Merrill Area School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,296 students in Merrill Area School District. Merrill Area School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Wisconsin.
The top ranked public schools in Merrill Area School District are Washington Elementary School, Kate Goodrich Elementary School and Prairie River Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Public schools in Merrill Area School District have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the Wisconsin public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 42% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Wisconsin.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Wisconsin public school average of 30% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Overview

School District NameMerrill Area School District
School District Websitehttp://www.maps.k12.wi.us
School District Phone Number(715) 536-4581
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (WI)
# of Schools9 Schools2,292 Schools
# of Students3,296 Students861,320 Students
# of Teachers202 Teachers58,112 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1

District Comparison

Merrill Area School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 439 school districts in Wisconsin (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 91% has increased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (WI)
Overall Testing Rank
#340 out of 440 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Merrill Area   School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
44%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
43%
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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
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 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.130.49
# of American Indian Students13 Students10,618 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students15 Students34,176 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
4%
# of Hispanic Students58 Students103,416 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
12%
# of Black Students49 Students78,920 Students
% Black Students
2%
9%
# of White Students3,071 Students600,979 Students
% White Students
93%
70%
# of Hawaiian Students6 Students666 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students84 Students32,546 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:24755,156
# of Students in Kindergarten:19056,859
# of Students in 1st Grade:21357,565
# of Students in 2nd Grade:24158,395
# of Students in 3rd Grade:23560,849
# of Students in 4th Grade:25161,973
# of Students in 5th Grade:22562,798
# of Students in 6th Grade:25661,625
# of Students in 7th Grade:22661,657
# of Students in 8th Grade:25662,439
# of Students in 9th Grade:24465,975
# of Students in 10th Grade:25964,369
# of Students in 11th Grade:24064,586
# of Students in 12th Grade:21367,074
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $12,572 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,320. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,587 is less than the state median of $15,270. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (WI)
Total Revenue$41 MM$13 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$42 MM$13 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,572$15,320
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,587$15,270
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 2016-17 school year data.

Merrill Area School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1900 E 6th St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-2373

    Grades: K-5 | 291 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Kate Goodrich Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    505 W 10th St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-5233

    Grades: K-5 | 375 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Prairie River Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    106 N Polk St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-9593

    Grades: 6-8 | 560 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Merrill High School Math: 30% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1201 N Sales St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-4594

    Grades: 9-12 | 803 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1914 Jackson St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-5432

    Grades: K-5 | 231 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Maple Grove School Charter School
    Math: 20-29% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    290 County Road F
    Athens, WI 54411
    (715) 536-7684

    Grades: K-5 | 83 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    Merrill Adult Diploma Academy Alternative School
    Charter School
    1101 N Mill St
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-1431

    Grades: 10-12 | 21 students
  • Rank: #7-87.-8.W4165 Highway 64
    Merrill, WI 54452
    (715) 536-2392

    Grades: PK | 188 students
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