Merry Acres Middle School

1601 Florence Dr
Albany, GA 31707
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Merry Acres Middle School serves 726 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤5% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 10-14% (which is lower than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 726 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in GA
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Merry Acres Middle School's student population of 726 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
726 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Merry Acres Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Merry Acres Middle School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#2013 out of 2168 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≤5%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
10-14%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
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Hispanic
2%
18%
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Black
92%
36%
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White
3%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
83%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (12-13)
8%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Merry Acres Middle School's ranking?
Merry Acres Middle School is ranked #2013 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Merry Acres Middle School often compared to?
Merry Acres Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Albany Middle School, Robert A. Cross Middle Magnet by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
≤5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 10-14% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
How many students attend Merry Acres Middle School?
726 students attend Merry Acres Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
92% of Merry Acres Middle School students are Black, 3% of students are White, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 2% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Merry Acres Middle School?
Merry Acres Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Merry Acres Middle School offer ?
Merry Acres Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Merry Acres Middle School part of?
Merry Acres Middle School is part of Dougherty County School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 726 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 97%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : ≤5% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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