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
9 447
10 366
11 395
12 323
UG 30

Meridian High School is a public high school of the Meridian Public Schools located in Meridian, MS. It has 1,561 students in grades 9th through 12th. Meridian High School is the 8th largest public high school in Mississippi and the 2,978th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 15.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,561
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15:1
Full Time Teachers: 103.73

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Meridian High School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 786
(50%)
786
(50%)
 Male 775
(50%)
775
(50%)

Meridian High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 1,357
(87%)
1,357
(87%)
 White 169
(11%)
169
(11%)
 Asian 17
(1%)
17
(1%)
 Hispanic 16
(1%)
16
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Two or More 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Meridian High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 1,172
(75%)
1,172
(75%)
 Not Eligible 286
(18%)
286
(18%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 103
(7%)
103
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Meridian High School is ranked 2nd out of 0 ranked schools in Mississippi, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Meridian High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.7%) is higher than the state average of 67.4%. 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

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

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

Compare Meridian High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,420.1% 14.2:1
 
1,500.0% 15.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 67.4%
 
This School 81.7%
 

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