Meridian School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 5,444 students in Meridian 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 School District have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Mississippi public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 21% (versus the 41% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Meridian 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 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Mississippi.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Mississippi public school average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Meridian 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 School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MS)
# Schools
12 Schools
1,067 Schools
# Students
5,444 Students
480,606 Students
# Teachers
371 Teachers
31,208 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Meridian 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 2018-2019 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   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   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   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   School District and public school graduation rate of MS by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.18
0.58
# American Indian Students
6 Students
3,552 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
32 Students
5,156 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
122 Students
17,921 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
4%
# Black Students
4,929 Students
232,056 Students
% Black Students
91%
48%
# White Students
345 Students
211,366 Students
% White Students
6%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
306 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
8 Students
10,249 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
194
5,730
# Students in K Grade:
401
36,253
# Students in 1st Grade:
438
36,587
# Students in 2nd Grade:
451
36,610
# Students in 3rd Grade:
455
38,135
# Students in 4th Grade:
456
39,071
# Students in 5th Grade:
453
39,005
# Students in 6th Grade:
372
35,974
# Students in 7th Grade:
368
36,060
# Students in 8th Grade:
346
35,800
# Students in 9th Grade:
391
35,864
# Students in 10th Grade:
382
34,503
# Students in 11th Grade:
305
32,346
# Students in 12th Grade:
330
31,047
# Ungraded Students:
102
7,621

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,701 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,559. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,336 is less than the state median of $10,908. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MS)
Total Revenue
$58 MM
$22 MM
This chart display total revenue of Meridian   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$56 MM
$21 MM
This chart display total spending of Meridian   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,701
$11,559
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Meridian   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,336
$10,908
This chart display average spending per public school student in Meridian   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MS by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Meridian 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
| 473 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
| 306 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
| 523 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
| 486 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
| 485 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
| 461 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
| 335 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
| 1,435 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
| 609 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
| 331 students
Marion Park Complex
Alternative School
2815 25th St.
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 484-5166
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Ross Collins Vocational Center
Vocational School
2640 24th Ave
Meridian, MS 39302
(601) 483-3331
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Meridian
  • 1019 25th Avenue, Meridian, MS, 39301
  • (601) 484-4957
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,444 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 94%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 77% (Btm 50% in MS)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 21% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.18

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