Mercer Area Middle School

545 W Butler Street
Mercer, PA 16137
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Mercer Area Middle School serves 167 students in grades 7-8.
Mercer Area Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Pennsylvania for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Mercer Area Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Mercer Area Middle School's student population of 167 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students167 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

Mercer Area Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,820 schools in Pennsylvania (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Mercer Area Middle School is 0.10, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2018 out of 2820 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
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11%
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Black
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15%
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White
95%
66%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.100.53
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Eligible for Free Lunch
41%
46%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMercer Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Mercer Area Middle School is Mercer Area Senior High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is George Junior Republic Middle School (8.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mercer Area Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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