Meridian High School

Meridian High School serves 395 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Meridian High School operates within the Meridian Public s School District.
The school district's 76% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 395 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 395 students
Meridian High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Meridian High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Meridian High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.08 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 18:1
Meridian High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
3%
Meridian High School Asian (1988-2008)
Hispanic
1%
6%
Meridian High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
1%
22%
Meridian High School Black (1995-2012)
White
96%
67%
Meridian High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Meridian High School Sch Ethnicity Meridian 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.
0.08 0.48
Meridian High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
32%
44%
Meridian High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
5%
6%
Meridian High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,609 students has grown by 16% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 0% has decreased from 73% over five years.
School District Name Meridian Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 1,609 806
Meridian Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate 76% 82%
Meridian Public s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $11 MM
Meridian Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $13 MM $11 MM
Meridian Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,390 $11,537
Meridian Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,367 $11,612
Meridian Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is H.h. Dow High School (6.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Meridian Junior High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Meridian Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Sanford Meridian Elementary School
    3353 North Meridian Rd
    Sanford , MI , 48657
    (989)687-3500
    0.1  mi  |  478  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Sanford Meridian Junior High School
    3475 North Meridian Rd
    Sanford , MI , 48657
    (989)687-3360
    0.4  mi  |  403  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Midland H.h. Dow High School
    3901 North Saginaw Rd
    Midland , MI , 48640
    (989)923-5382
    6.6  mi  |  1359  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Midland Academic And Career Education Academy
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    884 East Isabella Rd
    Midland , MI , 48640
    (989)631-5202
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    6.8  mi  |  117  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Midland Windover High School
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    32 South Homer Rd
    Midland , MI , 48640
    (989)832-0852
    Alternative School
    Charter School
    6.9  mi  |  123  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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