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Village Meadows Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 456 students

 

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Posted September 2, 2013

This school is the worst schooling the district. I know several teachers that worked there. They were never happy and didn't get much support from anyone. The parents all say that was the worst decision they could have made for their children. Don't take your kids here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2012

I am very happy with Village Meadow's team. The principal, Mr. Roppe really cares for his students, parents, and staff. My child's 6th grade teache,r Mrs. Kruse has really kept me in the loop with my child's progress this year. I am happy to report my daughter has made two years growth under Mrs. Kruse's instruction and she excited about comming to school. When I asked my daughter how things are going recently, she said; "my teacher pushes me to do my best, its hard sometimes, but I get it mom. I finally get school." This is more imporatnt than any rate my teacher website... My daughter understanding work ethic and taking responsibility. Thank you to all Village Meadows staff, I will recommend you to anyone who will listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

Although the school has struggled with getting enough funding to operate at the level they want (way too many kids in each class - 32 in my son's 4th grade class with one teacher) the principle is fabulous. Scot Roppe holds the kids and parents to a high standard and it makes a huge positive impact at this school. There is no bullying and the teachers work to create a positive learning environment from the kids. The PTO is wonderful and does a great job of trying to engage the parents. Not all parents get engaged, in fact, much less than I'm used to but the PTO work hard nonetheless. Be prepared to help your child if they are struggling because theere are too many kids for the teacher to give them enough attention tven though they try.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2011

I have 2 children who attend Village Meadows, and I am a very involved parent. There is a strong PTO, with many opportunities for parents to serve at PTO functions, as well as in the classroom. My older child has been at this school for 3 1/2 years, and is receiving an excellent education. Both children are in the highest tier of their classes, and the teachers are creative and caring enough to go the extra mile to continue to challenge my kids. They gather curriculum from the next higher grade level so that they don't get bored in the classroom or with their assignments. The leadership of the principal is kind, loving, and respectful, but he holds the kids accountable to the school "RULES." The schools' AIMS scores have increased significantly since Mr. Roppe came on staff. The teachers are highly qualified, experienced, loving, in control of the classroom, and FUN. The kids look forward to coming to school! I absolutely LOVE this school, its administration, faculty and staff!!! Go, Wolves! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

my kids have gone to this school for a few years and the kids love this school and so do we. kids are on honor roll and bring home high test scores. a few years ago my son went to a diffrent school and their was one teacher per grade that was worth getting i knew the list. at this school all the teachers are worth getting. they are dedicated. The principal is very approachable There is not enough good things i can say about this school and even though its one of the worst funded schools in the district the strides that have been made are amazing. The pto is great and cares more about the kids and familys that attend their then i have ever seen in any other school. If they close this school i will never put my kids in this district again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 22, 2010

I cannot say enough good things about this school. The principal, staff, students, and parents all work so well together. I have 2 children who are fortunate enough to go to this school. It would be a shame to see it close.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

I believe VM is the most underfunded, neglected, and ignored elementary school in the district. Despite these challenges, and perhaps even because of them, the teachers and especially the Principle (Mr Roppe) achieve tremendous results through dedicated, hard work. Since Mr Roppe has taken over at the school I have seen morale and performance skyrocket - among both children and the teachers. I could not be happier. I find it absolutely incredible what the staff and leadership of this school have achieved with what they have been given. This was one of the few highly performing schools in the district - now they are going to close it. Makes sense, more low income kids go to this school than any other - who cares if it performs better than the rest.....right? Everything boils down to $$.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This is one of the best elementary schools my child has ever gone to and if it closes it would be a great shame
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

I have had students at this school both recently and in the past. In the past (a number of years ago), I was pleased with the teaching my student received. However, the parent accessability to the principal was very poor. Questions were not answered, calls not returned and concerns not addressed. However, this has ALL changed when the new principal arrived. The entire attitude of the school staff, teaching and office, has changed. Everyone seems concerned and caring of the students and the principal now has an open door (literaly) policy which I very much appreciate. Parent involvement could be higher, but seems to be better than previously, and I have always felt that I am welcome to 'appear' and help when I wanted. My kids like to be at school, and the principal, teachers, aides, and office always seem to greet them with a smile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

unsatisfactory in several areas, mainly lack of positive parental contact, positive reinforcement and knowledge of the laws that protect our children from maltreatment and discrimination at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2007

My daughter has attended VM in kindergarten for several months now. I could not be more pleased! The commitment by teachers and staff at all levels is very apparent. The PTO is ran by a mix of teachers and parents (Who is excluding the parents?) NO ONE ! The Principal Mr. Roppe is excellemt.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2006

My child has attended VM for a couple years. I have mixed feelings. There seems to be very little parent inclusion/involvement. Involvement: I dislike the PTO being run by the teachers/Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

The teachers at this school are very dedicated and hard working. Unfortunately, last year in the 2004-2005 school year they had a principal that didn't do much to foster their love of learning. Hopefully, with new leadership put in place this school can really shine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2003

We could not be more pleased, Village Meadows is, in our opinion, the finest educational facility we could have found.


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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74%

2011

 
 
60%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
81%

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 63% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

2012

 
 
59%

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52%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
38%

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n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

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86%

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n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

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n/a
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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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 47% 42%
Hispanic 37% 42%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Black 5% 5%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A46%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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