Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School

1125 Cherry St
Panama City, FL 32401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School serves 333 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School's student population of 333 students has declined by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students333 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is 0.63, 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1332 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
6%
33%
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Black
31%
22%
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White
52%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.630.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBay School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is Panama City Marine Institute (1.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Panama City Panama City Marine Institute Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 71 students
    1.0 miles
    200 E Beach Dr
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 872-4715
    1 6-12 71
  • Panama City C C Washington Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 71 students
    1.4 miles
    924 Bay Ave
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 767-5576
    1.4 6-8 71
  • Panama City Rosenwald High School Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 160 students
    1.4 miles
    924 Bay Ave
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 767-4580
    1.4 8-12 160
  • Panama City Oscar Patterson Elementary Magnet Math: 30-34% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 253 students
    1.5 miles
    1025 Redwood Ave
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 767-4675
    1.5 PK-5 253
  • Panama City Bay Regional Juvenile Detention Center Alternative School
    Reading: <50%
    Grades: K-12 | 32 students
    1.6 miles
    450 E 11th St
    Panama City, FL 32401
    (850) 872-4706
    1.6 K-12 32

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