Murray High School (Virginia)

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Murray High School
1200 Forest Street, Charlottesville
Coordinates 38°2′26.7″N 78°28′58.2″W / 38.040750°N 78.482833°W / 38.040750; -78.482833Coordinates: 38°2′26.7″N 78°28′58.2″W / 38.040750°N 78.482833°W / 38.040750; -78.482833
Type Public (Charter)
Established 1988
Principal Ms. Ashby Kindler
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 109
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Black/Red
Athletics conference None
Mascot Dragon

Murray High School is a public charter school located just south of Charlottesville, Virginia. It is a part of Albemarle County Public Schools.

It was the first public "Glasser Quality" High School ever. Murray High School is built on the fundamentals of Choice Theory. Choice Theory provides the theoretical grounding for the Glasser Quality School Model. Drawing upon the principles espoused by W. Edwards Deming in the business sector, this approach emphasizes an end to coercion in the classroom and the replacement of boss management with lead management. In a Glasser Quality School, everyone is empowered, respected, and a contributing member of the community. Students are encouraged to share their talents and expertise.

The mission of Murray High School is to prepare students to be successful in their continuing education, to create positive learning habits and work habits, to prepare students to be successful in their careers, to teach students to be responsible and informed citizens, to teach students to communicate effectively, and to create a basis for a desire for lifelong learning.

Murray High school strives to create a community of empowered learners in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Every student should be inspired and challenged to learn, grow, and accomplish academic, social,and vocational goals.

School Goals: Teach the following Core Values:

  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Mediation
  • Integrity
  • Unity
  • Productive Citizenship

Create a climate—that assures student involvement in learning using

  • effective instructional strategies and innovative curriculum
  • where there are high expectations for every student
  • where students have a safe and supportive learning environment
  • where students are challenged with educational opportunities

The William Glasser Institute has designated Murray as one of about two dozen "Glasser Quality Schools" worldwide.[1]


  1. ^ "Declared Glasser Quality Schools". William Glasser Institute. Retrieved 2008-06-28.