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Meridian Elementary School5
Posted January 03, 2015
- a parent
My son started mid year in Kindergarten. Previously he was in an out of state expensive private school. Meridian blows my mind with how much they offer. It is better then the school my son previously attended. The kids are kind and the teachers and staff caring. I couldn't have asked for a better school.
Meridian Elementary has been a wonderful choice for us. The staff works so well together to offer great programs and paths for achievement at so many levels. The principal is very focused on safety and community. It shows in all the school does.
Meridian Elementary is a fabulolus school and my children were well educated by caring teachers. They are well on their way to becoming 21st Century learners and have taken their love of learning into middle school with them. Thank goodness the teachers at Meridian do not have children 'rote memorize' math facts like we did 20 years ago! Children are encouraged and guided to find the best possible way to learn their math facts using the Everyday Math curriculum. Meridian Elementary has a very caring, very supportive parent community and a fabulous PTO. Like any school, there can be personality differences with teachers and administration, but nothing gets in the way of the amazing education Meridian Elementary provides. Meridian has earned its 9 out of 10 ranking!!
Although Meridian labels itself a "math and technology" focused school, I was surprised to learn that children are not required to learn their multiplication tables in any organized fashion. When I asked the V.P. why, she said that "not all children are able" to do this. This smacks of low expectations to me. Our children attended this school for 6 very long and unproductive weeks. We do not intend to send them back.