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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Merit College Preparatory Academy is an above average, public, charter school located in Springville, UT. It has 313 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
About Merit College Preparatory Academy...
Address
1440 W Center Street
Springville, UT 84663
Telephone
(801) 491-7600
Website

Merit College Preparatory Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
32 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$60,659
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$933
National
$949
Median Home Value
$209,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
44%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Midyear fundraiser for sister school in Africa
    30%
  • Our end of the year concert
    20%
  • Sporting events
    20%
  • The first week of school is community service.
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
313
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,125
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.4%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,713/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Merit College Preparatory Academy Reviews

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Merit Academy is seriously the best, it is a small number of students, and everyone knows each other. It feels more like a family environment. Everyone is included, and people aren't left out. It's really fun, seeing as the school is going more towards project based learning. We make rings in science class with an acetylene torch, and every time we learn about a certain chemical reaction we then do it, to see what it looks like in real life. That is just one example, the whole school is hands on like that. The teachers are not teachers, they are more like friends, and they really connect with the students. It's just an awesome school!
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We have basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross country teams, a cheer squad with both genders, an award winning Cyber Security competing club, an anime club, a Dr. Who club, a Spanish club, a cooking club, a creative writing club, and Card game club. That doesn't even cover the amazing class opportunities of Theater Performance, Dance Company, Ballroom Company, Symphonic Band, Ceramics, 3D art, Drawing, Science Demo team, or Discovery Space Camp! There are so many ways to be involved here!
Theatre program is extremely high caliber, and the school has lots of community engagement/service/volunteer opportunities. Not as professional of an atmosphere anymore, sadly, and a lot of the best teachers have left. Still better than public school, though, and smaller, which is nice.