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Meadow Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 743 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2014

ITS SO SAD THAT THIS SCHOOL HAS GONE SO DOWNHILL AS I ACTUALLY MOVED TO LIVE IN THAT SCHOOL ZONE! THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! SHE IS RUDE & EVEN PICKS ON CERTAIN KIDS! I CAN ONLY HOPE THAT SHE WONT LAST THERE & MOVE ON BEFOR EMY KIDS ARE OUT OF THE SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

Awesome school! My daughter has attended Meadow Park since kindergarten, and now 1st grade. I am very happy. My daughter has had awesome teachers both years and I couldn't be happier. Principal and vice principal are accessible and down to earth. The after school program, including the director and all the staff are exceptional. I feel comfortable and confident that my daughter is learning and safe when she is at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter just started kindergarten this year and I have no complaints. She seems to love the teacher and is doing very well in there
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2012

Excellent teachers and great programs both of my daughters go to this school and they love it .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2012

teacher is terrible - but the principal is the WORST. as a parent, if you have a concern, don't expect the principal to care. yet alone listen to your concerns... the reason kids are failing and palm beach county has such a high drop out rate are because these kind of people are employed by the school board and placed in positions they should not be in. this school is terrible. we need more educators that care about teaching children, and i have not seent hat with meadow park elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

Terrible school special Pre K programs coordinator and teachers are not doing a good job, some of them they need to look for different type of job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

My son has attended Meadow Park for the last two years starting with full time Pre-K through Child Find then this year part time ... the teachers & staff are awesome! This year I am in the Kirklane area but wish my son could return to Meadow Park ... office staff is awesome & he has learned so much. He went in there speaking approx. 15 words & now he rambles on about anything & everything ... I would definitely recommend Meadow Park :)) !!! & my son loves it there ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2009

i was so unsure when we first moved here on where to send my son. i believe that i did choose the right one because he excelled past his level this year. ty mpe
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

My child attended the Pre-k V.E. class this year. The teachers their just love your kids and care for them in so many ways. Miss Jessica Kyukendal, Miss Marta and Miss Olga are just awesome. They care about helping your kids with situations even when your kids are at home. They give ideas and instruction for you to follow home. The ESE Coordinator Arlene Cohut is friendly, professional and does things in a very timely matter. She knows who to contact to get things done for your chid. This is a safe and organized school. I was heart-broken when we had to move away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

I was a volunteer at this schol for over 15 years as my grandchildren attended there Thye have excellent staff and the teachers are top notch You can not find teachers like this all in one scholl anymore. Has to be the best. Would highly recommend it for anyone interested in getting their child the best possible education on a elementary school level


Posted September 17, 2007

My child attended Meadow Park through 5th grade. He had some good teachers and some not so good. After 5th grd we put our child in a private school and that is when we found out how behind our child was in Math. Also cursive writing is non-existant in Public School. Just because it is not a requirement is no reason not to teach it. I also observed that a large focus was on the F-cat but after the testing in February, my child was not taught much afterwards. That would have been a good time to teach the 'basics'. All in all if you cannot afford private school, then this is a good school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

My son is only 3 goes for speech delay. This will also be his regular elementary school. I love this school and he loves everyone there. A small in size but big in everything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2007

I love Meadow Park Elementary! The teachers really care about the families that they serve!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 8, 2007

I can't say enough about this school. We had our son enrolled in a private school and we choose to try Meadow Park at the very last minute, and I have to say that it is by far the BEST thing we did. The teachers and staff are nuturing and caring, and truly concerned about bettering your child's future in education and character. This school should be the envy of all other schools in Palm Beach county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Meadow Park is a wonderfully small neighborhood school. It's nice to see that in the Palm Beach School District there are still a few small schools. This kind of atmosphere allows the students to feel like they are at home, and allows them to excel in their academics.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 16, 2006

When I first thought of enrolling my child in school, I considered private, but I am glad I chose this public school for my child. The level of quality in this school is beyond compare. My daughter has attended Meadow Park since kindergarten and I can honestly say that the staff and academics are truly the best. Genuine care and focus is presented in a positive role-modeling motivation, and this school absolutely stands out from all others. Extracurricular activities are promoted as well, but reading, writing and math are the priority here. Parental involvement is highly encouraged in all areas of this school. You can't go wrong here, period.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

This school has Great extracurricular activites, its music program is awsome. The teachers cant be beat. Mr Paul is a Great Teacher and keeps the kids on their toes. He is tough on discipline and Great at rewarding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

I think that the school safety patrol is just outstanding. they have tried their hardest all year round. Thanks alot.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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 63%
White 24%
Black 10%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 145%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 228%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%73%61%
Master's degree 31%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MRS. PAMELA W ARNETTE
Fax number
  • (561) 357-2828

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956 Florida Mango Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
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