Ada Merritt K-8 Center serves 760 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Ada Merritt K-8 Center placed in the top 5% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 85% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 88% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- School Type: Magnet School
- Grades: Prekindergarten-8
- Enrollment: 760 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
- Minority Enrollment: 77%
- Overall Testing Rank: Top 5% in FL
- Math Proficiency: 85% (Top 5%)
- Reading Proficiency: 88% (Top 5%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education
Ada Merritt K-8 Center ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Ada Merritt K-8 Center's student population of 760 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Ada Merritt K-8 Center is ranked within the top 5% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Ada Merritt K-8 Center is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#44 out of 3655 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Ada Merritt K-8 Center's ranking?
Ada Merritt K-8 Center is ranked #44 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Florida.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
85% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 88% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Ada Merritt K-8 Center?
760 students attend Ada Merritt K-8 Center.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
73% of Ada Merritt K-8 Center students are Hispanic, 23% of students are White, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Ada Merritt K-8 Center?
Ada Merritt K-8 Center has a student ration of 16:1, which is equal to the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Ada Merritt K-8 Center offer ?
Ada Merritt K-8 Center offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-8
What school district is Ada Merritt K-8 Center part of?
Ada Merritt K-8 Center is part of Miami-Dade School District.
Ada Merritt is a wonderful school. They have the best of the best teachers and staff in Miami-Dade County.
Even though the class work is difficult, The children are there to learn and Ada Merrit's teachers are very good at teaching. Ada Merrit also has an amazing Spanish program. .
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