Meridian

3900 S. Mountain Road
Mesa, AZ 85212
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
8/
10
Top 30%
Meridian serves 819 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Meridian placed in the top 30% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Meridian's student population of 819 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students819 students
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Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
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School Comparison

Meridian is ranked within the top 30% of all 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Meridian is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#532 out of 2111 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
66%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.500.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGilbert Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Meridian is Desert Ridge High School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Desert Ridge Junior High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ala Mesa (1.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chandler Ala Mesa Charter School
    Math: 65% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: K-6 | 473 students
    1.1 miles
    4507 S. Mountain Rd.
    Chandler, AZ 85286
    (480) 420-2110
    1.1 K-6 473
  • Chandler Legacy Traditional School - East Mesa Charter School

    1.2 miles
    10707 E. Guadalupe Rd.
    Chandler, AZ 85286
    (480) 240-5438
    1.2 n/a n/a
  • Mesa Desert Ridge Junior High School Math: 43% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 1,234 student
    1.9 miles
    10211 E. Madero Ave.
    Mesa, AZ 85209
    (480) 497-3300
    1.9 7-8 1,234
  • Mesa Gateway Polytechnic Academy Math: 56% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-8 | 888 students
    1.9 miles
    5149 S. Signal Butte Rd.
    Mesa, AZ 85212
    (480) 987-5935
    1.9 PK-8 888
  • Mesa Desert Ridge High School Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 8-12 | 2,626 students
    2.1 miles
    10045 E Madero Ave
    Mesa, AZ 85212
    (480) 497-3300
    2.1 8-12 2,626

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