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Fact Sheet - Murray High

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General School Information

  • Grades Served: 9-12
  • Address: 1200 Forest Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Phone: 434-296-3090
  • Principal: Chad Ratliff

Success for All

Murray High School was founded as a nontraditional high school in 1988 and converted to a charter school in 2001. With an emphasis on the arts and design, mastery learning, and student choice, the mission of Murray High School is serve students who want to maximize intellectual and creative potential, in ways that may not be possible in a traditional comprehensive high school setting. In July 2018, Murray High School became the first public school in Virginia to join the Mastery Transcript Consortium.

School Quality Profile

For every school and school division in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Education’s School Quality Profiles provide detailed information about accreditation, assessments, enrollment, college and career readiness, finance, learning climate, teacher quality, and other topics of interest to parents and the general public.

Facility Information

  • Built in 1959
  • 30,915 square feet
  • 7.1 acre site

Feeder Pattern & Attendance Area

Public schools in Albemarle County are divided into three “feeder patterns” according to geographical area: Northern, Southern and Western. A feeder pattern consists of the elementary, middle and high schools through which students progress.

Murray High School serves high school students from all three feeder patterns through an admissions process.

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Principal History

Chad Ratliff

Ashby Kindler

Vicki Crews Miller

Harriet Morrison

Deborah Cooper

Rochelle Friedman

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