Merrill Elementary School

Merrill Elementary School serves 364 students in grades 3-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 50%.
Merrill Elementary School operates within the Rock Falls Esd 13 School District.

Overview

The student population of 364 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 3-5
Total Students 364 students
Merrill Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Merrill Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Merrill Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Merrill Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
Merrill Elementary School Asian (1992-2007)
Hispanic
30%
23%
Merrill Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
19%
Merrill Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
62%
50%
Merrill Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Merrill Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Merrill Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.53 0.30
Merrill Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
34%
23%
Merrill Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (2002-2012)
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.
37%
26%
Merrill Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2002-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,227 students has grown by 16% over five years.
School District Name Rock Falls Esd 13 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,227 949
Rock Falls Esd 13 School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $9 MM $10 MM
Rock Falls Esd 13 School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $9 MM $10 MM
Rock Falls Esd 13 School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,799 $10,546
Rock Falls Esd 13 School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $8,775 $10,416
Rock Falls Esd 13 School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Rock Falls Township High School (0.8 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Rock Falls Middle School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Dillon Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Rock Falls Rock Falls Township High School
    101 12th Ave
    Rock Falls , IL , 61071
    (815)625-3886
    0.8  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Rock Falls Dillon Elementary School
    1901 8th Ave
    Rock Falls , IL , 61071
    (815)625-3356
    1  mi  |  376  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Rock Falls Rock Falls Middle School
    1701 12th Ave
    Rock Falls , IL , 61071
    (815)626-2626
    1  mi  |  298  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Sterling Bi-county Sp Ed Preschool Program
    Special Education School
    506 West 4th St
    Sterling , IL , 61081
    (815)622-0858
    Special Education School
    1  mi  |  10  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Rock Falls East Coloma Elementary School District 12
    1602 Dixon Rd
    Rock Falls , IL , 61071
    (815)625-4400
    1.4  mi  |  239  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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