Merkel Elementary School

1512 Sth 5th
Merkel, TX 79536
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Merkel Elementary School serves 570 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Merkel Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is equal to the Texas state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Merkel Elementary School's student population of 570 students has grown by 105% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 66% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students570 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Merkel Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Merkel Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 7,999 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Merkel Elementary School is 0.45, 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 (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#4683 out of 7999 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
49%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
26%
52%
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Black
1%
13%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Merkel Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
White
70%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.450.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
59%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Merkel Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merkel Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerkel Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Merkel Elementary School is Merkel High School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Merkel Middle School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Merkel Merkel High School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 314 students
    0.2 miles
    2000 S 7th St
    Merkel, TX 79536
    (325) 928-4667
    0.2 9-12 314
  • Merkel Merkel Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 284 students
    0.2 miles
    302 Ash
    Merkel, TX 79536
    (325) 928-5511
    0.2 6-8 284
  • Trent Trent Independent School District Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-12 | 165 students
    6.9 miles
    12821 E Interstate 20
    Trent, TX 79561
    (325) 862-6125
    6.9 PK-12 165
  • Dyess Afb Dyess Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 549 students
    12.5 miles
    402 Delaware
    Dyess Afb, TX 79607
    (325) 690-3795
    12.5 PK-5 549
  • Abilene Reagan Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 411 students
    12.8 miles
    5340 Hartford St
    Abilene, TX 79605
    (325) 690-3627
    12.8 K-5 411

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