11 Charter Road
Acton, MA 01720
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Merriam School serves 498 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
Merriam School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Massachusetts for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 69% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 68% (which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 54%) for the 2018-19 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 40% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Merriam School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

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School Overview

Merriam School's student population of 498 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-6
Total Students
498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

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 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Merriam School is 0.48, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MA)
Overall Testing Rank
#350 out of 1667 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
69%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
20%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
20%
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Black
2%
9%
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White
69%
60%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.48
This chart display the diversity score of Merriam School and the public school average diversity score of Massachusetts by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
35%
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MA Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-6
  • Students: 498 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in MA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 69% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.48 (Top 50%)

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