Mildred Merkley Elementary School

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9340 5th St

Highland, IN 46322

(219) 922-5640

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 334

Students Per Teacher: 19

Parent Reviews

12 Parent Reviews for Mildred Merkley Elementary School

Still forming a complete picture. The principal seems to be feared by the staff, and frankly, does not appear to really know what she is doing - what the role of a principal is, and how the staff are supposed to act. Some (at least verbally) expressed good intentions, but a lot of muddling through without ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/15/14

Worse adminastrator ever. She needs to be replaced, but its hard when you are SLEEPING with the schoolboard

Posted by a parent on 11/05/14

This is the worst school ever...We've been having such of bad experience with Merkley school. Somebody needs to change the director of this place.

Posted by a parent on 07/28/14

The school itself and teachers are excellant! The lunch ladies however are rude. They yell at the children for "not being quite" and "disrespectful"....but when you get a group of children together yes, they tend to get loud. Merkley's lunch staff (in the front)clearly don't have things under control. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/25/13

My daughter is going into 2nd grade next week at Merkley. We have had a great experience so far. Every time I visit, there seems to be a friendly student atmosphere. Mrs. Kijurna, one of the 1st grade teachers is a wonderful teacher. She has many years of experience, friendly, great with parent interaction ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/11

Had 2 children attand Merkley. One teacher was very supportive and involved in my daughter's development. The other teacher simply pointed out what my child was not able to do without suggesting ways of improvement. We have since relocated to Orlando, FL and all my children are on the Honor Roll.

Posted by a parent on 11/28/07

I have only been a Merkley parent for a short time but really like the teachers and support staff at Merkley. Everyone is friendly and helpful. The secretary deserves an award for all that she does for the school. The Parent-Teacher Committee is hard working. They plan many extra activities for the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/21/07

I was a former student here a couple years ago, and I have to say Merkley was definitely hands-down a great school. ALL of the teachers are fantastic about making the kids want to learn, and altough there was a change in principal(which by the way, I do not like the newer principal), everything was still ...  Read more

Posted by a former student on 03/14/07

I feel this is one of the best schools around.The teachers are great and really there for the students.They have a lot of extracurricular activities to offer.I am very happy with this school.

Posted by a parent on 09/18/06

My daughter went to Merkley for 7 years and just ended the 6th grade this past week. Her years at Merkley were absolutely wonderful. She looked forward to attending school and learning. There are many strong qualities about this school including enthusiastic teachers, high concern for the students, caring ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/06

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Test Year: 2012
Mildred Merkley Elementary School
School Town Of Highland
* In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.

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Highland schools — Mildred Merkley Elementary School is located at 9340 5th St, Highland IN 46322. 9340 5th St is in the 46322 ZIP code in Highland, IN The school district for Mildred Merkley Elementary School is the School Town Of Highland. Mildred Merkley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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