EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Summary:

EicholdMertz School of Math and Science is an exceptional elementary school in Mobile, Alabama that serves grades PK-5 and consistently ranks among the top-performing schools in the state.

EicholdMertz significantly outperforms the Mobile County and Alabama state averages on standardized tests across all grade levels and subject areas, with 80.25% of 3rd graders proficient or better in math compared to just 34.61% for the county and 43.61% for the state. The school also achieves exceptional results across diverse student populations, ranking at the very top of Alabama elementary schools for female, male, African American, white, and economically disadvantaged students. Despite having a high percentage of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, EicholdMertz is able to deliver these outstanding academic outcomes with relatively modest per-student spending compared to nearby schools like Morningside Elementary and George Hall Elementary.

EicholdMertz's consistent high performance, with rankings in the top 2-10 schools in Alabama for nearly a decade, demonstrates the school's ability to provide an equitable and inclusive learning environment that enables students of all backgrounds to thrive. The success of EicholdMertz offers valuable insights that could be replicated at other schools, particularly those serving disadvantaged student populations, to help improve educational outcomes more broadly.


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Public PK, KG-5

 2815 Government Street
       Mobile, AL  36606-2617


(251) 221-1105

District: Mobile County

SchoolDigger Rank:
3rd of 680 Alabama Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,951 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  19.5 Help
Number of students:  507

Racial breakdown:

African American:
53.5%
White:
31.0%
Asian:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details EicholdMertz School of Math and Science ranks better than 99.6% of elementary schools in Alabama. It also ranks first among 50 ranked elementary schools in the Mobile County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.36. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (53.5%), White (31%), Asian (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science is 19.5. 38 elementary schools in the Mobile County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science is $8,951. 41 elementary schools in the Mobile County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

EicholdMertz School of Math and Science:

SchoolDigger ranks EicholdMertz School of Math and Science 3rd of 680 Alabama public elementary schools. (See EicholdMertz School of Math and Science in the ranking list.)

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Mobile County:

SchoolDigger ranks Mobile County 93rd of 134 Alabama school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

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Rank History for all students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 88.47 55th 695 92.1%
2015 95.60 25th 691 96.4%
2019 99.34 2nd 681 99.7%
2021 99.07 2nd 692 99.7%
2022 97.28 10th 687 98.5%
2023 98.36 3rd 680 99.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.74 1st 649 99.8%
2021 99.67 1st 653 99.8%
2022 98.97 3rd 651 99.5%
2023 99.19 1st 623 99.8%
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Rank History for Female students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 98.80 2nd 646 99.7%
2021 97.89 5th 656 99.2%
2022 93.70 30th 656 95.4%
2023 98.01 2nd 645 99.7%
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Rank History for Male students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.29 3rd 650 99.5%
2021 99.20 3rd 669 99.6%
2022 98.19 4th 669 99.4%
2023 97.86 9th 649 98.6%
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Rank History for African American students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.95 2nd 426 99.5%
2021 99.99 1st 426 99.8%
2022 99.60 3rd 426 99.3%
2023 99.78 2nd 427 99.5%
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Rank History for White students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools AL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 99.07 2nd 529 99.6%
2021 98.79 2nd 539 99.6%
2022 98.29 3rd 540 99.4%
2023 98.46 1st 528 99.8%
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Data source: test scores: Alabama State Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2013 124 203 8 2 1 0 2 0 340
2014 115 193 9 3 0 1 7 0 328
2015 143 246 20 14 0 1 13 0 437
2017 143 252 17 25 1 0 21 0 459
2018 141 264 16 30 1 0 22 0 474
2019 154 289 26 28 2 1 24 0 524
2020 162 290 25 28 0 1 22 0 528
2021 156 302 33 22 0 1 23 0 537
2022 161 318 33 21 0 0 24 1 558
2023 157 271 36 17 0 0 26 0 507

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 340 22.7 14.9 65
2014 328 17.7 18.4 65.9
2015 437 23.0 19.0 35.9
2017 459 23.0 19.9 35.5
2018 474 24.0 19.7 63.3
2019 524 26.0 20.1 63.5
2020 528 26.0 20.3 63.3
2021 537 26.0 20.6 63.5
2022 558 23.0 24.2 61.1
2023 507 26.0 19.5 60.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2013 340 22.7 14.9 65
2014 328 17.7 18.4 65.9
2015 437 23.0 19.0 35.9
2017 459 23.0 19.9 35.5
2018 474 24.0 19.7 63.3
2019 524 26.0 20.1 63.5
2020 528 26.0 20.3 63.3
2021 537 26.0 20.6 63.5
2022 558 23.0 24.2 61.1
2023 507 26.0 19.5 60.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $939 (10.5%) $8,002 (89.4%) $8,951

Data source: Alabama Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 2nd of 681 Elementary schoolsRanks 3rd of 680 Elementary schools
 0.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (EicholdMertz School of Math and Science)10080.3
 19.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mobile County)53.734.6
 19%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Alabama)57.543.6
 13.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (EicholdMertz School of Math and Science)86.772.5
 14.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mobile County)45.527
 18.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)47.334.9
 12.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (EicholdMertz School of Math and Science)94.393.4
 0.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mobile County)46.932.6
 14.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Alabama)44.933.9
 10.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students524507
 3.2%
African American289271
 6.2%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian2636
 38.5%
Hispanic2817
 39.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White154157
 1.9%
Two or More Races2426
 8.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients63.5%60.9%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about EicholdMertz School of Math and Science

Yes! EicholdMertz School of Math and Science is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 3rd of 680 Alabama elementary schools.

Students at EicholdMertz School of Math and Science are 53% African American, 31% White, 7% Asian, 5% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.

In the 2022-23 school year, 507 students attended EicholdMertz School of Math and Science.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Alabama State Department of Education.

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