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Meridian High School

Public | 9-12 | 289 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 28, 2013

For someone with a superb band program who the local directors of other schools wow us, an amazing new tech program that was named top 3 and dual enrollment at Bay Arenac and community colleges, such as Delta there are plenty of opportunities to succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 24, 2013

(Cont.) And yes, person that made the comment on November 26, 2008, we have people in our High School that work at our nearby McDonald's, but not because they are dropouts (because the nearby one doesn't accept undergraduates in the first place); it is because we are trying to make more money to go to colleges. Going off of that, I am pleased to say that our High School gives many opportunities to go to early colleges and technical schools, so don't complain about lack of opportunity. I am a Freshman at Meridian Public Schools, and I am proud to say that I go to Meridian.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2010

This is just a comment regarding the statement made on November 25, 2008. When touting the merits of the education you received, you may want to say, "Meridian is the only school I have gone to" as opposed to your statement of "Meridian is the only school I've went to". Is you grammar a reflection of your education? I say, "Yes". Therefore, do your own evaluation.


Posted November 8, 2009

Meridian, for a smaller school, is a great one. Meridian is definitely the best school in its conference. Meridian excels in both academics and sports and has a superb band program set up. The band is up to 5 times larger then similarly sized schools and it can rival Midland's band. Recently the school has been completely remodeled and upgraded. There are also college prep. programs offered that are excellent use if continuing your education. The school is small though and is limited on classes, but it offers dual enrollment in which you can acquire a class through a larger school. Overall, the teachers are very helpful in making sure you learn everything you need to know to continue your education. Because of it's small size Meridian does lack in some opportunities such as diverse classes, but the small size helps when it comes to having helpful and personable teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

I have 4 adults that graduated from Meridian, first two are in grad school last two still undergrads. All are of the opinion that their schooling was woefully inept and substandard. Meridian has great preperatory programs for gas station attendant's or fast food operations. The counseling program is awful and a majority of the teachers have no business being in a school system. Unfortunatly the new administration is more concerned in local politics than education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2008

As a student I feel that Meridian High School is excellent. I've found the teachers there to always be helpful and willing to take time out of class to help students. If the school can't offer you a class that you want to take, speaking of higher level ones, then they'll pay for you to dual-enroll in the close by colleges; not exactly the kind of environment that you'd find in a school preventing a child from continuing their education. Meridian is the only school I've went to and I'm doing fine so far on continuing my education, you could even call me an achiever if you think it fits; President of the NHS, 33 on the math ACT and 29 composite, already accepted into one of the top 25 engineering schools in the United States, never once has the fact that I go to Meridian High School hindered my chances.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 10, 2008

If your children are acheivers and plan on continuing their education don't even think of sending them here. Run away as fast as you can and put them in the midland school system!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

not a lot of school spirit
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2005

I have had 4 young adults graduate from Meridian High School. The teachers are the best. They care about their students and try to help each student to do their best. They go beyond the call of duty to make sure the students in their class are ready for college. We are all proud to be 'alumni of Meridian High School and support the Mustangs'.
—Submitted by a parent


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

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

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24%

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34%
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About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
27%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

All Students28%
Female25%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White28%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female78%
Male55%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students30%
Female25%
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students47%
Female47%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students56%
Female67%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

19%
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55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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ACT participation

96%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

84%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 69%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
American Indian 0% 1%
Asian 0% 3%
Multiracial N/A 2%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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School Leader's name
  • Patrick Malley
Fax number
  • (989) 687-3309

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3303 Highway 30
Sanford, MI 48657
Phone: (989) 687-3300

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