Meridian High School

194 W Laurel Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Meridian High School serves 509 students in grades 9-12.
Meridian High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Washington for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Washington state average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Meridian High School's student population of 509 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has declined by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students509 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

Meridian High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,039 schools in Washington (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Meridian High School is 0.55, 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 (WA)
Overall Testing Rank
#574 out of 2039 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio22:117:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
9%
8%
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Hispanic
21%
23%
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Black
1%
4%
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White
63%
54%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
6%
8%
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Diversity Score
0.550.64
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
36%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMeridian School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Meridian High School is Windward High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Meridian Parent Partnership Program (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Everson Meridian Parent Partnership Program Alternative School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 262 students
    0.0 miles
    960 E. Hemmi Road
    Everson, WA 98247
    (360) 398-9324
    0 K-8 262
  • Bellingham Meridian Special Programs Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 28 students
    0.0 miles
    214 W Laurel Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (206) 398-7111
    0 PK 28
  • Lynden Meridian Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 303 students
    2.3 miles
    861 Ten Mile Road
    Lynden, WA 98264
    (360) 398-2291
    2.3 6-8 303
  • Bellingham Irene Reither Elementary School Math: 40% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 695 students
    2.4 miles
    954 E. Hemmi Road
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    (360) 398-2111
    2.4 PK-5 695
  • Ferndale Windward High School Math: 21-39% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 90 students
    2.8 miles
    5275 Northwest Ave
    Ferndale, WA 98248
    (360) 383-9289
    2.8 9-12 90

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