Robert L Merritt Junior High School

  • Robert L Merritt Junior High School serves 474 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 11% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 13% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Robert L Merritt Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 55%.
  • Robert L Merritt Junior High School operates within the Sunflower County Consolidate School District.
  • Sunflower County Consolidate School District's 65-69% graduation rate is lower than the Mississippi state average of 78%.

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School Overview

  • Robert L Merritt Junior High School's student population of 474 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students474 students
Gender %Robert L Merritt Junior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Students by GradeRobert L Merritt Junior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Robert L Merritt Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Robert L Merritt Junior High School is 0.06, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
11%
31%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
33%
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
Black
97%
49%
White
3%
45%
All Ethnic GroupsRobert L Merritt Junior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMS All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.060.31
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Robert L Merritt Junior High School is Sunflower County Consolidate School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 149 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2013-2014 school year.
    • Sunflower County Consolidate School District's student population of 2,145 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 65-69% has increased from 60% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $8,895 in this district is less than the state average of $10,065. The district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $8,221 is less than the state average of $10,094. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
    School District NameSunflower County Consolidate School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    6
    5
    Number of Students Managed2,1452,008
    Sunflower County Consolidate School District Students Managed (1990-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)
    52%
    64%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)
    36%
    56%
    District Graduation Rate
    (13-14)
    65-69%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$20 MM$20 MM
    District Spending$18 MM$20 MM
    District Revenue / Student$8,895$10,065
    District Spending / Student$8,221$10,094
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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