Meridian High School

Public 9-12

 194 W Laurel Road
       Bellingham, WA  98226


(360) 398-8111

District: Meridian School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
85th of 455 Washington High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,692 Help

Feeder schools for Meridian High School:

Elementary:    Irene Reither Elementary School
Middle:    Meridian Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  20.2
Number of students:  457

Immunizations:

Fully immunized:
91.2%
Measles:
95.2%
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Racial breakdown:

White:
61.1%
Hispanic:
23.9%
Asian:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.8%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, February 11, 2022.


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Compare Details Meridian High School ranks better than 81.3% of high schools in Washington. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.03. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (61.1%), Hispanic (23.9%), Asian (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meridian High School is 20.2. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meridian High School is $13,692.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Meridian High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Meridian High School 85th of 455 Washington public high schools. (See Meridian High School in the ranking list.)

Meridian School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Meridian School District 142nd of 239 Washington school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meridian High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 69.43 108th 390 72.3%
2005 65.83 139th 394 64.7%
2006 54.65 209th 395 47.1%
2007 63.12 156th 399 60.9%
2008 68.90 116th 396 70.7%
2009 61.30 178th 402 55.7%
2010 67.86 139th 423 67.1%
2011 58.90 150th 440 65.9%
2012 62.05 149th 450 66.9%
2013 70.42 88th 454 80.6%
2015 70.17 75th 341 78.0%
2016 67.92 92nd 306 69.9%
2017 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2018 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2019 64.28 128th 418 69.4%
2021 73.03 85th 455 81.3%

Data source: test scores: Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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Enrollment information for Meridian High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 340 6 4 15 4 n/a n/a 0 369
1989 324 2 5 27 6 n/a n/a 0 364
1990 309 1 2 25 5 n/a n/a 0 342
1991 327 0 6 19 4 n/a n/a 0 356
1992 316 0 3 14 3 n/a n/a 0 336
1993 342 0 7 19 4 n/a n/a 0 372
1994 417 0 8 18 5 n/a n/a 0 448
1995 449 2 14 19 5 n/a n/a 0 489
1996 449 2 14 19 5 n/a n/a 0 489
1997 451 1 19 21 4 n/a n/a 0 496
1998 432 0 20 15 2 n/a n/a 0 469
1999 459 0 24 21 5 n/a n/a 0 509
2000 459 1 30 24 6 n/a n/a 0 520
2001 452 0 28 31 5 n/a n/a 0 516
2002 459 2 20 25 5 n/a n/a 0 511
2003 459 2 20 25 5 n/a n/a 0 511
2004 439 1 23 23 6 n/a n/a 0 492
2005 424 2 24 29 8 n/a n/a 0 487
2006 431 4 24 32 13 n/a n/a 2 506
2007 415 4 15 35 10 n/a n/a 2 481
2008 420 4 12 46 11 n/a n/a 2 495
2009 395 4 16 59 8 n/a n/a 2 484
2010 382 7 12 80 8 n/a n/a 2 491
2011 341 3 9 91 1 3 25 0 473
2012 330 3 14 88 4 3 27 0 469
2013 335 2 16 92 8 2 23 0 478
2014 345 3 22 81 6 1 19 0 477
2015 350 2 31 89 7 1 20 0 500
2016 362 1 38 109 6 0 18 0 534
2017 352 5 39 103 2 0 19 0 520
2018 322 2 47 107 1 1 29 0 509
2019 317 2 34 99 2 1 25 0 480
2020 288 3 40 103 4 0 19 0 457
2021 279 3 37 109 4 0 25 0 457

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 369 20.0 18.4 0
1989 364 21.0 17.3 n/a
1990 342 21.3 16.0 0
1991 356 20.3 17.5 n/a
1992 336 19.0 17.6 n/a
1993 372 18.9 19.7 n/a
1994 448 22.0 20.4 n/a
1995 489 24.6 19.9 n/a
1996 489 24.6 19.9 n/a
1997 496 24.4 20.3 n/a
1998 469 23.5 20.0 n/a
1999 509 24.3 20.9 n/a
2000 520 24.9 20.9 n/a
2001 516 24.1 21.4 n/a
2002 511 23.5 21.7 25.8
2003 511 23.5 21.7 25.8
2004 492 24.0 20.5 35.4
2005 487 23.5 20.7 26.5
2006 506 23.5 21.5 27.6
2007 481 23.9 20.1 31.1
2008 495 25.6 19.3 35.1
2009 484 25.6 18.9 34.9
2010 491 22.8 21.4 38.9
2011 473 23.0 20.5 12.7
2012 469 23.9 19.6 16.2
2013 478 24.1 19.7 38.9
2014 477 n/a n/a 34.6
2015 500 26.0 19.2 42
2016 534 26.0 20.5 42.1
2017 520 23.7 21.8 28.5
2018 509 23.1 21.9 41.1
2019 480 23.8 20.1 41.3
2020 457 23.6 19.3 38.7
2021 457 22.6 20.2 34.8

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 369 20.0 18.4 0
1989 364 21.0 17.3 n/a
1990 342 21.3 16.0 0
1991 356 20.3 17.5 n/a
1992 336 19.0 17.6 n/a
1993 372 18.9 19.7 n/a
1994 448 22.0 20.4 n/a
1995 489 24.6 19.9 n/a
1996 489 24.6 19.9 n/a
1997 496 24.4 20.3 n/a
1998 469 23.5 20.0 n/a
1999 509 24.3 20.9 n/a
2000 520 24.9 20.9 n/a
2001 516 24.1 21.4 n/a
2002 511 23.5 21.7 25.8
2003 511 23.5 21.7 25.8
2004 492 24.0 20.5 35.4
2005 487 23.5 20.7 26.5
2006 506 23.5 21.5 27.6
2007 481 23.9 20.1 31.1
2008 495 25.6 19.3 35.1
2009 484 25.6 18.9 34.9
2010 491 22.8 21.4 38.9
2011 473 23.0 20.5 12.7
2012 469 23.9 19.6 16.2
2013 478 24.1 19.7 38.9
2014 477 n/a n/a 34.6
2015 500 26.0 19.2 42
2016 534 26.0 20.5 42.1
2017 520 23.7 21.8 28.5
2018 509 23.1 21.9 41.1
2019 480 23.8 20.1 41.3
2020 457 23.6 19.3 38.7
2021 457 22.6 20.2 34.8

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.

Immunization Rates

Meridian High School

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionPersonal ExemptionPolioDiphtheriaHepatitis BVaricellaMMRPertussis
201991.2%0.6%1.1%6.1%96.0%95.4%94.8%93.7%95.2%96.0%

Data source: Washington State Department of Health
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Meridian High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $391 (2.8%) $13,729 (97.2%) $14,120
2020 $449 (3.3%) $13,243 (96.7%) $13,692

Data source: Washington Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Meridian High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 128th of 418 High schoolsRanks 85th of 455 High schools
 11.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
All Grades English Language Arts (Meridian High School)68.657.4
 11.2%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Meridian School District)53.843.5
 10.3%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Washington)59.647.7
 11.9%
All Grades Math (Meridian High School)4833.1
 14.9%
   All Grades Math (Meridian School District)45.725.8
 19.9%
   All Grades Math (Washington)48.930.4
 18.5%
All Grades Science (Meridian High School)41.554.8
 13.3%
   All Grades Science (Meridian School District)46.256.5
 10.3%
   All Grades Science (Washington)46.745.8
 0.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students480457
 4.8%
African American23
 50%
American Indian24
 100%
Asian3437
 8.8%
Hispanic99109
 10.1%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
Two or More Races2525
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients41.3%34.8%
 6.5%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington Office of Superindentent of Public Instruction. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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