Meridian Elementary School



Meridian Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Meridian Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 68
K 66
1 78
2 68
3 83
4 80
5 82
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Meridian Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Blue Mound, IL in the Meridian Community Unit School District 15. It enrolls 525 students in grades 1st through 12th. Meridian Elementary School is the 623rd largest public school in Illinois and the 19,637th largest nationally. It has 19.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 525
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.4
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 19,637th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 623rd out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 2,085th out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,051st out of 2,415

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Meridian Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 267
(51%)
362
(50%)
 Female 258
(49%)
359
(50%)

Meridian Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 504
(96%)
692
(96%)
 Black 10
(2%)
11
(2%)
 Hispanic 5
(1%)
10
(1%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
5
(1%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Meridian Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 334
(64%)
452
(63%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 164
(31%)
221
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 27
(5%)
48
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Meridian Elementary School is ranked 1,151st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Meridian Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (36.4%) is lower than the state average of 52.9%. 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 Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 274
2006 270
2007 257
2008 261
2009 239
2010 228
2011 248
2012 247
2013 266
2014 261
2015 525

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 21.1
2006 18
2007 17.1
2008 16.3
2009 18.4
2010 17.5
2011 19.1
2012 18.5
2013 22.2
2014 18.1
2015 19.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.27372262773723
2006 0.31111111111111
2007 0.29961089494163
2008 0.27969348659004
2009 0.34309623430962
2010 0.3640350877193
2011 0.37903225806452
2012 0.37651821862348
2013 0.35714285714286
2014 0.36015325670498
2015 0.36380952380952

Compare Meridian Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,920.0% 19.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 36.4%
 
State Average 52.9%
 
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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