Merrillville High School



Merrillville High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merrillville High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 552
10 604
11 559
12 620

Merrillville High School is a public high school of the Merrillville Community School District located in Merrillville, IN. It has 2,335 students in grades 9th through 12th. Merrillville High School is the 20th largest public high school in Indiana and the 800th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.4 to 1.

Total Students: 2,335
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 120.4

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Merrillville High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 1,169
(50%)
1,169
(50%)
 Male 1,166
(50%)
1,166
(50%)

Merrillville High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,386
(59%)
1,386
(59%)
 White 381
(16%)
381
(16%)
 Hispanic 379
(16%)
379
(16%)
 Two or More 161
(7%)
161
(7%)
 Asian 23
(1%)
23
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Merrillville High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,076
(46%)
1,076
(46%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 987
(42%)
987
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 272
(12%)
272
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Merrillville High School is ranked 11th out of 0 ranked schools in Indiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merrillville High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (53.9%) is higher than the state average of 43.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Merrillville High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 2275
2006 2218
2007 2141
2008 2080
2009 2123
2010 2396
2011 2423
2012 2335

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.6
2006 N/A
2007 19.4
2008 19.1
2009 18.8
2010 20.2
2011 18.7
2012 19.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.26461538461538
2006 0.34941388638413
2007 0.34609995329285
2008 0.39038461538462
2009 0.43523316062176
2010 0.51085141903172
2011 0.53033429632687
2012 0.53918629550321

Compare Merrillville High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.3% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,940.0% 19.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 53.9%
 

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