#1 Middle School in IL and #1 in Cook County

Marie Murphy School

2921 Illinois Rd, Wilmette, IL 60091

How Good is Marie Murphy School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Marie Murphy School is a middle school located in Wilmette, Illinois. An enrollment of 286 students and a student–teacher ratio of 11 students per teacher was reported by the school.

When compared to other schools in Illinois it is significantly above average and has received and a grade of A+ from The School Review. When compared to other middle schools, the school ranks 1 for Illinois and 1 in Cook County.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. An overall grade is then calculated based on a weighted combination of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Illinois standardized test scores, are used to calculate a school’s academics grade. For academics, Marie Murphy School performs significantly above average when compared to other middle schools in Illinois and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: IL Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed N/A

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing a variety of factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. Marie Murphy School performs significantly above average compared to other Illinois middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Students : Teacher
IL Avg. 14
Uncertified Teachers
IL Avg. 1%
New Teachers
IL Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Inputs such as suspension rate and number of physical altercations at a school are used to determine our safety grade. Marie Murphy School received a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Illinois.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


An overview of the student body of Marie Murphy School is shown below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
IL Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
IL Avg. 38%
Econ. Disadvantaged
IL Avg. 43%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 286
Minority Students 126
Diversity Index 46
Students with Disablities 23
Economically Disadvantaged 8%
Limited English Proficiency 3%
Gifted Students 44%


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Compare Nearby Schools

Below are middle schools near Marie Murphy School. The table includes The School Review’s grade for each of the schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Wilmette, Illinois schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Wilmette Junior High School A+ A+ A- A+
2 Highcrest Middle School A+ A+ A- A
3 The Skokie School A+ A+ A A
4 Carleton W Washburne School A+ A+ A+ A+
5 The Joseph Sears School A+ A+ A+ A+

Marie Murphy School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Marie Murphy School? 286
  • How good of a school is Marie Murphy School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Marie Murphy School in? The school is located in Cook County.
  • How can I contact Marie Murphy School? The school's number is (847) 251-3617.
  • Where is Marie Murphy School? 2921 Illinois Rd, Wilmette, Illinois 60091

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Wilmette Junior High School
620 Locust Rd Wilmette, IL 60091
Highcrest Middle School
569 Hunter Rd Wilmette, IL 60091
The Skokie School
520 Glendale Ave Winnetka, IL 60093
Carleton W Washburne School
515 Hibbard Rd Winnetka, IL 60093
The Joseph Sears School
542 Abbotsford Rd Kenilworth, IL 60043