Merriam Avenue School

  • Merriam Avenue School serves 475 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40-44% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

School Overview

  • Merriam Avenue School's student population of 475 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students475 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merriam Avenue School's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merriam Avenue School is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. 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#1299 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:112:1
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Asian
5%
10%
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Hispanic
23%
27%
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Black
7%
16%
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White
62%
45%
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Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score0.560.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNEWTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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