Merrill Middle School

Public 6-8

 1551 South Monroe Street
       Denver, CO  80210-3015


 (720) 424-0600

 School Website

District: School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
111th of 418 Colorado Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.1
Number of students:  551

Racial breakdown:
White:
42.8%
Hispanic:
35.9%
African American:
14.3%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  58.6%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 16, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Merrill Middle School ranked better than 73.4% of middle schools in Colorado. It also ranked 8th among 27 ranked middle schools in the School District No. 1. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.1. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Merrill Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (42.8%), Hispanic (35.9%), African American (14.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 58.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Merrill Middle School is 14.1. 13 middle schools in the School District No. 1 have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Merrill Middle School employs 39 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Merrill Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Merrill Middle School 111th of 418 Colorado public middle schools. (See Merrill Middle School in the ranking list.)

School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks School District No. 1 82nd of 124 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Merrill Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 9.92 306th 336 8.9%
2005 8.95 310th 340 8.8%
2006 7.69 323rd 346 6.6%
2007 5.58 340th 360 5.6%
2008 6.92 339th 362 6.4%
2009 4.39 363rd 377 3.7%
2010 6.00 392nd 409 4.2%
2011 5.36 408th 422 3.3%
2012 11.03 379th 425 10.8%
2013 15.71 397th 454 12.6%
2014 22.48 376th 461 18.4%
2015 48.96 196th 436 55.0%
2016 57.61 144th 400 64.0%
2017 52.52 173rd 424 59.2%
2018 68.10 111th 418 73.4%

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

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by a parent
Sunday, June 14, 2015

Open Quote The school has a lot of diversity and some good teachers, but some of the teachers (especially temporary teachers) don’t seem to care much. I’ve heard several reports of teachers not being able to control their students and then becoming frustrated and not teaching, just handing out paperwork with no classroom instruction on how to complete the assignments. Also, the administration does not plan very well. For example, there were not enough yearbooks to go around (I'm thinking, can't students pay up front and then the school orders the books, so they know how many to order?). Also, student behavior needs improvement, as there seems to be a handful of students who cause a lot of distraction that negatively impacts learning (kids stealing things out of gym lockers, students acting out in class, some bullying, etc.). On a positive note, there is extra help available some Saturday mornings throughout the school year, and most of the teachers are caring and professional. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Merrill Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 174 45 7 140 1 n/a n/a 0 367
1989 290 100 11 192 4 n/a n/a 0 597
1990 292 111 12 153 4 n/a n/a 0 572
1991 309 99 11 230 3 n/a n/a 0 652
1992 362 94 10 235 4 n/a n/a 0 705
1993 370 104 21 263 8 n/a n/a 0 766
1994 344 108 18 269 5 n/a n/a 0 744
1995 307 119 21 281 6 n/a n/a 0 734
1996 307 119 21 281 6 n/a n/a 0 734
1997 322 87 16 301 6 n/a n/a 0 732
1998 298 72 149 189 4 n/a n/a 0 712
1999 290 84 126 205 3 n/a n/a 0 708
2000 298 68 111 221 3 n/a n/a 0 701
2001 294 73 106 221 8 n/a n/a 0 702
2002 249 88 102 182 4 n/a n/a 0 625
2003 249 88 102 182 4 n/a n/a 0 625
2004 238 124 93 229 8 n/a n/a 0 692
2005 222 143 78 209 25 n/a n/a 0 677
2006 175 130 59 209 32 n/a n/a 0 605
2007 173 154 47 225 19 n/a n/a 0 618
2008 148 129 57 197 17 n/a n/a 0 548
2009 159 103 80 175 19 n/a n/a 0 536
2010 159 93 77 178 18 n/a n/a 0 525
2011 126 98 96 183 17 2 23 0 545
2012 129 93 79 197 17 2 18 0 535
2013 152 78 68 186 5 2 14 0 505
2014 173 80 49 201 3 3 14 0 523
2015 205 89 43 194 1 3 11 0 546
2016 236 79 20 198 4 1 13 0 551

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 Merrill Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 24.2 15.1 n/a
1989 597 40.3 14.8 38.9
1990 572 43.0 13.3 33.4
1991 652 45.0 14.4 40.0
1992 705 47.3 14.9 43.1
1993 766 46.3 16.5 49.7
1994 744 48.6 15.3 47.7
1995 734 36.5 20.1 52.9
1996 734 36.5 20.1 52.9
1997 732 36.1 20.3 52.5
1998 712 45.9 15.5 53.2
1999 708 29.7 23.8 52.1
2000 701 44.2 15.9 59.9
2001 702 43.5 16.1 57.0
2002 625 44.5 14.0 61.8
2003 625 44.5 14.0 61.8
2004 692 42.2 16.4 64.9
2005 677 36.7 18.4 64.3
2006 605 39.4 15.4 73.9
2007 618 36.5 16.9 77.0
2008 548 31.5 17.4 78.5
2009 536 36.0 14.9 77.4
2010 525 39.9 13.1 79.0
2011 545 38.1 14.2 80.4
2012 535 35.2 15.1 81.9
2013 505 30.7 16.4 75.2
2014 523 33.0 15.8 73.6
2015 546 39.0 14.0 64.7
2016 551 39.0 14.1 58.6

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 Merrill Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 24.2 15.1 n/a
1989 597 40.3 14.8 38.9
1990 572 43.0 13.3 33.4
1991 652 45.0 14.4 40.0
1992 705 47.3 14.9 43.1
1993 766 46.3 16.5 49.7
1994 744 48.6 15.3 47.7
1995 734 36.5 20.1 52.9
1996 734 36.5 20.1 52.9
1997 732 36.1 20.3 52.5
1998 712 45.9 15.5 53.2
1999 708 29.7 23.8 52.1
2000 701 44.2 15.9 59.9
2001 702 43.5 16.1 57.0
2002 625 44.5 14.0 61.8
2003 625 44.5 14.0 61.8
2004 692 42.2 16.4 64.9
2005 677 36.7 18.4 64.3
2006 605 39.4 15.4 73.9
2007 618 36.5 16.9 77.0
2008 548 31.5 17.4 78.5
2009 536 36.0 14.9 77.4
2010 525 39.9 13.1 79.0
2011 545 38.1 14.2 80.4
2012 535 35.2 15.1 81.9
2013 505 30.7 16.4 75.2
2014 523 33.0 15.8 73.6
2015 546 39.0 14.0 64.7
2016 551 39.0 14.1 58.6

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

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