Meridian



Meridian Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Meridian Students by Grade
PK 23
K 82
1 112
2 126
3 119
4 141
5 116
6 150
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Meridian is a public elementary school located in Mesa, AZ in the Gilbert Unified School District. It enrolls 869 students in grades 1st through 12th. Meridian is the 124th largest public school in Arizona and the 2,882nd largest nationally. It has 18.1 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 869
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 18.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 48.11
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,882nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Arizona: 124th out of 1,244
Student/Teacher Rank in Arizona: 411th out of 932
Full Time Teacher Rank in Arizona: 55th out of 932

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Meridian Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 449
(52%)
9,154
(53%)
 Female 420
(48%)
8,237
(47%)

Meridian Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 609
(70%)
11,258
(65%)
 Hispanic 186
(21%)
4,091
(24%)
 Black 25
(3%)
488
(3%)
 Two or More 25
(3%)
709
(4%)
 Asian 17
(2%)
585
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 4
(0%)
72
(0%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
188
(1%)

Meridian Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 866
(100%)
17,305
(100%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 3
(0%)
77
(0%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 0
(0%)
9
(0%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,039 ranked schools in Arizona, Meridian is ranked 1,003rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Meridian students on free and reduced lunch assistance (0.3%) is significantly lower than the state average of 53.6%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 889
2006 864
2007 896
2008 904
2009 930
2010 945
2011 973
2012 997
2013 1008
2014 982
2015 869

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19.8
2006 18.9
2007 18.2
2008 18
2009 20.9
2010 19.4
2011 19.5
2012 19.1
2013 19.2
2014 19.5
2015 18.1

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21372328458943
2006 0.20486111111111
2007 0.22209821428571
2008 0.24336283185841
2009 0.23978494623656
2010 0.28994708994709
2011 0.17677286742035
2012
2013 0.0029761904761905
2014 N/A
2015 0.0034522439585731

Compare Meridian to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,783.9% 17.8:1
 
1,810.0% 18.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 0.3%
 
State Average 53.6%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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