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[[Virginia L. Murray Elementary]] was founded in 1960 as a school for the African-American community living around [[Ivy]]. Murray was desegregated in 1965. The school is located on Morgantown Road.<ref name="website">{{cite web|title=Murray Elementary|url=http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/components/docmgr/download.php?sectiondetailid=81209&fileitem=46577&catfilter=12370|author=|work=|publisher=Albemarle County Public Schools|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=28 Nov. 2010}}</ref>
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'''Virginia L. Murray Elementary School''' is an [[Albemarle County]] [[Albemarle County Public Schools|public elementary school]] providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the [[western feeder pattern]]. Students from Murray will attend [[Henley Middle School]] and graduate from [[Western Albemarle High School]]. As of 2012, Murray had 256 students enrolled and employed 43 staff and faculty members.<ref name="factsheet">{{cite web|title=About Murray|url=http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=TXVycmF5X0VsZW1fMjAxMS0xMi5wZGY6Ojovd3d3L3NjaG9vbHMvc2MvcmVtb3RlL2ltYWdlcy9kb2NtZ3IvMTY2MjJfZmlsZV82NjEwMV9tb2RfMTMxODAwNTI4NC5wZGY=|author=|work=|publisher=|location=Albemarle County Public Schools|publishdate=|accessdate=May 31, 2012}}</ref>
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==History==
 
==History==
[[File:Murray Virginia L.jpg|thumb|right|[[Virginia L. Murray]]]]The school was named for [[Virginia L. Murray]] (1897-1959), an African-American woman who grew up in Virginia and attended both Howard University and New York University. She became the first female African-American supervisor of education in Albemarle County.  According to the school's website, Murray "dedicated her life to the academic and religious education of her pupils, continually seeking improvement and quality in the public school system."<ref name="website"/>
 
  
===Timeline<ref name="website"/>===
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[[File:Murray Virginia L.jpg|thumb|right|[[Virginia L. Murray]]]]Murray Elementary was established as a school for African-Americans in 1960 and was desegregated in 1965. The school was named for [[Virginia L. Murray]] (1897-1959), a Virginia native and the first African-American supervisor in [[Albemarle County]]. Murray was a passionate advocate for education and consistently sought to improve the quality of the public education system. The school was closed for construction in 1988 and students were moved to [[Meriwether Lewis Elementary School]] for two years before returning to a renovated Murray in 1990.<ref name="factsheet" />
*1960: School housed African-American students in grades 1-7
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*1965: Murray Elementary was officially desegregated
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==Awards==
*1973: Kindergarten class was added to Murray
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The school won the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011,<ref name="factsheet" /> and 2012.<ref>{{cite web|title=Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions|url=http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2012/jan05.shtml|author=|work=|publisher=|location=Virginia Department of Education|publishdate=January 5, 2012|accessdate=May 31, 2012}}</ref>.
*1987: All kindergarten through grade 2 students from the Ivy area attended Murray; 3-5 grades attended old Meriwether Lewis campus while the new one was being constructed
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*1988: Murray Elementary closed and all students were transferred to Meriwether Lewis
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==Principals==
*1990: Because Meriwether Lewis’ student population reached more than 600, a renovated Murray Elementary opened in September
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The current principal of Murray Elementary is Mark Green.
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The following is a list of people who have served as principal<ref name="factsheet" />
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Term
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!Principal
  
'''Renovation Information'''<ref name="website"/>
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|-
*1960: Murray Elementary was built as a school for African-American students
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||2009 - present
*1964: Four-classroom addition allowed the school to house grades 1-5
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||Mark Green
*1988: Murray Elementary closed and its students were moved to Meriwether Lewis
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*1990: Murray Elementary reopened with grades 1-5
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||2003 - 2009
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||Andrew Grider
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|-
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|2000 - 2003
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|David Rogers
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|-
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|1991 - 2000
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|Timothy Frazier
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|-
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|1987 - 1988
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|Sylvia Henderson
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|-
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|1968 - 1988
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|Elizabeth Bailey
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|-
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|1966 - 1968
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|Ora Starnes
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|-
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|1960 - 1966
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|Otis Lee
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|}
  
==Principals<ref name="website"/>==
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==Location==
*Marc Green 2009-present
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Virginia L. Murray is located at 3251 Morgantown Road.
*Andrew Grider 2003-2009
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*David Rogers 2000-2003
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{{Map|lat=38.057570|lng=-78.613340|zoom=14}}
*Timothy Frazier 1991-2000
 
*Sylvia Henderson 1987-1988
 
*Elizabeth Bailey 1968-1988
 
*Ora Starnes 1966-1968
 
*Otis Lee 1960-1966
 
  
 
==References==
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
*[http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/murrayelem School website]
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*[http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=11 School website]
 
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Revision as of 10:35, 31 May 2012

Virginia L. Murray Elementary School is an Albemarle County public elementary school providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the western feeder pattern. Students from Murray will attend Henley Middle School and graduate from Western Albemarle High School. As of 2012, Murray had 256 students enrolled and employed 43 staff and faculty members.[1]

History

Murray Elementary was established as a school for African-Americans in 1960 and was desegregated in 1965. The school was named for Virginia L. Murray (1897-1959), a Virginia native and the first African-American supervisor in Albemarle County. Murray was a passionate advocate for education and consistently sought to improve the quality of the public education system. The school was closed for construction in 1988 and students were moved to Meriwether Lewis Elementary School for two years before returning to a renovated Murray in 1990.[1]

Awards

The school won the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011,[1] and 2012.[2].

Principals

The current principal of Murray Elementary is Mark Green.

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

Term Principal
2009 - present Mark Green
2003 - 2009 Andrew Grider
2000 - 2003 David Rogers
1991 - 2000 Timothy Frazier
1987 - 1988 Sylvia Henderson
1968 - 1988 Elizabeth Bailey
1966 - 1968 Ora Starnes
1960 - 1966 Otis Lee

Location

Virginia L. Murray is located at 3251 Morgantown Road.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Web. About Murray, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved May 31, 2012.
  2. Web. Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions, Virginia Department of Education, January 5, 2012, retrieved May 31, 2012.

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