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Meadow Woods Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 578 students

 

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Posted April 16, 2014

The administration is not doing a good job. Parents can not communicate with teachers. Also they put policy where is no in the school policy book or orange county dress code book. one day I was going to leave my daughter to the classroom and i stop at the office to get a visitor pass and the front desk lady grab my visitor pass and broke in half, that's is the rude they are. The principal threatened to put me a trespassing for no reason. I'm new at this school but I will move my daughter to other school next year if they don't change they attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2013

Really great school with caring teachers! My daughter started kindergarten here and now she is going into 4th. These have been some important, formidable years for her and I'm happy with how this school has help mold her into a helpful happy and intelligent young lady.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2012

The complains that I have is: 1, There was an activity for Honor Roll and Principal Honor Roll students and nobody said anything about it and my son called me 10 minutes before it began and I was at work. 2. I asked permission on my job to start earlier to go to the Flag Football game wednesday oct. 31 because it was supposed to start at 3:15pm and when I got there at 3pm the game was over because they move it back to 2pm. NO ORGANIZATION AT ALL My son's teacher is great and fantastic. Parent involvement I know about me, but I'm trying to be at my son's school stuff . I don't about others parents
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

The teachers and principals at this school are top-notch. My son is only in first grade but both his kindergarten teacher and now his first grade teacher have been excellent. The teacher -student ratio is good at an average of 18-20 students per teacher. My husband and I are very involved in both my sons activities and community meetings etc. This is a very important for every child's success in school. I give high marks to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2009

MW focuses on academics. The area is low socio-economic, and because funding comes from taxes that we as parents pay on on our homes, there is not much that goes to extra curricular activities, tutoring and afterschool events. Parents at this school do not attend the PTA meetings. When the district decided not to build a new school for MW, a small amount of parents responded; however, many teachers rallied for a new school even writing their Congressman on behalf of the school and the parents. Before we as parents ask more of the school, we need to ask ourselves: How are we helping our children at home? MWE is a good school with good teachers. There are always exceptions to the rule. Until we as parents stop seeing the school as a babysitting service for our children, and until we begin to become involved, not much will change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

attitude problem - most of the school staff need an attitude adjustment also the other day, I picked up my daugther due to an illness she had and no one care to ask for an I.D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

mw needs to offer more extra activites and tutoring after school.Just because the teahers are funny does not mean it is a good school.Also teachers should just focus on teaching ,and not base class room learning on FCAT.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

There a re not much extracurricular activities offered at this school except for meetings and afterschool care for the children. they do have some occasional special activities such as fairs, plays and concerts but I was hoping to see like a acting group or other extracurricular activity that the children may benefit from. Such as a book club, math club something. Also, I do not think they emphasize on science or language enough. I understand that in middle school and in High School, it would be taught. However I do believe it should still be something the kids should learn throughout the year. FCAT materials are emphasized way too much. I think the children should have an well rounded education but that is an issue for the Board of Ed not this school. The teachers are great. The Staff are responsible and hold a certain integrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2004

I believe that safety should be more emphasized around the school area especially for the little kids and younger kids. A more strict method of picking up kids by car should be implemented by asking ID's. Other than that, it is a great school and has an excellent Principal and teachers.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
71%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 76%
Black 13%
White 7%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%66%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. SUZANNE QUACKENBUSH-WORKUM
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  • (407) 858-2200

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500 Rhode Island Woods Circle
Orlando, FL 32824
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