Merrill Middle School

1551 South Monroe Street
Denver, CO 80210
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Top 20%
Serving 601 students in grades 6-8, Merrill Middle School ranks in the top 20% of all schools in Colorado for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 32%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Colorado state average of 45%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Colorado state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Colorado state average of 48% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 601 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : Top 20% in CO
  • : 48% (Top 30%)
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • : 30-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Merrill Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

Merrill Middle School's student population of 601 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
601 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Merrill Middle School ranks within the top 20% of all 1,779 schools in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Merrill Middle School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (CO)
#336 out of 1779 schools
(Top 20%)
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48%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merrill Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
59%
45%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merrill Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
30-39%
29%
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Merrill Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
8%
4%
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White
58%
52%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
7%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merrill Middle School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Colorado.
0.60
This chart displays the diversity score of Merrill Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Merrill Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merrill Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Colorado by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merrill Middle School's ranking?
Merrill Middle School is ranked #336 out of 1,779 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado.
What schools are Merrill Middle School often compared to?
Merrill Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Grant Beacon Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
48% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% CO state average), while 59% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 45% CO state average).
How many students attend Merrill Middle School?
601 students attend Merrill Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Merrill Middle School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Black, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merrill Middle School?
Merrill Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Colorado state average of 15:1.
What grades does Merrill Middle School offer ?
Merrill Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Merrill Middle School part of?
In what neighborhood is Merrill Middle School located?
Merrill Middle School is located in the East neighborhood of Denver, CO. There are 18 other public schools located in East.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 601 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • : Top 20%
  • : 48% (Top 30%)
  • : 59% (Top 30%)
  • : 30-39% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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