Meridian High School

  • Meridian High School serves 1,510 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the ID average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 20% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 23%.
  • Meridian High School operates within the Joint No. 2 School District.
  • Joint No. 2 School District's 82% graduation rate is lower than the ID state average of 85%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1510 students has grown by 8% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,510 students
Meridian High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Meridian High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Meridian High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Meridian High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.34 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (ID) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 19:1
Meridian High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Meridian High School American Indian Students (2004-2014)
Asian
1%
1%
Meridian High School Asian Students (2001-2015)
Hispanic
15%
17%
Meridian High School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
1%
1%
Meridian High School Black Students (2003-2015)
White
80%
77%
Meridian High School White Students (2001-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Meridian High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
2%
Meridian High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Meridian High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown ID All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.34 0.29
Meridian High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
28%
39%
Meridian High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
7%
10%
Meridian High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Joint No. 2 School District's student population of 37,582 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 82% has decreased from 98% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $6,659 in this district is less than the state average of $8,671. The district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $6,105 is less than the state average of $7,847. The district spending/student has declined by 8% over four years.
School District Name Joint No. 2 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
55
2
Number of Students Managed 37,582 529
Joint No. 2 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 82% 85%
Joint No. 2 School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $253 MM $5 MM
Joint No. 2 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $232 MM $4 MM
Joint No. 2 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $6,659 $8,671
Joint No. 2 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $6,105 $7,847
Joint No. 2 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, ID Dept. of Education

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