Mildred Merkley Elementary School



Mildred Merkley Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Mildred Merkley Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 49
1 52
2 49
3 55
4 58
5 55
6 2
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Mildred Merkley Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Highland, IN in the School Town of Highland School District. It enrolls 320 students in grades 1st through 12th. Mildred Merkley Elementary School is the 836th largest public school in Indiana and the 39,432nd largest nationally. It has 18.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 320
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 17
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 39,432nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 836th out of 1,134
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 707th out of 1,125
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 896th out of 1,125

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Mildred Merkley Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 170
(53%)
1,062
(51%)
 Female 150
(47%)
1,033
(49%)

Mildred Merkley Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 201
(63%)
1,341
(64%)
 Hispanic 104
(33%)
558
(27%)
 Black 8
(3%)
98
(5%)
 Two or More 4
(1%)
62
(3%)
 Asian 3
(1%)
33
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
3
(0%)

Mildred Merkley Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 185
(58%)
1,318
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 105
(33%)
629
(30%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 30
(9%)
148
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,131 ranked schools in Indiana, Mildred Merkley Elementary School is ranked 846th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Mildred Merkley Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 52.4%. 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.

Mildred Merkley Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 384
2006 353
2007 371
2008 365
2009 365
2010 383
2011 377
2012 320

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.9
2006 N/A
2007 22.2
2008 22.1
2009 23.4
2010 24.9
2011 16.8
2012 18.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.17447916666667
2006 0.11048158640227
2007 0.23989218328841
2008 0.25205479452055
2009 0.33150684931507
2010 0.34986945169713
2011 0.36604774535809
2012 0.421875

Compare Mildred Merkley Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,669.7% 16.7:1
 
1,880.0% 18.8:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 42.2%
 
State Average 52.4%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Mildred Merkley Elementary School
Highland, IN
Public KG - 06 320 18.8:1  
Children of the Earth Montessore School
Highland, IN
Private PK - KG 65 6:1 1 miles
Our Lady of Grace School
Highland, IN
Private PK - 08 159 12:1 1 miles
Highland Middle School
Highland, IN
Public 06 - 08 785 15.4:1 1 miles
Highland Christian School
Highland, IN
Private PK - 08 486 15:1 1 miles
Southridge Elementary School
Highland, IN
Public KG - 05 374 17.8:1 1 miles
Allen J Warren Elementary School
Highland, IN
Public KG - 05 302 18.9:1 1 miles
2450 Childcare Inc Dba Happy Days Childc
Highland, IN
Private PK - KG 105 15:1 2 miles
Calumet Christian School
Griffith, IN
Private PK - 12 210 20:1 2 miles
St Mary School
Griffith, IN
Private PK - 08 237 18:1 2 miles
Judith Morton Johnston Elementary
Highland, IN
Public KG - 05 314 18.5:1 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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