Merriwether Elementary School

  • Merriwether Elementary School serves 745 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 39% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 39% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 43%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the South Carolina state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 49%.

School Overview

  • Merriwether Elementary School's student population of 745 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students745 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of Merriwether Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merriwether Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merriwether Elementary School is 0.53, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall School Rank#533 out of 1,130 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
44%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merriwether Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
43%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merriwether Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
25%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Merriwether Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
64%
51%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Merriwether Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
6%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Merriwether Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in SC.
Diversity Score0.530.43
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
64%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Merriwether Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Merriwether Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Carolina by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameEdgefield 01 School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I believe that the school has improved under the new Principal, Mr. Wayne Marchant. He is caring and supportive and very approachable. MES is an excellent school, with the MOST excellent teachers and staff. I have been 110% pleased with everything about the school. The facilities have been improved over the last few years that my child has attended the school. There are new extraurricular activities this year. The PTO is helpful and has raised money to help better the school.
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I really like most the teachers and the office staff but I really don't like the new principle for the 2010 school year. I disagree with the way the school is being run and the attitude he has reguarding students. I think everyone would be better off If they got rid of him.
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