Merrill Area School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,243 students in Merrill Area School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Public Schools in Merrill Area School District have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Merrill Area School District are Washington Elementary School, Bridges Virtual Academy and Kate Goodrich Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Merrill Area School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 32% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

Merrill Area School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Wisconsin for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Merrill Area School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (WI)
# Schools
8 Schools
2,260 Schools
# Students
3,243 Students
830,799 Students
# Teachers
203 Teachers
59,671 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Merrill Area School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 441 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 90% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (WI)
Overall District Rank
#324 out of 442 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Merrill Area   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
43%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Merrill Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Merrill Area   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Merrill Area   School District and public school graduation rate of WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.18
0.51
# American Indian Students
12 Students
9,725 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
27 Students
34,497 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
84 Students
106,241 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
13%
# Black Students
59 Students
73,567 Students
% Black Students
2%
9%
# White Students
2,938 Students
567,130 Students
% White Students
91%
68%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
634 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
116 Students
38,161 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
216
47,126
# Students in K Grade:
212
54,019
# Students in 1st Grade:
205
55,100
# Students in 2nd Grade:
207
55,640
# Students in 3rd Grade:
205
56,282
# Students in 4th Grade:
203
57,044
# Students in 5th Grade:
225
58,245
# Students in 6th Grade:
246
60,625
# Students in 7th Grade:
255
61,994
# Students in 8th Grade:
230
63,435
# Students in 9th Grade:
282
65,866
# Students in 10th Grade:
256
64,757
# Students in 11th Grade:
269
64,918
# Students in 12th Grade:
232
65,748
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,040 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,405. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,324 is less than the state median of $17,013. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (WI)
Total Revenue
$42 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total revenue of Merrill Area   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending
$40 MM
$14 MM
This chart display total spending of Merrill Area   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,040
$16,405
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Merrill Area   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,324
$17,013
This chart display average spending per public school student in Merrill Area   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in WI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Merrill Area School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 E 6th St
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-2373
Grades: K-5
| 217 students
Rank: #22.
Bridges Virtual Academy
Charter School
Math: 38% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1201 N Sales St
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-9593
Grades: PK-12
| 1,041 students
Rank: #33.
Kate Goodrich Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
505 W 10th St
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-5233
Grades: K-5
| 322 students
Rank: #44.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1914 Jackson St
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-5432
Grades: K-5
| 175 students
Rank: #55.
Merrill High School
Math: 28% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
1201 N Sales St
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-4594
Grades: 9-12
| 814 students
Rank: #66.
Prairie River Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
106 N Polk St
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-9593
Grades: 6-8
| 513 students
Rank: n/an/a
Merrill Adult Diploma Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
1004 E 1st Street
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-1431
Grades: 10-12
| 18 students
W4165 Highway 64
Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-2392
Grades: PK
| 143 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Merrill Area School District
  • 1111 N Sales St, Merrill, WI, 54452-3198
  • (715) 536-4581
  • maps.k12.wi.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,243 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in WI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.18

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