Murrah
  • Community: Murrah High School is located in Jackson, Mississippi. Murrah, a part of the Jackson Public School District, and is one of seven high schools in the area. The school is conveniently located in the city’s center with immediate access to business and organizations that actively collaborate with the school. 

     Description of School: With 1,352 students enrolled in grades 9-12, MHS is one of the largest public high schools in the state. Murrah offers Accelerated, Advanced Placement, and College credit courses in numerous subject areas: English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science, Art and Social Science.  These courses are designated on the student’s transcript as “APAC” “ACC,” “AP,” or "DC."  Accelerated classes are offered in English, grades 9-10.  Specific Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, Chemistry, English (Literature and Language) and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Latin, Calculus, Psychology, Statistics, Spanish, World History, U.S. History, U.S. Government, Macro/Micro Economics, Physics, Psychology, and Art. College credit courses are offered in the cores of math, science, social studies, language arts, and multiple general electives. 

    Murrah High School is one of only three schools in the state to offer the Advanced Placement Capstone diploma program for the 2018-2019 school year. The AP Capstone diploma program focuses on college-level research, collaboration and teamwork skills that prepare high school students for college and career success.

    Murrah students participate in various community service activities through their obligations to their participation in the school’s clubs and organizations. These include Art Club, Band, Basketball, Choir, Cross Country, Educator’s Rising, Football, Golf, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Powerlifting, Robotics, Soccer, Speech and Debate, Tennis, Theatre, Track, TSA, Student Council, Theatre, and Volleyball

    Class Scheduling: An 8-period, alternating-day, block-scheduling format is used.  Students attend 4 classes each day with each class being attended for 100 minutes. 

Last Modified on July 10, 2019