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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Merritt Island High School is a highly rated, public school located in Merritt Island, FL. It has 1,543 students in grades PK, 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
100 Mustang Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953
Telephone
(321) 454-1000

Merritt Island High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
99 responses
Average ACT
25
132 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,100
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$928
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,600
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
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 122 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallies
    16%
  • Playing sports
    16%
  • Football games every Friday
    15%
  • Watching plays
    11%
  • Powder Puff Football
    9%
  • Clubs
    7%
  • Clubs such as art club
    7%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,543
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.39 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.39 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,760
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,723/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I always dreamed about being a Merritt Island Mustang since I was a little girl. I always went to the volleyball games to watch my best friend's sister play. Both of us would sit in the stands and look up to those girls on the team and the people sitting in the student sections saying, "Wow, can't wait till we get to play on this court and sit in that area one day". The saying, "Once a Mustang always a Mustang" really sticks with you throughout your high school career and for the rest of your life. It's a small school with big opportunities, offering a vast amount of clubs, sports, or activities that students can be involved in. Merritt Island High is known for their pride, tradition, and family. It became my second home for the past four years. The teachers and administration want nothing but success for you! Graduating from this place will be bittersweet.
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Merritt Island is the place to be. Throughout my years of high school I have felt the comfort and support of our own little community. The teachers and staff are there to help the students just as much as we are there to help them. Being on an island makes us closer than most would like, but that’s what makes us who we are. We are the Merritt Island Mustangs, and we carry that name with pride as we represent our school. I couldn’t ask for a better high school experience than right here in Merritt Island. Everyone that has entered this school will forever bleed black and gold. As we all say; once a Mustang, always a Mustang!
I attended Merritt Island High School for four years. It is an excellent school with great education. My overall favorite part of my high school career was being in an academy. I was in the Hospitality Academy for three years. If you're in an academy, you get really close to the other students in the academy and I loved that. We all traveled from class to class together, we all helped each other with work, and we all made great friendships. Being in this academy has also taught me a lot about the real world. I learned a lot about customer service, computer software, and being professional. If I could change one thing about Merritt Island, I would change the dresscode. Merritt Island High is a school in Florida, where it's 90 degrees all year round but the students are not allowed to where tank tops... I believe students should be allowed to let their arms breathe. Other than the dresscode, Merritt Island is an amazing school and going there has been the greatest time of my life!