Merit Academy

Merit Academy serves 67 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Merit Academy's student population of 67 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 6 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeSpecial education school
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students67 students
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Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
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School Comparison

The diversity score of Merit Academy is 0.54, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(15-16)
<50%
37%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(15-16)
<50%
48%
Student : Teacher Ratio11:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
22%
54%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
64%
23%
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Hawaiian
2%
1%
Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merit Academy. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.540.64
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Graduation Rate
21-39%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merit Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrossmont Union High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Merit Academy is Chaparral High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Grossmont Secondary (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Flying Hills Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cajon Chaparral High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 73 students
    0.5 miles
    1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 956-4600
    0.5 9-12 73
  • El Cajon Idea Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 160 students
    0.5 miles
    1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 956-4332
    0.5 9-12 160
  • El Cajon Flying Hills Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 570 students
    0.8 miles
    1251 Finch St.
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 588-3132
    0.8 K-6 570
  • San Diego Grossmont Secondary Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 257 students
    0.8 miles
    111 Fletcher Pkwy.
    San Diego, CA 92121
    (858) 678-3908
    0.8 7-12 257
  • El Cajon Magnolia Elementary School Math: 18% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 552 students
    1.0 miles
    650 Greenfield Dr.
    El Cajon, CA 92021
    (619) 588-3080
    1 K-5 552

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