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Meridian High School

Public | 9-12 | 1388 students

 

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Posted November 11, 2013

Coming from South Jr. High in Boise, this school is so awesome. The building is old, but only fools complain that it makes a difference to their education. The kids here are much nicer than Boise kids, or at least just leave you alone. I have never been picked on, or made fun of, even though it would have been very easy for other kids to do so. There are bad things about high school, but those things are bad everywhere you go. I hate school in general, but I would choose Meridian High over any other school in the district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2011

Many of the teachers at this school are lazy and only care about going home as soon as the bell rings. Several times I have encountered teachers who didn't know who my son was. I also find it unbelievable that students have to check out textbooks from the libarary in order to have a book at home to do homework with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2008

I have despised this school from day one. Although many public schools fit into the same standards as Meridian High, Meridian stands out to me because of various reasons. It encourages mediocrity amongst students. The 'honors' classes, are not honors at all, but merely a class with a special title. The work is no more challenging than in a regular course. The focus on sports is atrociously high. Never is a team that is not athletic reconized on such a high level as the sports teams. The halls are filled with nothing but apathetic teenagers, who's biggest dream is to get into Boise State University, with their 80% acceptance rate. The school councelors lie to the students on a regular basis. As for the building itself, it's a poor disgrace. In any given bathroom, you can find three out of four sinks that don't work, and things are falling apart.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 29, 2007

i was a student at mhs till about a week ago the teachers are great. the school itself is in good condition. i moved to mountain veiw and now i feel out of place and wish i were back at meidian. Go Warriors!!!!


Posted September 29, 2006

We are new to Meridian High, (my son being in 9th). So far I'm very happy we live in Meridian & he is going to this school. Hope these next 4 yrs. will help him be a great man.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

My son has great grades from MHS! He is enrolled in Music and Art, he's not a big fan of Sports though! This school probably needs to have the teachers toughen up on the students more, some are strict, but there are others who let the students take full control of the classroom! Other than that, I recommend this school 100%! Some people complain about the extracurricular activities, saying we should have less of those, and more of Academic programs, which outraged many students! This school has been going on strong for 100 years! And is still strong today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2005

Have had two children graduate from MHS and have a third who is a Freshman now. All three kids have totally different personalities and so far, MHS staff has been wonderful about not 'labeling' the siblings as exactly alike just because they come from the same family. The counselors are great and the support staff is excellent.
—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.

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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 62% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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 72% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

303 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
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 24% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
33%
Math

The state average for Math was 25% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 38% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
55%
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 19% in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 19% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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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 Students56%
Female61%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial57%
American Indiann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Special education7%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)8%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female56%
Male63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Special education16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)33%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial79%
American Indiann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Special education33%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)58%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)14%
Migrantn/a

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Special education27%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Special education29%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)57%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students74%
Female70%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Special education23%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)21%
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 Students25%
Female39%
Male15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
White25%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)15%

Math

All Students27%
Female33%
Male23%
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Special education0%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)20%

Reading

All Students31%
Female42%
Male24%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White26%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Special education21%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/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 12% 16%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 43%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
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1900 West Pine St
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: (208) 350-4160

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