Merritt Island High School

  • Merritt Island High School serves 1,569 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 46% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Merritt Island High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Merritt Island High School's student population of 1,569 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,569 students
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Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merritt Island High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Merritt Island High School is 0.46, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#1867 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
13%
33%
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Black
6%
22%
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White
72%
38%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
7%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merritt Island High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.460.70
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Graduation Rate
93%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
27%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merritt Island High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBrevard School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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