Murrow is high school in the Midwood section of Brooklyn dedicated to the arts and academics. It's considered one of the more prestigious high schools. It has no sports teams and a chess team that has been the number one in the nation a number of times (but stop anyone in the hall and no one will be able to name a team member for you).
Murrow goes by it's own system being an "optional educational" school. There are no bells to signal the end of a period and periods are called bands and they're lettered. It also goes by the quarter system and each bloc of that time is called a cycle. Murrow students get 8 report cards and parents can never comprehend the fact that half of them don't mean anything. There are no lunch periods but there are OPTAs (free bands) where students can eat lunch, roam the halls (and "murrow it"), do homework, or basically whatever they feel like.
The Murrow student body roughly consists of the following:
49% W, 23% B, 13% H, 16% A
Of the white kids, half are probably Russian and half of those Russians wear Juicy or Diesel (and that's all their life is about) and the other half of the Russians are OTB and very awkward. Even so, they're all archetypally smart.
The other half of those white kids are from areas such as Park Slope