Merrill Middle School



Merrill Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merrill Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 219
7 240
8 199
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Merrill Middle School is a public elementary school located in Des Moines, IA in the Des Moines Independent Community School District. It enrolls 658 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 17.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 658
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 37.77

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Merrill Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 344
(52%)
12,297
(52%)
 Female 314
(48%)
11,558
(48%)

Merrill Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 436
(66%)
10,839
(45%)
 Black 92
(14%)
4,084
(17%)
 Hispanic 57
(9%)
5,743
(24%)
 Two or More 48
(7%)
1,514
(6%)
 Asian 20
(3%)
1,557
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
37
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
81
(0%)

Merrill Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 384
(58%)
6,184
(26%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 240
(36%)
16,540
(69%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 34
(5%)
1,131
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Merrill Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (41.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 43.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Merrill Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 619
2006 624
2007 610
2008 592
2009 615
2010 623
2011 671
2012 658

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.6
2006 14.8
2007 15.4
2008 15.5
2009 16.7
2010 18.5
2011 18.7
2012 17.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.36995153473344
2006 0.30769230769231
2007 0.3655737704918
2008 0.31418918918919
2009 0.41788617886179
2010 0.45425361155698
2011 0.4053651266766
2012 0.41641337386018

Compare Merrill Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,403.5% 14.0:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,740.0% 17.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 41.6%
 
State Average 43.8%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Merrill Middle School
Des Moines, IA
Public 06 - 08 658 17.4:1  
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Public KG - 06 573 13.5:1 2 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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