Meridian High School

  • Meridian High School serves 125 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is ≤20% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Meridian High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Meridian High School's student population of 125 students has grown by 34% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 23% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students125 students
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Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Meridian High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Meridian High School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank#2643 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)≤20%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
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5%
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Hispanic
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26%
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Black
59%
17%
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White
26%
48%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
15%
4%
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Diversity Score0.570.68
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Graduation Rate≥80%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
84%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
2%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeridian CUSD 101 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

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