Meridian High School

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

109.6

This is the total number of teacher FTEs.

Experienced Teachers

Percentage of teachers with four or more years of teaching experience

Total Number

62.9

Number of teachers with four or more years of experience.

Experienced Teachers

57.4%

Percentage of teachers with four or more years of teaching experience

High Poverty

57.4%

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

18.0

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

Provisional Teachers

16.4%

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

High Poverty

16.4%

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

100.2

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

In-Field Teachers

91.4%

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

High Poverty

91.4%

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

6

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

Experienced Principals

83.3%

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

Teachers and School Leaders

Experienced Teachers

  • Total Number 62.9
  • Percent 57.4%
  • Low Poverty Number
  • Low Poverty Percent
  • High Poverty Number 57.4%
  • High Poverty Percent 57.4%

Provisional Teachers

  • Total Number 18.0
  • Percent 16.4%
  • Low Poverty Number
  • Low Poverty Percent
  • High Poverty Number
  • High Poverty Percent

In-Field Teachers

  • Total Number 100.2
  • Percent 91.4%
  • Low Poverty Number
  • Low Poverty Percent
  • High Poverty Number 91.4%
  • High Poverty Percent 91.4%

Number of Principals

  • Total Number 6
  • Experienced Number 5
  • Experienced Percent 83.3%

Mississippi Department of Education

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

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Last updated 3/31/2022