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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Meridian High School is an above average, public school located in Macon, IL. It has 269 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 32% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Meridian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
32%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1080
21 responses
Average ACT
25
26 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,406
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$585
National
$949
Median Home Value
$94,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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  • Homecoming
    30%
  • Post prom
    20%
  • Spirit days
    20%
  • Talent show/lip-sync battle
    20%
  • Sporting events - all sports
    10%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
269
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,539
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$22,440/ year
National
$12,239
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As an alumni of Meridian, I believe that I was provided the best education possible by a small school. Small schools will rarely be diverse and will rarely have the opportunities that larger schools can provide - and that is not a reason to dock the school. It has been 20 years since I was last in HS and I can tell you that the opportunities that are available at Meridian now are far above and beyond what was available then. Give it a chance - it is small, safe and the teachers care about their students. If you don't feel as if you teacher cares, then perhaps it is up to you, the student, to find out what you can do to change that attitude. Your experiences are what you make of them!
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Great Staff! Awesome teachers! Mostly good kids, and a good vibe. Hard working sports teams and dedicated journalism and yearbook staff with multiple state level awards.
I loved the environment. The faculty and staff were very easy to work with and get along with. They engaged with their students and created a very safe and loving environment. School spirit was high, with many students actively attending sporting events and cheering on the team players. The principal was on a name basis with all of his students. It was an amazing experience as a student.