Birch School



Birch School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Birch School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 79
1 68
2 77
3 69
4 62
5 86
6 85
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 7

Birch School is a public elementary school located in Merrick, NY in the Merrick Union Free School District. It enrolls 533 students in grades 1st through 12th. Birch School is the 984th largest public school in New York and the 18,925th largest nationally. It has 10.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 533
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 50.86
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,925th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in New York: 984th out of 2,782
Student/Teacher Rank in New York: 277th out of 2,753
Full Time Teacher Rank in New York: 451st out of 2,753

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Birch School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 294
(55%)
756
(51%)
 Female 239
(45%)
715
(49%)

Birch School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 449
(84%)
1,274
(87%)
 Hispanic 36
(7%)
93
(6%)
 Asian 27
(5%)
70
(5%)
 Black 13
(2%)
21
(1%)
 Two or More 8
(2%)
12
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Birch School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 506
(95%)
1,415
(96%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 27
(5%)
56
(4%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,554 ranked schools in New York, Birch School is ranked 2,450th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Birch School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (5.1%) is significantly lower than the state average of 53.2%. 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.

Birch School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 630
2006 626
2007 581
2008 585
2009 565
2010 552
2011 517
2012 524
2013 522
2014 513
2015 533

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.6
2006 12.1
2007 11.4
2008 10.8
2009 10.7
2010 9.7
2011 9.9
2012 10.1
2013 10.4
2014 10.3
2015 10.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 N/A
2006 N/A
2007 N/A
2008
2009 N/A
2010 N/A
2011 0.017408123791103
2012 0.019083969465649
2013 0.0076628352490421
2014 0.019493177387914
2015 0.050656660412758

Compare Birch School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,050.0% 10.5:1
 
1,278.3% 12.8:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 5.1%
 
State Average 53.2%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Merrick, NY
Public KG - 06 533 10.5:1  
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Public PK - 07 605 16:1 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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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