Customer Stories: K-12 Education

Meraki's cloud networking solution is ideal for large districts and independent schools alike, providing performance and manageability at a fraction of the cost and complexity of traditional solutions.

  • Avenues: The World School

    Avenues: The World School

    • Pre-K through 12 NYC school deploys Meraki to support technology-forward curriculum
    • WPA2-encrypted network for school-owned devices & guest network for personal ones
    • Integrated content filtering for CIPA compliance & Layer-7 traffic shaping
  • Region 9 Education Service Center

    Region 9 Education Service Center

    • Region 9 ESC deploys Meraki Security Appliances to 25 school districts
    • Content filtering and bandwidth shaping keep school networks student-friendly
    • Remote troubleshooting made easy through the cloud-based dashboard
  • Lee's Summit R-7 School District

    Lee's Summit R-7 School District

    • Top Midwest school district quickly deploys over 1,900 Cisco Meraki devices
    • Reliable, high-density wireless supports Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education
    • Administrators set content filtering policies for different user groups on MX
  • Oakland Unified School District

    Oakland Unified School District

    • K-12 school district in northern California with 120 locations and 37,000 students
    • Deployed 300+ Meraki 802.11ac APs to reliably support Common Core online testing
    • Layer 7 visibility and control permits the ability continually optimize the network
  • Werner-von-Siemens-Gymnasium Magdeburg

    Werner-von-Siemens-Gymnasium Magdeburg

    • Technology-focused school for grades 5-12 in Magdeburg, Germany
    • Built-in security features on Meraki APs ensure online safety required for education
    • Reliable network allows completion of coursework using digital resources
  • Westwind School Division

    Westwind School Division

    • 15 Canadian K-12 schools use the Meraki solution to take advantage of fiber network
    • Cisco Meraki switches support Cisco VoIP phones and time-based port scheduling
    • CMX location analytics and easy troubleshooting made possible with cloud dashboard
  • Alvin ISD

    Alvin ISD

    • School district serves approximately 19,000 students and over 2,500 staff
    • Cloud-managed wireless supports 1:1 and BYOD for thousands of devices
    • Cloud-based RF optimization eliminates interference in high density classrooms
  • Rainbow School District

    Rainbow School District

    • 157 Meraki APs deployed across nine high schools and central office
    • Reliable, high-performance wireless meets demand of students’ mobile devices
    • Meraki Traffic Shaper enables prioritization of learning activities on the network
  • Renton School District

    Renton School District

    • High performance 3-stream wireless APs support 16,000 students across 28 sites
    • Meraki dashboard simplifies management districtwide for single network admin
    • Renton saved over $1M compared to cost of traditional controller architecture
  • Wild Rose Public Schools

    Wild Rose Public Schools

    • School district makes the switch to Meraki, deploying cloud-managed APs and switches
    • Meraki dashboard crucial for IT staff to manage 20 geographically distributed sites
    • 100% district coverage, for the same price as 50% coverage with traditional solution
  • Jakintza Ikastola

    Jakintza Ikastola

    • Part of the Ikastola group of schools in Northern Spain for pupils between 5-16 yrs
    • Cisco Meraki cloud managed APs provide WiFi coverage across the entire school
    • WiFi configured with WPA-PSK encryption by non-ICT teachers using the dashboard
  • Bremerton School District

    Bremerton School District

    • School district in Washington serves over 5,500 students
    • Deployment of iPod Touches for classroom learning requires robust wireless connectivity
    • Cloud-based management sped deployment, lowered cost
  • Palo Alto Unified School District

    Palo Alto Unified School District

    • Distinguished California school district serves 11,000+ students and staff
    • Deployed over 600 Meraki APs, covering 18 schools, sites, and offices
    • Layer 7 traffic shaping enables support of high-density classroom environments
  • EUC Lillebælt

    EUC Lillebælt

    • Multi-discipline school in Denmark provides specialized skills courses for students
    • Meraki APs offer robust wireless for daytime students, boarding students, and guests
    • Active Directory with captive portal required for student authentication
  • Lloydminster Public Schools

    Lloydminster Public Schools

    • Reliable, hassle-free wireless coverage for 4,000 students and 269 teachers
    • One IT person at one-quarter time manages wireless infrastructure across ten sites
    • Meraki’s cloud-managed wireless supports VLAN tagging and secure guest access
  • Ecole Lemania

    Ecole Lemania

    • Swiss, multi-lingual college provides education for students from around the world
    • Meraki APs, switches, and security appliance provide reliable and robust networking
    • Custom policies provide fine-grained control over end user devices
  • Loyola School

    Loyola School

    • Independent New York City college prep high school with 200 students and 45 faculty
    • In-house IT team easily installed wireless network, deployed APs across 3 buildings
    • Meraki solution was one-third the cost of the nearest vendor
  • Tri-Creek School Corporation

    Tri-Creek School Corporation

    • High-performance cloud managed WiFi provides reliable district-wide connectivity
    • 170 APs deployed in just minutes each, from unboxing to final configuration
    • Layer 7 application visibility provide insight into users, devices, and applications
  • Benton Community Schools

    Benton Community Schools

    • School district deploys Meraki WiFi to support 1:1 laptop initiative
    • Meraki APs increase network capacity and improve reliability for new devices
    • Meraki platform provides centralized management over networks across district sites
  • De Nassau

    De Nassau

    • Secondary education school installed Cisco Meraki APs for complete wireless coverage
    • Deployment supports 1600 students, a tablet program, and interactive whiteboards
    • Layer 7 firewall settings and built-in security features ensure safe WiFi usage
  • Wellington College

    Wellington College

    • Meraki APs provide coverage across 400-acre campus, supporting 1,500+ clients daily
    • Meraki platform is more affordable and easier to manage than traditional solutions
    • Integrated Layer 7 application visibility provides insight and control over network
  • Clifton College

    Clifton College

    • Wireless coverage for almost 1,500 pupils across historic, thick stoned college wall
    • Over 1,000 devices seen on the wireless networks in first 3 months
    • Intuitive Meraki dashboard enables zero dedicated staff to manage wireless network
  • Oswestry School

    Oswestry School

    • Historic, independent boarding school for 450 pupils served by 79 APs & 19 switches
    • Controller-less solution inclusive of tech support provides significant cost saving
    • Meraki’s web-based dashboard allows the network to be managed by one IT Technician
  • Hills Educational Foundation

    Hills Educational Foundation

    • Australian school deploys complete Meraki solution to replace legacy network
    • Deployment in indoor and outdoor spaces across 660 acre campus within one week
    • Cloud dashboard allows simple management of guest network and security settings