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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Lauderdale County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Meridian, MS. It has 6,417 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
About Lauderdale County School District...
Address
301 46th Court
Meridian, MS 39305
Telephone
(601) 693-1683

Lauderdale County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1320
10 responses
Average ACT
24
249 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,417
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,261
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$54,741,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,638/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%

Lauderdale County School District Reviews

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The learning environment is fabulous! Run safety drills often to ensure students' safety. The teachers are amazingly very helpful, and they work hard to make sure every child reaches their goal. Keep up the good work!
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I like how most of our teachers genuinely care about you and your education. If you get involved in more than just sports, school will be really fun. I've enjoyed my four years of high school. I believe that Southeast is #1 overall. We have a really good principal, Russel Keene. He makes sure that we are enjoying school and he really makes sure that we are on top of things. Our assistant principal, Jan Smith, and our counselor, Sydney Ethridge, are sooooo helpful. They really care about us and are making sure that we are college ready.
The district could do better with teaching students and making sure they understand the material. The teachers and staff are more worried about improving state test scores . The district's overall rating is a B, but each individual school's scores vary. If the district took its focus off of state tests, and more on the students, each student would be more likely to succeed.