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Welcome to the Class of 1963 website, a place for Murray High School classmates to revisit times gone by,
to share information about themselves, and to reconnect with friends.

        Click Here to sing along ..... "For Murray High We Give a Cheer......."
          (thanks to Arne Shulstad '71, brother of Bob Shulstad)

Murray High School History *

In February of 1926, Murray opened with 13 classrooms and a gym. Grades K-3 and 7-9 were taught with a total of 200 students enrolled. 

In 1930, the school nearly doubled in size.  A new wing was also added.  

In January of 1940, the school opened with a new auditorium wing and new science labs underneath.  850 students were then enrolled in grades 7-12.  The first graduating class was in June of 1940.

During 1961- 62, a new building was added with a new gym, pool, and science facilities to reduce overcrowding and double shifts prompted by the "baby-boomer" generation.  The enrollment, at this point of time, was 1100 students. The class of 1963 was the first graduating class from this expanded building.

Murray continued to include grades 7-12.  Students came from the North St. Anthony Park, South St. Anthony Park and Como Park areas.  In early 1979, a newly renovated  library opened. The last high school graduating class was in June of 1979. 

Murray became a general magnet junior high for grades 7-9 in September 1979.
In September 1986, the school became a science-math magnet  serving grades 7-8. 
A new front entry, new offices and two new classrooms were built in 2000.

Murray had always been one of the smallest public high schools in St. Paul. Yet, its small size didn't keep it from being a strong competitor in sports and academics.  

Today, Murray Junior High School offers a full range of academically rigorous coursework specializing in math and science. The school's math program includes courses in Success Through Exploring Mathematics (STEM), algebra and geometry.  The science program offers year-long advanced courses (Magnet I and II) with hands-on laboratory experiences focusing on life, earth and physical sciences.  Challenge-level classes in English and Social Studies prepare students for coursework in high school, Advanced Placement (AP), Quest and other rigorous programs which prepare students for college.  Murray also offers world language classes in French, German and Spanish.

* History came from Wikipedia and research done by Class of 1964 reunion committee.

Murray School, 1910

Car Wash or People Wash?

Comstock, Condie, Boyle, Bartlett,McDiarmid, Shuster: Girls' auxiliary group (in case caption is unreadable).
Doughnut sale

Sadie Hawkins Dance ?



Murray Class of '63
November 2011

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