Recognizing that all children can learn, the Murdock Elementary School
community provides an atmosphere of learning, sharing and caring while
developing social and emotional competencies, respect for individual
differences, academic excellence and communication skills, while
nurturing and supporting the unique capabilities of each student.
Murdock Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through 4th
grade in the heart of Lafayette, IN. Nestled in beautiful Murdock Park,
the school has a tradition of consistent, quality education and
community outreach. Murdock's mission is to inspire and empower all
children to learn and dream.
Murdock has a schoolwide Title 1 program that serves an ethnically
diverse and mobile population. The U.S. Department of Education
provides supplemental funding to local Title 1 school districts to meet
the needs of at-risk and low-income students. At Murdock, Title 1 funds
have been used to improve curriculum and instructional activities,
increase parental involvement and invigorate existing programs.
FOCUS, or Families Organized within the Community United with
Schools, is a federally funded after-school program that unites Murdock
with community entities to provide after-school enrichment activities
for Murdock children and families. Homework help, reading and computer
time, recreation, and other activities complement classroom work and
enhance the learning environment.
"Believe and you will become."