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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Merrillville High School is a public school located in Merrillville, IN. It has 2,194 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 13% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.
Address
276 E 68th Pl
Merrillville, IN 46410
Telephone
(219) 650-5307
Website

Merrillville High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
13%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1020
303 responses
Average ACT
22
52 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,428
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$969
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,400
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.67 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.67 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 280 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    19%
  • Senior events
    17%
  • Prom
    17%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Friday Show
    13%
  • Homecoming Dance
    6%
  • Musicals
    4%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,194
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.75 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.75 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.75 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.94 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.94 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.94 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,849/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.100 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.100 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.100 responses
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Merrillville High School Reviews

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Merrillville High School has always been known for the excellent academics they offer their students. During my high school career I could always count on my teachers and counselors being able to answer any questions I had about college. I can honestly thank my counselor Ms. Dewald, for all her hard work and being able to help me make the discussion to go to college less terrifying. At Merrillville High School the counselors help the students with state test, college applications, and fafsa. The only thing that I can say would need improvement is the food, but what high school student can say their lunches are perfect!
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My experience with Merrillville High School has been average overall. There are good teachers who can allow students to feel wanted and welcomed to learn. However, there are a few teachers who are lackluster and don't provide the quality teaching that all teacher's should be providing. School culture the administration strives for (a safe, respectful, and fun environment) has been hard to reach due to a few outlying students. Merrillville High School could improve substantially if the administration can have a breakthrough with the individuals that don't believe in the respectful and safe environment Merrillville is trying to achieve.
What I liked most about Merrillville High School was the diversity among the students. I had the opportunity to meet students from many different backgrounds. Also, the staff at the school were for the most part very friendly while still being an authoritative figure. However, the school’s handbook had a few rules that seemed a bit ridiculous like students unable to have shoulders exposed especially during the summer and a few other regulations. Otherwise, there wasn’t anything I really didn’t enjoy during my time at the school.