Metro Meridian Alternative High School

301 South Meridian

Wichita, KS 67213-2691

Grades: 9-12

139 students

Metro Meridian Alternative High School serves 139 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the KS average of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% 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 139 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 25% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 139 students
Gender % 40% Male / 60%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
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 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (KS) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 12:1
American Indian
1%
1%
Asian
1%
2%
Hispanic
27%
17%
Black
16%
7%
White
48%
68%
Two or more races
7%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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.
0.67 0.29
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%
39%
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.
8%
10%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 52,493 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 95% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,341 is less than the state average of $12,944. The district revenue/student has grown by 39% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,360 is less than the state average of $12,499. The district spending/student has grown by 44% over four years.
School District Name Wichita School District
Number of Schools
Managed
93
3
Number of Students Managed 52,493 575
Graduation Rate 72% 85%
District Total Revenue $583 MM $7 MM
District Spending $584 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,341 $12,944
District Spending / Student $12,360 $12,499
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • WichitaMayberry Cultural And Fine Arts Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    207 South Sheridan
    WichitaKS 67213
    (316)973-5800
    Magnet School

    0.5 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 617 students                      
  • WichitaLawrence Elementary School
    3440 West Maple
    WichitaKS 67213
    (316)973-9900
    0.7 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 447 students                      
  • WichitaFranklin Elementary School
    214 South Elizabeth
    WichitaKS 67213
    (316)973-9850
    0.8 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 348 students                      
  • WichitaAllison Traditional Magnet Middle School
    Magnet School
    221 South Seneca
    WichitaKS 67213
    (316)973-4800
    Magnet School

    1 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 513 students                      
  • WichitaPayne Elementary School
    1601 South Edwards
    WichitaKS 67213
    (316)973-7850
    1 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 299 students                      

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