Meramec Elementary

Public K-5

 400 S Meramec Ave
       Clayton, MO  63105-2531


(314) 854-6300

District: Clayton

SchoolDigger Rank:
7th of 898 Missouri Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,052 Help


Students who attend Meramec Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Wydown Middle
High:    Clayton High

Student/teacher ratio:  11.3 Help
Number of students:  355

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.6%
Asian:
11.0%
African American:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Meramec Elementary ranks better than 99.2% of elementary schools in Missouri. It also ranks first among 3 ranked elementary schools in the Clayton School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.12. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Meramec Elementary has the largest elementary school student body size in the Clayton School District. Racial makeup is: White (67.6%), Asian (11%), African American (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meramec Elementary is 11.3, which is the highest among 4 elementary schools in the Clayton School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meramec Elementary is $19,052. 2 elementary schools in the Clayton School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meramec Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Meramec Elementary 7th of 898 Missouri public elementary schools. (See Meramec Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


White students:


Clayton:

SchoolDigger ranks Clayton 6th of 376 Missouri school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meramec Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Meramec Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 89.06 50th 1074 95.3%
2007 86.31 69th 1080 93.6%
2008 92.93 12th 1084 98.9%
2009 90.90 46th 1053 95.6%
2010 86.39 77th 1066 92.8%
2011 89.18 48th 1088 95.6%
2012 92.18 25th 1085 97.7%
2013 93.62 15th 1108 98.6%
2014 92.88 31st 1089 97.2%
2015 86.60 100th 1058 90.5%
2016 85.46 104th 865 88.0%
2017 89.27 56th 1032 94.6%
2018 94.81 18th 1045 98.3%
2019 97.10 6th 1052 99.4%
2021 93.19 35th 901 96.1%
2022 97.26 10th 908 98.9%
2023 98.12 7th 898 99.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Meramec Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.69 23rd 70 67.1%
2019 71.28 8th 91 91.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Meramec Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.31 82nd 243 66.3%
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Rank History for White students at Meramec Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.84 3rd 898 99.7%
2019 98.54 4th 917 99.6%
2021 97.55 5th 691 99.3%
2022 98.60 4th 675 99.4%
2023 98.08 3rd 673 99.6%
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Data source: test scores: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Meramec Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Enrollment information for Meramec Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 366 366
1992 288 88 15 2 0 n/a n/a 0 393
1993 294 83 20 1 0 n/a n/a 0 398
1994 329 79 18 2 0 n/a n/a 0 428
1995 317 72 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1996 317 72 12 8 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1997 311 70 19 3 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1998 285 80 20 3 0 n/a n/a 0 388
1999 262 86 18 3 0 n/a n/a 0 369
2000 271 79 19 2 1 n/a n/a 0 372
2001 257 82 19 3 1 n/a n/a 0 362
2002 247 71 25 3 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2003 247 71 25 3 1 n/a n/a 0 347
2004 247 73 26 4 1 n/a n/a 0 351
2005 240 73 31 5 1 n/a n/a 0 350
2006 230 79 24 10 0 n/a n/a 0 343
2007 233 86 35 6 2 n/a n/a 0 362
2008 237 86 35 8 2 n/a n/a 0 368
2009 235 85 32 12 3 n/a n/a 0 367
2010 229 79 33 10 3 n/a n/a 0 354
2011 240 67 40 10 2 0 0 0 359
2012 225 53 35 11 1 0 4 0 329
2013 241 9 29 13 1 0 7 0 300
2014 246 63 33 12 1 0 14 0 369
2015 233 64 36 11 1 0 12 0 357
2016 234 65 41 11 1 0 11 0 363
2017 222 68 41 14 0 0 14 0 359
2018 228 67 46 15 0 0 15 0 371
2019 222 55 50 14 0 0 20 0 361
2020 216 60 46 8 0 0 17 0 347
2021 221 47 45 7 0 0 13 0 333
2022 231 47 47 7 2 0 20 0 354
2023 240 38 39 9 2 0 27 0 355

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 Meramec Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 366 24.2 15.1 n/a
1992 393 24.3 16.1 8.9
1993 398 23.7 16.8 14.3
1994 428 23.7 18.1 0
1995 409 25.2 16.2 13
1996 409 25.2 16.2 13
1997 403 26.7 15.1 11.9
1998 388 26.5 14.6 13.9
1999 369 26.5 13.9 15.2
2000 372 27.5 13.5 12.4
2001 362 26.9 13.5 13.5
2002 347 25.9 13.4 3.2
2003 347 25.9 13.4 3.2
2004 351 25.9 13.6 1.7
2005 350 26.9 13.0 3.1
2006 343 27.9 12.3 4.1
2007 362 26.9 13.5 3.6
2008 368 28.9 12.7 1.9
2009 367 29.8 12.3 3
2010 354 29.8 11.8 3.7
2011 359 30.7 11.6 5
2012 329 30.7 10.7 4.6
2013 300 30.8 9.7 5.7
2014 369 30.8 11.9 12.5
2015 357 30.0 11.9 15.4
2016 363 31.0 11.7 11.6
2017 359 30.4 11.7 14.5
2018 371 30.4 12.2 13.2
2019 361 31.4 11.4 10
2020 347 31.4 11.0 10.4
2021 333 33.4 9.9 8.7
2022 354 31.3 11.2 8.8
2023 355 31.3 11.3 9

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 Meramec Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 366 24.2 15.1 n/a
1992 393 24.3 16.1 8.9
1993 398 23.7 16.8 14.3
1994 428 23.7 18.1 0
1995 409 25.2 16.2 13
1996 409 25.2 16.2 13
1997 403 26.7 15.1 11.9
1998 388 26.5 14.6 13.9
1999 369 26.5 13.9 15.2
2000 372 27.5 13.5 12.4
2001 362 26.9 13.5 13.5
2002 347 25.9 13.4 3.2
2003 347 25.9 13.4 3.2
2004 351 25.9 13.6 1.7
2005 350 26.9 13.0 3.1
2006 343 27.9 12.3 4.1
2007 362 26.9 13.5 3.6
2008 368 28.9 12.7 1.9
2009 367 29.8 12.3 3
2010 354 29.8 11.8 3.7
2011 359 30.7 11.6 5
2012 329 30.7 10.7 4.6
2013 300 30.8 9.7 5.7
2014 369 30.8 11.9 12.5
2015 357 30.0 11.9 15.4
2016 363 31.0 11.7 11.6
2017 359 30.4 11.7 14.5
2018 371 30.4 12.2 13.2
2019 361 31.4 11.4 10
2020 347 31.4 11.0 10.4
2021 333 33.4 9.9 8.7
2022 354 31.3 11.2 8.8
2023 355 31.3 11.3 9

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 Meramec Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $455 (2.7%) $16,307 (97.3%) $16,763
2020 $81 (0.5%) $17,666 (99.5%) $17,747
2021 $775 (3.9%) $18,891 (96.1%) $19,667
2022 $577 (3.0%) $18,475 (97.0%) $19,052

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Meramec Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 1052 Elementary schoolsRanks 7th of 898 Elementary schools
 0.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Meramec Elementary)7775
 2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Clayton)71.462.3
 9.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Missouri)4639.7
 6.3%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Meramec Elementary)88.372.7
 15.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Clayton)76.974.3
 2.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)48.742.4
 6.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Meramec Elementary)83.680.6
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Clayton)79.476.8
 2.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)46.843.8
 3%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Meramec Elementary)77.181.8
 4.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton)75.676.5
 0.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)49.345.9
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Meramec Elementary)76.284.5
 8.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Clayton)64.379.9
 15.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Missouri)40.339.1
 1.2%
5th Grade Science (Meramec Elementary)80.984.5
 3.6%
   5th Grade Science (Clayton)64.876.9
 12.1%
   5th Grade Science (Missouri)42.540.9
 1.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Meramec Elementary)76.282.8
 6.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Clayton)67.176.2
 9.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Missouri)47.144.1
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students361355
 1.7%
African American5538
 30.9%
American Indian02
Asian5039
 22%
Hispanic149
 35.7%
Pacific Islander00
White222240
 8.1%
Two or More Races2027
 35%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients10%9%
 1%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Meramec Elementary

Yes! Meramec Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 7th of 898 Missouri elementary schools.

Students who attend Meramec Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Wydown Middle
High : Clayton High

In the 2022-23 school year, 355 students attended Meramec Elementary.

Students at Meramec Elementary are 68% White, 11% Asian, 11% African American, 8% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.


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