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Madison Meadows School

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 4, 2014

I have had children attending this school for the past 6 years. It is an excellent environment for students which allows them to learn in a highly diverse and supportive environment. The curriculum is rigorous and the teachers are outstanding. The PTA support is unbelievable. This really feels like a community. The principal is highly qualified and has an open door policy. She is supportive to students, parents and staff. We love Meadows!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

This is my sons 3rd school and 3rd school district in Phoenix and by far the best! This is his 3rd year at Meadows and he has grown so much socially and academically. The curriculum is challenging, there is plenty of assistance if needed, excellent activities to be involved in, and great teaching staff. I am extremely happy with his experiences here and would recommend to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

My greatson attends to Meadows, he is doing great, he receives a lot of help from the teachers. Excellent school curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

Best and most dedicated teachers. Very happy with my son's performance in all classes. He has attended Meadows for 3 years and his present AEP Math teacher is one of the best nationwide being awarded by the President. And by the way, to the comment below: students must always give respect to their teachers no matter what, regardless of the teachers' attitude. It's ridiculous to hear that teachers bully students. Come on! Teach your child RESPECT, which should always be there for the older. This is what we, as parents must teach our children. RESPECT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2013

The school lacks strong leadership. The principal is unwilling to deal with student or teacher issues and passes it all off to the assistant principal, who then shoves the matter under a rug. The teachers are berating and down right bullying to the students. Some teachers do care but they are waiting their time to move on to better places. FERPA is not followed and the students grade each other's papers, often incorrectly and the teachers do not check the validity of the grade given by another student. A the child of a parent with any amount of perceived prestige is given preferential treatment regardless of how improper that student's behavior. There is very little respect given to the students by the staff and yet the staff demands respect. I wish they would learn to lead by example. If you they don't like their profession I wish they would move on and allow GOOD and caring teachers to come in. I am not a fan of public school and dislike the unions that prevent the termination of incompetent educators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

I love this school. My autistic son has been going here for 2 years now and tthe teachers are the best he has ever had. They seem not to define him by his label and expect him to achieve highly. I am so glad I moved to this district and send him to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

My daughter is thriving. I am very involved at the school and have had an opportunity to get to know the teachers. They never cease to amaze me. Their dedication is heartwarming and impressive. I would recommend this school over others in this district, even the shiny new one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

I am a student at this school and i HATE it. The teachers are bad and i'm never challenged. Beside the main problem is DRAMA!!! Our school has the most drama you have ever seen. I suggest #1 or Phoenix Christian.


Posted August 10, 2010

Our child attended Meadows for four years and each year has been increasingly disappointing. There are some VERY good teachers at Meadows and, as expected, some who are not. As parents, we have no way to influence the continued employment and rehiring of teachers who not only fail to inspire students, but actually discourage them from trying. The administrative leaders of this school do not respond to parental concerns about specific teachers and practices. The burden to achieve success is constantly off-loaded to the student and parent. Even the basic process of insuring accurate recording of grades is the responsibility of the student with no accountability and no responsiveness on the part of the teacher and principal. This school could still be great but needs a principal who engages the students and parents as partners to restore the core values that foster a positive, productive environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

The Advanced Educational Placement (AEP) track for advanced students is amazing, it challenges students and builds their confidence as they achieve well beyond the expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

'Excelling' school with dedicated teachers. Staff works with all kids to get them to perform their best. Extra-curricular activities are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2010

I have my 2nd child now going thru Meadows and let's be honest Middle School is the toughest age for change & adjustment. Overall, education & social balance has been great, sports program competitive, academically excelling and well-prepared my first son well for high school & hoping the same for my second.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

My children have the best education there! Theres alot of open space and an easy way to find the classromms. They hae unique learner system, and my kids are bored and tired and have a lot to say when they get home. Big gym, and a huge cafetiria with stage. they even send a weekly newsletter to tell whats going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2008

Meadows is an all around sound school ..Teachers are motivated and dedicated..parent community is very involved ...extracurricular activities abound..band,chorus,volleyball ,soccer.basketball ,wrestling,flag-football,baseball,softball ,track and field cheer.and cross-country...everyone is involved..that is why it is an excelling school.


Posted March 26, 2008

Some teachers do not keep parents informed despite having PowerSchool, an on-line system for reporting students grades. Some teachers let four weeks pass before updating grades in PowerSchool. Some classes don't issue text books and expect the students to take extensive notes on material. If the students' handwritten notes contain inaccuracies, then the students study for tests using incorrect material. The school has had a new principal each of the last four years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2007

Madison Meadows is a school which has wonderful teachers and a supportive parent group. Our school has an excelling status. Do we have some challenges at present--yes. Are they being addressed in a positive manner--yes. We are looking forward to new beginnings in the 2007-2008 school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2007

Outstanding school. Committed and Caring Teachers. No wonder it's an excelling school! After two years I find my kids challenged and encouraged to be successful. Is Madison Meadows the perfect school? No, but what school is? My overall experience has been very positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2007

My son started Meadows at the beginning of this year in 5th grade- so far, I am impressed! He has always been bored with school - but here his teachers challenge him, and he is now excited to attend school. He is slow to make friends, and misses his old school- but the children here are nice, friendly kids, and he seems to be adjusting well. The teachers are wonderful, especially in AEP classes - they are very involved and caring, and communicate well with parents. Extra curricular activities are well-rounded and well-funded - sports are supported, as well as chess club, homework club, band, choir, etc. They also have an excellent method for field trips - payment is collected in one sum at the beginning of the year. For large trips (like camp)students who normally could not afford to attend are offered scholarships, so no child is left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2006

Excellent school with high expectations for student achievement. Caring and supportive school administration with highly qualified teachers. Students excel at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2006

My son has attended Meadows since 5th grade, each year I have become more disillusioned with the administration and teachers. I had high hopes for the new Principal but the hope went away after my first encounter. I tried meeting with the Principal and teachers but haven't gotten any resolution so I have made a hard decision to withdrawal my son after winter break. He won't be graduating 8th grade with all of his friends from Meadows.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 63% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

234 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

218 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
87%
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 58% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

208 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 19% 43%
Black 4% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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225 W Ocotillo Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Phone: (602) 664-7900

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