Meriden School District

22 Liberty Street
Meriden, CT 06450
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Meriden School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Connecticut for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public high schools serving 2,302 students in Meriden School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Connecticut.
Public High Schools in Meriden School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the Connecticut public high school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 55% statewide average).
Public High School in Meriden School District have a Graduation Rate of 93%, which is more than the Connecticut average of 92%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Francis T. Maloney High School, with 95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Connecticut or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Connecticut public high school average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CT)
# Schools
13 Schools
206 Schools
# Students
7,958 Students
167,318 Students
# Teachers
558 Teachers
13,376 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Meriden School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 196 school districts in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 70% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CT)
#145 out of 198 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Meriden   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
27%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Meriden   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
41%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Meriden   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
85%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Meriden   School District and public school graduation rate of CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.66
# American Indian Students
10 Students
436 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
165 Students
7,987 Students
% Asian Students
2%
5%
# Hispanic Students
4,746 Students
45,928 Students
% Hispanic Students
60%
27%
# Black Students
866 Students
24,327 Students
% Black Students
11%
15%
# White Students
1,836 Students
82,682 Students
% White Students
23%
49%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
168 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
332 Students
5,790 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
22
281
# Students in K Grade:
578
581
# Students in 1st Grade:
587
606
# Students in 2nd Grade:
625
655
# Students in 3rd Grade:
603
653
# Students in 4th Grade:
632
622
# Students in 5th Grade:
665
606
# Students in 6th Grade:
654
1,758
# Students in 7th Grade:
665
2,059
# Students in 8th Grade:
625
2,129
# Students in 9th Grade:
638
43,353
# Students in 10th Grade:
576
39,293
# Students in 11th Grade:
539
37,292
# Students in 12th Grade:
549
37,430
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,356 in this school district is less than the state median of $25,998. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $20,782 is less than the state median of $25,071. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CT)
Total Revenue
$170 MM
$12,920 MM
This chart display total revenue of Meriden   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$165 MM
$12,459 MM
This chart display total spending of Meriden   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$21,356
$25,998
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Meriden   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$20,782
$25,071
This chart display average spending per public school student in Meriden   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CT by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Meriden School District Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Francis T. Maloney High School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
121 Gravel St.
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 238-2334
Grades: 9-12
| 1,234 students
Rank: #22.
Orville H. Platt High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
220 Coe Ave.
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 235-7963
Grades: 9-12
| 1,068 students

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 7,958 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • : 85% (Btm 50% in CT)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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