Merritt Creek Academy

4000 W 9th St
Duluth, MN 55807
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Bottom 50%
Serving 78 students in grades Kindergarten-12, Merritt Creek Academy ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%).
The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 78 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : ≥50% (Top 1% in MN)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Merritt Creek Academy ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Merritt Creek Academy's student population of 78 students has declined by 14% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Total Students
78 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
11 teachers
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School Rankings

Merritt Creek Academy ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Merritt Creek Academy is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MN)
#1651 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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≤10%
45%
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11-19%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
14:1
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American Indian
8%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
2%
10%
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Black
4%
12%
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White
69%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
17%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.49
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(11-12)
≥50%
80%
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merritt Creek Academy's ranking?
Merritt Creek Academy is ranked #1651 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤10% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 11-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
What is the graduation rate of Merritt Creek Academy?
The graduation rate of Merritt Creek Academy is 50%, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 80%.
How many students attend Merritt Creek Academy?
78 students attend Merritt Creek Academy.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
69% of Merritt Creek Academy students are White, 17% of students are Two or more races, 8% of students are American Indian, 4% of students are Black, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merritt Creek Academy?
Merritt Creek Academy has a student ration of 7:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Merritt Creek Academy offer ?
Merritt Creek Academy offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-12
What school district is Merritt Creek Academy part of?
Merritt Creek Academy is part of Duluth Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Alternative school
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 78 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 7:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • : ≥50% (Top 1%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : ≤10% (Btm 50%)
  • : 11-19% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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