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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Meridian High School is an above average, public school located in Bellingham, WA. It has 534 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
194 W Laurel Road
Bellingham, WA 98226
Telephone
(360) 398-8111
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Meridian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1140
33 responses
Average ACT
23
7 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$54,207
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Median Home Value
$283,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Football games are the BEST!!!
    43%
  • Spirit week is always a lot of FUN!!!
    29%
  • Dances
    14%
  • The MLK assembly is GREAT!!!
    14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
534
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,310
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,144/ year
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Meridian High School is a relatively small country school out in Whatcom County, Washington. The teachers are personable, some of the best in the state. Most have graduated from Meridian themselves, or have grown up in Bellingham, Lynden, or Ferndale. I am a running start student, so I only have one class: AP Biology with Andrea Ames. She has taught me for almost 7 consecutive years, and is one of the reasons I am choosing to pursue a career in science.
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I haven't really stepped foot inside the High School, but my brother did, and he has a lot of good experiences there. Good music and sports program I would say. My brother is also in a competitive academic program when going to this school.
Our school has great staff. The principal is present throughout day to day activities: welcoming students in the morning, hanging out in the lunch room, and supervising classes. He is very approachable and willing to communicate with any issues that correlate with his position. Our guidance counselors are the same way. They offer emotional as well as academic support. They provide valuable information,and make school life much easier when needed. The office staff fits this mold as well. They are always available for help and foster strong relationships with many students.