Quick Facts

ADDRESS:
Meridian High School
2320 32nd Street
Meridian, MS 39305
Office: (601) 482-3191                  Fax: (601) 483-5502

ADMINISTRATION:
Mr. Victor Hubbard, Principal
Mrs. Felicia Ruffin, Assistant Principal
Mr. Rufus Wright, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Shevonda Truman, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Shernise Wilson, Assistant Principal

Mr. Rob Smith, Director: Ross Collins
Mrs. Mary Swindell, Assistant Director: Ross Collins

THE SCHOOL:
Public, grades 9-12, approximately 1700 students

MASCOT:
Wildcat

SCHOOL COLORS:
Royal Blue and White

CALENDAR:
Two semesters, early August to late May. Days for students 180.

SCHEDULE: 
6 Periods

ACCREDITATIONS & AFFILIATIONS:
Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
High Schools That Work
Southern Regional Education Board
U.S. Department of Education - National School of Excellence, 1985
Redbook Magazine - "One of the Best High Schools in America", 1992.

CREDIT INFORMATION:
Graduation Requirements: 24 Carnegie Units required, Must pass statewide subject area tests in U.S. History, Algebra I, Biology I, and English II.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS:
Report cards issued each nine weeks. Progress reports issued at midpoint in each grading period.

ACT/CEEB CODE:
251-915

OTHER FEATURES:
Meridian High houses over 250 computers, all with Internet access. This includes 9 fully equipped classroom/labs with approximately 24 computers each as well as a computer in each classroom for teacher/student research use. There is a video interactive classroom used for distance learning and video production. Katie Bragg is in charge of the Career Center and can help students find great scholarship programs.

Staffed-after school learning assistance program using A+ software.

PUBLICATIONS:
Yearbook, student newspaper, Meridian High School Web page, literary publications through Meridian Community College, student handbook, student curriculum guide, student discipline handbook.

TESTS ADMINISTERED:
ACT, PSAT/MSQT, PLAN, Work Keys, TABE, Subject area tests in United States History, Algebra I, Biology I, English II, as well as nine-weeks district tests in some areas.

GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT:
Mrs. Mia McDonald
Mr. Tyrone Neal
Ms. Tamela Sloan
Mrs. Tiffanie Roberts
Mrs. Teri Frazier, Testing Coordinator