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This Year in the Meridian Joint School Distict. Student Enrollment increases by 1728 15,535 students will attend one of 28 elementary schools – 986 more.

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1 This Year in the Meridian Joint School Distict

2 Student Enrollment increases by ,535 students will attend one of 28 elementary schools – 986 more than attended last year 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 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 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 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

3 Desert Sage Elementary Opens Desert Sage Elementary is located in the Charter Point subdivision Desert Sage Elementary is located in the Charter Point subdivision Voters approved the construction of the school in September of 2005 Voters approved the construction of the school in September of 2005 More than 500 students are attending this fall More than 500 students are attending this fall This year in the Meridian School District

4 Prospect Elementary Opens Prospect Elementary is located in the Copper Basin subdivision Prospect Elementary is located in the Copper Basin subdivision Voters approved the construction of the school in September of 2005 Voters approved the construction of the school in September of 2005 More than 630 students are attending More than 630 students are attending This year in the Meridian School District

5 Pathways Middle School Opens The districts second alternative middle school will open near Discovery Elementary The districts second alternative middle school will open near Discovery Elementary 75 students in 7 th grade will attend this year 75 students in 7 th grade will attend this year 150 students in grades 7 and 8 will attend next year 150 students in grades 7 and 8 will attend next year This year in the Meridian School District

6 Paramount Elementary The construction of Paramount Elementary will be completed for fall 2007 The construction of Paramount Elementary will be completed for fall students will be able to attend Paramount 650 students will be able to attend Paramount This year in the Meridian School District

7 Heritage Middle School Construction will continue at Heritage Middle School Construction will continue at Heritage Middle School Heritage Middle School will open fall 2007 Heritage Middle School will open fall 2007 The school will hold 1000 students The school will hold 1000 students This year in the Meridian School District

8 Rocky Mountain High School Construction on Rocky Mountain will allow the school to open for fall 2008 Construction on Rocky Mountain will allow the school to open for fall 2008 The school is designed for 1800 students The school is designed for 1800 students A parent committee will establish the attendance area for the school this fall A parent committee will establish the attendance area for the school this fall This year in the Meridian School District

9 Portable Buildings New portable buildings purchased with proceeds from the fall 2005 bond will increase capacity at: New portable buildings purchased with proceeds from the fall 2005 bond will increase capacity at: Star ElementaryStar Elementary Ustick ElementaryUstick Elementary Donnell ElementaryDonnell Elementary This year in the Meridian School District

10 Artificial Turf 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 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 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

11 New Magnet School Programs Christine Donnell School of the Arts will expand to 7 th grade Christine Donnell School of the Arts will expand to 7 th grade A new art magnet school will offer classes to 6 th graders at Lowell Scott Middle School A new art magnet school will offer classes to 6 th graders at Lowell Scott Middle School Pioneer Elementary School of the Arts will start its second year Pioneer Elementary School of the Arts will start its second year This year in the Meridian School District

12 Galileo Math and Science Magnet School The curriculum for the Galileo magnet school will be completed this school year 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 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 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

13 Teachers This year our students will be taught by 1860 teachers; 175 are brand- new to the district. This year our students will be taught by 1860 teachers; 175 are brand- new to the district. 99% of these teachers are fully certified and highly qualified to teach in their subject area. 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 states 114 school districts. The average elementary teacher will earn $40,679, meaning their income ranks 40th out of the states 114 school districts. The average secondary teacher will earn $40,506, ranking them 47th out of 114 districts. The average secondary teacher will earn $40,506, ranking them 47th out of 114 districts. This year in the Meridian School District

14 Support Staff 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 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 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. 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 More than 700 substitutes will teach in our classrooms 17,991 days This year in the Meridian School District

15 Transportation Bus drivers transport 14,500 students to school on 262 buses each day Bus drivers transport 14,500 students to school on 262 buses each day The bus fleet will log more than 3,000,000 miles 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 of the buses are brand new; the oldest among the fleet first hit the road in 1987 This year in the Meridian School District

16 Students 51.88% are males % are males % are female % are female. 1.38% are black. 1.38% are black. 3.38% are Hispanic. 3.38% are Hispanic..81% are native American..81% are native American. 2.47% are Asian. 2.47% are Asian. This year in the Meridian School District

17 Students 10.2% will receive special education services. 10.2% will receive special education services. 4.4% qualify as gifted and talented. 4.4% qualify as gifted and talented. 2.3% are non-English speakers; in total they speak 45 different languages. 2.3% are non-English speakers; in total they speak 45 different languages. 21% qualify for free and reduced lunch. 21% qualify for free and reduced lunch. This year in the Meridian School District

18 Students 2520 students are taking Biology students are taking Biology. 875 students are taking Chemistry. 875 students are taking Chemistry. 333 students are taking Physics 333 students are taking Physics 422 are taking pre-Calculus 422 are taking pre-Calculus 1229 students are taking drama students are taking drama students are taking Spanish students are taking Spanish. 824 are taking French 824 are taking French 191 students are taking Latin. 191 students are taking Latin students are taking art students are taking art. This year in the Meridian School District

19 Students 100 are taking AP Physics 100 are taking AP Physics 156 are taking AP Statistics 156 are taking AP Statistics 160 are taking AP History 160 are taking AP History 109 are taking AP Biology 109 are taking AP Biology 183 are taking AP Chemistry 183 are taking AP Chemistry 1415 are taking Band 1415 are taking Band 1138 are taking Choir 1138 are taking Choir 378 are taking Orchestra 378 are taking Orchestra 185 are taking Dance 185 are taking Dance This year in the Meridian School District

20 Students 75 are taking Drafting 75 are taking Drafting 152 are taking Small Gas Engines 152 are taking Small Gas Engines 144 are taking Agricultural Welding 144 are taking Agricultural Welding 22 are taking Principles of Management 22 are taking Principles of Management This year in the Meridian School District

21 Student Achievement On the 10 th 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. On the 10 th 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. This year in the Meridian School District

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25 Financial Data The districts central office and 43 schools will be managed by 112 administrators, making Meridian Joint School Districts administrative costs the second lowest in the state of Idaho The districts revenue per pupil will be $4,790. Only two districts receive less per pupil; the state average is $5,800 per student This year in the Meridian School District

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