Attention Murphy Community!

We have been receiving concerned calls for parents regarding the status of our 3 schools closing the following school year (2019-2020).


Kuban Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School and Sullivan Elementary School will be OPEN for the new school year (2019-2020) starting August 5, 2019 in the Murphy Elementary School District #21. Please feel free to share with other members of the community.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact the District office at (602) 353-5004.

Dr. Dennis E. Goodwin

Community Notification:

Murphy Elementary School District #21 will submit a new 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) application for the Cycle 15 Fiscal Year 2020 for  W.R. Sullivan and Arthur M. Hamilton Schools.  If approved the grant would be for a period of 5 years with a projected budget of $120,000 for Year 1, 2, & 3. The purpose of the grant is to (1) provide opportunities for academic enrichment, including providing tutorial services to help students, particularly students who attend low-performing schools, to meet the challenging State academic standards; (2) Offer youth development activities by providing enrichment opportunities (technology education, science, service learning, character education, etc. and to (3) offer families of students served by the program opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children's' education, including opportunities for literacy and related education development.

Award Assembly

On Friday 2/15/2019 we had our Award Assembly for students 5th-8th grade at Kuban Elementary! The students enjoyed celebrating each other and our success as a school! Students who received awards were allowed to participate in fun activities such as, moving candy hearts from one bowl to another using the spoon in their mouth, blowing up a balloon and racing to be the first to knock off all their cups, also participated in a balloon race using their heads to tap the balloon down the row to their waiting partner who then did it back to the start line. All the students were very excited with the award ceremony and activities! Congratulations to all the students!

Students playing by bouncing balloons with heads