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51%
  • Clarkdale High School
  • 7000 Highway 145, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 263
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
47%
  • Poplar Springs Elementary School
  • 4101 27th Ave., Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 524
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
43%
  • Clarkdale Middle School
  • 7000 Highway 145, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 322
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
40%
  • Lauderdale Co Educational & Skills
  • 915 Hwy 19 North, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 23
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 5:1
38%
  • West Lauderdale Elementary School
  • 10350 Highway 495, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 743
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
37%
  • Clarkdale Elementary School
  • 7000 Highway 145, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 437
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
35%
  • Southeast Lauderdale High School
  • 2362 Longcreek Raod, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 439
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
32%
  • Northeast Lauderdale High School
  • 702 Briarwood Road, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 575
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
32%
  • Northeast Lauderdale Middle School
  • 7763 Highway 39 North, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 677
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
31%
  • Southeast Lauderdale Middle School
  • 2535 Old Hihgway 19 S.e., Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 402
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
28%
  • Southeast Lauderdale Elementary
  • 2362 A Long Creek Road, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 541
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
28%
  • Oakland Heights Elementary School
  • 601 59th Ave., Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 529
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
26%
  • Meridian High School
  • 2320 32nd Street, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,458
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
24%
  • Parkview Elementary School
  • 1225 26th Street, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 514
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
22%
  • Crestwood Elementary School
  • 730 Crestwood Dr., Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 390
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
22%
  • West Hills Elementary School
  • 4100 32nd Street, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 550
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
19%
  • Northwest Junior High School
  • 4400 32nd Street, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 470
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
17%
  • T J Harris Elementary
  • 3951 12th St, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 702
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
16%
  • Magnolia Middle School
  • 1350 24th Street, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 385
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
13%
  • Northeast Lauderdale Elementary
  • 6750 Newell Road, Meridian
  • LAUDERDALE CO SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 899
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
10%
  • George Washington Carver Middle School
  • 900 44th Avenue, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 383
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
n/a
  • Magnolia Grove School
  • 1401 College Drive, Meridian
  • MAGNOLIA GROVE SCHOOL
  • Grades: 5 - 12 · Students: 20
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 4:1
n/a
  • Ross Collins Voc Center
  • P. O. Box 31, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Marion Park Complex
  • P. O. Box 31, Meridian
  • MERIDIAN PUBLIC SCHOOL DIST
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Meridian school information

IndexMeridianMississippiNational
Average Test Scores29%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:116:116:1
Total public schools2489379,221
Total private schools520624,874
Total post-secondary schools2687,963
The Meridian, MS educational system consists of 24 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Meridian public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 4% higher than than the Mississippi average and 41% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Meridian public schools is 16:1, compared to 16:1 in Mississippi and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.4% have completed high school, 20.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Meridian

IndexMeridianMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school81.4%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college57.7%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.6%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors20.6%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.9%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%0.9%1.3%

There are a total of 24 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Meridian. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Meridian, MS schools is 29%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Meridian, MS, an average of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 81.4% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Meridian schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Meridian, MS schools.

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
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Meridian, MS40,09429%41%

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Meridian, MS40,09429%41%
Source: The Meridian, MS education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.