This Year in the Meridian Joint
School Distict
This year in the Meridian School District
Student Enrollment increases by
1728
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15,535 students will attend one of 28 elementary
schools – 986 more than attended last year
7,127 students will attend one of 8 middle
schools – 146 more than attended last year
8,970 students will attend one of 7 high schools –
636 more than attended last year
The district has grown by 5,411 students in the
last three years; if those students were their own
school district, it would be the tenth largest
district in the state
This year in the Meridian School District
Desert Sage Elementary Opens
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Desert Sage
Elementary is located
in the Charter Point
subdivision
Voters approved the
construction of the
school in September
of 2005
More than 500
students are attending
this fall
This year in the Meridian School District
Prospect Elementary Opens
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Prospect Elementary is
located in the Copper
Basin subdivision
Voters approved the
construction of the
school in September
of 2005
More than 630
students are attending
This year in the Meridian School District
Pathways Middle School Opens
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The district’s second
alternative middle
school will open near
Discovery Elementary
75 students in 7th
grade will attend this
year
150 students in
grades 7 and 8 will
attend next year
This year in the Meridian School District
Paramount Elementary
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The construction of
Paramount
Elementary will be
completed for fall
2007
650 students will
be able to attend
Paramount
This year in the Meridian School District
Heritage Middle School
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Construction will
continue at
Heritage Middle
School
Heritage Middle
School will open
fall 2007
The school will hold
1000 students
This year in the Meridian School District
Rocky Mountain High School
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Construction on Rocky
Mountain will allow
the school to open for
fall 2008
The school is designed
for 1800 students
A parent committee
will establish the
attendance area for
the school this fall
This year in the Meridian School District
Portable Buildings
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New portable
buildings
purchased with
proceeds from the
fall 2005 bond will
increase capacity
at:
• Star Elementary
• Ustick Elementary
• Donnell Elementary
This year in the Meridian School District
Artificial Turf
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The first high school
sporting events played
on artificial turf in the
state of Idaho will
take place at Meridian
High and Eagle High
The field
improvements were
paid for with nearly
$1,000,000 in
donations from
parents and the
community
This year in the Meridian School District
New Magnet School Programs
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Christine Donnell
School of the Arts will
expand to 7th grade
A new art magnet
school will offer
classes to 6th graders
at Lowell Scott Middle
School
Pioneer Elementary
School of the Arts will
start its second year
This year in the Meridian School District
Galileo Math and Science Magnet
School
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The curriculum for the Galileo
magnet school will be completed this
school year
Parents interested in sending
students to the school will have the
opportunity to enroll
Construction of the new facility will
lead to the school opening for fall
2007 with space for 800 students
This year in the Meridian School District
Teachers
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This year our students will
be taught by 1860
teachers; 175 are brandnew to the district.
99% of these teachers are
fully certified and highly
qualified to teach in their
subject area.
The average elementary
teacher will earn $40,679,
meaning their income
ranks 40th out of the
state’s 114 school districts.
The average secondary
teacher will earn $40,506,
ranking them 47th out of
114 districts.
This year in the Meridian School District
Support Staff
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Our teachers will be joined
by 773 non-certified staff,
the library aides, computer
aids, special education
aids, and bus drivers who
work directly with
students, plus the food
service staff, custodians,
and bus driver
The custodians will clean
and maintain 4,060,000
square feet of building
space and 755 acres of
lawn
The food service staff will
serve 3,848,000 meals,
approximately 21,000 per
day.
More than 700 substitutes
will teach in our
classrooms 17,991 days
This year in the Meridian School District
Transportation
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Bus drivers transport
14,500 students to
school on 262 buses
each day
The bus fleet will log
more than 3,000,000
miles
18 of the buses are
brand new; the oldest
among the fleet first
hit the road in 1987
This year in the Meridian School District
Students
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51.88% are males.
48.12% are
female.
1.38% are black.
3.38% are
Hispanic.
.81% are native
American.
2.47% are Asian.
This year in the Meridian School District
Students
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10.2% will receive
special education
services.
4.4% qualify as gifted
and talented.
2.3% are non-English
speakers; in total they
speak 45 different
languages.
21% qualify for free
and reduced lunch.
This year in the Meridian School District
Students
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2520 students are taking
Biology.
875 students are taking
Chemistry.
333 students are taking
Physics
422 are taking pre-Calculus
1229 students are taking
drama.
2808 students are taking
Spanish.
824 are taking French
191 students are taking Latin.
1998 students are taking art.
This year in the Meridian School District
Students
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100 are taking AP Physics
156 are taking AP
Statistics
160 are taking AP History
109 are taking AP Biology
183 are taking AP
Chemistry
1415 are taking Band
1138 are taking Choir
378 are taking Orchestra
185 are taking Dance
This year in the Meridian School District
Students
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75 are taking Drafting
152 are taking Small
Gas Engines
144 are taking
Agricultural Welding
22 are taking
Principles of
Management
This year in the Meridian School District
Student Achievement
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On the 10th grade Idaho
Achievement Standards tests in
Reading, Math, and Language Arts, a
higher percentage of students are
either Proficient of Advanced than
any of the 8 largest districts in the
state.
Student Achievement
Reading Proficiency
92
90
90
88
88
87
86
84
84
83
83
82
81
80
79
78
76
74
72
Boise
Bonneville
Coeur D. Alene
Idaho Falls
Meridian
Nampa
Pocatello
Tw in Falls
Reading Proficiency
Student Achievement
Language Proficiency
100
88
90
84
83
85
81
80
82
80
73
70
60
50
Language Proficiency
40
30
20
10
0
Boise
Bonneville
Coeur D. Alene
Idaho Falls
Meridian
Nampa
Pocatello
Tw in Falls
Student Achievement
Math Proficiency
90
80
80
77
73
70
71
70
71
70
60
56
50
Math Proficiency
40
30
20
10
0
Boise
Bonneville
Coeur D. Alene
Idaho Falls
Meridian
Nampa
Pocatello
Tw in Falls
This year in the Meridian School District
Financial Data
The districts central office and 43
schools will be managed by 112
administrators, making Meridian Joint
School District’s administrative costs
the second lowest in the state of
Idaho
The district’s revenue per pupil will be
$4,790. Only two district’s receive
less per pupil; the state average is
$5,800 per student
This year in the Meridian School District
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