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Park Meadows Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 562 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2013

This school has been good academically for the most part except for a HORRIBLE principal and recently there has been staffing issues in the 5th and 6th grades requires permanent subs with less than adequate skills, leaving the kids less than prepared for the next grade. The principal refuses to do her job to address any issues or concerns that parents have, and is completely useless in resolving any issues that may arise during your childs years there. This school has some really GREAT teachers with the exception of a few really bad ones and a really bad principal to boot. If all you are looking for is academics, this school will work, but if you are looking for an administration that will be an active and concerned part in your child's development, this is not the place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

Teachers and staff are very invested in the students. The school has received state rewards for their accomplishments. It is a diamond of schools. Keep it Up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

The preschool program is outstanding! The preschool teacher my child had is so caring with the kids! Wonderful experienced teachers make all the difference in children's lives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

Park Meadows is a wonderful school. The teachers are some of the best my kids had in their school experience. I see that Park Meadows has earned an A rating from the State of Arizona, what an accomplishment. It is a great place to send your children for learning and making wonderful friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

Wonderful school & teachers BUT a "Horrible Principle" My son has been at this school from 4th through 6th grade. He loves it. He went from a below standard to honor role. Example of his principle s conduct, my son received a head concussion & bleeding from noise on the school yard in 5th grade, he was escorted to nurses office by a fellow classmate not a teacher! Principle replied what do you want me to do about it, something so serious an adult should of been in charge not another child! After reassuring this will be address back then; So on the last day of school this year a minor injury of his head and a possible broken wrist of the other child happen again on the school yard both had to escorted themselves to nurse office! This is wrong.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

My son has attended Park Meadows since Kindergarten (he is going into fourth grade for 2010/2011 school year) and simply loves it! I too have been very happy with the quality of teachers and curriculum. I had to hold my son back in the first grade and the school was very supportive and continues to be so...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2008

my daughter just adores park meadows she has learn a lot from there and now it feels like shes teaching me!all kids should go to park meadows!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

My son has attended Park Meadows for the past 3 years and has had a wonderful learning experience. He has had some really great teachers like Mrs. Coco, Ms. Brinkman and Ms. V. I could not ask for more and if this school went to 8th grade at least, it would be so great;)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Thank god this school is getting a new principal next year. The current principal is rude and doesn't listen to concerns or complaints, she really couldn't care less about what the parents think. She cares more about covering her butt and the few select teachers that she defends. Maybe the school will be run better next year. Here's hoping!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Although my child has excelled at this school, I find that unless you are a part of the PTA, the teachers and principal could really care less about who's parent you are. So far I have had great teachers evey year, but I was irritated that when I went to sign my child up for the before/after school program it was full. Something needs to be done about so working parent's can have an option. They said it's 'space' related. But, they just built a brand new gym.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2007

If my child was not so well rooted at the school I would pull him out. Each year communication is so difficult. Despite years of routine every thing seems rushed and last minute, at times Teachers had not been hired when school starts. If you are not in the PTA you AND your child is second class, especially with the Principal Sue Clark. Assist.Principal Does most of the work unless it's a photo op.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2007

I feel as though the principal does not have the childrens best interest when she makes her decisions. She appears to tell parents what she thinks they want to hear, but doesn't act in that manner. The teachers so far (my child is going in to the 3rd grade) have needed much additional training and people skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2007

This school has a wonderful staff and a core of wonderful parents who make it a great place to teach!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 18, 2006

My son is in Kindergarten and he also is in the Enrichment class. The teachers are very nice and helpful. The school offers a wide variety of before and after school option. The teachers keep the parents up to date on all aspects of what is going on with your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2006

My child has attended this school since she was in kindergarten she is doing great in the 4 years that she has attended this school she has only had 2 teachers the same for k & 1st and the same for 2nd & 3rd they have great carrying staff and know my step daughter attends when she started she was behind coming from a charter school but her teacher sat with her at her lunch hour and worked with her to get her caught up .this year she is doing great and couldn't be happier .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2006

Great school. Teachers are very nice and put every effort into their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

My son attended until 1st grade - we are now looking to move back into the school district so he can attend again. I really liked the academic program and the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2005

Park Meadows has left a scar on my son's heart. It started wonderful in the year of 1999 when my son started pre-k. Wonderful enrichment teacher she is a total delight. Total shock when Mrs.Stump passed away, since then the school'spirit has seemed to have gone with her. The principle there now is rude, and she, by her actions really has put a huge impact on my son. It was last day of school, kids got their report cards, and on them is the teacher for upcoming year. The current teacher, he had had for two years because she moved up with her students. Well guess what he didn't get her for the next year. My son was devistated, we rushed to the principle she waved her hand in the air like go away, and thru her nose up at us and said,'there's nothing i can do'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2004

Im from another state where kindergarten is a full day of school it is unfair to do this to the children and parents children learn less and are not as ready/prepared for 1st grade! Im unhappy w/ the school system here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

The preschool program is fabulous here. Mrs. Donnette Petersen is a wonderful teacher and was just recently voted teacher of the year in the Deer Valley district. They provide a caring, nuturing environment, and my daughter thrived there. I would highly recommend this program to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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77%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 42%
Hispanic 24% 43%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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20012 N. 35th Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85308
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