Merriam Avenue School



Merriam Avenue School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merriam Avenue School Students by Grade
PK 31
K 80
1 84
2 89
3 85
4 82
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 24

Merriam Avenue School is a public elementary school located in Newton, NJ in the Newton Public School District. It enrolls 475 students in grades 1st through 12th. Merriam Avenue School is the 542nd largest public school in New Jersey and the 24,342nd largest nationally. It has 11.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 475
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.17
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 24,342nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New Jersey: 542nd out of 1,586
Student/Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 528th out of 1,572
Full Time Teacher Rank in New Jersey: 431st out of 1,572

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Merriam Avenue School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 247
(52%)
413
(52%)
 Female 228
(48%)
378
(48%)

Merriam Avenue School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 298
(63%)
509
(64%)
 Hispanic 109
(23%)
166
(21%)
 Black 32
(7%)
64
(8%)
 Asian 21
(4%)
29
(4%)
 Two or More 13
(3%)
16
(2%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
7
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Merriam Avenue School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 220
(46%)
337
(43%)
 Not Eligible 216
(45%)
383
(48%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 39
(8%)
71
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,546 ranked schools in New Jersey, Merriam Avenue School is ranked 389th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merriam Avenue School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (54.5%) 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.

Merriam Avenue School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 541
2006 500
2007 478
2008 463
2009 483
2010 490
2011 499
2012 511
2013 556
2014 487
2015 475

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 11.3
2006 11.9
2007 13.7
2008 10.9
2009 14.2
2010 15.6
2011 13.1
2012 12.6
2013 13.1
2014 12.3
2015 11.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.34011090573013
2006 0.366
2007 0.3765690376569
2008 0.36069114470842
2009 0.36645962732919
2010 0.41428571428571
2011 0.41282565130261
2012 0.38747553816047
2013 0.4226618705036
2014 0.53182751540041
2015 0.54526315789474

Compare Merriam Avenue School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,130.0% 11.3:1
 
1,141.1% 11.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.5%
 
This School 54.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Merriam Avenue School
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Public PK - 04 475 11.3:1  
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Public 05 - 08 316 10.8:1 1 miles
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Florence M. Burd
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Private PK - 08 141 13:1 4 miles
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Public KG - 06 232 10.4:1 4 miles
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Public KG - 06 291 8.1:1 5 miles
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Public PK - 02 629 12.3:1 5 miles
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Private PK - 07 482 16:1 5 miles
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Public KG - 08 461 11.7:1 5 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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