Meridian Public Schools School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 4,940 students in Meridian Public Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Mississippi.
Public Schools in Meridian Public Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 21% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Meridian Public Schools School District are Poplar Springs Elementary School, Magnolia Middle School and West Hills Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Meridian Public Schools School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 57% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Meridian Public Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Mississippi for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Meridian Public Schools School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MS)
# Schools
12 Schools
1,050 Schools
# Students
4,940 Students
444,731 Students
# Teachers
363 Teachers
31,493 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Meridian Public Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 144 school districts in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 77% has increased from 67% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MS)
Overall District Rank
#122 out of 146 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Meridian Public Schools  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Meridian Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
21%
41%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Meridian Public Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
77%
85%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Meridian Public Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.16
0.59
# American Indian Students
3 Students
3,062 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
23 Students
5,079 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
1%
# Hispanic Students
132 Students
19,443 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
4%
# Black Students
4,511 Students
211,217 Students
% Black Students
91%
48%
# White Students
238 Students
190,886 Students
% White Students
5%
43%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
287 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
31 Students
14,757 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
108
6,013
# Students in K Grade:
355
30,770
# Students in 1st Grade:
440
32,570
# Students in 2nd Grade:
370
32,465
# Students in 3rd Grade:
368
32,408
# Students in 4th Grade:
453
33,815
# Students in 5th Grade:
299
31,823
# Students in 6th Grade:
366
35,604
# Students in 7th Grade:
397
37,079
# Students in 8th Grade:
413
37,162
# Students in 9th Grade:
351
34,756
# Students in 10th Grade:
332
33,410
# Students in 11th Grade:
317
31,384
# Students in 12th Grade:
263
28,607
# Ungraded Students:
108
6,865

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,793 in this school district is less than the state median of $12,444. The school district revenue/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,390 is less than the state median of $11,775. The school district spending/student has grown by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$58 MM
$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Meridian Public Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$56 MM
$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Meridian Public Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,793
$12,444
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Meridian Public Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,390
$11,775
This chart display average spending per public school student in Meridian Public Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Meridian Public Schools School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Poplar Springs Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4101 27th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39305
(601) 484-4455
Grades: PK-5
| 447 students
Rank: #22.
Magnolia Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 24th Street
Meridian, MS 39305
(601) 484-4064
Grades: 6-8
| 339 students
Rank: #33.
West Hills Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4100 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 484-4474
Grades: PK-5
| 494 students
Rank: #44.
Parkview Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1225 26th Street
Meridian, MS 39305
(601) 484-3616
Grades: PK-5
| 369 students
Rank: #55.
Oakland Heights Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
601 59th Ave
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 482-3541
Grades: PK-5
| 367 students
Rank: #66.
Northwest Junior High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4400 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 484-4099
Grades: 6-8
| 513 students
Rank: #77.
Crestwood Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
730 Crestwood Dr.
Meridian, MS 39301
(601) 482-0395
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #88.
Meridian High School
Math: 17% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2320 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39305
(601) 485-3848
Grades: 9-12
| 1,280 students
Rank: #99.
T J Harris Elementary School
Math: 15% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3951 12th Street
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 482-1683
Grades: PK-5
| 483 students
Rank: #1010.
George Washington Carver Middle School
Math: 19% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
900 44th Avenue
Meridian, MS 39307
(601) 484-4484
Grades: 6-8
| 346 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marion Park Complex
Alternative School
2815 25th St.
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 484-5166
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Ross Collins Voc Center
Vocational School
2640 24th Ave
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 483-3331
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Meridian Public Schools School District
  • 1019 25th Avenue, Meridian, MS, 39301
  • (601) 484-4957
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,940 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 95%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 77% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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