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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 1,432 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 19% in reading.
About Meridian High School...
Address
2320 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39305
Telephone
(601) 485-3848

Meridian High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
19%
Percent Proficient - Math
4%
Average Graduation Rate
79%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
167 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$30,190
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$672
National
$949
Median Home Value
$82,200
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
42%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
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  • Homecoming activites
    34%
  • Footbal Fridays
    30%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Basketball games
    11%
  • Art workshops
    4%
  • Choir concerts
    4%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,432
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,801
Teachers in First/Second Year
23.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 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
$9,154/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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I really enjoyed the academic at Meridian High School the AP and Honors Courses offered. The best aspect that I enjoyed most was the dual enrollment program. By the time I graduate high school, I will have 28 dual enrollment college credits! They prepared me well I am looking forward to attending Mississippi State University in the fall.
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My overall experience with Meridian High School fluctuated during my time there. At first, I hated high school and everyone at the high school. Over time, the teachers and students helped me open up to everyone else. I became open-minded to different subjects that I initially rejected or accepted based on other people's experiences. The food was still pretty mediocre, but it was a public school. Academics were great if you put forth the effort to learn. The teachers helped out as much as they could during my time there, and I was sad to hear that most of my teachers are now retired. Security usually made sure that we were safe, but there were times that they were too late on the scene. The counselors made sure that students were ready for college or the workforce, and the administration handled their positions very well. Overall, I loved my experience at Meridian High School.
Meridian High School is not the best high school to send you children to if you have a choice. Teachers do not that the freedom to teach how they would like, so it creates this problem of holding some students back from potential greatness and not being able to help those who need more help. The best parts of this High School are the extracurricular activities, such as: Sports, Band, Choir.