1125 Cherry St
Panama City, FL 32401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
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 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 15:1.
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 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
333 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
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School Rankings

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1116 out of 3628 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
15:1
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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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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
74%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 333 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 48%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 65-69% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.63 (Top 50%)

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