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Meadows Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 420 students

"Our school is best known for the Californinia Distinguished School Award 2014"

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted June 28, 2013

During the 2011-2012 school year, our teachers were involved in alot of professional development with respect to differentiated instruction, writing strategies, the new ELD curriculum, and the ELD strategies to mention. During the 2012-2013 school year, our highly dedicated teachers have been involved with ongoing data analysis of our students to close the achievement gap so that more children are proficient and advanced. Despite our economic woes throughout the state of California, the Meadows staff continues to demonstrate professionalism and a strong work ethic to ensure that every student excels at our school. It is an honor and a pleasure to work along side dedicated professionals at our school. During the 2013-2014 school year, our K-3 classes will have 28 students. Our kindergarten classes will be extended fifteen minutes daily commencing in the Fall 2013. The kindergarten day will begin at 8:15 AM and end at 11:50 AM. Each day, a group of kindergarten students will stay until 1:15 PM to receive additional academic support at our school. We are excited about extending our kindergarten day for the upcoming school year. Our school is an outstanding school with a highly dedicated staff, wonderful parents, and great children! Our school has the highest test scores in MIllbrae (API 912). Our Meadows PTA has worked hand in hand to provide us with the necessary "tools" for our children to succeed academically. Our PTA has purchased 9 SMART Boards this spring 2013. Our parents have donated monies to support our children received a world class education equal if not better than a private school education. Now ALL classrooms will have a SMART Board in it. We are working together to support more updated technology in our classrooms to enhance the teaching and learning process so that our children will be at the top as 21st century learners. Our dedicated staff is involved in extensive professional development this summer (on their own time) along with me to continue our professional learning as lifelong learners with respect to the new Common Core State Standards which will take effect in 2014-2015 throughout our country. It is an exciting time to be in education with the new Common Core State Standards just around the corner.

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Posted September 3, 2013

I can't say enough about the wonderful staff and volunteers that make our school such a safe learning environment!!! The teachers come in on the weekends and stay late after school because they are so dedicated to their students. I am a proud parent and volunteer!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2013

My child has been attending Meadows for several years now. Given the lack of state funding the teachers do the best they can with what they have. There are some wonderful teachers here. Schools are not like they were 20 years ago. They now rely on enormous amounts of financial and volunteer support from the families. I agree, that unfortunately that seems to come from the same small group of families. Parent involvement is low and it affects the school. I also see the lack of flexibility in the classroom. They are definitely driven to get their school Star Test number up. They truly teach to the test and if your child isn't keeping up then they're quick to point you in the way of having your child evaluated. I have heard that many of the children do go to tutoring classes like Kumon and the like, so if you're just sending your child to school to learn, expect to put in a lot of extra work yourself. It makes it seem like your child is falling behind when they're not. I don't think the teachers have the time or the help to let each child be an individual in many cases. I continue with Meadows because overall I know my son is getting a great education with caring teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Like many have said, California public schools have been hit hard by budget cuts and sadly, it's impossible to say that Meadows has been unaffected. The student to teacher ratio is now at least 1:30 (our child's Kindergarten class started the year with a 1:32 ratio with only one teacher and limited classroom assistance). The day is very short, just 8:15 to 11:30 everyday and the classroom work & homework seems to be mostly from state-issued workbooks. Additionally, donations and funding seem to be a big problem, with a remarkably small percentage of families donating compared to other school districts (and sometimes it's just the same families donating over and over). Compared to Burlingame, Belmont, San Carlos, etc, Meadows has a much lower amount of privately donated funding. Meadows does have good test score results and the principle is fabulous, she has truly performed a miracle in still be able to provide the basics to the students while keeping tests scores high. But tests aren't everything....sadly I feel that even a formerly good school like Meadows is not immune to the California economic debacle and we will be enrolling in private school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

Meadows is a school with a great community of parents and students, with a very hard-working principal. The classrooms are no exception to the over crowded, under funded rule. All of California's schools are a victim of that situation. What makes Meadows stand out is the dedication of the principal and PTA in overcoming that issue. Sadly, the state budget cuts mean some sacrifices: large class size, no library, art, music, and very little PE or Computer. However, the school does the best it can. They offer sports, art and music after school. They are starting a chess club. The school does a lot of enrichment activities during school (Lunar New Year Activities, Spirit Days, Awards Assemblies, MLK projects, art projects in class, music assemblies, field trips), and the teachers work hard to do the best they can with what they have. The test scores are high and getting higher each year. The PTA is excellent, and fully supports the school. Yes, it is over crowded and under funded like ALL CA public schools, but the hard work of the principal, teachers, and parent volunteers makes up for it. Over all it's a great school, and is earning a reputation as the best in Millbrae.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2012

Millbrae has been hard hit by the recent budget cuts. All grades, including kindergarten, now have a 1:30 teacher-student ratio. At Meadows, from what I can see, the kids get almost zero individual attention academically, and no differentiation. Academics here do not encourage problem solving or creativity and seem to consist mainly of filling out state-standards worksheets. If you dig deeper into the test stats, it appears that Meadows scores a 1 out of 10 compared to schools with similar demographics. One way of thinking of this is that the best thing about this school is the student body. Teachers are competent, but maybe demoralized - at least I haven't seen anyone going the extra mile to be particularly smart or creative with the curriculum, or tutor students for free on their own time, as I have seen at other schools. Be vigilant, your student may fall through the cracks here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

The wonderful teachers at Meadows deserve a big round of applause for their dedication to the children of this school. We've gone through four different principals in six years but somehow the teachers and staff continued their great work without missing a beat. We are fortunate to have a group of seasoned teachers and staff. Despite the principal turnovers, lack of funding, and layoffs, the children never lacked in receiving an excellent education from these teachers. These teachers truly care and have amazing work ethics. The new principal seems genuinely concerned about the wellbeing of this school. He wants to continue improving on the good work. The PTA here is outstanding, vibrant and strong. There's always more than enough volunteers for school projects. Because of the PTA, the kids enjoy enrichment programs, sports, music, learning materials, and buses for fieldtrips. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! GO MEADOWS!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

My daughter went here from K-5, she really loved this school. So far she is prepared farely well for middle school. PTA does a lot of work for this school to keep many things available to all the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

We've been with Meadows for three years now - and we are still very happy with the wonderful teachers and the care and saftey and curriculum this school offers our kids. My daughter is in 2nd grade this year and so far it's been great. My parent-teacher conferences were very well put together and I was impressed by the teachers' personal knowledge of my daughter's character and interests and was grateful for their suggestions and feedback. The parents here are just great. They are friendly, helpful, outgoing, intelligent, and respectful. We are so glad we made the move to live here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

I feel lucky that Meadows Elementary is in our neighborhood school. The kids are great and the parents care. The teachers we have had from K to 3rd have been very good. The school tries hard to improve itself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

this school has a good foundation for reading, writing, and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2005

Quality school, very active and productive PTA. PTA donates money each year to keep Tech Lab & Library open with full time staffing. Music available, after school sports for 4 & 5th grades. Art in Action available to all grades. Most all teachers are awesome and really go the extra mile for our students.
—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.

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

This school's
API score

928

Change from
2012 to 2013

+15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 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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Did this school meet all the API goals for student subgroups this year?
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

928

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

+15

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 2012 and Spring 2013. 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)

9 / 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)

1 / 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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
77%
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 Students78%
Females83%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females83%
Males85%
African Americann/a
Asian89%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner64%
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students74%
Females82%
Males71%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state82%

Math

All Students94%
Females94%
Males94%
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)93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state89%
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 Students85%
Females92%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asian85%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability85%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students95%
Females96%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learner75%
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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 Students86%
Females85%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian88%
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)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students89%
Females85%
Males92%
African Americann/a
Asian97%
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)79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only91%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students77%
Females70%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asian82%
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)64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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)n/a
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 53%
White 22%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 7%
Black 2%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/AN/A
English language learners 27%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 8%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2014)
  • Met ALL AYP Goals for 2013 per NCLB (2013)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Rotary Award (2014)
  • Basketball Champs-Girls Grade 4 (2014)
  • Basketball Champs-Boys Grades 4 & 5 (2014)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Other
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Susan Condio-Hernandez
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (650) 588-5461

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Differentiated instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Other

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • RTi model
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Peninsula Heath
  • Millbrae Rotary Club
  • Millbrae Lions
  • Wells Fargo Bank (Millbrae)
  • San Mateo Sheriff's Department
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Kickball
  • Lunch Time Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Lunch Time Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Engineering for Kids
  • Robotics for Kids
  • Young Rembrandts
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Parent University taught by Principal
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Our STAR 2012 scores increased from 892 in 2011 to 912 in 2012. Our school has the highest test scores of all the elementary schools in the Millbrae School District. Our staff is caring and nurturing from the Principal to the custodian. We love our students at Meadows. We are a California Distinguished School 2014.
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1101 Helen Drive
Millbrae, CA 94030
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Phone: (650) 583-7590

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