Meridian Elementary School

651 South Third St, El Cajon, CA 92019 | (619) 588-3083
  • Grades: KG-5
  • Student Enrollment: 610
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  • Mailing Address: 651 South Third St., El Cajon, CA 92019
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 610
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 26.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 23.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 300 (49.2%)
  • Females: 310 (50.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 81 (13.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 351 (57.5%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 432 (70.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Meridian Elementary School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian30.5%
Black355.7%
Asian111.8%
Hispanic16226.6%
White33554.9%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Meridian Elementary School
  Number Percent
Kindergarten9315.2%
1st Grade11719.2%
2nd Grade9415.4%
3rd Grade9615.7%
4th Grade10717.5%
5th Grade10316.9%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
33.3%
District:
25.0%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree: 3.3%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 100.0%
Number of Certificated Staff: 30.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 20.4
Average Age
School:
49.8
District:
50.7
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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1 review for Meridian Elementary School

  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on May 11, 2007
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am a parent who in unsatisfied with Meridian because, my child fell two grades behind in reading. I didn't even realize he had any problems until I recieved the CST scores from the previous (2nd grade) years tests. He was bullied on over a dozen occasions and came home with torn cloths on six occasions. I got a call to bring him some shoes because his were gone. His new pair of Wheely shoes were taken off of him. My son was scared and refused to tell who had taken them. The office staff made no attempt to find out the surrounding circumstances or who had taken them. I requested the principal call me about this matter. He never returned my call. I transfered him to a different school and got him into the Sylvan Program. With in three months his reading had improved a whole grade, and in six months he was at grade level. None of my children will attend Meridian ever again.

Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Meridian Elementary School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST Mathematics
  • CST Science
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 2 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201022.0%43.0%53.0%
200934.0%44.0%53.0%
200841.0%46.0%48.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201029.0%54.0%62.0%
200939.0%54.0%63.0%
200847.0%54.0%59.0%
 

Grade 3 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201042.0%36.0%43.0%
200928.0%41.0%44.0%
200827.0%35.0%38.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201055.0%61.0%65.0%
200955.0%64.0%64.0%
200842.0%61.0%61.0%
 

Grade 4 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201052.0%59.0%63.0%
200963.0%58.0%61.0%
200853.0%54.0%55.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201072.0%66.0%68.0%
200969.0%65.0%66.0%
200839.0%57.0%61.0%
 

Grade 5 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST English-Language Arts Test
201050.0%56.0%58.0%
200950.0%58.0%54.0%
200841.0%52.0%48.0%
 
CST Mathematics Test
201050.0%54.0%61.0%
200947.0%60.0%57.0%
200843.0%52.0%51.0%
 
CST Science Test
201046.0%54.0%56.0%
200936.0%49.0%49.0%
200837.0%46.0%46.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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