Merriwether Elementary



Merriwether Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merriwether Elementary Students by Grade
PK 39
K 100
1 133
2 117
3 119
4 109
5 118
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Merriwether Elementary is a public elementary school located in North Augusta, SC in the Edgefield 01 School District. It enrolls 735 students in grades 1st through 12th. Merriwether Elementary is the 138th largest public school in South Carolina and the 6,553rd largest nationally. It has 17.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 735
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 42.5

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Merriwether Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 372
(51%)
1,340
(50%)
 Male 363
(49%)
1,341
(50%)

Merriwether Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 481
(65%)
1,338
(50%)
 Black 176
(24%)
1,067
(40%)
 Two or More 45
(6%)
98
(4%)
 Hispanic 31
(4%)
159
(6%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
13
(0%)

Merriwether Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 356
(48%)
976
(36%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 343
(47%)
1,576
(59%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 36
(5%)
129
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 701 ranked schools in South Carolina, Merriwether Elementary is ranked 287th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merriwether Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (51.6%) is slightly lower than the state average of 62.8%. 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.

Merriwether Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 788
2006 790
2007 750
2008 741
2009 765
2010 739
2011 710
2012 672
2013 684
2014 722
2015 735

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 15.5
2006 11.1
2007 15
2008 15.1
2009 17
2010 16.2
2011 15.6
2012 14.9
2013 14.7
2014 16.6
2015 17.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.46319796954315
2006 0.45189873417722
2007 0.45733333333333
2008 0.48313090418354
2009 0.48888888888889
2010 0.48849797023004
2011 0.5169014084507
2012 0.47619047619048
2013 0.51315789473684
2014 0.4792243767313
2015 0.5156462585034

Compare Merriwether Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,443.1% 14.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,730.0% 17.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 51.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.8%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Merriwether Elementary
North Augusta, SC
Public PK - 05 735 17.3:1  
Merriwether Middle School
North Augusta, SC
Public 06 - 08 388 15.5:1 1 miles
Mossy Creek Elementary
North Augusta, SC
Public PK - 05 700 16.3:1 4 miles
Paul Knox Middle School
North Augusta, SC
Public 06 - 08 662 17.4:1 4 miles
Victory Christian School
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Private KG - 12 94 7:1 5 miles
Belvedere Elementary
Belvedere, SC
Public PK - 05 604 16.3:1 5 miles
Hammond Hill Elementary
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Public PK - 05 774 17.2:1 5 miles
Garrett Elementary School
Augusta, GA
Public PK - 05 492 16.4:1 6 miles
Stallings Island Middle School
Martinez, GA
Public 06 - 08 562 17.3:1 6 miles
Stevens Creek Elementary School
Martinez, GA
Public PK - 05 815 18:1 6 miles
Whole Life Christian Academy
Augusta, GA
Private PK - 05 87 9:1 6 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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