Pierce Middle School



Pierce Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Pierce Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 504
8 555
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Pierce Middle School is a public high school of the Merrillville Community School District located in Merrillville, IN. It has 1,059 students in grades 7th through 8th. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.6 to 1.

Total Students: 1,059
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 57

Support Your School With Shirts and Apparel

Sale price: $19.99
Sale price: $22.99

Search for Former PMS Students

Pierce Middle School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 533
(50%)
1,639
(50%)
 Female 526
(50%)
1,614
(50%)

Pierce Middle School Students by Ethnicity

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Black 678
(64%)
2,114
(65%)
 Hispanic 196
(19%)
563
(17%)
 White 114
(11%)
380
(12%)
 Two or More 63
(6%)
169
(5%)
 Asian 7
(1%)
24
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Pierce Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

Outer ring represents school district
  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 533
(50%)
1,505
(46%)
 Not Eligible 384
(36%)
1,355
(42%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 142
(13%)
393
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Pierce Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (63.7%) is higher than the state average of 44.0%. 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.

Pierce Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1113
2006 1023
2007 1034
2008 1081
2009 1032
2010 1128
2011 1072
2012 1090
2013 1102
2014 1070
2015 1059

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 N/A
2007 19.3
2008 19.5
2009 19.4
2010 19.6
2011 16.8
2012 19.5
2013 19.5
2014 18.8
2015 18.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.27762803234501
2006 0.48387096774194
2007 0.44003868471954
2008 0.48473635522664
2009 0.53488372093023
2010 0.55939716312057
2011 0.56996268656716
2012 0.58899082568807
2013 0.60526315789474
2014 0.62523364485981
2015 0.63739376770538

Compare Pierce Middle School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,699.6% 17.0:1
 
1,860.0% 18.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.0%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 63.7%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Pierce Middle School
Merrillville, IN
Public 07 - 08 1,059 18.6:1  
Merrillville High School
Merrillville, IN
Public 09 - 12 2,194 18.9:1 1 miles
Andrean High School
Merrillville, IN
Private 09 - 12 550 13:1 2 miles
Eagle Park Community School
Crown Point, IN
Public KG - 12 96 10.7:1 4 miles
New Tech Innovative Institute
Gary, IN
Public 09 - 12 242 34.6:1 5 miles
Ambassador Christian Academy
Gary, IN
Private PK - 10 248 14:1 5 miles
River Forest High School
Hobart, IN
Public 09 - 12 436 16.8:1 6 miles
Hobart High School
Hobart, IN
Public 09 - 12 1,323 23:1 6 miles
Theodore Roosevelt Car & Tech Academy
Gary, IN
Public 07 - 12 648 29.5:1 6 miles
Calumet New Tech High School
Gary, IN
Public 09 - 12 668 18.6:1 6 miles
Colonel John Wheeler Middle School
Crown Point, IN
Public 06 - 09 908 18.5:1 6 miles
High Schools Elementary Schools

Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

Copyright 2019. High-Schools.com. All Rights Reserved.