Merriam Park Elementary



Merriam Park Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merriam Park Elementary Students by Grade
PK 1
K 56
1 67
2 76
3 61
4 83
5 72
6 76
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Merriam Park Elementary is a public elementary school located in Shawnee Mission, KS in the Shawnee Mission Public School District. It enrolls 492 students in grades 1st through 12th. Merriam Park Elementary is the 118th largest public school in Kansas and the 22,704th largest nationally. It has 14.9 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 492
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 33
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 22,704th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Kansas: 118th out of 754
Student/Teacher Rank in Kansas: 438th out of 706
Full Time Teacher Rank in Kansas: 109th out of 706

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Merriam Park Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 246
(50%)
8,515
(51%)
 Female 246
(50%)
8,161
(49%)

Merriam Park Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 265
(54%)
10,343
(62%)
 Hispanic 110
(22%)
3,234
(19%)
 Two or More 44
(9%)
926
(6%)
 Black 43
(9%)
1,648
(10%)
 Asian 25
(5%)
464
(3%)
 American Indian 4
(1%)
47
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
14
(0%)

Merriam Park Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 222
(45%)
5,539
(33%)
 Not Eligible 207
(42%)
9,802
(59%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 63
(13%)
1,335
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 753 ranked schools in Kansas, Merriam Park Elementary is ranked 127th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merriam Park Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (57.9%) is slightly higher than the state average of 51.7%. 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.

Merriam Park Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 413
2008 396
2009 444
2010 447
2011 496
2012 493
2013 499
2014 494
2015 492

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009 14.8
2010 16.1
2011 16
2012 15.1
2013 15.5
2014 15.3
2015 14.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007 0.55205811138015
2008 0.56565656565657
2009 0.59009009009009
2010 0.57494407158837
2011 0.58266129032258
2012 0.6105476673428
2013 0.62925851703407
2014 0.60323886639676
2015 0.57926829268293

Compare Merriam Park Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,374.3% 13.7:1
 
1,490.0% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 51.7%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 57.9%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Merriam Park Elementary
Shawnee Mission, KS
Public PK - 06 492 14.9:1  
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Public KG - 06 566 14.9:1 1 miles
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Hope Lutheran School
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Private PK - 08 125 8:1 2 miles
Shawanoe Elementary
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Public PK - 06 403 15:1 2 miles
Bluejacket-Flint
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Public KG - 06 494 15:1 2 miles
East Antioch Elementary
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Public KG - 06 382 16:1 3 miles
Overland Christian Schools
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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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