Merry Acres Middle School

  • Merry Acres Middle School serves 603 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 17% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 21% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Georgia state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 60%.

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School Overview

  • Merry Acres Middle School's student population of 603 students has declined by 31% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 27% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students603 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Merry Acres Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Merry Acres Middle School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall School Rank#1785 out of 2,174 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
n/a
15%
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Black
96%
37%
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White
3%
40%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.080.42
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDougherty County School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

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