Superintendent of Murray Schools

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On behalf of the Murray Independent Board of Education, faculty, staff, and administration, I offer a sincere welcome to our public school district. It is an honor for me to serve in the capacity of superintendent for one of Kentucky’s most outstanding public school systems. Although small, we attempt on a daily basis to provide one of the best, unique educational experiences in the Commonwealth. The commitment demonstrated by students, parents, staff and Board of Education is second to none which supports our motto: “Every Student, Every Day.”

Since 1872, the Murray Independent School District has fostered Tradition, Excellence, and Pride and is recognized on state and national levels as a premier institution of learning which produces quality graduates. MISD alumni continue to make their mark in the community, state, nation, and world. Recently, Murray Schools received recognition as a District of Distinction for exceptional performance on the Kentucky state assessment, ACT, and College & Career Readiness. MISD also benefits from one of the most successful volunteer programs in the Commonwealth with nearly 400 volunteers who donated over 25,000 hours to the students of MISD.

Murray Independent Schools continue to be ranked at or near the top in regards to percentage of students who attend college or post-secondary training. The school district has experienced remarkable success in academic, athletic, and music competition on the regional, state, and national levels.

The Murray Board of Education continues to make facility improvements with the goal to ensure all facilities are operating at a high level for the 21st Century. The opening of the Murray-Calloway Area Technology Center in 2017, MHS Multi-purpose facility in 2015 and the recent groundbreaking for the new Murray High School in 2017 support this commitment.

If my office may assist, please do not hesitate to contact.

Coy Samons, Superintendent

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Coy Samons