MPSD Fast Facts
The Meridian Public School District covers over 92 acres and serves students in over 440 classrooms across 11 campuses. These numbers, percentages, and estimates are a mid-fall snapshot of fluid demographics. They are updated soon after Oct. 1 each school year.
- 4,930 students
- 1,000 employees
- 10 campuses
- 6 Elementary Schools
- 2 Middle Schools
- 1 High School
- 1 Career and Technical Center
- Grades PK-5: 2,535
- Grades 6-8: 1,207
- Grades 9-12: 1,193
- Total students enrolled: 4,930
- African American: 90%
- Caucasian: 7%
- Hispanic: 2.5%
- Asian: .6%
- Native American: .06%
- Pacific Islander: .04%
- All schools will provide high-quality instruction that prepares all students for college and career readiness while achieving a successful or higher rating.
- All schools will maintain safe, attractive, and healthy learning environments.
- All schools will recruit and retain high-quality teachers and staff.
- All schools will create strong relationships with parents and the community.
- All schools will maintain a sound financial balance.
The mission of the Meridian Public School District is to inspire and develop excellence in everyone.
The vision of the Meridian Public School District is to empower learners to become leaders.
The Meridian Public School District strives to:
- Maintain safe and orderly environments that model respect, integrity, and accountability
- Relentlessly pursue reading and math literacy to enhance academic excellence
- Use college and career standards to guide inquiry into innovative learning and teaching
- Foster citizenship and promote strong moral values through quality educational programs
- Actively create learner-centered classrooms that foster ownership of student learning
- Empower families to join their students in goal-setting and reviewing progress toward their goals
We believe as MPSD leaders and teachers that:
- Each student sets goals, monitors his/her progress, and makes adjustments to achieve academic and life goals
- Each student will learn what is important to know and do under the appropriate instructional conditions to be successful
- Teachers motivate through high expectations and positive caring relationships by knowing each student deeply, and sharing relevant life experiences
- Teachers, as active collaborators, continuously monitor the impact of their teaching on student learning using assessment data
- Teachers and leaders work together to protect and use instructional time wisely, using data as the guide for student learning and achievement
- Parents are partners in ensuring daily student attendance and active participation in student goal setting and monitoring of student progress