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Meridian Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1075 students

 

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Posted July 2, 2014

PLEASE USE CAUTION,IF YOU HAVE Bud Johnson,as your child's Teacher !! He has shown a lack in common sense towards His students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2014

Meridian Middle School does a great job of supporting kids. The staff creates an environment where kids can be successful. The principal is a visible presence in the school who works hard to create a safe environment where academics are promoted. This is apparent in the continued increase in building test scores. The teachers have reasonable expectations for students and they work to help students learn and succeed. I have seen my 6th grader blossom this year at school. We love the music program at the school. I have one in orchestra and one who went through the choir program. Those teachers worked miracles with the students and created truly accomplished and talented performers. I am blown away at what the kids can do at every performance. My kids have also been involved in the athletic programs at MMS. The coaches have done a great job providing a supportive environment where kids are encouraged to improve and made to feel like they are an important part of the team. Meridian Middle School is a great place to send kids. Everyone works to make kids successful academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2013

All three of my children have attended MMS and all three had amazing experiences. The teachers are dedicated and care about all of the students. They want them to be successful. When I have a question, the teachers are quick to respond. There is no other school that is so full of tradition and pride. I wouldn't have chosen another school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2013

Both of my children have gone to MMS. My daughter currently goes there. We love it. The school is well balanced and the teachers are very helpful. The choir is amazing too. They have the kids best interest at heart. Go Chiefs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

I don't like MMS. I feel that their focus is not on educating the students, but on controlling them. My child never has homework, and is unable to study for tests due to there isn't enough textbooks for the students. With that in mind the only emails I receive are regarding their dress code, which in my opinion is too strict. It seems that is their primary focus. I also paid a substantial amount of money for my child to play tennis and all of the games I've been to she hasn't improved, gets minimal at best instruction and she plays against her own teammates. My family and I came from a very progressive school system and I feel like our move into this school has been a mistake. I couldn't even meet all of her teachers during their parent-teacher conference times due to how disorganized it was, there were people waiting over 20 minutes to meet teachers and then they got to speak with them for about 10 minutes, only 2 hours for two days to meet them, and my child has 6 teachers. I just wish their focus was more on education and not control.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2013

Meridian is an amazing school! There are some amazing teachers like Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs. Vucinich, and Mrs. Freeman. The students help each other out for the most part and they do everything to make sure we have P.R.I.D.E.. They should take better care for the track and fields though. Also their dress code is a problem.


Posted November 10, 2011

A very horrible crooked school! They don't take bullying seriously. The principals are some of the most unprofessional people I have EVER seen. They dont have challenging programs. I wouldnt send anybody to this school! I had mine transferred! If you are closer to Lewis and Clark Middle go there! BEWARE of MMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2011

My son is going into the 7th grade this year, and he has really enjoyed MMS, and for the snobs, who refer to a lower income level, we have schools called private schools for their children, my lower income son still managed to get on the honor role, and has made many great friendships, and is looking forward to the coming school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

I moved to the Meridian school district three years ago from the South. My son and I have been very impressed with the staff at MMS. His teachers have been fantastic! I would recommend MMS to anyone who is looking for a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I feel that the school itself and the teachers are great. For the most part they goout of their way to be helpful. The problem is the other students. A lot of low income students brings with it a lot of other problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

This school is filled with bad influence's, and lazy teachers. If you love your child, don't send them there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

This school definetly helped me with school. The teachers are awesome!! If you are new to the are, I reccomend this school to you!! Please, don't pass this wonderful blessing off.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2007

My student is a special needs student that has attended MMS for 2 years. Although the teacher aides tend to be dedicated and caring helpers, the actual teachers for the special needs classrooms tends to have a high turnover rate. (3 teachers in 2 years) Unfortunately the experience level of the teaching staff tends to be miminal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

the teachers at MMS are great! there are tons of hands on learning. They interact with with students differently for each kid. They take pride in MMS which transfers to the kids. All my friends and I love MMS. Mr. Sandvik, the band teacher, is very cool. The students are nice to each other (in general). so, in closing, MMS Chiefs are the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2005

At the welcome brief, I was impressed with the involvement between teacher and student. The teachers refered to the school as a team, not a school. That made me feel better about my son getting 'into' his education. To date, my son is enjoying school, and learning! As this was not the case in his last school! Im excited for him!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 73% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

The state average for Language Usage was 75% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students65%
Female73%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education10%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)6%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special education15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)13%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students77%
Female83%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Special education20%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)25%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students67%
Female75%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Special education19%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)11%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial90%
American Indiann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Special education45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)42%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students59%
Female55%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Special education29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)5%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

Language Usage

All Students69%
Female77%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)7%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Special education18%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Special education62%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)53%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Idaho used the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and language usage, and in grades 5, 7 and 10 in science. Students may also take the ISAT in grades 11 or 12 if they were not able to do so in grade 10. The scores from the spring administration are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The grade 10 ISAT is a high school graduation requirement. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Idaho. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Idaho Department of Education. If there are fewer than 11 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Idaho State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 78%
Hispanic 13% 16%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

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  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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1507 West 8th St
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 855-4225

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