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Murray Elementary Language Academy

Preschool | Grades PK-7 | City of Chicago SD 299
5335 South Kenwood Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 535-0585

About This School

Murray Elementary Language Academy is located in Chicago, IL and is one of 639 schools in City Of Chicago School District 299. It is a magnet school that serves 518 students in grades PK-7.

Magnet schools are public schools that offer a specialized curriculum or educational philosophy, often with a specific focus or theme. Magnet schools promote student diversity because they are open to students outside the normal school district boundaries and often attract high caliber students through competitive programs. See Murray Elementary Language Academy's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Murray Elementary Language Academy had 19 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Illinois average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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By , a Parent on

Our daughter is in kindergarten at Murray Language Academy in Chicago, IL, and we've been very pleased with the school.  The kindergarten teachers are exceptional, and it appears that the school leadership is strong and motivated.    The principal is frequently seen outside of the school greeting students and parents in the mornings, and there are monthly PTO meetings in which he is heavily involved.  The PTO is very active, which is always a good thing, and there are other organizations around the school aimed at fundraising and providing extra options and activities for the children, as well.  The language program at the school is also quite good, and diverse.  Our daughter is in Chinese, and although this is the first year of the program, she is quite excited about it and is learning the basics.  At this age, I think that excitement and interest are the most important things to teach a child about school!  

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