Our Academics
A Tradition of Excellence

Every Student, Every Day


Not to be confused with student report cards, these Report Cards provide information about each school and district, including test performance, teacher qualifications, and much more.


Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures, and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. For more information, please see our Gifted & Talented page


Services are offered to students with identified disabilities. If you need more information about these services, contact David McDowell, Director of Special Education, at (270) 761-6512.


All school districts and schools in Kentucky are required by the Department of Education to complete a comprehensive improvement plan following a prescribed format.

Academic Excellence

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle

Our Academic Accomplishments

According to Niche.com, MISD is ranked number three out of 168 K-12 Kentucky public school districts. While MISD follows closely behind number one and number two, MISD is among the elite eight independent school districts represented in the top ten.

The 2017 U.S. News and World Report ranks Murray High School 10th within Kentucky High Schools and recognizes Murray High School as one of the best high schools in the nation. Murray High received the Silver Medal Distinction.

The Murray Independent School District achieved the highest score in the state according to the 2015-2016 state assessment data. Murray Independent School District has consistently ranked in the top ten in state assessment data.

2017 marked the 15th year in a row that Murray High School has had student representatives attend the Foundation for International Space Education United Space School. The school is an interdisciplinary program that annually brings together up to 50 students from 25 different nations to study.

MMS was identified as a National Title I Distinguished School for its exceptional student performance in two consecutive academic years. Murray Middle School is one of two schools identified in Kentucky.