Merchantville Elementary School

  • Merchantville Elementary School serves 402 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 47% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Merchantville Elementary School's student population of 402 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students402 students
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Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merchantville Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merchantville Elementary School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#1081 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio13:112:1
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Asian
3%
10%
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Hispanic
23%
27%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
16%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
53%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merchantville Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.640.43
This chart display the diversity score of Merchantville Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merchantville Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerchantville School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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