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Merrydale Elementary School (leave a review)
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+1 (225) 355-0346

6700 Rio Street

Baton Rouge, Louisiana


About Merrydale Elementary School
Prekindergarten - 5th Grade

Merrydale Elementary School is one of 86 schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish district of Louisiana.

A relatively average sized school, it has an enrolment of 417 students from Prekindergarten to 5th Grade and is classified as a regular school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $52,437, which is higher than the Louisiana state average of $48,011.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

School-wide program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Merrydale Elementary School 417$11,986$52,4370.16
Glen Oaks Park Elementary School (0.94 miles) 535$9,337$53,5350.02
Career Academy (0.97 miles) 0
Celerity Lanier Charter School (1.09 miles) 436$3,6788$56,0490.04
Baton Rouge Bridge Academy Inc. (1.16 miles) 76$3,7946$36,6960.05
Baton Rouge University Preparatory Elementary (1.16 miles) 174$5986$42,7830.06
Baton Rouge College Prep (1.16 miles) 99$2,2757$43,2530.04

Merrydale Elementary School

Number of pupils417
Funding per pupil$11,986
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$52,437
Diversity index0.16

Glen Oaks Park Elementary School (0.94 miles)

Number of pupils535
Funding per pupil$9,337
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary$53,535
Diversity index0.02

Career Academy (0.97 miles)

Number of pupils0
Funding per pupil
Pupils per teacher
Average teacher salary
Diversity index

Celerity Lanier Charter School (1.09 miles)

Number of pupils436
Funding per pupil$3,678
Pupils per teacher8
Average teacher salary$56,049
Diversity index0.04

Baton Rouge Bridge Academy Inc. (1.16 miles)

Number of pupils76
Funding per pupil$3,794
Pupils per teacher6
Average teacher salary$36,696
Diversity index0.05

Baton Rouge University Preparatory Elementary (1.16 miles)

Number of pupils174
Funding per pupil$598
Pupils per teacher6
Average teacher salary$42,783
Diversity index0.06

Baton Rouge College Prep (1.16 miles)

Number of pupils99
Funding per pupil$2,275
Pupils per teacher7
Average teacher salary$43,253
Diversity index0.04
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Rankings within Louisiana
There are 1,400 schools in Louisiana. Rankings don't always go up to 1,400 because some schools have missing data.
793rdlargest school
273rdhighest average teaching salary
318thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
922ndhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
1086thhighest diversity index
98thhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Prekindergarten - 5th Grade: 6 hours

Kindergarten: 177 days

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 177 days

12th Grade: 177 days

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