Meridian Elementary



Meridian Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Meridian Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 101
1 101
2 105
3 117
4 127
5 98
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Meridian Elementary is a public elementary school located in El Cajon, CA in the Cajon Valley Union School District. It enrolls 649 students in grades 1st through 12th. Meridian Elementary is the 1,785th largest public school in California and the 10,207th largest nationally. It has 26.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 649
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 26:1
Full Time Teachers: 25
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 10,207th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in California: 1,785th out of 6,171
Student/Teacher Rank in California: 4,051st out of 6,159
Full Time Teacher Rank in California: 2,012th out of 6,159

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Meridian Elementary Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 340
(52%)
8,449
(52%)
 Female 309
(48%)
7,764
(48%)

Meridian Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 348
(54%)
7,531
(46%)
 Hispanic 184
(28%)
5,895
(36%)
 Black 56
(9%)
1,171
(7%)
 Two or More 36
(6%)
1,014
(6%)
 Asian 19
(3%)
462
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(1%)
74
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
66
(0%)

Meridian Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 426
(66%)
9,955
(61%)
 Not Eligible 162
(25%)
5,113
(32%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 61
(9%)
1,145
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 6,072 ranked schools in California, Meridian Elementary is ranked 1,355th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Meridian Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (75.0%) is higher than the state average of 58.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Meridian Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 621
2006 496
2007 495
2008 580
2009 610
2010 658
2011 629
2012 649

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 22.2
2006 18.5
2007 17.1
2008 21.5
2009 23.4
2010 N/A
2011 25.2
2012 26

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.49275362318841
2006 0.52822580645161
2007 0.62222222222222
2008 0.51034482758621
2009 0.70819672131148
2010 0.67629179331307
2011 0.99523052464229
2012 0.75038520801233

Compare Meridian Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,096.4% 21.0:1
 
2,600.0% 26.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 58.5%
 
This School 75.0%
 

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Meridian Elementary
El Cajon, CA
Public KG - 05 649 26:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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