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
    B+
  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
1180
9 responses
Average ACT
22
10 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$59,500
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Median Home Value
$117,100
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • The dances we have and the spirit weeks.
    58%
  • Freshmen/Sophomore Washington D.C. Trip
    17%
  • Field Day
    8%
  • Home Basketball Games
    8%
  • Homecoming Football Game
    8%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%

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%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.5%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 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
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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.
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Since starting Merritt Academy in Kindergarden the school has expanded a lot, many things for the better. The teachers and staff are always there to look out after the students and know them on a personal level. If there is something wrong they are always willing to be an ear to talk to if you need to get something off of your chest. Not only that in the past few years the academics have excelled as well as the sports programs. This helps the students prepare for college and learn about what is out in the real world. Not only does the school teach us about the core activities it teaches us life long morals and skills that we will need in society. Out of all these good things something that is improving, but could be better is the technology.
Merritt is an excellent school! Although it is a charter school, it still offers a an amazing "public school" feel.