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Message from the Principal

Welcome to Murchison Middle School, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Our mission is to inspire life-long learning, college and career readiness, and global citizenship while fostering social responsibility and personal well-being. Please welcome Principal, Beth Newton.

Dear Murchison Middle School Faculty, Students and Families,

We are pleased to announce that Ms. Beth Newton has been appointed by the Austin ISD Board of Trustees as the new principal of Murchison Middle School.

She currently serves as interim principal of Murchison, and previously served as principal of Hill Elementary (10 years), principal of Pease Elementary (four years) and has been the leader of the Anderson vertical team of principals for six years.

Ms. Newton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Learning and a Master of Education Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

She seeks to listen first and create relationships among the entire school community. She is student-centered, always encouraging students to rise to the next level academically. She has high expectations for all students, staff, families and herself.

She passionately believes that all students can and will learn. She has a strong history as a servant-leader with an open-door policy. Ms. Newton believes in a team approach to school improvement, building trust and community by using clear, consistent communication, as well as through welcoming families and community into the day-to-day educational activities of staff and students.

Please join us in welcoming her as principal of Murchison Middle School.


Raul Moreno
Associate Superintendent for Middle Schools


Murchison Middle School’s International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program encompasses all of our students and aims to develop our students into empowered global citizens. 


          As an IB MYP World School, Murchison:


CREATES educational opportunities, encourages healthy relationships and cultivates both individual and shared responsibility.

HELPS students make informed, reasoned and ethical decisions while developing flexibility, perseverance and confidence.

INSPIRES students to ask questions, pursue personal passions and set challenging goals for themselves.

ENCOURAGES creation of rich personal and cultural identities.

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