Meriden Public Schools


Racially Diverse Hiring


The Meriden Public Schools strives to embed an equity lens for all of the components of teaching and learning.  We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees who increase the racial, ethnic, and linguistic diversity of district staff. To achieve equity and access for all, we must collectively challenge existing inequities, build meaningful relationships, and actively remove barriers to success. We value the uniqueness and varied experiences of all our students and staff and believe that regardless of racial identity, socioeconomic status, or prior learning experiences, all students must have access to equitable learning opportunities and digital resources to expand their world. The recognition of unconscious or conscious systemic and individual bias continues to guide our efforts and commitment to assure equity for all.

Diversity in Certified Staff Workforce
  • 11.2% of the total teacher workforce in Connecticut identify as racially diverse
  • 13.5% of Meriden's certified staff identify as racially diverse 
Meriden Public Schools Racially Diverse Teacher Hiring 
  • 2023-2024 - Hiring percentage 23%
  • 2022-2023 - Hiring percentage 27%
  • 2021-2022 - Hiring percentage 35%
  • 2020-2021 - Hiring percentage 20%
  • 2019-2020 - Hiring percentage 25%
  • 2018-2019 - Hiring percentage 16%