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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Meriden School District is a public school district located in Meriden, CT. It has 7,921 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.

Meriden School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
1080
342 responses
Average ACT
25
21 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,921
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.3%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$22,011/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$57,886
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,000
National
$949
Median Home Value
$172,200
National
$184,700

Meriden School District Reviews

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The Meriden School District is very college forward. From the moment you are entered into the district, you are pushed to do your very best. Teachers and Staff provide a learning environment that can mold to each students needs. This helps all students prepare for their futures to their best ability. This includes a wide variety of studies from Medical to Culinary to Psychology. There are also many sports teams and musical ensembles.
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Meriden School have a great amount of diversity, and the students are very friendly. The teachers make the student work hard, and try to push them to try their hardest. The facility has been recently updated and is filled with the newest technology to help the student. The recent update also brings in a fresh environment for the students, which allows for a innovated and active learning environment for the students.
I felt as if the Meriden School System needs to work to better motivate their students. In Meriden, we face lots of students coming from distraught families. This poses a bigger challenge for educators and administrators to efficiently perform their duty. However, with some effort and dedication, school faculty can empower through students in the classroom. The trick is to approach them in a genuine way. In doing so, students will feel a sense of respect, which will incline them to portray that respect back.