Merritt Island school information

IndexMerritt IslandFloridaNational
Average Test Scores73%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:117:116:1
Total public schools93,38879,221
Total private schools61,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools14667,963
The Merritt Island, FL educational system consists of 9 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Merritt Island public schools have average test scores of 73% which is 48% higher than than the Florida average and 48% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Merritt Island public schools is 17:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.0% have completed high school, 32.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Merritt Island are 48% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Merritt Island.
  • 89.3% of people in Merritt Island have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.0% of people in Merritt Island have completed high school.
  • 32.1% of people in Merritt Island have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Merritt Island

IndexMerritt IslandFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade89.3%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school89.0%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college67.2%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.7%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.1%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters11.4%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cocoa Beach, FL11,46678%59%
Satellite Beach, FL10,49578%58%
Indian Harbour Beach, FL8,38174%49%
Viera West, FL8,68072%46%
South Patrick Shores, FL6,39867%36%
Merritt Island, FL35,91673%48%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Richfield, MN35,91241%17%
Goldsboro, NC35,92433%32%
Bell, CA35,92724%52%
Leavenworth, KS35,94838%23%
Dunedin, FL35,88261%24%
Merritt Island, FL35,91673%48%
Source: The Merritt Island, FL 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.