Meridian Elementary School

651 S. Third St.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Meridian Elementary School serves 624 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Meridian Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 26% (which is lower than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Meridian Elementary School's student population of 624 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students624 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

Meridian Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Meridian Elementary School is 0.59, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#7469 out of 9602 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
25%
54%
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Black
7%
5%
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White
59%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
5%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.590.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
73%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCajon Valley Union School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Meridian Elementary School is Reach Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Montgomery Middle School (0.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • El Cajon Montgomery Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 926 students
    0.6 miles
    1570 Melody Ln.
    El Cajon, CA 92019
    (619) 588-3107
    0.6 6-8 926
  • La Mesa Reach Academy Special Education School
    Grades: 9-12 | 39 students
    0.6 miles
    230 Jamacha Rd.
    La Mesa, CA 91944
    (619) 588-3580
    0.6 9-12 39
  • El Cajon Madison Avenue Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 620 students
    0.9 miles
    1615 E. Madison Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92019
    (619) 588-3077
    0.9 K-5 620
  • El Cajon Sevick Special Education

    0.9 miles
    1609 E. Madison Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92019
    (619) 588-3146
    0.9 n/a n/a
  • El Cajon Granite Hills High School Math: 35% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 2,290 students
    1.0 miles
    1719 E. Madison Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92019
    (619) 593-5500
    1 9-12 2,290

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