Pierce Middle School



Pierce Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Pierce Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 1
6 2
7 532
8 555
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Pierce Middle School is a public elementary school located in Merrillville, IN in the Merrillville Community School District. It enrolls 1,090 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 19.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,090
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 56

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Pierce Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 553
(51%)
2,322
(51%)
 Female 537
(49%)
2,201
(49%)

Pierce Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 655
(60%)
2,513
(56%)
 Hispanic 198
(18%)
899
(20%)
 White 166
(15%)
770
(17%)
 Two or More 60
(6%)
284
(6%)
 Asian 10
(1%)
48
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
9
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Pierce Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 515
(47%)
2,342
(52%)
 Not Eligible 448
(41%)
1,731
(38%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 127
(12%)
450
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Pierce Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (58.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 52.4%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Pierce Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1113
2006 1023
2007 1034
2008 1081
2009 1032
2010 1128
2011 1072
2012 1090

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 N/A
2007 19.3
2008 19.5
2009 19.4
2010 19.6
2011 16.8
2012 19.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.27762803234501
2006 0.48387096774194
2007 0.44003868471954
2008 0.48473635522664
2009 0.53488372093023
2010 0.55939716312057
2011 0.56996268656716
2012 0.58899082568807

Compare Pierce Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,950.0% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 58.9%
 

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Public 05 - 08 1,090 19.5:1  
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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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