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Meadow Point Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 485 students

 

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2011:
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Posted June 27, 2014

We moved but stayed at Meadow Point. New principal is great. My daughter loves her school. Great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2014

Meadowpoint - I have heard that one of the classes had been working in class during the just passed Christmas season and they were listening to Christmas music in the background - Principal McDonald told the teacher that they couldn't listen to the Christmas music and made her stop playing the music. What kind of society are we that we can't even listen to Christmas music because some people might find it offensive. is this the kind of Principal we want dictating policy to our teachers and our kids! I just wish this had happened to one of my kids when they were in school. I don't know if any of you parents out there knew about this but if you did - I hope you did something about it. This is still a Judeo/Christian. nation - let's keep it that way!! Stand for something or fall for anything! Evil wins when Good people see evil and stand by and do nothing. This may seem small but what's next, we can't think about Christmas, we can't hum songs, is mind control far off or is it next????
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2014

I don't understand the negative reviews.. you can't please every parent, but I have several children and have moved a bit during their childhood and therefore experienced several different Cherry Creek schools. I can say without a doubt that this is no better or worse than any other. The teachers here are genuinely caring and do push their kids to work hard and the rigor and quality is what you would expect in CCSD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

I switched my son from Heritage elementary after kindergarten because we had moved. I was apprehensive of this school due to the reviews, but I am certainly impressed! He is learning so much and his teachers are always communicating. They've learned how to motivate him and keep him interested in school. Last year, I couldn't get my son excited for school, or to talk to me about his day. This year, it's a whole new ball game. He started off not knowing anyone, and had met nothing but nice children. Bullying will occur no matter where you are, but he hasn't had a single run in. He is actually happy at this school and is excelling. Kudos to Meadow Point.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2012

We have lived in this neighborhood for 8 years and sent our oldest to first grade at Meadow Point this year. We are so disappointed, which is a shame because we love our neighborhood and 10 minute walk to school. Our daughter has not been challenged and she's only 7! She comes home with her nails chewed off, having tantrums from the boredom. The school focuses it's attention on the children that are behind, leaving children like my daughter lost in the shuffle. The children are only allowed on the playground once a day and they aren't even allowed to play before school starts. Kindergarten doesn't go outside at all, therefore, we are not even sending our son to school there. They have watched numerous movies throughout the year as "fillers" with substitutes, testing, etc. There are adults in the building that actually bully the students and the principal is a less than responsive. There are a few really awesome teachers but the tone of the school is so negative, those few don't outweigh the rest. Parent involvement is pretty much non-existent, though, with the lack of positive energy at the schoool, I'm not surprised. Sadly disappointing for a Cherry Creek School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2012

We moved into the area and bought a home thinking that cherry creek schools were great. My son attended kindergarten at this school. It was an awful experience. I tried to be involved only to be denied and treated with disdain. My son who is now in another school in an excelled program, would come home in tears and was in trouble for some of the silliest things. He was five and got in trouble for drawing on an eraser. The kindergarten teacher brought them outside after class to show them to me and to humiliate him and try to make him feel like he was a bad kid. He has had no trouble at all this year at his new school. He is a creative, smart child and would cry at the thought of going to school. The principal will not say hello or make eye contact. We left our home and relocated to find a wonderful school where the teachers smile and love our kids. If you want a school where your kid can be a happy kid, I would suggest finding one elsewhere. This is a school where they expect the kids to be robotic. The homework was the same for the entire year. Kids need to be challenged and taught to love to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

Not a school for your child to attend if you need that school to support you and your child. The staff fail to meet the needs of the children on so many levels and fail to see that not every child is the same. If you do stand up they try to shoot you down. This is a school to avoid. About the only good thing in this school is the nurse who does a great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

Very disappointed in this Cherry Creek school. I had such high hopes to come crashing down so hard. The teacher I have encountered so far, have failed to do her job on every level so far. My child has no idea what is going on in class and yet all I hear is how great everything is from the staff. Communication is a joke with any other important person in that school. The higher up I climb to complain the more problems in the school we have. Nothing gets resolved and it is my kids education that suffers for it. I was not impressed with the OT though the person seemed very nice. Over all the school is a failure and I will be quite glad to be gone when we can get out. Don't willing go there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

My older child did well here, but is now in high school and attended when Mrs. Landry was the principal. However my younger child had several problems. I pulled her out last year and we are successfully homeschooling with a virtual school now. No more horrible bullying (they apparently had a no bullying policy but I never saw any proof of it), she is reading at her grade level now with few problems (where they had her in the lowest reading level when she left), and I can now spend my time directly with her instead of volunteering for a school that took and took and offered little in return. I noticed right away that the curriculum from the virtual school is advanced and works at a faster pace than my child did at Meadow Point. Very refreshing to be challenged and to have hands-on science experiments for example. Some of the teachers that taught when my older child attended are still there, but for the most part they have moved on. The parents that do volunteer are always the same ones. It's unfortunate so few parents in this community get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2011

Oh, and furthermore, the administration (my favorite ladies in the front office!) have been so helpful, understanding and accomodating in all our years at Meadowpoint! Definitely have made us feel special and our school years easier
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2011

Prior to the replacement of Principle Landry, this was a great school. Now, the entire administration has been incredibly unhelpful, and all the great teachers have been replaced. It's quite unfortunate, really. Luckily, my children only had to attend for a couple years after the replacement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2010

My child has been at this school for 5 years now and there are no abusive teachers they just expect responibility from there students. Maybe you should not coddle your children so much and take some responsibility for your kids. And don't be a wimp and post your name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2010

It's amazing how a few bad teachers and a bad principal can blacken the eye of an otherwise good school. Save yourself the stress and find another school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE! My child has nightmares after having an abusive 5th grade teacher. I only wish I knew how to bypass the principal and contact the district (hard to find phone numbers) and so our complaints would have been heard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

This is a terrible school. The principal does not do his job. We are taking our above average child out of here. In fact, we advertised our home for rent and are going to rent another house just to switch schools. Teachers aren't bad but kids are not passing standardized tests for the past 3 years. This is the last year they have before all staff is replaced. Sad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

MY child just started 5th grade there and so far have had a terrible experience. Planning to find another school asap!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

We were recently attending a private school for our child. We had the impression that more time and effort would be spent into private school rather than public school. Boy were we wrong. We were also told that Meadow Point was not one of the best choices. That was also wrong. Meadow Point is amazing. Their Administration Office, Teachers, views, they are so wonderful. Currently our child is in the kindegarden class and they are amazing with the help of their amazing teachers and staff. We are so pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

The only reason for this rating is because of the choice by our school and the district to eliminate all but a few minutes of recess a day. The elimination of recess has no proven positive results instead - quite the opposite. The children, especially with those who have ADD and ADHD are restless and often disruptive to the classroom lessons. The teachers are spending the time that could be spent on recess time (a positive) and are instead spending it trying to get the children's attention or having to discipline them. (negative). Our school is very active in teaching our children assets, where is the asset to encourage healthy (physically and mentally) children? These kids need more recess time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

I have two children currently at Meadow Ponit and one who is now in middle school. Their experiences have been wonderful. They have had great teachers who care and have been more than willing to work with our family. I love the sense of community and family in the school. I have also been involved as a parent and find that is the best way to get to know the teachers and staff. Meadow Point has been a great school for my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

My child has been there since 1st grade and my littlest will be starting this Aug. The one thing I dont like is the communication with parents. It is lacking. I have to call constantly to find out who my child's teacher will be each year.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female64%
Male63%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch73%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English62%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students79%
Female88%
Male71%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)86%
Free lunch eligible71%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch92%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant79%

Writing

All Students49%
Female61%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English52%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant49%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities68%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant64%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)75%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%

Writing

All Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female68%
Male60%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)65%
Free lunch eligible60%
Reduced lunch eligible64%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant63%

Reading

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible46%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant66%

Science

All Students40%
Female42%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible23%
Reduced lunch eligible50%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch52%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities42%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English47%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%

Writing

All Students39%
Female50%
Male31%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligible41%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch49%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities41%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English45%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 56%
Hispanic 30% 32%
Black 11% 5%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Tom McDowell

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17901 East Grand Ave
Aurora, CO 80015
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