Murdock Middle School
|Murdock Middle School|
|Port Charlotte, Florida, United States|
|School type||Public (U.S.)|
|Principal||Ms. Maria Gifford|
|Enrollment||Approximately 1100 students|
|Color(s)||Blue and White|
Murdock Middle School is a suburban-based middle school located in Port Charlotte, Florida. Construction initiated in 1986 and the school's first official school year was in 1988. In May 2007, it graduated its 18th 8th grade class. The school's education basis is very oriented around the Sunshine State Standards which are the basis of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) which all three grades (Sixth - Eighth) take every year in the month of March.
Awards and recognition
During the 1992-93 school year, Murdock Middle School was recognized with the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive.
The school has also been recognized as a Florida Red Carpet school.
- "Leadership Team". Murdock Middle School. 2008-08-24. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF) United States Department of Education. Accessed May 11, 2006.
- CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
- Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
- "Murdock Middle". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17.
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