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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Meridian Public Schools is a public school district located in Sanford, MI. It has 1,306 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 28% of students are at least proficient in math and 40% in reading.
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  • Middle
  • High

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
40%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1090
37 responses
Average ACT
26
8 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,306
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,976
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.8%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$11,397/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$59,302
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$666
National
$949
Median Home Value
$131,600
National
$184,700

Meridian Public Schools Reviews

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Something I love about Meridian is how much they prepare us for college. We have a lot of opportunities for college classes, financial aid, application help, etc. from several teachers and it makes being a senior a lot less stressful. One thing I'm not very fond of at Meridian is the grading system. Assignments are graded based on a few categories, including Knowledge & Thinking (correct answers) and Agency (turning things in on time). Each assignment is then graded and the percentage is put into the category total. This process makes keeping or trying to raise grades very difficult, since one assignment can greatly affect the final grade.
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The sports are what has made my high school experience amazing. I would say that we have some absolutely amazing teachers. Then, we have some teachers who do not seem to care and are rude to their students. I only attended the high school at Meridian. I saw the superintendent more often than the principal. I loved the sports, but our kids school spirit was not very good.
My overall experience with Meridian Public Schools was very poor. The staff is considered facilitators since the New Tech switch and it became very frustrating. Their sports programs consist of the jocks and you are looked down upon if you are new to the sport and or not actively fit for it. As far as safety while I have been there they have considered all threats a "indirect threat and not true". There is a wide variety of things for students to do and participate in which is nice.