Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School

1125 Cherry St
Panama City, FL 32401
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 470 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 52%).
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Bottom 50% in FL
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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School Overview

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School's student population of 470 students has grown by 42% over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
470 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
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School Rankings

Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 3,704 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is 0.67, 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.
This School
State Level (FL)
#3435 out of 3704 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-24%
52%
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25-29%
52%
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20-29%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
16:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
11%
36%
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Black
38%
21%
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White
41%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School's ranking?
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is ranked #3435 out of 3,704 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School often compared to?
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Parker Elementary School, Lynn Haven Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School?
470 students attend Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
41% of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School students are White, 38% of students are Black, 11% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School?
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School offer ?
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School part of?
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is part of Bay School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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