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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Meridian High School is a public school located in Meridian, MS. It has 1,393 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 4% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.

Meridian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
4%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1240
6 responses
Average ACT
20
212 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$31,664
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$688
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
40%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 60 responses
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  • Homecoming activites
    32%
  • Footbal Fridays
    28%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Art workshops
    3%
  • Choir concerts
    3%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,393
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,305
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,968/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.40 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.40 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.40 responses
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It was a lot of activities to choose from! Also can have a jump start on certain careers. The choir which I was in was so awesome! The best part of my high school was the choir to me. The sports games were fun especially the basketball games. I was in TSA (Vice President) so that was fun too. Also the principal helped and cheer us on with everything we did! He would also come out and support us at competition the best he could. Some teachers were helpful and was caring.
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Meridian High School is a predominantly black school and is the only public high school that is within the city. A few things that I enjoy about my high school are the marching band, the incentives we receive for academic achievement, the connections we create with our teachers, and the culture. However, a few things I do not enjoy about my high school are the uniform policy, the lack of sharing opportunities for African American students, and majority of our education is focused on testing or reaching a certain test score. Meridian High School has taught me to enjoy and appreciate my culture more and achieve great things as a young African-American.
I had a great learning experience while there for all four years of high school. The teachers on the staff prepared me for college. The curriculum there will prepare students for whatever they want to do in life, whether it’s college, workforce or the military. The athletic department is known for sending student-athletes to two and four year institutions on academic and athletic scholarships.