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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Lauderdale County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Meridian, MS. It has 6,283 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 48% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
301 46th Court
Meridian, MS 39305
About Lauderdale County School District...

Lauderdale County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1240
11 responses
Average ACT
24
303 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,283
Free or Reduced Lunch
55.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,967
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$8,485/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$32,807
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$703
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,700
National
$184,700

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.