Sharing data that informs our work is important to us. Below you will find the most up-to-date data we have available to share. If you have questions or concerns about anything you find or would like additional data, let us know.
As an early college high school, we offer all students five years of high school. Students who exit our school after meeting all graduation requirements in just four years are considered "early" graduates.
American Indian or Alaskan Native
Not Economically Disadvantaged
Students with Disabilities
Students without Disabilities
English Language Learners
Not English Language Learners
"Highly Qualified" is a state and federal designation created under No Child Left Behind that designates whether or a not a teacher has 1.) a bachelor's degree, 2.) full state certification, and 3.) proven knowledge of the subject that they teach.
Number of Faculty Highly Qualified
Percentage of Faculty Highly Qualified
Each year, the state of Michigan requires school districts to rate the effectiveness of their teachers and administrators. Here is the breakdown of how Meridian Public Schools has rated the Meridian Early College High School faculty.
The average number of years of teaching experience for teachers in the building is 12.34 years. The district has a low turnover rate.
The following table shows the percentage of students in attendance during the 2018-2019 school year broken down by grade level and term.
Attendance data is not kept on 5th year students attending Delta College.
Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.
Documented absences are those excused due to extenuating circumstances that are appropriately documented in our office (e.g. obituary, doctor's appointment, court paperwork, etc.)
Parent Knowledge is how we categorize call-ins from parents or guardians who know that their child is not in school, but the reason given is inexcusable. For example, waking up late, missing an alarm, etc.
We code an absence as "verified truancy" whenever evidence show that the student was absent from school without credible reason. This absence type typically relates to a disciplinary record.
A student is considered "way late" any time he or she is more than 10 minutes late for the class. A "way late" absence is counted as an unexcused absence.
Students are considered chronically absent at any time during the year that they have missed more than 10% of the school year. For year end analysis, we consider any student who missed 18 days or more as being chronically absent during the year. We track and respond to chronic absenteeism because of its strong relationship to falling behind in school. Students who miss more than 10% of their school year or more have lower grades and are less likely to succeed in postsecondary opportunities offered by our school.
Attendance Rate for All Students
Rate for Chronically Absent Students
Rate for NOT Chronically Absent Students
This data does not take absence reasons into account and therefore includes students who were absent due to long-term illnesses, family vacations, long-term suspensions, etc.
This data aligns with national averages on chronic absenteeism.
The following table shows the number and percentage of students entering and withdrawing from Meridian Early College High School during the 2019-2020 school year.
New Student Enrollments
To account for some students needing more time to complete their academic coursework, the state of Michigan calculates and reports graduation rates for school on four timescales: 4, 5, and 6 years.
The table below therefore answers the question, "What percentage of students graduate from Meridian Early College High School in 4, 5, and 6 years?" It also answers the question, "What percentage of students quit going to school altogether and are counted as a "dropout?"
Data from 2009–2013 is reflective of Meridian High School since Meridian Early College High School had zero expected graduates during those years.
Data for 2014 and 2015 is combined for Meridian High School and Meridian Early College High School since we had students graduating from both entities during those years.
2015 was Meridian High School's last graduating class. Beginning with the class of 2016, all graduation data will be pulled exclusively from Meridian Early College High School.
+ Meridian Early College is a 5 year high school. Students are expected to earn an Associates degree, vocational certificate, or at least 15 college or vocational credits by the end of their fifth year. Students can apply for early graduation after their 4th year. As a result, this impacts the four year graduation rate.
The College Readiness report shows how many students met college readiness benchmarks on the SAT standardized test in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, Mathematics, and Total Score. SAT benchmark scores are 480 for Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing, and 530 for Math.
According to The College Board, students who meet or exceed these benchmarks have a 75% chance of earning a C or better in first-semester, credit-bearing college courses in these subjects.
The College Readiness Report is updated annually in late summer. See the Recently Posted Reports page for when the report was last updated.
Due to the suspension of state assessments, assessment data for the 2019-20 school year is not available for M-STEP, MI-Access, SAT, PSAT, or ACT WorkKeys. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Education Department (USED) issued a waiver of the federal requirement that Michigan students take statewide summative assessments during the 2019-20 school year, as well as for waivers of related accountability and report card requirements. Executive Order 2020-65 waived state requirements for these assessments.
Mean SAT Score
Met or Exceeded
SAT Total Score
SAT Evidence-Based Reading Writing
SAT Total Score
SAT Evidence-Based Reading Writing
No Assessment due to COVID-19
MECH strives for a future when all students graduate ready for college and career. What we mean when we say ready is that our students should leave us aware, eligible, and prepared to pursue postsecondary education or training.
MECHS believes that postsecondary education or training is imperative in today’s economy. As a result, strong partnerships with Delta College and several vocational certification programs gives every learner the opportunity to enroll in a program to support their post secondary area of interest.
MECHS agrees that not all kids need to participate in post-secondary education or training to be successful. But our job is not to make that decision for our students; our job is to develop their capacities, empowering them to make their decision for themselves.