19693 East 1130 Road
Elk City, OK 73644
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Merritt Elementary School serves 638 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Merritt Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Oklahoma for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the Oklahoma state average of 33%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is higher than the Oklahoma state average of 34%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Oklahoma state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Oklahoma state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Merritt Elementary School's student population of 638 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students
638 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
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School Rankings

Merritt Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,700 schools in Oklahoma (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Merritt Elementary School is 0.38, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (OK)
Overall Testing Rank
#351 out of 1700 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
33%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
34%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
16:1
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American Indian
5%
14%
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Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
17%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
78%
49%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
9%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
55%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, OK Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 638 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 22%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 30% in OK
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.38 (Btm 50%)

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