Prairie River Middle School

106 N Polk St
Merrill, WI 54452
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Prairie River Middle School serves 560 students in grades 6-8.
Prairie River Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Wisconsin 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 34% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Wisconsin state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Wisconsin state average of 30% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Prairie River Middle School's student population of 560 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students560 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

Prairie River Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,029 schools in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Prairie River Middle School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#1502 out of 2029 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
43%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
1%
12%
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Black
1%
9%
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White
93%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.130.49
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMerrill Area School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Prairie River Middle School is Merrill Adult Diploma Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lincoln Hills School (10.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kate Goodrich Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Merrill Kate Goodrich Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 375 students
    0.7 miles
    505 W 10th St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-5233
    0.7 K-5 375
  • Merrill Merrill Adult Diploma Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    Grades: 10-12 | 21 students
    0.9 miles
    1101 N Mill St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-1431
    0.9 10-12 21
  • Merrill Washington Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 291 students
    1.3 miles
    1900 E 6th St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-2373
    1.3 K-5 291
  • Merrill Jefferson Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 231 students
    1.4 miles
    1914 Jackson St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-5432
    1.4 K-5 231
  • Merrill Merrill High School Math: 30% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 803 students
    1.5 miles
    1201 N Sales St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-4594
    1.5 9-12 803

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