Skip to Main Content
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Meridian Public School District is a public school district located in Meridian, MS. It has 5,432 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 18% in reading.
About Meridian Public School District...
Address
1019 25th Ave
Meridian, MS 39301
Telephone
(601) 483-6271

Meridian Public School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
18%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
190 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,432
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
Do You Work at Meridian Public School District? Claim Your School District Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school district's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,305
Teachers in First/Second Year
18.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$57,722,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,968/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    8%

Meridian Public School District Reviews

25 reviews
All Categories
I was involved with Meridian Public School District since the 1st grade. I’ve always loved school. I think the teachers are friendly and most of them will work with you to make sure that you get the help you need. I am now a Senior at Meridian High School. I have enjoyed our senior activities. I like that we have the graduation at Ray stadium every year, and I hope that they keep this tradition alive. I feel safe while I’m at school because they keep the doors locked. I do think that Meridian High’s campus is too open though. There are many ways to enter the campus without anyone knowing. They should put up gates or something and keep them locked.
Start Your Review of Meridian Public School District
Rate It!
I am an alum of the district (1990) as well as my daughter(2016).From elementary they kept us very involved and welcomed our positive/constructive input. Very organized and stayed on top of everything. Middle school wasn't as great, which is why it's a 4 and not 5.Bright spot being Magnolia Middle with their principal Mrs. McQuarley. Very diligent and hands on with the kids, teachers and parents in a district known for poor parent participation, discipline and academic problems. She went into that school and brought it from failing to passing and people who were taking their kids out are now bringing them back and new ones from other schools.The one high school is quite fantastic. It offers basic, Honors, AP and dual enrollment courses. Kids can graduate with an LPN nursing degree, certified and licensed auto mechanics, licensed child care worker etc. They cater nicely to academically inclined students and have a state of the arts vocational school on campus.
I currently attend MHS. Like other people, I have attended other schools (5 elementaries. One middle school. One highschool). I have been 3 different school districts. I can confidently say that Meridian High School is the least performing school that I have ever attended. The district itself benefits from the elementary schools.