Located in the inner city neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the Richard J. Murphy School has 950 students from four year olds to Grade 8 students. Seventy-eight percent of the students participate in the federally-funded free and reduced price breakfast and lunch programs. Fifteen percent have disabilities that range from severe, such as students who have multiple physical handicaps, to relatively mild, such as students who are reading below grade level. The school district's program for students who are blind and visually impaired is housed at the Murphy School. The student body is is racially diverse and reflects the population of Boston - 44% African-American, 23% White, 21% Asian-American, 7% Hispanic, and 5% Native American.
Richard J. Murphy School 1 Worrell Street Boston, MA 02122