Prairie River Middle School

106 North Polk St, Merrill, WI 54452 | (715) 536-9593
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 683
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 106 N Polk St, Merrill, WI 54452
  • Principal or Admin: Gerald Beyer
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School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
School District Details
  • Merrill Area School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $10,118
  • Graduation Rate: 96.0%
  • Dropout Rate: 2.9%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.5
  • Enrolled Students: 2,978

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 683
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 42.8
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 16.0
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 364 (53.3%)
  • Females: 319 (46.7%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 93 (13.6%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 213 (31.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 306 (44.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Prairie River Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Prairie River Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade22432.8%
7th Grade22733.2%
8th Grade23234.0%
Source: WI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Prairie River Middle School performed on average about the same as other schools across the state on WKCE state exams in the following subjects:
  • Language Arts
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Social Studies

WKCE - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 6 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test

Grade 7 - % of students at or above proficiency

Math Test
Reading Test

Grade 8 - % of students at or above proficiency

Language Arts Test
Math Test
Reading Test
Science Test
Social Studies Test
Source: WI Department of Education 2010-2011

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