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 1
8 3
9 3
10 2
11 2
12 2

Merit School is a public high school of the Federal Way School District located in Federal Way, WA. It has 13 students in grades 6th through 12th. Merit School is the 659th largest public high school in Washington and the 24,821st largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 6.5 to 1.

Total Students: 13
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 6.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 2

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Merit School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 9
(69%)
3,806
(49%)
 Male 4
(31%)
3,892
(51%)

Merit School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 9
(69%)
3,110
(40%)
 Two or More 2
(15%)
630
(8%)
 Black 1
(8%)
949
(12%)
 Hispanic 1
(8%)
1,531
(20%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
62
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
1,171
(15%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
245
(3%)

Merit School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 8
(62%)
3,074
(40%)
 Not Eligible 5
(38%)
3,838
(50%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
786
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Merit School is ranked 612th out of 0 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Merit School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (61.5%) is higher than the state average of 40.8%. 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

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

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

Compare Merit School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
650.0% 6.5:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,947.5% 19.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.8%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 61.5%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Merit School
Federal Way, WA
Public 06 - 12 13 6.5:1  
Todd Beamer High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,870 22:1 2 miles
Federal Way Public Academy
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Edgemont Jr High School
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Christian Faith School
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Private PK - 12 261 13:1 4 miles
Federal Way High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,587 21.8:1 4 miles
Internet Academy
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Public PK - 12 272 27.8:1 4 miles
Career Academy at Truman High School
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Public 09 - 12 154 13.9:1 4 miles
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