Merritt Trace Elementary

Public K-5

 651 Dana Ave.
       San Jose, CA  95126-2003


(408) 535-6257

District: San Jose Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
884th of 1,417 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,941 Help

Students who attend Merritt Trace Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Herbert Hoover Middle
High:    Abraham Lincoln High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.1
Number of students:  847

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
97.5%


Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
69.1%
White:
16.4%
Two or more races:
6.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  47.1%

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


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Compare Details Merritt Trace Elementary ranks worse than 62.4% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 13th among 27 ranked elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 33.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Merritt Trace Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the San Jose Unified School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (69.1%), White (16.4%), two or more races (6.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 47.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Merritt Trace Elementary is 25.1. 23 elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Merritt Trace Elementary is $10,941. 18 elementary schools in the San Jose Unified School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Merritt Trace Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Merritt Trace Elementary 884th of 1417 California public elementary schools. (See Merritt Trace Elementary in the ranking list.)

San Jose Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks San Jose Unified 350th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Merritt Trace Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 30.99 3183rd 4809 33.8%
2005 41.76 2615th 4822 45.8%
2006 45.04 2439th 4818 49.4%
2007 40.65 2869th 5113 43.9%
2008 39.91 2949th 5113 42.3%
2009 43.71 2833rd 5193 45.4%
2010 43.75 2937th 5314 44.7%
2011 45.64 2853rd 5377 46.9%
2012 40.76 3218th 5390 40.3%
2013 37.96 3458th 5530 37.5%
2015 42.93 2860th 5611 49.0%
2016 38.28 3193rd 5614 43.1%
2017 37.96 3243rd 5692 43.0%
2018 35.82 3417th 5662 39.7%
2019 36.25 3441st 5789 40.6%
2021 33.78 884th 1417 37.6%

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

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Enrollment information for Merritt Trace Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 187 22 29 137 3 n/a n/a 0 378
1989 165 29 39 182 4 n/a n/a 0 419
1990 158 22 29 202 3 n/a n/a 0 414
1991 151 21 24 240 5 n/a n/a 0 441
1992 157 18 25 251 7 n/a n/a 0 458
1993 151 17 29 261 10 n/a n/a 0 468
1994 131 18 23 271 5 n/a n/a 0 448
1995 142 17 37 308 5 n/a n/a 0 509
1996 142 17 37 308 5 n/a n/a 0 509
1997 138 27 38 310 10 n/a n/a 0 523
1998 153 21 28 267 7 n/a n/a 0 476
1999 149 23 31 286 8 n/a n/a 0 497
2000 131 21 30 298 8 n/a n/a 0 488
2001 132 9 22 302 5 n/a n/a 0 470
2002 118 15 26 300 4 n/a n/a 0 463
2003 118 15 26 300 4 n/a n/a 0 463
2004 103 18 25 328 5 n/a n/a 0 479
2005 85 17 27 330 10 n/a n/a 4 473
2006 156 29 51 559 34 n/a n/a 25 854
2007 153 19 52 522 8 n/a n/a 27 781
2008 147 25 60 523 7 n/a n/a 0 762
2009 167 26 53 514 9 5 34 0 808
2010 205 30 68 605 5 6 38 0 957
2011 196 25 73 624 5 5 57 0 985
2012 181 33 58 636 4 4 49 0 965
2013 166 35 54 688 3 3 53 0 1002
2014 161 34 49 695 3 3 57 0 1002
2015 157 36 45 684 3 2 52 0 979
2016 158 38 39 675 1 3 52 0 966
2017 153 36 41 664 0 3 44 0 941
2018 150 37 34 647 0 3 42 0 913
2019 151 37 44 637 0 4 53 0 926
2020 140 24 46 616 2 0 45 0 873
2021 139 22 46 585 1 0 54 0 847

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 Merritt Trace Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 378 23.4 16.1 n/a
1989 419 25.8 16.2 n/a
1990 414 25.0 16.5 n/a
1991 441 25.0 17.6 n/a
1992 458 25.4 18.0 53.1
1993 468 22.0 21.3 47.6
1994 448 24.0 18.7 50.2
1995 509 23.0 22.1 51.7
1996 509 23.0 22.1 51.7
1997 523 19.0 27.5 55.8
1998 476 18.0 26.4 49.4
1999 497 20.0 24.9 48.5
2000 488 18.0 27.1 49
2001 470 22.0 21.4 47
2002 463 20.5 22.6 53.6
2003 463 20.5 22.6 53.6
2004 479 20.9 22.9 70.6
2005 473 22.6 20.9 61.6
2006 854 44.5 19.2 59.6
2007 781 41.4 18.9 65.5
2008 762 46.1 16.5 62.2
2009 808 38.0 18.2 57.5
2010 957 45.2 21.1 55.1
2011 985 n/a n/a 51.7
2012 965 39.0 24.7 n/a
2013 1002 37.3 26.8 55
2014 1002 35.3 28.3 57.2
2015 979 35.0 27.9 55.1
2016 966 35.0 27.6 56.4
2017 941 36.0 26.0 54.6
2018 913 33.0 27.6 58.3
2019 926 35.8 25.8 51.1
2020 873 n/a n/a 50.5
2021 847 33.6 25.1 47.1

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Merritt Trace Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 378 23.4 16.1 n/a
1989 419 25.8 16.2 n/a
1990 414 25.0 16.5 n/a
1991 441 25.0 17.6 n/a
1992 458 25.4 18.0 53.1
1993 468 22.0 21.3 47.6
1994 448 24.0 18.7 50.2
1995 509 23.0 22.1 51.7
1996 509 23.0 22.1 51.7
1997 523 19.0 27.5 55.8
1998 476 18.0 26.4 49.4
1999 497 20.0 24.9 48.5
2000 488 18.0 27.1 49
2001 470 22.0 21.4 47
2002 463 20.5 22.6 53.6
2003 463 20.5 22.6 53.6
2004 479 20.9 22.9 70.6
2005 473 22.6 20.9 61.6
2006 854 44.5 19.2 59.6
2007 781 41.4 18.9 65.5
2008 762 46.1 16.5 62.2
2009 808 38.0 18.2 57.5
2010 957 45.2 21.1 55.1
2011 985 n/a n/a 51.7
2012 965 39.0 24.7 n/a
2013 1002 37.3 26.8 55
2014 1002 35.3 28.3 57.2
2015 979 35.0 27.9 55.1
2016 966 35.0 27.6 56.4
2017 941 36.0 26.0 54.6
2018 913 33.0 27.6 58.3
2019 926 35.8 25.8 51.1
2020 873 n/a n/a 50.5
2021 847 33.6 25.1 47.1

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.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Merritt Trace Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201292.0%2.0%0.0%6.0%95.0%98.0%98.0%94.0%96.0%
201394.0%1.0%0.0%5.0%95.0%98.0%99.0%95.0%96.0%
201497.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%97.0%
201596.0%0.0%0.0%4.0%98.0%96.0%100.0%97.0%99.0%
201697.0%1.0%0.0%2.0%99.0%97.0%99.0%99.0%99.0%
201797.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%≥99.0%
201897.0%0.0%0.0%1.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201995.0%0.0%3.0%98.0%98.0%≥99.0%98.0%98.0%
202097.5%0.6%1.9%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Merritt Trace Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $10,941

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Merritt Trace Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 3441st of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 884th of 1417 Elementary schools
 2.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Merritt Trace Elementary)45.333.3
 12%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)51.342.9
 8.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.539.8
 8.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Merritt Trace Elementary)35.924.4
 11.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)49.344
 5.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.239.7
 10.5%
3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (Merritt Trace Elementary)25.512.7
 12.7%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (San Jose Unified)20.911.6
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)13.89.5
 4.3%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Merritt Trace Elementary)54.136.5
 17.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)55.945.9
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.541.5
 8%
4th Grade Mathematics (Merritt Trace Elementary)36.720.3
 16.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)47.137.1
 10%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.935.9
 9.1%
4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Merritt Trace Elementary)214.3
 12.3%
   4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (San Jose Unified)15.69.3
 6.4%
   4th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)14.510
 4.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Merritt Trace Elementary)42.436.4
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (San Jose Unified)57.851.8
 6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.5
 5.2%
5th Grade Mathematics (Merritt Trace Elementary)17.619.7
 2.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (San Jose Unified)42.133.9
 8.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3830.1
 7.9%
5th Grade Science (Merritt Trace Elementary)22.621.6
 1%
   5th Grade Science (San Jose Unified)39.318
 21.2%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.729.8
 2%
5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (Merritt Trace Elementary)1014.6
 4.6%
   5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (San Jose Unified)18.313
 5.3%
   5th Grade Reading/Language Arts (California)139.8
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students926847
 8.5%
African American3722
 40.5%
American Indian01
Asian4446
 4.5%
Hispanic637585
 8.2%
Pacific Islander40
 100%
Two or More Races5354
 1.9%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.1%47.1%
 4%




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