Meridian Elementary School

Public PK, KG-5

 1035 Northwest 1st Street
       Meridian, ID  83642-2281


 (208) 855-4335

District: Joint School District No. 2

SchoolDigger Rank:
87th of 171 Idaho Elementary Schools

Spending per student:  $7,537

Student/teacher ratio:  19.1
Number of students:  506

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.5%
Hispanic:
20.4%
African American:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  66.6%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Idaho Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details In 2019, Meridian Elementary School ranked worse than 50.9% of elementary schools in Idaho. It also ranked 26th among 30 ranked elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.64. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.5%), Hispanic (20.4%), African American (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 66.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meridian Elementary School is 19.1, which is the 8th best among 30 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meridian Elementary School is $7,537, which is the 7th highest among 30 elementary schools in the Joint School District No. 2.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Meridian Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Meridian Elementary School 87th of 171 Idaho public elementary schools. (See Meridian Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Joint School District No. 2:

SchoolDigger ranks Joint School District No. 2 6th of 55 Idaho school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meridian Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools ID State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 48.67 192nd 335 42.7%
2009 33.88 272nd 349 22.1%
2010 39.61 255th 356 28.4%
2011 13.23 348th 359 3.1%
2012 6.91 346th 354 2.3%
2013 32.44 287th 357 19.6%
2015 33.08 156th 226 31.0%
2016 54.62 116th 240 51.7%
2017 31.69 210th 292 28.1%
2018 61.56 88th 254 65.4%
2019 48.64 87th 171 49.1%

Data source: test scores: Idaho Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Open Quote Meridian Elementary school is on probationary status for the past couple years. During this time they have taken a child who is on a 504 plan and discriminated, threatened, harrassed, intimidated etc the family due their newest Principal they brought in making it clear that he is in power and its all about attendance. His view on a child having experience child abuse is "that is in the past, what is their problem now", that if a child has medical problems, its all well and good to take them to a doctor - some students need regular visits and continued care - and he stresses his concern for the student(s) "however" they still must be at school, and doctor visits are not excused! The school has allowed contact with students on the school grounds in violation of court orders, which they promptly start to response quoting how many court orders are on file at any given time and they have a lot of volunteers, so they "make every effort" to follow the court orders BUT.... last I knew there is no excuses, tolerance nor reason for a childs safety, being physical, mental or emotion to be violated because the school has XX amount of courts orders and they throw the blame towards volunteers that "dont know better". Would you like a Principal who would approach a student and ask them they why the even bothered coming to school because they were not feeling good but still gave their best effort and still tried to be at school, even if it was the last half, or even the last hour? Totally inappropriate.

Sadly as parents we sometimes have to tolerate the school. Even under a 504, the children have the option of transfering to another school since Meridian Elementary is on probation and NOT meeting the states standards, however should they get it back, even by some miracle - and apparently by force against a what is healthy for some students with health issues - they would force the student back by immediately canceling transportation - which most single parents are not able to transport and keep their jobs that provide their income, and the child then has to instantly move back losing their friends once again and relationships with their new teachers irregaredless whether during the school year or not.

I have not heard a good report from the other parents that I talk to either. They all feel that Meridian is extremely letting our children and families down, but specifically Meridian Elementary. If you have an option, take the rating serious, and consider the remarks here. There are actual facts of events that have happens to several students. If they cannot and will not follow federal protected laws like 504 Plans to assist children with disabilites, how good of care do you think your "normal" child will receive?! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Meridian Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 661 661
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 465 465
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 454 454
1994 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 521 521
1995 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 729 729
1996 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 729 729
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 765 765
1998 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 700 700
1999 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 700 700
2000 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 724 724
2001 413 10 12 42 5 n/a n/a 0 482
2002 387 15 15 39 4 n/a n/a 0 460
2003 387 15 15 39 4 n/a n/a 0 460
2004 417 16 16 33 2 n/a n/a 0 484
2005 443 12 8 36 4 n/a n/a 0 503
2006 391 9 6 33 1 n/a n/a 0 440
2007 371 6 6 28 3 n/a n/a 0 414
2008 420 7 9 41 1 n/a n/a 0 478
2009 390 9 12 46 1 n/a n/a 0 458
2010 383 5 2 64 3 n/a n/a 0 457
2011 352 8 4 61 3 1 16 0 445
2012 368 7 5 63 3 0 18 0 464
2013 336 1 4 64 5 0 19 0 429
2014 368 1 3 69 4 1 22 0 468
2015 311 3 1 81 5 1 27 0 429
2016 315 2 3 92 4 1 21 0 438
2017 326 8 2 91 4 0 16 0 447
2018 336 13 2 89 3 1 19 0 463
2019 367 16 3 103 2 2 13 0 506

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Meridian Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 661 34.4 19.2 21.2
1992 465 30.3 15.3 22.8
1993 454 29.1 15.6 22
1994 521 25.8 20.2 21.5
1995 729 39.6 18.4 10.2
1996 729 39.6 18.4 10.2
1997 765 40.3 19.0 13.9
1998 700 35.9 19.5 22.7
1999 700 37.4 18.7 35.7
2000 724 44.4 16.3 38.1
2001 482 30.1 16.0 41.9
2002 460 30.4 15.1 51.7
2003 460 30.4 15.1 51.7
2004 484 32.7 14.8 48.8
2005 503 34.4 14.6 46.5
2006 440 31.4 14.0 53.4
2007 414 36.8 11.3 56.3
2008 478 26.3 18.2 54
2009 458 25.8 17.8 55.5
2010 457 26.0 17.5 58.9
2011 445 27.2 16.3 62
2012 464 27.6 16.8 69.6
2013 429 24.4 17.5 70.4
2014 468 26.3 17.7 66
2015 429 28.0 15.3 66.9
2016 438 26.0 16.8 71
2017 447 27.4 16.3 66.7
2018 463 30.0 15.4 66.7
2019 506 26.4 19.1 66.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Meridian Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 661 34.4 19.2 21.2
1992 465 30.3 15.3 22.8
1993 454 29.1 15.6 22
1994 521 25.8 20.2 21.5
1995 729 39.6 18.4 10.2
1996 729 39.6 18.4 10.2
1997 765 40.3 19.0 13.9
1998 700 35.9 19.5 22.7
1999 700 37.4 18.7 35.7
2000 724 44.4 16.3 38.1
2001 482 30.1 16.0 41.9
2002 460 30.4 15.1 51.7
2003 460 30.4 15.1 51.7
2004 484 32.7 14.8 48.8
2005 503 34.4 14.6 46.5
2006 440 31.4 14.0 53.4
2007 414 36.8 11.3 56.3
2008 478 26.3 18.2 54
2009 458 25.8 17.8 55.5
2010 457 26.0 17.5 58.9
2011 445 27.2 16.3 62
2012 464 27.6 16.8 69.6
2013 429 24.4 17.5 70.4
2014 468 26.3 17.7 66
2015 429 28.0 15.3 66.9
2016 438 26.0 16.8 71
2017 447 27.4 16.3 66.7
2018 463 30.0 15.4 66.7
2019 506 26.4 19.1 66.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Spending Per Student for Meridian Elementary School

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YearSpending from Federal FundsSpending from State and Local FundsTotal Spending Per Student (All Funds)
2019 $1,263 (16.8%) $6,274 (83.2%) $7,537

Data source: Idaho Department of Education




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Idaho Department of Education.

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