Murray High School

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Murray High School is an Albemarle County public high school that teaches grades nine through twelve. Murray High School accepts students from all feeder patterns and reserves three spaces for Charlottesville city students annually. As of 2012 Murray enrolled 102 students with a capacity for 110 and employs 20 staff and faculty members.[1]


Murray High School is a charter high school that gets its name from Virginia L. Murray Elementary, where the school was originally based when founded in 1988. The school moved to its current location in 1990 and shares its site with the Enterprise Center and the Albemarle Resource Center (ARC).[1] One of four Virginia charter schools, Murray became the first public Glasser Quality High School in 2001. William Glasser was an educator and psychologist who believed strongly that the most productive schools would be those in which students and educators maintained a "relationship built on trust and respect." To this end Murray teaches material to mastery, and emphasizes a stress-free learning atmosphere and close student-teacher relationships.[2]

There were 26 graduates in the class of 2018. [3]


The current principal of Murray High School is Chad Ratliff.

The following is a list of people who have served as principal[1]

Term Principal
2017 - Present Chad Ratliff
2010 - 2017 Ashby Kindler
1999 - 2010 Vicki Crews Miller
1996 - 1999 Harriet Morrison
1990 - 1996 Deborah Cooper
1988 - 1990 Rochelle Friedman


Murray High School is located at 1200 Forest Street


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. Murray High School Profile, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved June 4, 2012.
  2. Web. What is a Glasser Quality School and how did Murray decide to become one?, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved June 4, 2012.
  3. Web. Murray High School graduation emphasizes lifelong learning, Gracie Kreth, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 1, 2018, retrieved June 11, 2018.

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