Merrick Avenue Middle School

1870 Merrick Ave
Merrick, NY 11566
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Merrick Avenue Middle School serves 809 students in grades 7-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the New York state average of 52%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Merrick Avenue Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in New York for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is equal to the New York state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New York state average of 57% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Merrick Avenue Middle School's student population of 809 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 62 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2008)
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students809 students
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Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
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School Comparison

Merrick Avenue Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 4,239 schools in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Merrick Avenue Middle School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NY)
Overall Testing Rank
#1353 out of 4239 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
52%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
5%
9%
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Hispanic
9%
27%
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Black
2%
17%
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White
82%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.320.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
7%
51%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
4%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBellmore-Merrick Central High School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NY Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Merrick Avenue Middle School is Wellington C Mepham High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Grand Avenue Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Norman J Levy Lakeside School (0.5 miles away)
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