School Details

Meridian High School

Traditional Public School

2320 32nd Street

Meridian, MS 39305

601-485-3848

Overview

Meridian High School serves 1280 students in grades 9-12. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was D. Per student spending for this school is $11,646.

Grades

9

10

11

12

Performance

D

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$11,646/Child

Demographics

Meridian High School serves 1280 students. This high-poverty school body is <5% White and 93.36% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 110
Student-Teacher Ratio: 9:1
Experienced: 57%
In-Field: 91% 
Principals
Total: 6
Experienced: 83%

Students
Total Enrollment: 1,280

By Grade:

  •       9: 351
  •       10: 332
  •       11: 317
  •       12: 263
  •       Special Secondary: 17

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       African-American: 93%
  •       Hispanic: 2%
  •       White: 4%
  •       Other: 1%

District

Teachers
Total: 382
Student-Teacher Ratio: 8:1
Experienced: 59%
In-Field: 90% 
Principals
Total: 24
Experienced: 91%

Students
Total Enrollment: 4,940

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 108
  •       Special Pre-K: 11
  •       K: 355
  •       Special K: 14
  •       Special Elementary: 66
  •       1: 440
  •       2: 370
  •       3: 368
  •       4: 453
  •       5: 299
  •       6: 366
  •       7: 397
  •       8: 413
  •       9: 351
  •       10: 332
  •       11: 317
  •       12: 263
  •       Special Secondary: 17

Community

Lauderdale County

Total Population: 74,125

  •       Males: 35,903
  •       Females: 38,222

Growth: -7.65%
Number of Households: 31,090
Median Income: $44,821

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 19,673 20,045 39,718 -11%
Black or African American 15,445 17,311 32,756 -5%
Asian-American 267 291 558 -7%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 18 18 36 -16%
Native American and Alaska Native 112 146 258 16%
Hispanic American 883 810 1,693 17%
Two or more races 388 411 799 39%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 80.22%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 68%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 56%

ACT

Composite Average: 13.8 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 246 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 11.5
Mathematics: 15
Reading: 13.9
Science: 14.5

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 27.1%
Mathematics Proficiency: 32.2%
English Proficiency: 15.4%
Science Proficiency: 11%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: 609
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: 1,023
  • Expulsions: 0
  • Incidents of Violence: 49
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

Meridian High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $11,646.

Total

Per-student Spending: $11,646

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $10,158

Federal

Per-student Spending: $1,685

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