Merrillville school information

IndexMerrillvilleIndianaNational
Average Test Scores63%66%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:122:116:1
Total public schools81,75579,221
Total private schools367524,874
Total post-secondary schools71417,963
The Merrillville, IN educational system consists of 8 public schools, 3 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. Merrillville public schools have average test scores of 63% which is 5% lower than than the Indiana average and 28% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Merrillville public schools is 19:1, compared to 22:1 in Indiana and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 88.6% have completed high school, 22.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Merrillville are 28% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Merrillville.
  • 89.6% of people in Merrillville have completed 8th grade.
  • 88.6% of people in Merrillville have completed high school.
  • 22.7% of people in Merrillville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Merrillville

IndexMerrillvilleIndianaNational
Completed 8th grade89.6%84.6%84.3%
Completed high school88.6%82.9%83.0%
Completed some college58.1%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.4%33.0%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.7%24.6%30.3%
Completed masters7.6%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Merrillville (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Winfield, IN5,23385%73%
Munster, IN23,10383%69%
Crown Point, IN28,74383%69%
Lakes of the Four Seasons, IN6,93282%67%
Valparaiso, IN32,27180%64%
Merrillville, IN35,26863%28%

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Roseville, MN35,25453%7%
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Mooresville, NC35,38765%31%
Merrillville, IN35,26863%28%
Source: The Merrillville, IN education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.