PROFICIENCY 34% 11% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
36%Cajon Valley Union
55%El Cajon

Meridian Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Cajon Valley Union" in El Cajon, CA. There are a total of 653 students and 26 teachers at Meridian Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 471 free lunch students and 71 reduced lunch students.

Meridian Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.0%, which is 11% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch471
Reduced lunch71


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Meridian Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Meridian Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 56.2% 48.5% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 7.2% 7.1% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.9% 1.8% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 26.6% 34.2% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.9% 1.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.4% 6.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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El Cajon demographics profile

StatisticEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,53223291
Median age42.536.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%52%55%
Speak English69%56%79%
Speak Spanish11%29%13%

Education level achieved in El Cajon

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade92.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college74.7%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters14.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.6%1.3%
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