Meridian Public School District

Teachers and School Leaders

This page includes information on school leaders and the professional qualifications of teachers. All teacher data is represented as Full Time Equivalents, or FTEs. For example, a teacher who works half a school day would be represented as 0.5 FTEs.

Total Teacher FTEs

381.6

This is the total number of teacher FTEs.

Experienced Teachers

Percentage of teachers with four or more years of teaching experience

Total Number

226.2

Number of teachers with four or more years of experience.

Experienced Teachers

59.3%

Percentage of teachers with four or more years of teaching experience

High Poverty

59.3%

The percent of teaching staff with 4 or more years of experience in a school with high levels of poverty.

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The information is also reported by low-poverty and high-poverty school designations. A high-poverty school is one where >94% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, while a low-poverty school is one where <63% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Provisional Teachers

Percent of teachers that hold an emergency or provisional license, a valid license to teach in Mississippi.

Total Number

79.7

The number of teachers who are teaching with a temporary or provisional license.

Provisional Teachers

20.9%

Percent of teachers that hold an emergency or provisional license, a valid license to teach in Mississippi.

High Poverty

20.9%

Percent of teaching staff with a temporary or provisional license in a school with high poverty levels.

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The information is also reported by low-poverty and high-poverty school designations. A high-poverty school is one where >94% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, while a low-poverty school is one where <63% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

In-Field Teachers

The percentage of teachers with a valid certificate and teaching a course for which they are properly endorsed.

Total Number

345.1

Number of teachers who are properly licensed for the subject matter they are teaching.

In-Field Teachers

90.4%

The percentage of teachers with a valid certificate and teaching a course for which they are properly endorsed.

High Poverty

90.4%

The percentage of teaching staff in a school with high levels of poverty who are properly licensed for the subject matter they are teaching.

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The information is also reported by low-poverty and high-poverty school designations. A high-poverty school is one where >94% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, while a low-poverty school is one where <63% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Number of Principals

Principals and assistant principals assigned to a school/district.

Total Number

24

The number of principals and assistant principals assigned to a school/district.

Experienced Principals

91.7%

Percent of principals and assistant principals with four or more years of experience.

Teachers and School Leaders

Experienced Teachers

  • Total Number 226.2
  • Percent 59.3%
  • Low Poverty Number
  • Low Poverty Percent
  • High Poverty Number 59.3%
  • High Poverty Percent 59.3%

Provisional Teachers

  • Total Number 79.7
  • Percent 20.9%
  • Low Poverty Number
  • Low Poverty Percent
  • High Poverty Number
  • High Poverty Percent

In-Field Teachers

  • Total Number 345.1
  • Percent 90.4%
  • Low Poverty Number
  • Low Poverty Percent
  • High Poverty Number 90.4%
  • High Poverty Percent 90.4%

Number of Principals

  • Total Number 24
  • Experienced Number 22
  • Experienced Percent 91.7%

Mississippi Department of Education

PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3513

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Last updated 3/31/2022