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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Meridian School District is an above average, public school district located in Bellingham, WA. It has 1,774 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.

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  • Middle
  • High

High Schools in Meridian School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
53 responses
Average ACT
24
12 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,774
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,318
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,108/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$59,285
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,015
National
$949
Median Home Value
$318,400
National
$184,700

Meridian School District Reviews

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I have been going to Meridian ever since kindergarten and thoroughly enjoyed it. Over the years so much has changed from academics, to the buildings, to staff members. All the changes have turned out well and I think were good for our school .
Some students may disagree but I think that the teaching has improved once we reached high school, some prepare us for the future more than others but over all good teachers.
Sports and other school activities are also really good. One that has grown over the years is FFA, this after school activity allows students of Meridian come together and gives them the opportunity to learn about agriculture and meet new people and make friends. The sports are good as well, one sport that doesn't get much attention is Wrestling, in which has also grown over the years.
Overall Meridian School District is great, the community is welcoming and it gives us opportunities that some other schools don't get.
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This school is very cliquey and not the most inviting. As a person of color, I have experienced racism from other students within this school. This school accused my older gay brother of using the women's bathroom because he is apart of the lgbtq community without even checking the cameras. This school does have an amazing athletics program and has great cafeteria food. Academics are great as well. This school is very spirited and has its own traditions.
I didn't have too much of an experience as I was a sophomore when I transferred to Meridian and I attended Whatcom Community College my junior and senior year. The campus was beautiful and everyone was easy to get along with. However, they made it impossible to come to campus if you were not taking any classes. It was upsetting to get kicked off campus for wanting to visit my friends, even though I was enrolled there and on the varsity volleyball and softball team.