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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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 2015-16 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%.

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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 %This chart display gender of Robert L Merritt Junior High School
Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Robert L Merritt Junior High School 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 2015-16 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%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Robert L Merritt Junior High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Robert L Merritt Junior High School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
Black
97%
49%
White
3%
45%
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Robert L Merritt Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.060.31
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
69%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSunflower County Consolidate School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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