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
9 134
10 139
11 126
12 135

Meridian High School is a public high school of the Meridian School District located in Bellingham, WA. It has 534 students in grades 9th through 12th. Meridian High School is the 243rd largest public high school in Washington and the 10,230th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 20.9 to 1.

Total Students: 534
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 20.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 25.58

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Meridian High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 285
(53%)
285
(53%)
 Female 249
(47%)
249
(47%)

Meridian High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 362
(68%)
362
(68%)
 Hispanic 109
(20%)
109
(20%)
 Asian 38
(7%)
38
(7%)
 Two or More 18
(3%)
18
(3%)
 American Indian 6
(1%)
6
(1%)
 Black 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Meridian High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 309
(58%)
309
(58%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 181
(34%)
181
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 44
(8%)
44
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Meridian High School is ranked 219th out of 689 ranked schools in Washington, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Meridian High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (42.1%) is slightly higher than the state average of 41.6%. 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 504
2006 479
2007 493
2008 482
2009 489
2010 473
2011 469
2012 478
2013 477
2014 500
2015 534

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.4
2006 20
2007 19.3
2008 18.8
2009 21.4
2010 20.5
2011 19.6
2012 19.8
2013 N/A
2014 19.1
2015 20.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.27579365079365
2006 0.31106471816284
2007 0.35091277890467
2008 0.34854771784232
2009 0.38854805725971
2010 0.12684989429175
2011 0.16204690831557
2012 0.38912133891213
2013 0.34591194968553
2014 0.42
2015 0.42134831460674

Compare Meridian High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,945.9% 19.5:1
 
2,090.0% 20.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 41.6%
 
This School 42.1%
 
National Average 48.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 534 20.9:1  
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