Meridian High School



Meridian High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Meridian High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 420
10 383
11 304
12 325
UG 39

Meridian High School is a public high school of the Meridian Public School District located in Meridian, MS. It has 1,471 students in grades 9th through 12th. Meridian High School is the 12th largest public high school in Mississippi and the 3,467th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 18.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,471
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 81.11

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Meridian High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 737
(50%)
737
(50%)
 Female 734
(50%)
734
(50%)

Meridian High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,337
(91%)
1,337
(91%)
 White 101
(7%)
101
(7%)
 Hispanic 24
(2%)
24
(2%)
 Asian 9
(1%)
9
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Meridian High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,471
(100%)
1,471
(100%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Not Eligible 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Meridian High School is ranked 2nd out of 253 ranked schools in Mississippi, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Meridian High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (100.0%) is significantly higher than the state average of 70.3%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Meridian High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1219
2006 1245
2007 1231
2008 1250
2009 1683
2010 1689
2011 1630
2012 1561
2013 1490
2014 1458
2015 1471

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 16.5
2006 17.2
2007 14.7
2008 13.4
2009 13.3
2010 15.7
2011 16.3
2012 15
2013 15.7
2014 15.6
2015 18.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.63904840032814
2006 0.69397590361446
2007 0.66450040617384
2008 0.7264
2009 0.78312537136067
2010 0.78981645944346
2011 0.81963190184049
2012 0.81678411274824
2013 0.80536912751678
2014 1
2015 1

Compare Meridian High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,455.1% 14.6:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,810.0% 18.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 70.3%
 
This School 100.0%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Meridian High School
Meridian, MS
Public 09 - 12 1,471 18.1:1  
The Pentecostal Christian Academy
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Private KG - 12 53 5:1 2 miles
Calvary Christian School
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West Lauderdale High School
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Public 09 - 12 631 17.5:1 12 miles
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Public 09 - 12 260 12.4:1 12 miles
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