Merritt Academy

  • Merritt Academy serves 519 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60% (which is higher than the Michigan state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Merritt Academy placed in the top 20% of all schools in Michigan for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Merritt Academy places among the top 20% of public schools in Michigan for:

School Overview

  • Merritt Academy's student population of 519 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students519 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merritt Academy is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,119 schools in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Merritt Academy is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MI)
Overall Testing Rank#482 out of 3119 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:118:1
American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
3%
8%
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Black
12%
18%
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White
78%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.52
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Graduation Rate≥80%
85%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merritt Academy and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerritt Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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High quality academics with very involved teachers and parents who are highly encouraged and included in decisions. Lots of opportunity for extracurricular activities,sports, and great music program! This school is a gem! The staff dedicates many after school hours to the parents and children that attend here, which is unheard of in regular public schools!
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