Merriam School

  • Merriam School serves 517 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Merriam School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Massachusetts state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Massachusetts state average of 39%.

School Overview

  • Merriam School's student population of 517 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students517 students
Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Merriam School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Merriam School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,667 schools in Massachusetts (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merriam School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MA)
Overall School Rank#463 out of 1667 schools
(Top 30%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merriam School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merriam School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:113:1
Asian
21%
7%
Hispanic
5%
19%
Black
2%
9%
White
69%
61%
Two or more races
3%
3%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merriam School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MA.
Diversity Score0.480.58
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameActon-Boxborough School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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