Merrill High School

1201 N Sales St
Merrill, WI 54452
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 794 students in grades 9-12, Merrill High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 39%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 38%).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Wisconsin state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 32% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 794 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : ≥95% (Top 10% in WI)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Merrill High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Wisconsin for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Merrill High School's student population of 794 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
794 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Merrill High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,991 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Merrill High School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (WI)
#1764 out of 1991 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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15-19%
39%
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15-19%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merrill High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
15-19%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Merrill High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
13:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
2%
13%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
91%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.17
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≥95%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Merrill High School and public school graduation rate of Wisconsin by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merrill High School's ranking?
Merrill High School is ranked #1764 out of 1,991 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
What schools are Merrill High School often compared to?
Merrill High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Tomahawk High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
15-19% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% WI state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 38% WI state average).
What is the graduation rate of Merrill High School?
The graduation rate of Merrill High School is 95%, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 90%.
How many students attend Merrill High School?
794 students attend Merrill High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
91% of Merrill High School students are White, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Hispanic, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merrill High School?
Merrill High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Wisconsin state average of 13:1.
What grades does Merrill High School offer ?
Merrill High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Merrill High School part of?
Merrill High School is part of Merrill Area School District.

School Reviews

5   2/28/2012
It doesn't say when the school is bulit, but it should. Otherwise its a good school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - annag
5   11/4/2007
I am a student at Merrill Senior High School, and i must say that the way they run there school is greater than any school i attended. they do there best to make their school a safe enviroment for students, and offer alot of activities for us students to enjoy. i strongly recomend would recomend this school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - inthe

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 794 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • : ≥95% (Top 10%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • : 15-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), WI Dept. of Education

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