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Murrah High Receives 2021 College Success Award Gold Recognition

Murrah High School awarded Murrah High a 2021 College Success Award among 70 Mississippi high schools for excelling at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college. In 2021, GreatSchools added the College Success Award – Gold. The Gold recognition is an elevated distinction given to schools, like Murrah, with a multi-year track record of success, as evidenced by the school winning two or more College Success Awards.

“We applaud Mississippi schools for prioritizing high-quality public education, putting students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of “Over the past two years, students, parents, teachers, and communities have relied on one another like never before. We congratulate and thank everyone for their unwavering pursuit of college success for all students.” GreatSchools is the leading nonprofit providing high-quality information that supports parents pursuing a great education for their child, schools striving for excellence, and communities working to diminish inequities in education. It has conducted the College Success Award annually since 2018.

Mississippi schools recognized for 2021 were undeterred by the pandemic’s challenges and provided the critical data transparency needed to help communities understand paths to success from high school to college. The College Success Award is possible because Mississippi is among states leading the nation in both collecting and transparently sharing information on how students perform after high school, which is valuable information for families, educators, and policymakers.

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