Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School



Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 3
K 26
1 11
2 12
3 18
4 12
5 10
6 23
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Turtle Lake, ND in the Turtle Lake-Mercer 72 School District. It enrolls 115 students in grades 1st through 12th. Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School is the 179th largest public school in North Dakota and the 52,472nd largest nationally. It has 11.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 115
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 10.1

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Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 61
(53%)
61
(53%)
 Female 54
(47%)
54
(47%)

Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 106
(92%)
106
(92%)
 American Indian 5
(4%)
5
(4%)
 Hispanic 3
(3%)
3
(3%)
 Black 1
(1%)
1
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 78
(68%)
78
(68%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 20
(17%)
20
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 17
(15%)
17
(15%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 254 ranked schools in North Dakota, Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School is ranked 165th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (32.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 33.1%. 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.

Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 79
2006 75
2007 75
2008 78
2009 86
2010 84
2011 91
2012 96
2013 88
2014 92
2015 115

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 8
2006 7.6
2007 7.2
2008 7.5
2009 8.3
2010 8.1
2011 8.8
2012 8.9
2013 8.9
2014 9.1
2015 11.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.32911392405063
2006 0.29333333333333
2007 0.34666666666667
2008 0.33333333333333
2009 0.41860465116279
2010 0.39285714285714
2011 0.32967032967033
2012 0.33333333333333
2013 0.27272727272727
2014 0.27173913043478
2015 0.32173913043478

Compare Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,140.0% 11.4:1
 
1,240.5% 12.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 32.2%
 
State Average 33.1%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Turtle Lake-Mercer Elementary School
Turtle Lake, ND
Public PK - 06 115 11.4:1  
Underwood Elementary School
Underwood, ND
Public PK - 06 140 11.6:1 13 miles
Washburn Elementary School
Washburn, ND
Public PK - 06 198 13.2:1 17 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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