Merle J Abbett Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 4325 Smith St
       Fort Wayne, IN  46806


(260) 467-5800

District: Fort Wayne Community Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
990th of 1,011 Indiana Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,302 Help


Students who attend Merle J Abbett Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Lane Middle School
High:    South Side High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.4 Help
Number of students:  498

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
42.6%
African American:
38.2%
Two or more races:
8.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.5% Help


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Compare Details Merle J Abbett Elementary School ranks worse than 97.9% of elementary schools in Indiana. It also ranks last among 31 ranked elementary schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 5.15. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (42.6%), African American (38.2%), two or more races (8.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Merle J Abbett Elementary School is 9.4, which is the lowest among 33 elementary schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District! (See more...)
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Compare Merle J Abbett Elementary School employs 52.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Merle J Abbett Elementary School is $11,302. 25 elementary schools in the Fort Wayne Community Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Merle J Abbett Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Fort Wayne Community Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Fort Wayne Community Schools 270th of 364 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Merle J Abbett Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 21.44 841st 959 12.3%
2006 3.45 939th 961 2.3%
2007 12.72 905th 985 8.1%
2008 20.63 865th 996 13.2%
2009 4.18 981st 1003 2.2%
2010 4.08 987th 1009 2.2%
2011 8.88 968th 1025 5.6%
2012 25.40 847th 1015 16.6%
2013 11.35 970th 1035 6.3%
2014 3.75 1012th 1036 2.3%
2015 14.47 945th 1040 9.1%
2016 1.82 1033rd 1046 1.2%
2017 2.05 1011th 1033 2.1%
2018 1.42 1020th 1027 0.7%
2019 3.04 1014th 1031 1.6%
2021 6.59 966th 1016 4.9%
2022 4.09 1014th 1020 0.6%
2023 5.15 995th 1016 2.1%
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Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Merle J Abbett Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 194 239 2 31 0 n/a n/a 0 466
1989 172 214 4 21 3 n/a n/a 0 414
1990 149 198 3 26 3 n/a n/a 0 379
1991 140 177 3 18 4 n/a n/a 0 342
1992 137 156 1 21 2 n/a n/a 0 317
1993 165 144 3 23 2 n/a n/a 0 337
1994 175 119 0 25 1 n/a n/a 0 320
1995 204 146 0 23 2 n/a n/a 0 375
1996 204 146 0 23 2 n/a n/a 0 375
1997 221 147 4 23 3 n/a n/a 0 398
1998 185 154 6 31 4 n/a n/a 0 380
1999 169 151 5 47 6 n/a n/a 0 378
2000 139 150 4 58 6 n/a n/a 0 357
2001 130 140 3 68 10 n/a n/a 0 351
2002 101 119 4 111 7 n/a n/a 0 342
2003 101 119 4 111 7 n/a n/a 0 342
2004 81 118 3 112 5 n/a n/a 0 319
2005 74 115 2 125 3 n/a n/a 0 319
2006 79 95 1 119 3 n/a n/a 0 297
2007 66 95 6 122 1 n/a n/a 15 305
2008 44 87 5 135 0 n/a n/a 15 286
2009 27 92 1 130 0 n/a n/a 20 270
2010 38 87 0 130 0 n/a n/a 21 276
2011 33 101 1 145 1 1 25 0 307
2012 20 68 2 157 1 0 30 0 278
2013 18 91 6 155 0 0 41 0 311
2014 22 125 7 156 1 0 44 0 355
2015 19 167 8 171 0 0 44 0 409
2016 25 208 6 180 1 2 44 0 466
2017 21 230 4 166 0 2 53 0 476
2018 28 207 3 178 1 1 51 0 469
2019 25 224 6 174 0 1 44 0 474
2020 19 211 16 202 0 1 48 0 497
2021 28 241 16 202 0 1 36 0 524
2022 21 224 28 203 0 0 28 0 504
2023 21 190 34 212 0 0 41 0 498

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 Merle J Abbett Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 466 25.0 18.6 31.1
1989 414 24.3 17.0 54.3
1990 379 24.3 15.5 45.1
1991 342 18.7 18.2 41.2
1992 317 20.0 15.8 60.9
1993 337 21.0 16.0 65.6
1994 320 20.0 16.0 69.4
1995 375 22.4 16.7 70.7
1996 375 22.4 16.7 70.7
1997 398 22.0 18.1 71.4
1998 380 22.0 17.3 74.7
1999 378 24.6 15.4 78.3
2000 357 24.6 14.5 75.9
2001 351 23.0 15.3 79.5
2002 342 26.5 12.9 82.5
2003 342 26.5 12.9 82.5
2004 319 23.5 13.6 89.3
2005 319 22.0 14.5 88.1
2006 297 26.2 11.3 89.2
2007 305 n/a n/a 96.6
2008 286 20.9 13.7 97
2009 270 23.2 11.6 104.8
2010 276 20.3 13.5 100.8
2011 307 20.3 15.1 94.8
2012 278 23.0 12.0 95.7
2013 311 22.0 14.1 94.2
2014 355 24.0 14.7 91.8
2015 409 22.0 18.5 87.8
2016 466 23.0 20.2 92.1
2017 476 24.0 19.8 79.2
2018 469 26.0 18.0 91.7
2019 474 25.4 18.6 85
2020 497 27.0 18.4 84.5
2021 524 26.0 20.1 85.7
2022 504 n/a n/a 87.3
2023 498 52.7 9.4 86.5

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 Merle J Abbett Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 466 25.0 18.6 31.1
1989 414 24.3 17.0 54.3
1990 379 24.3 15.5 45.1
1991 342 18.7 18.2 41.2
1992 317 20.0 15.8 60.9
1993 337 21.0 16.0 65.6
1994 320 20.0 16.0 69.4
1995 375 22.4 16.7 70.7
1996 375 22.4 16.7 70.7
1997 398 22.0 18.1 71.4
1998 380 22.0 17.3 74.7
1999 378 24.6 15.4 78.3
2000 357 24.6 14.5 75.9
2001 351 23.0 15.3 79.5
2002 342 26.5 12.9 82.5
2003 342 26.5 12.9 82.5
2004 319 23.5 13.6 89.3
2005 319 22.0 14.5 88.1
2006 297 26.2 11.3 89.2
2007 305 n/a n/a 96.6
2008 286 20.9 13.7 97
2009 270 23.2 11.6 104.8
2010 276 20.3 13.5 100.8
2011 307 20.3 15.1 94.8
2012 278 23.0 12.0 95.7
2013 311 22.0 14.1 94.2
2014 355 24.0 14.7 91.8
2015 409 22.0 18.5 87.8
2016 466 23.0 20.2 92.1
2017 476 24.0 19.8 79.2
2018 469 26.0 18.0 91.7
2019 474 25.4 18.6 85
2020 497 27.0 18.4 84.5
2021 524 26.0 20.1 85.7
2022 504 n/a n/a 87.3
2023 498 52.7 9.4 86.5

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 Merle J Abbett Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,523 (16.6%) $7,672 (83.4%) $9,195
2020 $1,470 (15.4%) $8,098 (84.6%) $9,568
2021 $1,857 (18.1%) $8,380 (81.9%) $10,237
2022 $2,509 (22.2%) $8,793 (77.8%) $11,302

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Merle J Abbett Elementary School

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 1014th of 1031 Elementary schoolsRanks 995th of 1016 Elementary schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)13.86.5
 7.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Fort Wayne Community Schools)34.229.4
 4.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)46.339.7
 6.6%
3rd Grade Math (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)10.35.2
 5.1%
   3rd Grade Math (Fort Wayne Community Schools)44.436.5
 7.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Indiana)58.753.1
 5.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)10.913
 2.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Wayne Community Schools)34.230.6
 3.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)45.840.3
 5.5%
4th Grade Math (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)12.58.7
 3.8%
   4th Grade Math (Fort Wayne Community Schools)40.933.6
 7.3%
   4th Grade Math (Indiana)5448.8
 5.2%
4th Grade Science (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)6.38.7
 2.4%
   4th Grade Science (Fort Wayne Community Schools)31.325.4
 5.9%
   4th Grade Science (Indiana)46.337
 9.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)6.83.9
 2.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Fort Wayne Community Schools)34.929.5
 5.4%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Indiana)47.540.2
 7.3%
5th Grade Math (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)8.51.3
 7.2%
   5th Grade Math (Fort Wayne Community Schools)37.325.8
 11.5%
   5th Grade Math (Indiana)47.841.1
 6.7%
5th Grade Social Studies (Merle J Abbett Elementary School)11.94
 7.9%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Fort Wayne Community Schools)31.224.8
 6.4%
   5th Grade Social Studies (Indiana)4639.1
 6.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students474498
 5.1%
African American224190
 15.2%
American Indian00
Asian634
 466.7%
Hispanic174212
 21.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White2521
 16%
Two or More Races4441
 6.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients85%86.5%
 1.5%


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Merle J Abbett Elementary School ranks in the bottom 2.1% of Indiana elementary schools.

Students at Merle J Abbett Elementary School are 43% Hispanic, 38% African American, 8% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 4% White.

Students who attend Merle J Abbett Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Lane Middle School
High : South Side High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 498 students attended Merle J Abbett Elementary School.


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