Merit Academy



Merit Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merit Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 12
10 19
11 12
12 22

Merit Academy is a public high school of the Grossmont Union High School District located in El Cajon, CA. It has 65 students in grades 9th through 12th. Merit Academy is the 2,102nd largest public high school in California and the 21,946th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 10.8 to 1.

Total Students: 65
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 6
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,946th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in California: 2,102nd out of 2,635
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 391st out of 2,608
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 1,926th out of 2,608

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Merit Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 40
(62%)
11,280
(52%)
 Female 25
(38%)
10,493
(48%)

Merit Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 40
(62%)
9,449
(43%)
 Hispanic 17
(26%)
8,152
(37%)
 Two or More 3
(5%)
1,554
(7%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(3%)
118
(1%)
 Black 2
(3%)
1,571
(7%)
 American Indian 1
(2%)
145
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
784
(4%)

Merit Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 29
(45%)
7,230
(33%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 19
(29%)
5,487
(25%)
 Not Eligible 17
(26%)
9,056
(42%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Merit Academy is ranked 1,961st out of 2,578 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merit Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.8%) is higher than the state average of 55.7%. 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.

Merit Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2013 47
2014 65
2015 65

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2013 9
2014 10.8
2015 10.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2013 0.65957446808511
2014 0.66153846153846
2015 0.73846153846154

Compare Merit Academy to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,080.0% 10.8:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
2,095.7% 21.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 55.7%
 
This School 73.8%
 

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