Meridian High School

2320 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39305
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Meridian High School serves 1,308 students in grades 9-12.
Meridian High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,308 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Meridian High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute
Most improved public schools

School Overview

Meridian High School's student population of 1,308 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,308 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Meridian High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Meridian High School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#608 out of 805 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
2%
4%
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Black
93%
47%
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White
4%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.13
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Graduation Rate
85%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
6%
7%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meridian High School's ranking?
Meridian High School is ranked #608 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are Meridian High School often compared to?
Meridian High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like West Lauderdale High School, Northeast Lauderdale High School, Clarkdale High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 15% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
What is the graduation rate of Meridian High School?
The graduation rate of Meridian High School is 85%, which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 88%.
How many students attend Meridian High School?
1,308 students attend Meridian High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
93% of Meridian High School students are Black, 4% of students are White, 2% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Meridian High School?
Meridian High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does Meridian High School offer ?
Meridian High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Meridian High School part of?
Meridian High School is part of Meridian Public Schools School District.

School Reviews

5   9/29/2022
Great environment and school.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Chris

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,308 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 96%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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