Merrydale Elementary School

  • Merrydale Elementary School serves 432 students in grades PK-5.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 55%.
  • Merrydale Elementary School operates within the East Baton Rouge Parish School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 432 students has declined by 21% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 15% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 432 students
Merrydale Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Merrydale Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Merrydale Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Merrydale Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.10 is less than the state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Merrydale Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
Merrydale Elementary School Asian Students (1990-1996)
Hispanic
4%
6%
Merrydale Elementary School Black Students (1990-2015)
Black
95%
44%
Merrydale Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
1%
45%
Merrydale Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Merrydale Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
All Ethnic Groups Merrydale Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.10 0.61
Merrydale Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
84%
58%
Merrydale Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
6%
Merrydale Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

  • East Baton Rouge Parish School District's student population of 45,215 students has grown by 5% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,754 in this district is less than the state average of $15,711. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $13,392 is less than the state average of $15,475. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name East Baton Rouge Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
89
4
Number of Students Managed 45,215 1,685
East Baton Rouge Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $577 MM $27 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $562 MM $26 MM
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,754 $15,711
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $13,392 $15,475
East Baton Rouge Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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