Cato-Meridian Central School District

2851 State Rte 370
Cato, NY 13033
(District boundaries shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 2 public schools serving 865 students in Cato-Meridian Central School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New York.
Public Schools in Cato-Meridian Central School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the New York public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New York public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NY)
# Schools
2 Schools
4,804 Schools
# Students
865 Students
2,526,085 Students
# Teachers
76 Teachers
215,006 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

Cato-Meridian Central School District, which is ranked #593 of all 1,019 school districts in New York (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NY)
#592 out of 1020 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cato-Meridian Central   School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
43%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cato-Meridian Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
43%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cato-Meridian Central   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
85-89%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cato-Meridian Central   School District and public school graduation rate of NY by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.15
0.72
# American Indian Students
4 Students
18,588 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
n/a
249,216 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
10%
# Hispanic Students
22 Students
726,742 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
29%
# Black Students
3 Students
408,333 Students
% Black Students
n/a
16%
# White Students
797 Students
1,036,576 Students
% White Students
92%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
6,065 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
37 Students
80,416 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
46
56,452
# Students in K Grade:
66
173,911
# Students in 1st Grade:
66
175,816
# Students in 2nd Grade:
51
179,820
# Students in 3rd Grade:
61
179,541
# Students in 4th Grade:
68
182,709
# Students in 5th Grade:
62
184,133
# Students in 6th Grade:
60
186,473
# Students in 7th Grade:
68
191,045
# Students in 8th Grade:
68
194,721
# Students in 9th Grade:
74
208,652
# Students in 10th Grade:
62
198,832
# Students in 11th Grade:
52
188,822
# Students in 12th Grade:
59
188,400
# Ungraded Students:
2
36,758

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $26,787 in this school district is less than the state median of $31,092. The school district revenue/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,610 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NY)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$23 MM
$78,541 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cato-Meridian Central   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$20 MM
$80,737 MM
This chart display total spending of Cato-Meridian Central   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$26,787
$31,092
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cato-Meridian Central   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$23,610
$31,961
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cato-Meridian Central   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NY by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Cato-Meridian Central School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cato-meridian Junior-senior High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2851 State Rte 370
Cato, NY 13033
(315) 626-3439
Grades: 7-12
| 383 students
Rank: #22.
Cato-meridian Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2851 State Rte 370
Cato, NY 13033
(315) 626-3439
Grades: PK-6
| 482 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Cato-Meridian Central School District?
Cato-Meridian Central School District manages 2 public schools serving 865 students.
What is the rank of Cato-Meridian Central School District?
Cato-Meridian Central School District is ranked #593 out of 1,019 school districts in New York (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Cato-Meridian Central School District?
92% of Cato-Meridian Central School District students are White, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Hispanic, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Cato-Meridian Central School District?
Cato-Meridian Central School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the New York state average of 12:1.
What is Cato-Meridian Central School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,610 is less than the state median of $31,961. The school district spending/student has declined by 15% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 2 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 865 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 8%
  • : 85-89% (Btm 50% in NY)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NY Dept. of Education

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