351 Oxhead Road

Stony Brook,NY 11790                         Phone:  (631)730-4800                        Fax :  (631) 730-4804


Attendance/Health Office: 730-4810

Transportation Office: 730-5070

Weather Related Information: 730-4050

Vincent Vizzo, Principal
Jonathon Rufa, Assistant Principal Kerri Kilkenny, Dean of Students

School Hours: 7:35 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.

   Quote of the Month

"Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable."

Emily Guay



Administrator's Message NEW!


Science Olympiad Movie Night NEW!

January 27th 6:45PM

$5 Tickets


PTO Dodgeball Tournament NEW!


AT Subject Test Prep: Biology

Registration Deadline: January 18th 


Buy Your Yearbook


Denim & Diamonds 

Murphy PTO Registration Form


Murphy Food Pantry


Stop & Shop Fundraiser (10/4 - 3/20)




Chamber Orchestra & Chamber Choir Performance

Long Island State Veterans' Home NEW!






2016 Homecoming Carnival



Big Thank you to the Community Connections Club from 

Stony Brook Medicine 


R.C. Murphy JHS & Longwood JHS Student Exchange

May 12th





Current News

Top Spellers

Top Spellers
Top Spellers 2
R.C. Murphy Junior High School seventh- and eighth-graders showcased their linguistic skills this winter when they took part in the school’s annual spelling bee.

After going head to head for 20 challenging rounds, eighth-grader Elizabeth Star captured the schoolwide title by correctly spelling the word “negativism.” She will now compete in the Long Island Spelling Bee, which will be held at Hofstra University on Feb. 5.

This year’s contest runner-up was eighth-grader Grace Li.

Baking Up Treats

Baking Up Treats

R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s Community Connections Club made this year’s holiday season a bright one for local residents by baking cookies for 18 families serviced by the school’s food pantry.

As a result of their dedication, the students rolled up their sleeves and created enough tasty treats for the deserving recipients as well as the support staff in the building.  

Singing in the Season

Singing in the Season

R.C. Murphy Junior High School’s chamber orchestra and chamber choir helped to spread cheer by performing a number of holiday songs for the individuals at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook. The students entertained the residents with their musical talents and left everyone in joyful spirits for the season.

Exploring Career Opportunities


R.C. Murphy Junior High School ninth-grade students learned about a wide range of professions during the school’s annual Career Day in November.

The program afforded students the opportunity to speak with professionals in a one-on-one setting. The presenters encompassed a wide range of fields, including engineering, counseling, finance, law enforcement and several medical professions. Technology-integrated careers played a large role in this year’s event, a concept that seemed particularly interesting to students.

“When setting up this year’s fair, we aligned presenters to show the students how their career can be more than just one profession,” explained Ginger Ferraro, Murphy teacher and event coordinator. “For example, the police officers were set up near security professionals and emergency responders to show the transition one can make during the second half of their career.”

As the students are technically in their first year of high school at Murphy, the school’s annual fair aims to spark an interest in the type of career path they might want to pursue so they can properly choose related elective courses in high school.

“I was particularly interested in meeting with the professionals in advertising and learning how they use their creativity to tell a story that entices the reader,” said ninth-grader Joe Cereola.

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