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Meadow View ?Elem School

Public | K-3 | 968 students


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Posted August 13, 2013

What a fantastic school to be a staff member! When I worked there,the administration were the very best. Problems were addressed and solved quickly. I truly loved working there.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted April 25, 2010

The faculty, staff, parents, and students make Meadow View Elementary one of the best schools in the area. The atmosphere encourages the students to be life-long learners while enjoying the learning process.
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted September 29, 2009

I love meadowview because they have awesome teachers. My child has been there 4 years an has NEVER had a bad teacher. How many other schools can say that?
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 15, 2009

My 3rd grade daughter had speech services @ age 4 and has had an IEP plan from 5K-current. The principal, teachers and counselors and after school prpgram have been wonderful. She is a ADHD child and we love the learning experince sh has had.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 6, 2009

I wish my kids could go K-12 here. We have had a wonderful experience at MVES. Dr. Brewer is dedicated to her students, parents & staff. Parental involvement is encourage at all levels, and we have a very active PTO. Assistant Principals & Office Staff are great, too. Focus of the school is ensuring that all students & families learn & grow. Teachers & paraprofessionals truly care for students. MVES has an awesome Librarian & Media Center. I can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2008

We LOVE MVES. The teachers and staff are great and the office staff seem to know every person who walks through the door and whose child is whose. The Principal Dr. Brewer is top notch and really focused on making the school terrific. My 1st grader attended the Eclipse program for two years (K-3 & K-4) and I can't rave enough about how that program outshines other pre-K programs in the area. His Kindergarten and 1st Grade teachers are dedicated and more than wonderful. No matter what the event or happening, from registration to bad weather, Meadow View runs like a well oiled machine.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 26, 2008

Terrific school! Everyone I've met there seems to care about the students and are focused on teaching and learning.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2008

My children transferred from Creek View, and I couldn't believe the difference in the two schools! Meadow View is head and shoulders above our previous school. The staff genuinely seem to care about the students, and the office staff is always so polite. The lady who works at the front desk (I don't know her name, sorry) is always so friendly, and she seems to know the name of every child who comes in. The teachers my children have had have been fantastic, and when there have been problems, the teachers truly seem to care and want to help them get past the issues.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 13, 2007

Children are first and the progress is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 17, 2006

We moved to Alabama from Colorado Springs CO. We were surprised to find out how much more advanced the Kindergarden program was here at Meadow View Elementary School. Since our daughter was behind from the move, the school provided additional assistance in catching her up with the class. When we moved should could hardly count to twenty and barely get through her alphabet. Two months later she can read and write simple stories, count to 100, color in lines, is following directions, etc. I can not comment enough on the quality of teachers and teaching assistants this school contains! This school has a top notch kindergarden program. My niece is in 1st grade and my nephew is in 3rd grade at this same school and their parents feel the same about their childrens' quality of education. A great school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 10, 2004

Meadow View is a school that is dedicated to making sure that every child is a reader. It is a Reading Initiative Site and reading grades have continued to rise. MVES is also an inclusion school in which special education students receive much of their education in the regular classroom.
—Submitted by a parent

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.









The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.








Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education


All Students84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education29%
General population91%
English language learners68%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%
Not poverty91%


All Students87%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Free lunch eligible76%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education36%
General population94%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%
Not poverty93%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests

In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 61% 58%
Hispanic 21% 5%
Black 15% 34%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2800 Smokey Rd
Alabaster, AL 35007
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