership and staff really care about the students. They will go out of their way to meet the needs of each individual student and at the same time have fun!

    May 30, 2014


    This school lacks security, the campus is open and kids are vulnerable all day. My daughter has been bullied this past year. We attempted to notify the school, it only got worse. The nurse is great, the teachers are great. There is not enough parental involvement, no all day free kindergarten, and not having individual parent teacher conferences are all downfalls.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 24, 2014


    Terrible school!! Faculty gives out your personal information! The staff is very lazy and does not attend to the chrildren! Children are left roaming the school alone. Very unsafe! Especially in that neighborhood!,

    Submitted by a parent

    April 19, 2014


    ira my children who all went now all grown up my grandkids all go to ira, the education is 100 the teachers are 100 the staff 100 the teachers care about the children and there education and grades also no bully allowed, no problems they put a stop asap if any,, I lived in peroia from 1985 to now ,,

    Submitted by a parent

    September 22, 2013


    This is a great school. The staff honestly care about the kids there. It would be nice if more parents would be involved with their children and know what is going on before giving this school a bad rating. My son has been there 9 years now and my daughter 2 and they love it there. Feels more like a small town school where staff actually know who you are. Love it!

    Submitted by a parent

    September 22, 2013


    IRA A MURPHY is GREAT TEACHERS AND STAFF AND THE PRINCABLE AND SAFTY AND EDCUCATION

    Submitted by a parent

    November 9, 2010


    I have going here for about 10 years, my personal view is great staff, although not the best student behavior. This school has been decreasing in multiple areas, However overall this is a relatively good school

    March 25, 2009


    Well my son has been stuck at this school for a few years now. With my financial situation I have been unable to move and couldn't get a variance for another school. I don't think my son is getting the education he deserves with this school, they tend to focus on the rescource students and the very smart students if you are in the middle you lose.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 15, 2008


    I went to Murphy and graduated in '95. From the time I went there to the time my daughter started going there I have seen changes(some good and some bad) in the school and the area, but it was also refreshing to know that some staff from when I was there was still there or now at the district office. If they can staff there for over 20 years they must be doing something right.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 10, 2008


    This is a great school. Wonderful staff and students.

    Submitted by a teacher

    May 24, 2007


    I have two children in Ira Murphy. This school has been unsatisfactory in meeting the needs of my children for safety and security. I realize this is the principal's first year, so she has not had time to come up with solutions for all of the problems. From what I have seen of her, she will be a great asset to this school, if people will follow her leadership. Some of the teaching staff, especially on playground and lunch duty, however, lack commitment and concern for the students. I feel the same way about the 5th grade teacher my child had. I have nothing but good things to say about the 7th grade staff. Every one of them that I have had the pleasure of knowing has been a blessing to my child. At this time, my rating of this school is very low. Given time and good leadership, it could be great.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 24, 2006


    We have 5 children, our last one has 1 1/2 years to go. We wouldn't think about sending our children anywhere else. This school has gotten a bum rap. The level of education is one of the highest. All my children has tested in the top levels in the Stanford 9 and AIMS. Without the decation of the staff and teachers, this wouldn't have happened. There are problems, but that's at every school. The education process is only as good as you as a parent want it to be. Be involved, be there, be on ISIS, know what is going on in your child's life and the problems will be taken to a minimal. Step up and be responsible for your child! Care enough about your child's education to be the responsible one. After all, they are your children! I give Murphy 4+ stars on a scale of 5.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 19, 2006


    Hmmm.. It seems that it just gets worse every year! We will see if a new principle makes a difference this year.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 6, 2006


    Not very happy with this school. Each year that goes by it seams that it gets worse. Only the parents can see it but no staff members do or want to admit it.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 24, 2006


    Murphy has an all around winning environment for its students. The quality of acedamics, teacher/ parent involvment, teaching ciriculum, etc. is meeting and excelling the minimum of expectations!

    Submitted by a parent

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