Merrillville High School

Public 9-12

 276 E 68th Pl
       Merrillville, IN  46410-3587


 (219) 650-5307

District: Merrillville Community School Corp

SchoolDigger Rank:
318th of 385 Indiana High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.7
Number of students:  2,215

Racial breakdown:

African American:
66.3%
Hispanic:
16.8%
White:
11.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  55.5%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Merrillville High School ranked worse than 82.6% of high schools in Indiana. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 24.08. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (66.3%), Hispanic (16.8%), White (11.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 55.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Merrillville High School is 17.7. (See more...)
Compare Merrillville High School employs 124.5 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Merrillville High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Merrillville High School 318th of 385 Indiana public high schools. (See Merrillville High School in the ranking list.)

Merrillville Community School Corp:

SchoolDigger ranks Merrillville Community School Corp 204th of 339 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Merrillville High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2005 44.99 233rd 349 33.2%
2006 41.70 258th 349 26.1%
2007 34.94 284th 354 19.8%
2008 24.74 317th 360 11.9%
2009 40.65 272nd 364 25.3%
2010 32.20 248th 362 31.5%
2011 48.15 172nd 364 52.7%
2012 42.58 208th 373 44.2%
2013 35.63 222nd 353 37.1%
2014 37.28 238th 379 37.2%
2015 21.71 338th 400 15.5%
2016 19.43 343rd 394 12.9%
2017 13.39 336th 380 11.6%
2018 24.08 318th 385 17.4%

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

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by a parent
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Open Quote Merrillville High School used to be a very solid school with dedicated staff, dedicated parents, and dedicated students! No longer...this school is the worst SUBURBAN school in the region! I graduated as a proud Merrillville Pirate! No longer...my family is now proud supporters of the Crown Point Bulldogs and many of my fellow alumn have made that decision as well. There are even more future families making that decision...We used to hate the Bulldogs...how times change!

Merrillville needs to do more to ensure that families who are sending their children to school here actually live in the Merrillville school district. Merrillville also needs to address the fact that gang violence and drugs are rampant even at MIS! It's a shame.

I am glad my last child will be graduating from CPHS. Close Quote


by a student
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Open Quote Over the past few years, Merrillville High has received a bad rap for being one of the most problematic schools in Northwest, IN, when in reality, MHS is a great school. Not only does it host some of the finest facilities in the state, and fantastic football and B/G basketball teams, every student is given the proper tools to receive a great education. In recent years, there has been a large influx of students moving to Merrillville and transferring to MHS. Many of these students came from schools where there were ineffective teachers, so they had trouble learning and passing ISTEP (which results in a lower ISTEP score for the school and its ranking among other schools in the state). When they arrive at MHS though, many dedicated and supportive teachers spend their time before and after school helping those students that need help. There is even an optional after-school program where you can get help for any subject. If you need more proof at how MHS is a great school, look at the graduation rate for Indiana and compare it to the graduation rate of MHS. The Indiana graduation rate is in the 70% to 80% range, but the graduation rate for the class of 2010 was 90.8% (approximately 507 out about 550 seniors graduated!!) The class of 2009 had a graduation rate of 87.3% (that's over a 3% increase between 2009 and 2010!!) I promise, as a current student attending Merrillville High School, MHS is one of the best schools a student could possibly attend. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Merrillville High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1192 16 12 67 4 n/a n/a 0 1291
1989 1155 21 11 87 6 n/a n/a 0 1280
1990 1076 49 10 93 2 n/a n/a 0 1230
1991 1023 63 16 84 4 n/a n/a 0 1190
1992 1024 88 25 83 3 n/a n/a 0 1223
1993 1360 137 29 125 5 n/a n/a 0 1656
1994 1376 168 24 150 6 n/a n/a 0 1724
1995 1458 279 27 185 9 n/a n/a 0 1958
1996 1458 279 27 185 9 n/a n/a 0 1958
1997 1432 352 24 215 12 n/a n/a 6 2041
1998 1409 387 36 229 12 n/a n/a 0 2073
1999 1326 441 39 244 5 n/a n/a 0 2055
2000 1265 492 44 235 5 n/a n/a 0 2041
2001 1210 550 45 208 5 n/a n/a 0 2018
2002 1075 701 30 203 8 n/a n/a 0 2017
2003 1075 701 30 203 8 n/a n/a 0 2017
2004 1015 800 27 204 8 n/a n/a 0 2054
2005 980 918 34 225 8 n/a n/a 0 2165
2006 916 1083 30 242 4 n/a n/a 0 2275
2007 784 1160 29 240 5 n/a n/a 175 2393
2008 691 1188 20 238 4 n/a n/a 175 2316
2009 563 1259 20 233 5 n/a n/a 161 2241
2010 507 1357 22 234 3 n/a n/a 165 2288
2011 439 1319 21 349 2 1 265 0 2396
2012 424 1385 23 373 2 2 214 0 2423
2013 381 1386 23 379 3 2 161 0 2335
2014 343 1391 22 377 1 2 141 0 2277
2015 302 1380 23 401 3 2 117 0 2228
2016 266 1436 17 367 1 1 106 0 2194
2017 252 1469 20 373 1 n/a 100 0 2215

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 Merrillville High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1291 75.3 17.1 6.0
1989 1280 68.5 18.6 3.3
1990 1230 70.8 17.3 4.3
1991 1190 70.1 16.9 3.1
1992 1223 68.1 17.9 4.5
1993 1656 88.1 18.8 4.8
1994 1724 88.6 19.5 5.2
1995 1958 89.0 22.0 5.1
1996 1958 89.0 22.0 5.1
1997 2041 94.3 21.6 4.2
1998 2073 100.3 20.7 5.5
1999 2055 55.2 37.2 9.2
2000 2041 105.0 19.4 10.5
2001 2018 103.8 19.4 10.3
2002 2017 96.4 20.9 15.9
2003 2017 96.4 20.9 15.9
2004 2054 97.8 21.0 21.3
2005 2165 100.9 21.5 27.8
2006 2275 105.4 21.6 26.5
2007 2393 n/a n/a 34.9
2008 2316 110.5 21.0 34.6
2009 2241 108.8 20.6 39.0
2010 2288 113.0 20.2 43.5
2011 2396 118.7 20.1 51.1
2012 2423 129.4 18.7 53.0
2013 2335 120.4 19.3 53.9
2014 2277 119.4 19.0 55.4
2015 2228 119.0 18.7 56.6
2016 2194 116.0 18.9 55.7
2017 2215 124.5 17.7 55.5

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 Merrillville High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1291 75.3 17.1 6.0
1989 1280 68.5 18.6 3.3
1990 1230 70.8 17.3 4.3
1991 1190 70.1 16.9 3.1
1992 1223 68.1 17.9 4.5
1993 1656 88.1 18.8 4.8
1994 1724 88.6 19.5 5.2
1995 1958 89.0 22.0 5.1
1996 1958 89.0 22.0 5.1
1997 2041 94.3 21.6 4.2
1998 2073 100.3 20.7 5.5
1999 2055 55.2 37.2 9.2
2000 2041 105.0 19.4 10.5
2001 2018 103.8 19.4 10.3
2002 2017 96.4 20.9 15.9
2003 2017 96.4 20.9 15.9
2004 2054 97.8 21.0 21.3
2005 2165 100.9 21.5 27.8
2006 2275 105.4 21.6 26.5
2007 2393 n/a n/a 34.9
2008 2316 110.5 21.0 34.6
2009 2241 108.8 20.6 39.0
2010 2288 113.0 20.2 43.5
2011 2396 118.7 20.1 51.1
2012 2423 129.4 18.7 53.0
2013 2335 120.4 19.3 53.9
2014 2277 119.4 19.0 55.4
2015 2228 119.0 18.7 56.6
2016 2194 116.0 18.9 55.7
2017 2215 124.5 17.7 55.5

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

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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