Merritt Elementary



Merritt Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merritt Elementary Students by Grade
PK 13
K 38
1 46
2 35
3 36
4 49
5 34
6 37
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Merritt Elementary is a public elementary school located in Mountain Iron, MN in the Mountain Iron-Buhl School District. It enrolls 288 students in grades 1st through 12th. Merritt Elementary is the 672nd largest public school in Minnesota and the 42,607th largest nationally. It has 14.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 288
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 14.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 20.38
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 42,607th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 672nd out of 1,031
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 448th out of 1,012
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 675th out of 1,012

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Merritt Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 161
(56%)
247
(66%)
 Female 127
(44%)
127
(34%)

Merritt Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 248
(86%)
272
(73%)
 Two or More 21
(7%)
23
(6%)
 American Indian 9
(3%)
21
(6%)
 Hispanic 9
(3%)
11
(3%)
 Black 1
(0%)
47
(13%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Merritt Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 144
(50%)
147
(39%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 106
(37%)
189
(51%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 38
(13%)
38
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,015 ranked schools in Minnesota, Merritt Elementary is ranked 483rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merritt Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 40.5%. 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.

Merritt Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 306
2006 309
2007 312
2008 287
2009 287
2010 291
2011 301
2012 276
2013 273
2014 275
2015 288

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.9
2006 14.4
2007 14.9
2008 13.9
2009 13.9
2010 14.4
2011 14.1
2012 13.6
2013 13.2
2014 13.5
2015 14.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38888888888889
2006 0.45631067961165
2007 0.47115384615385
2008 0.4808362369338
2009 0.51567944250871
2010 0.51546391752577
2011 0.48172757475083
2012 0.5036231884058
2013 0.47252747252747
2014 0.52727272727273
2015 0.5

Compare Merritt Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,410.0% 14.1:1
 
1,460.2% 14.6:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
This School 50.0%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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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