When you open the cover of the current Meadow View year book, you will see a cute picture of the staff dressed as minions for Halloween. The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" is so fitting here! The glaringly obvious person missing from the pic, is the principal. This is no mistake, as she is not ever around. You don't see her greeting students at school before the bell rings at the beginning of the day or saying goodbye at the end of the day. She wouldn't even know your child went to her school, unless they have had to spend time in her office. in my opinion, she lacks integrity. "The supreme quality of leadership is integrity" D. Eisenhower I agree with the recent post about safety too. Teachers are on their cell phones or talking to one another when they are supposed to be watching our children. And while kids are just being kids, and having fun, with loads of energy, the teachers treat them as if they are little menaces and scold them harshly. I am so saddened that our neighborhood school is such a scary place to send my children. There are some amazing kids (and parents) at the school, but lots are leaving. And thank goodness, so are we.
This was our first year at MDVE and thankfully, our last. A child's safety should be of the utmost importance at a school, but it certainly isn't a priority here. The students are supposed to line up on the playground before school everyday, but there is absolutely NO supervision, other than the parents, outside in the mornings. School crossing guards are at their post no earlier than 2 minutes before the 1st bell rings and 2 minutes after the last bell at the end of the day rings. Children cross the busy parking lot and street by themselves! You will NEVER see the Principal outside of her office, or outside of the building for that matter. Recess is a complete joke. Of the two or three staff outside, they are usually standing on the black top chatting with one another or using their phones, completely ignoring the children. We have had several incidences this year with kids in the primary grades punching, choking, threatening other children. The communication between faculty and parents is terrible!! The school has a lot to fix. I think under a new principal, it could be better. But, we are not going to stick around to find out!
We love the school and the environment. The safety is of course high priority and well done. So far we have had one tough teacher. But overall a great experience.
This was our first year at Meadow View & we had a great experience. The teachers are genuine, and the while the class sizes are a little larger than we'd like, the school itself is nice & small. The principal does not seem to know the students by name, but she does make herself very available to parents - all you have to do is ask.
I have three kids at MeadowView. Our experience has been excellent. The teaching staff is great and it obvious that they work together for success. Whenever we have had an issue, we bring it to their attention and it is addressed. I have always felt that they care for all of the students and their families. The VP could work on her bedside manner, but other than that, I love MeadowView and would recommend it to any family.
To the 1/20/13 review responding to 1/10/13 review: I did not write the 1/10/13 review, but please re-read it, as it appears that you misunderstood. The reviewer was indicating that CSAP scores for this school include those of special needs children, thus, the school is as at times at a disadvantage to other schools, who don't have a special needs program, tend to score higher. In regards to spelling, you typed "though" instead of "thought" when referring to "thought process". This is a very reasonable mistake but not a basis for a school review.
Wow, in response to the review posted on 1/10/13. I should guess that you are glad your kids go to a good school, but to knock kids with learning disabilities and think they don't belong in your child's public school? You spelled course wrong (coarse references the texture of something, your welcome). Needless to say, you sound like a complete snob and I would hope that the other parents of this school do not have the same though process as you do. Very glad I read the reviews before bidding on a home that feed to this school in the very old part of the Meadows.
I love this school! The teachers, Principal and staff are amazing. We have two children there and have yet to have a bad teacher. Let me also say that the parent involvement is exceptional! I am surprised that we don't have a higher rating but I have always heard that all the scores of the CSAP of children with learning disabilities are averaged into that total. If this is true then it is not a good guide on how schools are performing. Some schools (i.e. Charter) don't have to accept kids with these disabilities so of coarse their average score are going to be higher. Bottom line, we love Meadow View and find everyone that works there has the best interest of our children in mind.
The teachers are Great but the principal has issues.The principal has problems with communicating with parents. Overcrowding is a big problem. My daughter was in 5th grade and she was 1 of 36 kids. Crazy! I love the teachers and office staff except the principal.
Let me say this school only get an 'average' review because of the principal. The teachers we've had over the past 6 years have been fabulous! My son has not seen the principal once this entire school year (which is now almost over) That is ridiculous! She has no clue the names of any of the 'good' students. The asst. principal is great and makes frequent stops into the kid's classrooms. The school has gone paperless, as many have, but the website is horrible! It is June and 'current school newsletter' is from Feb. I really feel for the teachers that have to work here.
Teachers are experienced and positive, class size is small, principal needs to be more involved in getting to know kids, nice community feel. Spanish is a nice addition and the Kinderclub is good.
I love my student's teacher and the other children at the school have accepted and welcomed my daughter as a new student. I just wish there were more after school clubs to get involved with. I also don't like the specials schedule alternating weeks. I personally believe that all kids this age need to have PE, Art and Music every single week!
We are new to Castle Rock and have 2 children attending Meadow View. There is quite a bit of parent involvement at this school. The academics are solid and my children are being challenged to succeed further. We've been happy with the correspondence from the teachers. My daughter has had a bit of trouble mixing with the girls here . . . making good friends has been slow to develop. My son has had no problems. Both enjoy their teachers.
I absolutely love this school! I volunteer in my child's classroom, so I get to see first-hand the way the school is run, from the security, to the wonderful students, to amazing teaching. In my child's classroom, the teacher does an outstanding job of teaching the children at the level they need to be taught, and keeping those children together. The teacher understands that many kids need to be challenged, and she takes care of that. No child is left behind with learning, and no children are left bored. I am extremely pleased with this school!
Meadow View is a nice school in the Meadows. I do not believe that there are too many problems there, Academically the school is great and the teachers are very good.
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