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 6 public elementary schools serving 3,048 students in Merrillville Community School Corp School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Indiana.
Public Elementary Schools in Merrillville Community School Corp School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Indiana public elementary school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 40% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public elementary school average of 35% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
8 Schools
1,414 Schools
# Students
6,055 Students
663,311 Students
# Teachers
421 Teachers
42,194 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.
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
1,057 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
41 Students
18,652 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
1,199 Students
87,160 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
13%
# Black Students
3,823 Students
86,117 Students
% Black Students
63%
13%
# White Students
647 Students
432,567 Students
% White Students
11%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
627 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
336 Students
37,131 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
124
16,100
# Students in K Grade:
385
74,361
# 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
49,614
# Students in 8th Grade:
538
50,991
# Students in 9th Grade:
509
4,841
# Students in 10th Grade:
495
5,220
# Students in 11th Grade:
492
5,404
# Students in 12th Grade:
507
5,616
# Ungraded Students:
1
113

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 Elementary Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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

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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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