MERIT Academy

Public 9-12

 1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
       El Cajon, CA  92020-1109


(619) 956-0600

District: Grossmont Union High


Student/teacher ratio:  11.8
Number of students:  72

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
47.2%
White:
41.7%
African American:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  70.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Saturday, January 8, 2022.

*Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on standardized testing and the number of schools reporting results are lower.


Performance Trends
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Compare Details MERIT Academy is not ranked due for the most recent year due to insufficient test score data. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.62. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (47.2%), White (41.7%), African American (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 70.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at MERIT Academy is 11.8, which is the 3rd best among 11 high schools in the Grossmont Union High School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger Rankings:

MERIT Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Grossmont Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Grossmont Union High 247th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for MERIT Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2016 14.56 1630th 2039 20.1%
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2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 16.62 1710th 2133 19.8%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for MERIT Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2014 29 2 2 12 1 0 1 0 47
2015 36 5 1 15 2 1 5 0 65
2016 40 2 0 17 1 2 3 0 65
2017 51 4 0 13 0 1 4 0 73
2018 43 3 0 15 0 1 5 0 67
2019 32 6 0 21 0 0 5 0 64
2020 34 8 0 23 0 0 8 0 73
2021 30 4 1 34 1 0 2 0 72

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at MERIT Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 47 5.2 9.0 66
2015 65 6.0 10.8 66.2
2016 65 6.0 10.8 73.8
2017 73 6.2 11.7 61.6
2018 67 6.0 11.1 55.2
2019 64 6.1 10.4 70.3
2020 73 n/a n/a 72.6
2021 72 6.1 11.8 70.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio MERIT Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2014 47 5.2 9.0 66
2015 65 6.0 10.8 66.2
2016 65 6.0 10.8 73.8
2017 73 6.2 11.7 61.6
2018 67 6.0 11.1 55.2
2019 64 6.1 10.4 70.3
2020 73 n/a n/a 72.6
2021 72 6.1 11.8 70.8

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.
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on MERIT Academy

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.

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students6472
 12.5%
African American64
 33.3%
American Indian01
Asian01
Hispanic2134
 61.9%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races52
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.3%70.8%
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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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