Merit School



Merit School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Merit 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 3
10 2
11 1
12 2

Merit School is a public high school of the Federal Way School District located in Federal Way, WA. It has 8 students in grades 6th through 12th. Merit School is the 696th largest public high school in Washington and the 25,259th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 8.0 to 1.

Total Students: 8
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Full Time Teachers: 1

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Merit School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 4
(50%)
4,069
(52%)
 Female 4
(50%)
3,814
(48%)

Merit School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 6
(75%)
2,717
(34%)
 Hispanic 2
(25%)
1,831
(23%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
325
(4%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
1,070
(14%)
 Black 0
(0%)
1,057
(13%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
57
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
826
(10%)

Merit School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 4
(50%)
4,230
(54%)
 Not Eligible 4
(50%)
3,653
(46%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Merit School is ranked 664th out of 689 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merit School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 41.6%. 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 School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 9
2006 11
2007 9
2008 11
2009 6
2010 13
2011 13
2012 13
2013 11
2014 13
2015 8

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 4.5
2006 5.5
2007 4.5
2008 5.5
2009 3
2010 6.5
2011 6.5
2012 6.5
2013 N/A
2014 6.5
2015 8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.77777777777778
2006 0.72727272727273
2007 N/A
2008
2009
2010 N/A
2011 0.53846153846154
2012 0.61538461538462
2013 0.72727272727273
2014 0.69230769230769
2015 0.5

Compare Merit School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
800.0% 8.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,945.9% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.6%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 50.0%
 

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School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Merit School
Federal Way, WA
Public 06 - 12 8 8:1  
Todd Beamer High School
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Private PK - 12 54 7:1 4 miles
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Public 09 - 12 1,612 20.4:1 4 miles
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Public 07 - 09 446 22.3:1 4 miles
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