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Murray ES building

Background Information: The South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS Cuba District opened Murray Elementary, in August of 2014. Several years went in to the planning and building of the school. The new school includes many innovative features and teaching and learning will emphasize the integration of technology.

Although the Fort Stewart School's enrollment remained the same, Murray ES allowed the schools to re-zone, providing enrollment relief to Diamond, Brittin, and Kessler Elementary Schools. This rezoning eliminated the need for busing, and provided easier access for student to attend schools within walking distance of their homes.

Col Charles P. Murray, Jr.

Col Murray after receiving the Medal of Honor1st Lt. Murray after
presentation of
Medal of Honor
July 5, 1945

Our school is named in honor of Colonel Charles Patrick Murray, Jr., United States Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Colonel Murray displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy by commanding Company C, 30th Infantry, displaying supreme courage and heroic initiative near Kaysersberg, France, on 16 December 1944.

While leading a reinforced platoon into enemy territory, Murray fired from an exposed position, disorganizing the enemy ranks and forcing their withdrawal. He then moved with his patrol to secure possession of a bridge and construction of a roadblock, capturing enemy troops while sustaining injuries. By his single-handed attack on an overwhelming force and by his intrepid and heroic fighting, then 1st Lt. Murray stopped a counterattack, established an advance position against formidable odds, and provided an inspiring example for the men of his command.Read the full citation

Charles Patrick Murray, Jr.

Charles P. Murray Jr. Charles Murray, Jr. in 2008

Born September 26, 1921
Baltimore, Maryland
Died August 12, 2011 (age 89)
Columbia, SC
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Service branch U.S. Army
Unit 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment
Battles/
wars
WW II
Korean War
Vietnam War
Awards

Medal of Honor
Silver Star (3)
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star w/Valor (2)
Purple Heart

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Murray ES

Grades: PK-6

Enrollment: 325

Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20

Computer/Student Ratio: 1:2

DoDEA Mission

Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

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Primary Color: #F1B82D

Secondary Color: #203354

Additional Color: #996515

Continuous School Improvement Goals

Goal 1 – Professional Learning Communities/Focused Collaboration

     ● PLC's will increase from 57% in SY 19-2019-20 to 64% in SY 20-21 on Stage 5, Indicator D “Develop in class interventions and address gaps (Formative Assessment Results)” as measured on the Focused Collaboration Observation Tool.

Goal 2 – Mathematics

      ● All students in grades 3-5 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment from 50% to 56% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR 2020-2021.

      ● 80% of the students in Kindergarten will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY 20-21 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.
      ● 80% of the students in 1st grade will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY 20-21 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.
      ● 80% of the students in 2nd grade will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY 20-21 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.
      ● All students in grade 3 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment: Sub Claim A - Major Content from 52% to 55% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR 2020-2021.
      ● All students in grade 4 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment: Sub Claim A - Major Content from 49% to 52% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR 2020-2021.
      ● All students in grade 5 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment: Sub Claim A - Major Content from 30% to 33% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR  2020-2021.

Goal 3 – Literacy

      ● 50% of students in grades 3-5 will achieve the level of Meets and Exceeds Proficiency in Literacy on the SY Summative Assessment in SY 20-21.
      ● 60% of students in grades K-5 will achieve the level of Proficiency in Literacy on the Reading Proficiency Test (RPT) in CCRS 20-21.

Goal 4 – Communication and Engagement

● Murray Elementary School will increase its score on the Parent Communication and Engagement Feedback Form item regarding opportunities for providing input and feedback will increase from 48% to 58% in “Quite a Lot.”
● Murray Elementary School will increase its score on the Faculty and Staff Communication and Engagement Feedback Form item regarding contributing to the school’s mission will increase from 63% to 75% in “Quite a Lot.”


Murray ES

School Address
24 Murray Avenue
Fort Stewart, GA 31315
Phone: 912-304-7170