Meridian High School

  • Meridian High School serves 1,536 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 30% (which is lower than the Idaho state average of 42%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Idaho state average of 53%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Meridian High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Idaho for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the Idaho state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Idaho state average of 24%.
  • Meridian High School operates within the Joint No. 2 School District.
  • Joint No. 2 School District's 85% graduation rate is higher than the Idaho state average of 78%.

Top Placements

Meridian High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Idaho for:

School Overview

  • Meridian High School's student population of 1536 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 81 teachers has grown by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,536 students
Meridian High School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Meridian High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers81 teachers
Meridian High School Total Teachers (1989-2016)
Students by GradeMeridian High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Meridian High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 656 schools in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Meridian High School is 0.34, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.30. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (ID)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
42%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
53%
Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
Meridian High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2016)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Meridian High School American Indian Students (2004-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Meridian High School Asian Students (2002-2016)
Hispanic
14%
18%
Meridian High School Black Students (2002-2016)
Black
1%
1%
Meridian High School Black Students (2002-2016)
White
80%
76%
Meridian High School White Students (2002-2016)
Two or more races
4%
2%
Meridian High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsMeridian High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.340.30
Meridian High School Diversity Score (2002-2016)
Graduation Rate
84%
78%
Meridian High School Graduation Rate (2014-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
38%
Meridian High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
9%
Meridian High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Meridian High School is Joint No. 2 School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 143 school districts in Idaho (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Joint No. 2 School District's student population of 38,405 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The district's graduation rate of 85% has increased from 81% over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $7,519 in this district is less than the state average of $9,031. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $6,385 is less than the state average of $9,000. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    School District NameJoint No. 2 School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    59
    2
    Number of Students Managed38,405520
    Joint No. 2 School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    52%
    42%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    62%
    53%
    District Graduation Rate
    85%
    78%
    District Total Revenue$277 MM$5 MM
    District Spending$235 MM$5 MM
    District Revenue / Student$7,519$9,031
    District Spending / Student$6,385$9,000
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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