Merry Acres Middle School

1601 Florence Dr
Albany, GA 31707
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Merry Acres Middle School serves 685 students in grades 6-8.
Merry Acres Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Merry Acres Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Merry Acres Middle School's student population of 685 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students685 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Merry Acres Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Merry Acres Middle School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#1882 out of 2188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
15%
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Black
92%
37%
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White
5%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.150.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDougherty County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Merry Acres Middle School is Westover High School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet (4.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lake Park Elementary School (1.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Albany Lake Park Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 566 students
    1.3 miles
    605 Meadowlark Dr
    Albany, GA 31707
    (229) 431-3370
    1.3 PK-5 566
  • Albany Westover High School Math: 24% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,396 student
    1.4 miles
    2600 Partridge Dr
    Albany, GA 31707
    (229) 431-3320
    1.4 9-12 1,396
  • Albany Sherwood Acres Elementary School Math: 32% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 736 students
    1.5 miles
    2201 Doncaster Dr
    Albany, GA 31707
    (229) 431-3397
    1.5 PK-5 736
  • Albany Lincoln Elementary Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 654 students
    1.6 miles
    518 W Society Ave
    Albany, GA 31701
    (229) 431-3373
    1.6 K-5 654
  • Albany Northside Elementary School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 410 students
    1.7 miles
    901 14th Ave
    Albany, GA 31701
    (229) 431-3390
    1.7 PK-5 410

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