At a Glance

Meridian Elementary School is comprised of grades Young Five through fourth grade. Our secure-entry building sits in the center of our district campus, between the junior high and high school. On average, our building sees approximately 470 students through our doors each year. We teach reading, writing, math, social studies and science, while we offer three 'specials' classes: art, music, and physical education. We teach the common core state standards through a blend of direct instruction and project-based learning, while computer-adaptive instruction enhances our student learning in all areas. Read on!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment where all students develop respect for self and others while learning the life-long skills necessary to participate responsibly in a changing world.

Ways We Learn

Meridian Elementary School is one of few elementary schools, nation-wide, that is a member of the New Tech Network (NTN). Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an important element of our instructional approach, and thus we strive to provide teaching that engages, a culture that empowers, technology that enables, and outcomes that matter. Please read on to find out more about what this means!


By engaging students through project-based learning, students become problem-solvers. Teachers design complex, authentic challenges that engage students, require them to demonstrate mastery of knowledge, and foster written and oral communication skills.


By making learning relevant and creating a collaborative learning culture, students become connected to, engaged with, and challenged by their school, teachers and peers. Meridian Elementary promotes a culture of safety, kindness and readiness for learning.


Through a technology-rich environment, teachers and students create, communicate, access information, and experience self-directed learning.


Learning outcomes also measure collaboration, written and oral communication, and students’ responsibility for their own learning - something we call 'agency.' Performance assessments measure the knowledge and thinking of students to help them become proficient in producing quality work.

Our Students

Meridian Public Schools is based in the rural community of Sanford, Michigan in Midland County.

  • Caucasian - 97%
  • African American - 2%
  • Hispanic - 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged - 49%
  • Students with Disabilities - 16%

2014/2015 Data; Source: www.mischooldata.org