Merquin Elementary School

Merquin Elementary School serves 160 students in grades KG - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the CA average of 25:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.
Merquin Elementary School operates within the Hilmar Unified School District.

School Overview

The student population of 160 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-5
Total Students 160 students
Merquin Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Merquin Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Merquin Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Merquin Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 25:1
Merquin Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
81%
53%
Merquin Elementary School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
19%
25%
Merquin Elementary School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Merquin Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.42
Merquin Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
75%
49%
Merquin Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
9%
Merquin Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,247 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,016 is less than the state average of $10,238. The district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,066 is less than the state average of $10,739. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District Name Hilmar Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed 2,247 1,757
Hilmar Unified School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $18 MM $17 MM
Hilmar Unified School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $18 MM $18 MM
Hilmar Unified School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,016 $10,238
Hilmar Unified School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,066 $10,739
Hilmar Unified School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Colony Basic Skills Alternative High School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Hilmar Middle School (5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Elim Elementary School (5.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • HilmarColony Basic Skills Alternative High School
    Alternative School
    4.8 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 8 students20384 Geer Ave
    HilmarCA 95324
    (209)667-0277
    4.89-128
  • HilmarIrwin High (Continuation School)
    Alternative School
    4.8 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 32 students20384 Geer Ave
    HilmarCA 95324
    (209)667-0276
    4.89-1232
  • HilmarHilmar Middle School
    5 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 507 students7528 North Scholar Way
    HilmarCA 95324
    (209)632-8847
    56-8507
  • HilmarElim Elementary School
    5.2 miles | Grades: KG-5 | 886 students7677 North Lander Ave
    HilmarCA 95324
    (209)667-1082
    5.2KG-5886
  • HilmarHilmar High School
    5.3 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 654 students7807 North Lander Ave
    HilmarCA 95324
    (209)667-5903
    5.39-12654

School Reviews

My children have been taught below their standard from previous school. There is a lot of bullying in this school. The staff are not very cooperative! There are not a lot of activities held within the school. I could go on and on!
- Posted by Parent, 11/22/10

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