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About This School

Merritt Elementary School is a public elementary school in Niles. The principal of Merritt Elementary School is Ms. Karen Weimer, whose e-mail is kweimer@brandywinebobcats.org. 357 students attend Merritt Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 66% of the 357 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Merritt Elementary School is 18:1. Brandywine Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 81% 87%
Multiracial 7% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Hawaiian 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 50%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Merritt is a Blue Ribbon school. If you know how much effort it takes to receive Blue Ribbon status from the State of Michigan then that's all you need to know.

  • (4 years ago)

    i really like merritt school i grew up in brandywine and both of my children go there.my daughter went to niles last year and we decided to put her in merritt and so far she really likes and seems to be doing better.I think brandywine is a very good school and the teachers and staff treat everyone with respect.. signed sabrina

  • (8 years ago)

    I really like Merritt Elementary School.Most important my four children love/loved it there.Matter of fact we are school of choice.Which means we like that school better than any in Niles.So we choose to send them there.Which means we have to drive them everyday but it is well worth it in every way.The staff there are very understanding to are needs.My son has HDHD and he is doing so good.The teachers and staff are very patient with him and he has come along ways due to the teachers & staff.Also there speech teacher MRS.Leitz is good with my 3 children that go to her for speech.All and all we wouldn't change a thing except (move into the district one day)out of Niles school district! =)signed Whitney

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