Merrillville Community School Corp School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 6,528 students in Merrillville Community School Corp School District. This district's average testing ranking is 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
Public Schools in Merrillville Community School Corp School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Indiana public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Merrillville Community School Corp School District are John Wood Elementary School, Jonas E Salk Elementary School and Edgar L Miller Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Merrillville Community School Corp School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Indiana.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Merrillville Community School Corp School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Indiana for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Merrillville Community School Corp School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,917 Schools
# Students
6,528 Students
1,047,222 Students
# Teachers
380 Teachers
60,737 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Merrillville Community School Corp School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 369 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IN)
Overall District Rank
#234 out of 379 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and public school graduation rate of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.57
0.51
# American Indian Students
7 Students
2,088 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
81 Students
25,441 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
1,272 Students
124,991 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
12%
# Black Students
4,004 Students
131,224 Students
% Black Students
61%
13%
# White Students
831 Students
711,646 Students
% White Students
13%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
800 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
332 Students
50,965 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
54
18,972
# Students in K Grade:
426
77,589
# Students in 1st Grade:
435
75,895
# Students in 2nd Grade:
483
76,103
# Students in 3rd Grade:
476
78,337
# Students in 4th Grade:
516
79,819
# Students in 5th Grade:
452
79,703
# Students in 6th Grade:
479
79,098
# Students in 7th Grade:
482
78,192
# Students in 8th Grade:
543
79,358
# Students in 9th Grade:
513
80,310
# Students in 10th Grade:
561
80,107
# Students in 11th Grade:
571
82,817
# Students in 12th Grade:
537
79,244
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,678

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,670 is higher than the state median of $12,551. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,204 is higher than the state median of $11,226. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IN)
Total Revenue
$96 MM
$17 MM
This chart display total revenue of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$80 MM
$15 MM
This chart display total spending of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,670
$12,551
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,204
$11,226
This chart display average spending per public school student in Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Merrillville Community School Corp School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John Wood Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6100 E 73rd Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5305
Grades: PK-4
| 343 students
Rank: #22.
Jonas E Salk Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3001 W 77th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5304
Grades: K-4
| 636 students
Rank: #33.
Edgar L Miller Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5901 Waite St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5303
Grades: K-4
| 361 students
Rank: #44.
Merrillville Intermediate School
Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1400 W 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5306
Grades: 5-7
| 932 students
Rank: #55.
Homer Iddings Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
7249 Vanburen St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5302
Grades: K-4
| 595 students
Rank: #66.
Merrillville High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(6)
276 E 68th Pl
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5307
Grades: 9-12
| 2,182 students
Rank: #77.
Henry P Fieler Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
407 W 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5301
Grades: PK-4
| 455 students
Rank: #88.
Pierce Middle School
Math: 28% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
199 E 70th Pl
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5308
Grades: 7-8
| 1,024 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Merrillville Community School Corp
  • 6701 Delaware St, Merrillville, IN, 46410-3586
  • (219) 650-5300
  • mvsc.k12.in.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,528 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 91% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.57

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