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Oak Meadow Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

Living in El Dorado Hills

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $404,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,450.

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Posted December 5, 2013

High student to teacher ratio. In kindergarten it is 28 to 1. I don't mind homework, volunteering and helping my child. However, my child does not fit within the norm. The teachers are not very helpfull and it's up to me to help my child catch up. It's difficult to understand what the teacher's role is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

This is a great school and great teachers! We are very happy at Oak Meadow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2010

Excellent school and teachers. Test scores prove their achievements. Safe access from gated community. Teachers go out of their way to be helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

wonderful teachers, best education, low student teacher ratio, won't ever move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I feel so blessed that all 3 of my children have attended Oak Meadow Elementary. All 3 of them have excelled in their education due to the team effort you will find at this wonderful school. As a working parent it is such a relief to know that they truly care about my children and their success. Its all about communication, and you will get that from the staff at Oak Meadow. You just need to ask...and they will be there to help....Go Raptors! Xcountry rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

We have been extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and the overall quality of the school. I do wish there were a stronger GATE program, but my kids are challenged by their individual teachers who have thankfully been willing to go the extra mile and find work and homework that best meets their needs. We are very happy and cannot fathom why people in the area would ever consider private schools when such great public schools are available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

A wonderful school with wonderful teachers, Mrs. Nelson is the best first grade teacher we have ever ran into.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

I really like the school and teachers. They have been very helpful with getting my oldest son on track and more focused on his work. My middle son is above average and has been given opportunities to continue to rise above. I look forward to having my third son start kindergarten there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

Oak Meadow has been the primary reason that my kids have experienced such strong academic sucess over the elementary years. My son, who was an average student is now a great student. My daughter has been supported 100% by the teachers and staff to maintain the highest academic strandard and straight A's. My youngest daughter Hunter is starting kidergrten in the Fall and we can't wait. With teachers like Mrs. Heglie, Mrs Randolph, Mrs Palmer and Mr Frame...You Can't Go Wrong. Not to mention the great support from Mrs Narez and the fabulous office staff. The community of El Dorado Hills is still the best around. Outside of some of the highest school API scores, EDH has the finest sports programs, Dance Schools, and Theater programs. Thank You Oak Meadow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

A wonderful school. The teachers and administration are very helpful and supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

This school is great if you are a parent who can spend a lot of time at the school volunteering, and if you happen to be in the right social click. Most teachers are more concerned about giving a lot of busy work for homework and by the time that is done the kids are tired and there is little time left to focus on things like studying the math facts. Overall, this school fails to deliver.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I love Oak Meadow! It is a great school with hard working caring teachers. They give our children the tools and knowledge to succeed in school. The part some parents forget is they are the ones to follow-up and help your child learn with love and encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Was not happy with this school at all!!! They wanted my kindergartener held back, and wanted me to hold off on putting his younger brother in kindergarten for another year. I have since enrolled both my children in a different school in a different district. I now have a first grader and an a kindergartener in an advanced class. If i had followed through with Oak Meadow's recommendations, both my older children would have suffered greatly academically and socially. I would never recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

This school has been a wonderful setting for my children, and I will be sad when they move on. They both love attending and dislike weekends and holidays when they are not able to attend. The teachers are experienced, innovative, and caring. Extracurricular programs are increasing and offer plenty of choice for an elementary school. Plenty of parental involvement. Individual attention is provided whenever necessary. The non-teaching staff are 5 star! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2006

Oak Meadow seems like a great school but fails to deliver. Classes are overcrowded with students, teachers provide little individual attention to students, and there is little enrichment opportunity or 'going deep' in terms of educational experience. One teacher was extremely focused on 'teaching to the test'. In general, the school does not adequately promote individuality, creativity, or critical thinking. It provides opportunity for cursory learning in a generic environment (reflective, to a great extent, of the larger EDH community). On the upside, the school is new, clean, and the teachers and staff are nice if nothing else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Overall we are impressed with the school. There is a high level of parent involvement. I have seen few extracurricular activities until the later grades (my son is in first). Our only concern is that the teachers have to get all the kids to the minimun standards. So, I worry that the gifted, talented, bright and above average students may not get all they need as the funding goes to the students in danger of not meeting the 'standards'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

Oak Meadow is a wonderful, community focused elementary school. The principal ensures that all students recieve a great balance of both core academics and non-traditional learning experiences such assemblies with wild life rescue animals or martial arts demonstrations. Parents are very active both in the classrooms and in support of school activities. Oak Meadow is a year round school with several tracks to chose from. I have two children attending and would highly recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

For a 'new' school Oak Meadow has some of the most experienced teachers in the district. They work as a team with parents and community to truly create an atmosphere of community. The school is still relatively small, though growing year over year, but it is not losing that small school feel where everyone knows eachother. Parental involvement is fabulous. As a new school it is experiencing some growing pains, the library is not full yet, some programs are not completely up to speed, however this is steadily improving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

I couldn't ask for a better place to educate my children. The teachers and administration are very passionate about what they do. They strive to produce results beyond the state standards for all the children. The parent support and participation is amazing! The school strives to build a 'community' atmosphere among the students of all grades! This makes for a wonderful opportunity for social growth and involvement for our children to build self-esteem amongst peers of all age groups.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

Oak Meadow Elementary is a superb school. The principal is simply awesome, and the teachers go above and beyond for every child. I am very involved with the school- in PTA, the classroom and school district committee, so I can confidently speak from a position of authority. I would love to see the school rank as one of the top schools in the district and state, and believe that with the continued leadership it currently has, this is quite possible. As with all public schools, due to the severe budget cut backs, the extra-curricular activities offered is not as robust as it could be. The PTA and Bright Ideas are doing a phenomenal job filling in these areas.
—Submitted by a parent


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

946

Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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The state goal for the API is 800. All the student subgroups at a school that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

946

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+11

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

10 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students86%
Females88%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students88%
Females88%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disability43%
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students77%
Females81%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate76%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females88%
Males90%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disability60%
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)80%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Females98%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only95%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students98%
Females98%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disability100%
Students with no reported disability98%
English learner100%
Fluent-English proficient and English only98%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)94%
Parent education - college graduate98%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate98%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Females90%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students96%
Females93%
Males97%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability97%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only97%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students89%
Females84%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability93%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 26%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Barbara Narez
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (916) 933-9784
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