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Merryhill School

Private | K-5 | 250 students


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Posted August 5, 2014

My son started here in first grade and is headed to 2nd grade this year. We are so pleased with the Merryhill curriculum and the teaching staff at the school. From the moment we visited the school last year, they were very welcoming and sincerely care about our child and his progress. The teachers and principal care very much about his well-being and will spend extra time with us if we need to meet. The school is one that creates a nurturing and educational environment. They even created such great comfort for my shy son to volunteer to do a song at holiday show! We look forward to another great year at the school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 28, 2014

My child will be entering the 3rd grade this year and Merryhill is the only school and preschool he has ever gone to. I could not be happier with the care and education he has received. The teachers are amazing and spend a great deal of time to get to know your child and tap into what motivates them to learn. It is a safe and nurturing environment. The previous principal Ms Utsinger was amazing and Mrs. Roden is following in her footsteps! I would highly recommend this elementary school as well as the preschool!!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 22, 2014

My daughter is seven and has been going to this school since she was six months old. We cannot be happier. The class sizes are manageable. The teachers are knowledgeable and organized. Most importantly, however, my daughter is getting a good education in a safe and positive atmosphere, one very conducive to learning and growing as a child into a young adult and beyond.
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Posted July 16, 2014

Love this school! My child had a great experience in Kindergarten this past year. We were a little nervous at the beginning of the school year due to a new principal coming on board. Mrs. Roden has proved to be an amazing principal! She cares about each and every student and wants the best for the students. She is always open and pro-active with any concerns we had with our child. We are looking forward to another great year at this school!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 4, 2014

Great preschool! We have two girls who both go to Merryhill on Durango. Our oldest started in the nursery when she was just 6 months old. I had to go back to work and was looking for a daycare with low baby/adult ratio. Merryhill takes 8 babies and they have two ladies at all times. The school has a nutritionist and she does all the cooking. Food is great and healthy. She even offers a cooking class during the summer for the kids and they love it. The rooms are very clean and organized. There is a family feel when you walk in. All the teachers know my kids names and the principal is always available to the parents. Parents are welcome to all school activities. They celebrate Thanksgiving lunch, Mother's day lunch, father's day BBQ, a Grandparents day, and a Christmas show. I have hand prints, foot prints, pictures of my kids playing with paint, coloring, listening to a teacher read a book, playing outside and more. For a working mom, to know that your children are learning in a safe and fun environment is more than anyone could ask for. Merryhill is worth every penny!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 19, 2014

This school is not worth your investment. I had one child there from k-5 th who went to another private school for 6th grade and was not up to speed. The 5th grade teacher at Merryhill is non-motivated, unprofessional, and has no concern about security. So, I pulled my other two children out an put them in a charter school. One of them was behind grade level and was receiving straight A's from Merrryhill. The teachers at this school are great, but they can only teach with the materials provided to them. After 7 years at this school with 3 children, I advise you to go else where if you are concerned about academics.
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Posted July 11, 2012

I absolutely love this school. My son has gone to Merryhill since he was 2 years old, he is 5 now and about to enter kindergarten! The level of care & learning he received at Merryhill is unbelievable. The cost is high, but worth every penny. I have never worried about my son, when I drop him off in the morning and go to work I know he is in good hands. The principal and assistant address any concern you have immediately. The teachers are very loving and caring towards all the children. I highly recommend this school.
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Posted March 18, 2012

We left another private school for Merryhill and couldn't be happier with the individual attention and nurturing they provide.
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Posted March 16, 2012

Wonderful teachers and staff! The principal is very involved, the curriculum is challenging and my son loves coming to school every day. If you are looking for personal attention to your child, this is the school!
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Posted February 19, 2011

This school is average at best and is not worth the money. They care more about making a profit than providing a quality education. Run as fast as you can.
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Posted September 16, 2010

My son has attended Merryhill since kindergarten. He has been very exited about going to school every day for the past two years, and has had nothing but positive experiences academically and socially. The staff and teachers have all been completely helpful to me and very much involved in providing my son with the best education and experience possible. I have a nephew who also just started the 2nd grade but attends a public school in the Clark County School District, and the difference in the level of education the two boys are receiving (both who are very bright children) is incredible. The proof is in the pudding for me. As far as the comments about the principal, I think they're quite sad, because she is very qualified and cares about each student. Just because she happens to be attractive and cares about her appearance she shouldn't be labeled as unprofessional.
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Posted April 8, 2010

The principal needs to get it together. This school could be a great place but needs better leadership. Stop worrying about your image and make this a good school. We have been with Merryhill for many years, but I am taking my daughter elsewhere next year.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 4, 2010

My daughter has attended Merryhill for 2 years now, I would highly recommend it.
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Posted February 27, 2010

My kindergartner has attended Merryhill since she was 3. I just had her independently assessed at another school and am SORELY disappointed in the level of education she's received.
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Posted August 20, 2009

Wonderful start this week for my granddaughter. She was unsure of starting in a new school, but everyone has made her feel safe and comfortable, from the principal to her teachers. I highly recommend this school!
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Posted August 20, 2009

My son just started kindergarten this week. He can't wait to get to school in the morning, loves his teacher, his classmates, and doing homework! The quality of education is high and worth the bucks.
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Posted July 30, 2009

My child attended the summer camp. She had such a wonderful experience, that we decided to enroll her for the 2009-2010 school year. I was very impressed by the administration, and the teachers I have met. I can't wait for the school year to start.
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Posted June 4, 2009

I agree with the last comment. It was a disgrace to the students on their last day for a few miserable parents to behave so childish. The school is great!
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Posted June 3, 2009

I love the school, the principaly is wonderful and I think everyone should keep out of everyone else's business....... to much gossip and not enough facts, just hush.
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Posted April 2, 2009

My daughter has attended Merryhill School since pre-K to now... The Staff and Teaching skills are Superior to any all schools I have interviewed before chosing Merryhill. It gives me as a parent confidence in their Teaching skills to produce brilliance in all aspects of learning... from Basic Education and preparing my child to EXCELL in the world today... The Principal shows intense caring and executes Staff Professionalism for each and every student.... Every student that attends is always reviewed and is helped in weaknesses and encouraged twords structuring excellent education.... I would overly and most definately highly reccomend this School... Merryhill Schools should be your number one choice in Education for your child... If you give thought about the school your child attends, Merryhill should your first and your only choice... They care for each and every student individually and as a group... Thank you, Pleased Parent
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 46%
Black 38% 10%
Asian 4% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% N/A
Hispanic 1% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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