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Meadowbrook Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 710 students

 

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Posted January 26, 2014

This school does not support children with disabilities at all.The school treats special kids in a bad way, often screaming at them and ignoring their well-being.Sometimes the children are injured and they do not give a reason of why they have been injured.The school also does not like children to overcome their obstacles.All special ed students are placed in the same classroom, even if some have the potential for overcoming their obstacles.For example a child could have the potential to advance to regular classes and integrate successfully with regular children.But since Meadowbrook treats all special ed students in the same way,the child who has the potential to overcome his/her obstacle is placed in a room with more severely disabled children.The result is that the child starts falling back and mimicking the more disabled children instead of improving.The principal certainly dislikes integrating special ed children with regular class children.He does not allow children with the potential to overcome his/her obstacle to be placed in regular classes,even if it is only for a few minutes.The main reason is that the school receives more funds for special ed kids than regular kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2013

The principal of this school is really uncaring and disrespectful. He only smiles to hide his true self. Once you have a meeting with him, you get to meet his true, evil self. Many teachers also treat the children badly and nothing is done about this. For example, one teacher does not allow the children to talk during lunch, not even with their classmates. One staff member also physically abuses children. The staff member scratched a child and also physically abuses children. The principal chose to simply ignore this as if everything is going well. It seems as if the school only wants to get better test grades. The children's safety and well-being are tossed aside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

My daughter needs to do more school activities so I hope they Can do more after school activities and clubs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

This school has a wonderful ESE team that really cares about my child. My child has grown in all areas and am very proud of her success. The staff are genuinely concerned about her growth and put extra effort to help in what ever way they can. However, the present administration lacks judgement in what is best for the ESE students and dept. They also have little empathy for parents' concerns and rarely follow through with parent's requests. This is their only negative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Meadowbrook Elementary in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is an excellent school. Family friendly staff. Parent involvement is always welcome!! Variety of academic programs for students to take part in. Children are provided adequate time to take part in music, art, physical education as well as field trips and extracurricular activities. Graded an 'A' school! Wonderful School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2006

School lacks sports and choir. Neeeds more stundent involvment. The overall experience with this school was nuetral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

My daugher is in Ms. Wagners class a ESE class she has done very well this year in fact Im hoping she gets the same class this year. The principal, staff and ESE/Autism Professinal is wondreful. They have great size class room's. I can not say enough about how well my daugher is treated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

As a Meadowbrook parent my child has achieved in math and reading. The staff at Meadowbrook elementary are very good in teaching children in all aspects.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
26%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 71%
Black 19%
White 6%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 44%53%61%
Master's degree 54%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. WHALEY MATTHEWS
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  • (754) 323-6540

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2300 Southwest 46th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Phone: (754) 323-6500

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