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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Merritt Academy is a highly rated, public, charter, magnet school located in New Haven, MI. It has 530 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
59900 Havenridge Rd
New Haven, MI 48048
Telephone
(586) 749-6000

Merritt Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1140
15 responses
Average ACT
20
11 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,972
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$934
National
$949
Median Home Value
$115,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • The dances we have and the spirit weeks.
    47%
  • Field Day
    12%
  • Freshmen/Sophomore Washington D.C. Trip
    12%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    12%
  • Home Basketball Games
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
530
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
  • Offers Part Week
  • Offers Full Day
  • Offers Part Day

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.2%
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$8,956/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Merritt Academy Reviews

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Fantastic school one out of the only schools that gets you the help you need and sets you up with success and very good life skills. The environment is very friendly and you get to know more of the students than in a larger school and you establish a bond that cannot be found really anywhere else. If you looking for a school that sets you up to be successful and has a very friendly environment and where you'll feel wanted, this is your type of school.
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My experience at Merritt Academy is pretty good. This is my first year there coming from Prevail Academy. I like how all of the teachers expand on a concept area in a subject and really make sure that all of the students understand it. Something I would like to see change is the electives in middle school. I would like there to be a more variety of elective instead of the basic ones. Some suggestions are photography, cross country, orchestra, pottery, drama, science olympiad, etc.
I love Merritt! The teachers truely care about your well being and will stay hours after school is finished to make sure you succeed. I went there 3rd-12th grade and Loved every second!