Metro Meridian Alternative High School

301 South Meridian,

Wichita, KS, 67213-2691

Tel: (316)973-0550
Grades: 9-12

135 students

Metro Meridian Alternative High School serves 135 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 32%.
Metro Meridian Alternative High School operates within the Wichita School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the KS state average of 85%.

Overview

The student population of 135 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 135 students
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Total Students (1991-2012)
Gender % 40% Male / 60%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Total Classroom Teachers (1991-2012)
Students by Grade Metro Meridian Alternative High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 12:1
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1991-2012)
American Indian
2%
1%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School American Indian (1991-2012)
Asian
n/a
2%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Asian (1991-2012)
Hispanic
25%
16%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Hispanic (1991-2012)
Black
17%
7%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Black (1991-2012)
White
45%
68%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School White (1991-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Metro Meridian Alternative High School Sch Ethnicity Metro Meridian Alternative High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 0.51
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Diversity Score (1991-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
74%
38%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
10%
Metro Meridian Alternative High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 51,517 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 96% over five years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
90
3
Number of Students Managed 51,517 543
Wichita School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 72% 85%
Wichita School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
District Total Revenue $583 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $584 MM $7 MM
Wichita School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,341 $12,944
Wichita School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,360 $12,499
Wichita School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, KS Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is West High School (1.3 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Mayberry Cultural And Fine Arts Magnet Middle School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lawrence Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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Wichita, KS public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the Kansas average of 0.31. The most diverse school in Wichita is Beech Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Kansas or national school diversity statistics.