Murray High School no longer exists as a high school. It is now Murray Junior High School for grades 7 and 8. (The one thing we can all count on: change.)
History of Murray
In February 1926, Murray opened as a neighborhood school with 13 classrooms and a gym. Grades K-3 and 7-9 were taught with a total of 200 students enrolled. In 1930, enrollment nearly doubled in size. A new wing was also added. January 1940 saw the opening of the auditorium wing and the science labs underneath. There were 850 students then enrolled in grades 7-12. Murray was now a Junior/Senior High School. The first graduating class was in June 1940.
Murray then opened in the Fall of 1979 as a general magnet school for grades 7-9. In September 1980, it was changed again to a grade 7-8 magnet school.
In 1979 when Murray High School became a junior high school, Como Park Junior High School became Como Park Senior High School. Those students who would have gone to Murray High School, then attended Como Park Senior High School or Central High School (near I-94 and Lexington Ave.).