Merrillville Community School Corp School District

6701 Delaware St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 6,055 students in Merrillville Community School Corp School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, 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 22% (versus the Indiana public school average of 36%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 43% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,914 Schools
# Students
6,055 Students
1,033,082 Students
# Teachers
421 Teachers
65,168 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Merrillville Community School Corp School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 391 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IN)
#278 out of 392 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Merrillville Community School Corp  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
22%
36%
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 2020-21 school year data.
36%
43%
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 2020-21 school year data.
91%
87%
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 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.55
0.54
# American Indian Students
7 Students
1,734 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
41 Students
28,870 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,199 Students
139,934 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
14%
# Black Students
3,823 Students
133,725 Students
% Black Students
63%
13%
# White Students
647 Students
673,004 Students
% White Students
11%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
948 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
336 Students
54,867 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
124
20,813
# Students in K Grade:
385
76,325
# Students in 1st Grade:
413
74,314
# Students in 2nd Grade:
444
75,414
# Students in 3rd Grade:
380
74,063
# Students in 4th Grade:
404
75,161
# Students in 5th Grade:
430
75,204
# Students in 6th Grade:
468
76,895
# Students in 7th Grade:
465
79,253
# Students in 8th Grade:
538
81,588
# Students in 9th Grade:
509
83,530
# Students in 10th Grade:
495
80,978
# Students in 11th Grade:
492
78,799
# Students in 12th Grade:
507
79,154
# Ungraded Students:
1
1,591

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,465 is higher than the state median of $13,179. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,483 is less than the state median of $12,810. The school district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (IN)
Total Revenue
$82 MM
$13,615 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$76 MM
$13,234 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,465
$13,179
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,483
$12,810
This chart display average spending per public school student in Merrillville Community School Corp  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Merrillville Community School Corp School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Merrillville High School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
276 E 68th Pl
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5307
Grades: 9-12
| 2,004 students
Rank: #22.
John Wood Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
6100 E 73rd Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5305
Grades: PK-4
| 310 students
Rank: #33.
Jonas E Salk Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3001 W 77th Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5304
Grades: K-4
| 550 students
Rank: #44.
Merrillville Intermediate School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 W 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5306
Grades: 5-6
| 898 students
Rank: #55.
Pierce Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
199 E 70th Pl
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5308
Grades: 7-8
| 1,003 students
Rank: #66.
Homer Iddings Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
7249 Vanburen St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5302
Grades: PK-4
| 518 students
Rank: #77.
Edgar L Miller Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5901 Waite St
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5303
Grades: PK-4
| 315 students
Rank: #88.
Henry P Fieler Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
407 W 61st Ave
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 650-5301
Grades: PK-4
| 457 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Merrillville Community School Corp School District?
Merrillville Community School Corp School District manages 8 public schools serving 6,055 students.
What is the rank of Merrillville Community School Corp School District?
Merrillville Community School Corp School District is ranked #278 out of 391 school districts in Indiana (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Indiana school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Merrillville Community School Corp School District?
63% of Merrillville Community School Corp School District students are Black, 20% of students are Hispanic, 11% of students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Merrillville Community School Corp School District?
Merrillville Community School Corp School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is lower than the Indiana state average of 16:1.
What is Merrillville Community School Corp School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $12,483 is less than the state median of $12,810. The school district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 6,055 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 89%
  • : 91% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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