1620 Lasalle Ave
Niles, MI 49120
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Merritt Elementary School serves 275 students in grades Prekindergarten-2.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Michigan state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Michigan state average of 35% (majority Black).

School Overview

Merritt Elementary School's student population of 275 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
275 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
18 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Merritt Elementary School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MI)
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Merritt Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Asian
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Merritt Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
6%
8%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Merritt Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Black
2%
18%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Merritt Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
White
82%
65%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Merritt Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merritt Elementary School.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MI.
Diversity Score
0.32
This chart display the diversity score of Merritt Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
65%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Merritt Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merritt Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Michigan by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Students: 275 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32

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