Quick Facts

  • THE SCHOOL:

    Public, grades 9-12, approximately 1700 students

    MASCOT:
    Wildcat

    SCHOOL COLORS:
    Royal Blue and White

    CALENDAR:
    Two semesters, early August to late May. Days for students 180.

    SCHEDULE: 
    7 Periods

    ACCREDITATIONS & AFFILIATIONS:
    Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
    High Schools That Work
    Southern Regional Education Board
    U.S. Department of Education - National School of Excellence, 1985
    Redbook Magazine - "One of the Best High Schools in America", 1992.

    CREDIT INFORMATION:
    Graduation Requirements: 24 Carnegie Units required, Must pass statewide subject area tests in U.S. History, Algebra I, Biology I, and English II.

    ACADEMIC PROGRESS:
    Report cards issued each nine weeks. Progress reports issued at midpoint in each grading period.

    ACT/CEEB CODE:
    251-915

    OTHER FEATURES:
    Meridian High houses over 250 computers, all with Internet access. This includes 9 fully equipped classroom/labs with approximately 24 computers each as well as a computer in each classroom for teacher/student research use. There is a video interactive classroom used for distance learning and video production. 

    Staffed-after school learning assistance program using A+ software.

    PUBLICATIONS:
    Yearbook, Meridian High School Web page, literary publications through Meridian Community College, student handbook, student curriculum guide, student discipline handbook.

    TESTS ADMINISTERED:
    ACT, PSAT/MSQT, PLAN, Work Keys, TABE, Subject area tests in United States History, Algebra I, Biology I, English II, as well as nine-weeks district tests in some areas.