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   “Preparing all students to be COLLEGE READY, CAREER READY, and LIFE READY”

News and Announcements

Incoming Student Orientation
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
FAQ 2015.pdf
Summer Reading Assignment
Summer Reading 2015.pdf
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Prospective Student / Family Tours
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Friday, October 2, 2015

Monday, October 5, 2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015

Tours are limited in size.
Please check back periodically for additional tours dates.

Important Dates for New Students
Keep on your Refrigerator 2015.pdf
Murrow has PSAL Girls Soccer! For more information, please see Mr. Blatt or email him at lblatt@schools.nyc.gov asap. Be sure to return your paperwork to Mr. Blatt before June 26th. The season will start the second week of September (when school starts).

To enhance the safety of everyone at Murrow HS, each exit door has been installed with an alarm.  Only the main entrance (East 17th Street) is to be used during the school day.  We will continue to open certain exits during student entry and dismissal (two entrances on Chestnut and the entrance on East 17th Street), and the Avenue L entrance will be open during the day only for students to use to go to physical education classes outside, and during dismissal.  Please remind your children to only use authorized doors during the school day.  Each door with an alarm has a sign on it indicating that it is for emergency use only, and doors that are authorized during entry and dismissal have signs on them indicating what times they are in use. 

Thank you for your cooperation helping to keep all of our children and staff safe.  Any questions can be directed to Ms. Giberga, AP of Security, at sgiberg@schools.nyc.gov

Yearbook Portrait for Class of 2016
Senior 2016 Portrait Schedule

Digital Device Policy!
We ask that you please review the Digital Device Policy with your child and discuss the importance of using digital devices, including cell phones, computing devices, as well as music and entertainment systems responsibly.

Murrow's Daily Schedule
Click for 2015-2016 Murrow Band Aid 

Have a look at the latest Murrow Newsletter from our Parent Coordinator Ms. Rosie D.
To be added onto Ms. Rosie D.'s Email Blast List please click and fill out the form:Parent Coordinator ~ Murrow Parent/Student Email List
To receive messages via text from Ms. Rosie D, text @murrow to 81010

Murrow in the News

A new exhibit at the Brooklyn Historical Society explores the history of the borough’s sewer system, researched and curated by a team of high school students through Ex Lab, the society’s after-school program. Read about what Murrow's own, Ana Beirne-Meyer, is up to in The Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily Article.

Take a look at this WPIX11 ARTICLE on how Murrow's own 2015 Graduate, Nurshat Pasha is breaking Muslim women stereotypes surrounding hijab and their culture!

Want to see what we have been up to? A little summer project.

Murrow rated as one of NYC's best High Schools by the Daily News! October 2014
click here for the article

Also see NY Post article "Top 50 High Schools in NYC"
click here for the NY Post article

Our Goals

Instrucional Focus 2015-2016
We are committed to providing the CARE that our students need and deserve to prepare them to be COLLEGE READY, CAREER READY, and LIFE READY. 

Our Instructional Focus for this school year is Lesson Planning as well as the components that are associated with effective instruction such as Questioning and DIscussion Techniques, Student Engagement, as well as Using Assessment in Instruction. 

Look for the following initiatives during semester 1 to help us achieve our goals:
  • more professional development to provide the CARE that our students need 
  • Mr. Barge's CARE Corner - and instructional blog designed to promote student achievement 
…because at Edward R. Murrow, we CARE about our students!!!

School Leadership Team 2015/2016

School Leadership Team Meetings 2015/2016

These dates are all tentative!

2013-2014 Quality Review- PROFICIENT 
2013-2014 Quality Review Report 

Our 2012-2013 Progress Report

Murrow Video

Principal's Message

Dear Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the exceptional faculty and staff of Edward R. Murrow High School, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. We are very proud of the 40 years of educational excellence that has come to define our community and we are eager and excited to continue our efforts to make Edward R. Murrow High School the best comprehensive high school in New York City.

“Edward R. Murrow High School is a large community with a small school feeling” (NYC Schools Chancellor – 4/4/2013). Our community consists of individuals who are committed to providing the CARE needed to prepare all students to be COLLEGE READY, CAREER READY, and LIFE READY. This commitment extends well beyond our classroom walls. With a wide range of award winning teams, clubs, activities and events in addition to our renowned visual and performing arts programs, Edward R. Murrow High School affords all students the chance to feel involved and invested in their high school experience.

This year our efforts will continue to add to our students’ overall learning experience with a state of the art Planetarium, the development of a new digital media program, more internships in various fields, and a Writer’s Institute. I invite you all to explore our website (ermurrowhs.org) to follow all the wonderful news and announcements of our community and learn more about the tradition of excellence that sets our school apart from other schools in New York City. Please remember that you can also download the Edward R. Murrow app to get information about our community on your smartphones as well.

… because at Edward R. Murrow High School, we CARE about our students!


Allen Barge                                 


School Calendar

Tuesday, September 8
Teachers Return
Welcome back Staff!
Wednesday, September 9
All Students Report
Welcome to the first day of school. 
Please arrive before 8:05.