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Meridian School District


Meridian School District is located in northwest Washington. Meridian School District has 37.07 square miles of land area and 0.42 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Meridian School District population is 9,030. Meridian School District median household income is $55,071 in 2010-2014. Meridian School District median house value is $272,700 in 2010-2014. On average, Meridian School District is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (100 out of 238, top 42%)
Elementary/Middle School: (126 out of 274, top 46%)*
Rank: #138
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:6
Population9,030 (2010-2014), rank #127
Population Growth4.53% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:240.86/sq mi, rank #64
Median Household Income:$55,071 at 2010-2014—-1.48% increase since 2005-2009, rank #115
Median House Price:$272,700 at 2010-2014—-15.05% increase since 2005-2009, rank #63
Time Zone:Pacific GMT -8:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:37.07 sq mi, rank #255
Water Area:0.42 sq mi (1.13%), rank #235
County:Whatcom County
City:Bellingham, Lynden, Ferndale, Everson
Zip:98226, 98264, 98248, 98247
Area:Bellingham, WA
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Meridian School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

214 West Laurel Rd
Bellingham WA, 98226, Whatcom County
Phone: 360-398-7111

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:1,8012,4072,2432,3472,1271,8731,667
English Language Learner Students:10410610812481131127
Total Teachers:77.7783.7181.4687.1084.5481.8084.00
Total Other Staff:77.9679.1978.8777.8175.6678.6075.80
Instructional Aides:14.1413.9313.9613.8514.4015.9015.50
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:1.190.780.780.
Total Guidance Counselors:3.803.403.403.042.993.703.30
Elementary Guidance Counselors:1.330.930.930.930.931.801.40
Secondary Guidance Counselors:2.472.472.472.112.061.901.90
Other Guidance Counselors:NANA0.00NANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:2.342.472.602.282.192.402.00
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:4.924.274.924.724.494.504.30
School Administrators:6.406.757.757.
School Administrative Support:4.047.604.756.415.074.804.10
Student Support Services:3.653.303.353.632.303.803.80
Other Support Services:32.2632.6932.5232.0535.2234.5033.60
Student-Teacher Ratio:23.1628.7527.5426.9525.1622.9019.85


Irene Reither Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   954 East Hemmi Rd, Bellingham WA 98226
Meridian High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   194 West Laurel Rd, Bellingham WA 98226
Meridian Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   861 Ten Mile Rd, Lynden WA 98264
Meridian Parent Partnership Program Kindergarten to Grade 12   960 East Hemmi Rd, Everson WA 98247
Meridian Special Programs Prekindergarten to Grade 12   214 West Laurel Rd, Bellingham WA 98226
Ten Mile Creek ElementaryGrade 4 to Grade 5   960 East Hemmi Rd, Everson WA 98247

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2012BiologyEnd of course% met std61.8%64.1%
2013BiologyEnd of course% met std82.2%81.7%
2011Math Year 1End of course% met std68.2%62.4%
2012Math Year 1End of course% met std84%71%
2013Math Year 1End of course% met std85.5%80.7%
2011Math Year 2End of course% met std83.1%72.9%
2012Math Year 2End of course% met std81.8%79.1%
2013Math Year 2End of course% met std95.8%89.4%
2010Math10th Grade% met std40.8%41.6%
2010Reading10th Grade% met std79.2%78.8%
2011Reading10th Grade% met std81.1%82.3%
2012Reading10th Grade% met std82.2%81.1%
2013Reading10th Grade% met std89.8%83.5%
2010Science10th Grade% met std49%44.7%
2011Science10th Grade% met std51.9%49.7%
2010Writing10th Grade% met std94.2%85.9%
2011Writing10th Grade% met std86.1%86%
2012Writing10th Grade% met std87.3%85.2%
2013Writing10th Grade% met std88.7%84.9%
MSP Test
2010Math3rd Grade% met std52.1%61.7%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std60.8%61.5%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std56.6%65.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std46.2%65.2%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std66.7%72%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std71.1%73.1%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std57.9%68.7%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std65.4%73.0%
2010Math4th Grade% met std49.6%53.6%
2011Math4th Grade% met std52%59.3%
2012Math4th Grade% met std56.4%59.3%
2013Math4th Grade% met std74.7%62.5%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std71.7%67.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std57.6%67.3%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std66.4%71.4%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std73.3%72.4%
2010Writing4th Grade% met std54.9%61%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std61.6%61.4%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std60.9%61.3%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std58.7%62.1%
2010Math5th Grade% met std62.5%53.6%
2011Math5th Grade% met std64.5%61.2%
2012Math5th Grade% met std64.7%63.7%
2013Math5th Grade% met std69.8%62.6%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std78.8%69.5%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std63.6%67.6%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std68.1%71%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std67.9%72.6%
2010Science5th Grade% met std26%34%
2011Science5th Grade% met std47.7%55.6%
2012Science5th Grade% met std68.1%66.1%
2013Science5th Grade% met std67.9%66.5%
2010Math6th Grade% met std47.7%51.8%
2011Math6th Grade% met std58.7%58.8%
2012Math6th Grade% met std58.6%61.4%
2013Math6th Grade% met std63.5%59.3%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std46.8%64.5%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std68.3%70.6%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std61.3%70.6%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std67.8%71.4%
2010Math7th Grade% met std50.5%55.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std58.9%56.9%
2012Math7th Grade% met std68.3%59.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std66.0%63.7%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std49.5%63.3%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std52.3%56.4%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std78.8%71.2%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std65.1%68.7%
2010Writing7th Grade% met std79%70.2%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std74.8%71%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std54.4%71%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std83.0%71.0%
2010Math8th Grade% met std38.6%51.5%
2011Math8th Grade% met std46.4%50.3%
2012Math8th Grade% met std65.4%55.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std67.0%53.2%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std65.3%69.2%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std57.3%68.6%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std63.6%67.2%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std67.9%66.2%
2010Science8th Grade% met std45%54.4%
2011Science8th Grade% met std67.3%61.5%
2012Science8th Grade% met std70.1%66.3%
2013Science8th Grade% met std75.2%64.9%
2004Math10th Grade% met std49.2%43.9%
2005Math10th Grade% met std53.2%47.5%
2006Math10th Grade% met std48.1%51%
2007Math10th Grade% met std47.5%50.2%
2008Math10th Grade% met std55.7%49.3%
2009Math10th Grade% met std58.9%45.2%
2004Reading10th Grade% met std65.4%64.5%
2005Reading10th Grade% met std79.8%72.9%
2006Reading10th Grade% met std80%81.9%
2007Reading10th Grade% met std76.7%80.6%
2008Reading10th Grade% met std83%81.3%
2009Reading10th Grade% met std74.8%80.9%
2004Science10th Grade% met std36.2%32.2%
2005Science10th Grade% met std30.6%35.8%
2006Science10th Grade% met std22.3%34.9%
2007Science10th Grade% met std33.9%36.3%
2008Science10th Grade% met std43.5%39.7%
2009Science10th Grade% met std36.3%38.6%
2004Writing10th Grade% met std61.5%65.2%
2005Writing10th Grade% met std63.7%65.2%
2006Writing10th Grade% met std80.6%79.7%
2007Writing10th Grade% met std82.6%83.6%
2008Writing10th Grade% met std87.5%86.2%
2009Writing10th Grade% met std88.1%86.3%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std61.5%69.4%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std64.1%68.3%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std68%66.3%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std69.1%70.7%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std68%70.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std67.2%71.3%
2004Math4th Grade% met std45%59.9%
2005Math4th Grade% met std39.3%60.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std48.6%58.9%
2007Math4th Grade% met std49.1%57.9%
2008Math4th Grade% met std55.9%53.4%
2009Math4th Grade% met std47.6%52.3%
2004Reading4th Grade% met std67%74.4%
2005Reading4th Grade% met std72%79.5%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std77.1%81.1%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std66.7%76.4%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std76.2%72.3%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std75.2%73.5%
2004Writing4th Grade% met std53%55.8%
2005Writing4th Grade% met std45.8%57.7%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std53.3%60.3%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std50%60.1%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std68.3%62.1%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std51.4%60.3%
2006Math5th Grade% met std49.5%55.8%
2007Math5th Grade% met std61.1%59.3%
2008Math5th Grade% met std63.8%61%
2009Math5th Grade% met std65.1%61.9%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std73.2%76.2%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std76.9%71.7%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std83.8%75.3%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std78.3%73.9%
2004Science5th Grade% met std25.2%28.2%
2005Science5th Grade% met std35.7%35.6%
2006Science5th Grade% met std32.1%35.7%
2007Science5th Grade% met std37%36.4%
2008Science5th Grade% met std38.1%42.9%
2009Science5th Grade% met std28.3%44.9%
2006Math6th Grade% met std47.4%49.4%
2007Math6th Grade% met std43.5%49.5%
2008Math6th Grade% met std48.2%48.9%
2009Math6th Grade% met std50.5%50.9%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std64.9%66.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std67.7%67.8%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std58.6%68.6%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std76.2%72%
2004Math7th Grade% met std33.1%46.3%
2005Math7th Grade% met std47.7%50.8%
2006Math7th Grade% met std39.2%48.5%
2007Math7th Grade% met std54.1%54.4%
2008Math7th Grade% met std53.9%50.3%
2009Math7th Grade% met std43%51.8%
2004Reading7th Grade% met std64.6%60.4%
2005Reading7th Grade% met std62.2%69%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std47.3%61.5%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std76.6%68.5%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std63.8%62.8%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std57.9%59.3%
2004Writing7th Grade% met std70.9%57.9%
2005Writing7th Grade% met std66.7%61.2%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std57.7%64.5%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std80.2%68.1%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std66.1%69.7%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std83.2%69.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std47.7%48.8%
2007Math8th Grade% met std49.2%49.5%
2008Math8th Grade% met std61.1%51.5%
2009Math8th Grade% met std46.5%50.8%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std65.1%70.1%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std60.6%64.7%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std75.9%65.9%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std59.4%67.5%
2004Science8th Grade% met std35.6%39.4%
2005Science8th Grade% met std34.9%36.4%
2006Science8th Grade% met std29.9%42.9%
2007Science8th Grade% met std30.3%44.4%
2008Science8th Grade% met std45.4%47.9%
2009Science8th Grade% met std38.3%51.1%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$22,885,000$10,203 $18,849,000$8,031 $18,072,000$8,496 
Total Expenditures:$32,024,000$14,277 $19,650,000$8,372 $17,164,000$8,070 
Total Current Expenditures:$15,950,000$7,111 $16,391,000$6,984 $15,836,000$7,445 
Instructional Expenditures:$9,540,000$4,25359.8%$10,472,000$4,46263.9%$9,943,000$4,67562.8%
Student and Staff Support:$1,293,000$5768.1%$1,156,000$4937.1%$1,145,000$5387.2%
Operations, Food, Other:$2,897,000$1,29218.2%$2,706,000$1,15316.5%$2,661,000$1,25116.8%
Total Capital Outlay:$15,058,000$6,713 $1,764,000$752 $1,305,000$614 
Construction:$14,734,000$6,569 $1,763,000$751 $769,000$362 
Total Other:$1,000$0 $0$0 $0$0 
Interest on Debt:$847,000$378 $1,305,000$556 $23,000$11 
Total Salary:$9,170,000$4,088 $9,506,000$4,050 $9,081,000$4,269 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$5,895,000$2,62864.3%$6,282,000$2,67766.1%$6,009,000$2,82566.2%
Other Salary:$3,275,000$1,46035.7%$3,224,000$1,37433.9%$3,072,000$1,44433.8%
Total Benefit:$3,137,000$1,399 $3,144,000$1,340 $2,910,000$1,368 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,937,000$86461.7%$2,017,000$85964.2%$1,885,000$88664.8%
Other Benefit:$1,200,000$53538.3%$1,127,000$48035.8%$1,025,000$48235.2%

* Meridian School District was rated 3.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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