Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School

  • Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School serves 333 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40-44% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 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%.

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 11% 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 bottom 50% of all 3,650 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School is 0.62, 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 School Rank (16-17)#2750 out of 3650 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)40-44%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:116:1
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
6%
33%
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Black
32%
22%
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White
52%
38%
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Two or more races
10%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.620.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
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)
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