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Posted April 29, 2014

My daughter is in the 6th grade class at meadowview,I really like the math teacher Ms.Matos she was really caring and tried to help me get my daughter in honors classes. The school seems to be pretty clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My school which is Meadowview has done an excellent job with my grand kids. There's always room for improvements in all schools but I think Meadowview has done an excellent job with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2013

I am a student at Meadowview now im going to sixth grade and it's a good school the lunch isnt the best and it'll never be but its fun and we done have 18 kids per class we have like 28 to a class


Posted July 17, 2012

i was a student at meadowview up to sixth grade and one year we were so bad that the bord thought 6th grade was not ready to go to southwood for 7th grade. i agree with them because the students always fought each other the school did'nt have many outdoor games and the only time they did it was 95 degress hot and many kids had nose bleeds and the 2010 princeiple maid us stay out side.there are many bright students at the school but they are in the shadows of the inappropriate students i am an eye witness of the behavior of the students since 07 that i know some things that the techers would never get to know. many students deserved so much better then the school. there are some kids were so scared to come to school thinking no one will be there for them and they will not unless you go threw with something called pure pressure. take it from an eye witness of the school and not a bord member of the disrict. any one going to the school just please"Make the right choise" because after you do something you regret "Theres No turning back". clas of 07-11


Posted February 28, 2012

I think Meadowview is improving. I have read the previous reviews and I can honestly say its for the better. They have had a PTO leader for awhile now and there is definitely more parent involvement (not to say they couldn't use more, because that should definitely be a goal) They now have a yearbook that the student work on themselves, a choir and pom pom squad. There are a few teachers that seem overwhelmed, but most of them can handle their class. Administration seems to be consistant when it comes to discipline. The school has way to go for 5 stars but at this moment they get 4 for improvement. I hope they continue to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

Meadowview and the entire district 160 has declined as far as children respecting their peers, teachers and faculty. Very little parent participation. I am almost always attending whatever the school has for the students and I see the same parents all the time. The faculty is too passive regarding enforcing the school handbook rules. The mayor doesn't show interest in the children. He never interacts with any school events. It is so sad that within the last five years that children are no longer important enough to help them excel. There are several good teachers at Meadowview but most parents never take time off to assist in the classrooms. When the students get out of order rules from the handbook need to be enforced because the children are not respectful. I will admit that this year is better then 2010. Last year the fifth graders were out of control that I volunteered as many days as I could to help out my child's teacher. The teacher was a great but decided she could no longer deal with disrespectful children and is not there any more. This is so sad to lose good teachers because everyone refrains from working together. I pray it is better in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

I think meadowview is a very good school (sometimes)...the school has its moments of being bad!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

1. There are no sidewalks for the children to walk on. 2. No leadership 3. The Students have no home training. 4. The students think they are grown. 5. The teachers need to be more tough. 6. Has the Mayor been there lately to see needs to be done? 7. They need HELP !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2008

This school has absolutely no organization, yes it is new but their times are messed up and they don't have any kind of parent access to what their children do. There is no PTA or PTO at the school and the parents have no access to the principal in order to disscuss concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2007

Academic programs seem to be kind of on grade level. My son is part of their 'gifted' program, so much more is expected of him. They don't have enough extracurricular activities at all. They sometimes have a music class and gym but that's it. Parents aren't much involved. I believe that the children run the administration and that's very sad to me. There's no diciplinary actions for children who should receive it neither. I would not send my child back to Meadowview School next semester. I'm not very happy with that school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

I am grandparent to two children at Meadowview School. My grandson is in fourth grade and my granddaughter is a fifth grader. I tutor them both after school using one of the Hippo based computer programs. My children only work at grade level because of the extra help that I give them I feel. I am constantly encouraging them to read and try to keep them interested in materials that are actually a grade ahead of them. I am currently very strongly considering removing them from Meadowview because I don't think they get the motivation necessary to promote learning. I have tried to go online to access a couple of programs that were sent home stating they were to aid the children, but they are not available as stated. I am very willing to work along with the teachers if only the school would make the programs available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2007

I have 3 children in Meadowview & unfortunately, the lack of respect that the other students show the teachers henders the teachers ability to teach, which henders my kids ability to learn. There are too many unnecessary distractions. It is for this very unfortunate reason that my husband & I have decided to look into other educational options. I need to know that my kids are in a 'safe' learning environment and as long as they are in meadowview, that comfort level is not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I believe Meadowview School is a good school which can become a Great School with some of the following modifications. Meadowview needs to higher more teachers and support staff to accommodate the influx of new students. The classroom sizes are expanding and the teachers are being stretched. Meadowview could benefit in expanding the school size to have more classrooms and an auditorium for school programs or plays. Some extracurricular activities would stimulate and motivate the children with a Physical Education class daily. The American Heart Association recommends that children receive at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise daily and another 30 minutes of vigorous exercise three to four times a week. Meadowview needs to provide the children with exposure to cultural experiences that are valuable to their learning. Meadowview needs to provide field trips back to the curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

Although Meadowview has indicated it has improved to meet 'The No Child Left Behind' program, the academic standards are poor. The bar has been lowered to make it easier to reach instead of the academics raised to meet the bar. I tutor my grandson and am disappointed to see the repetition of single number addition and subtraction on a daily basis. Multiplication and division were included 6 months into the school year. The curriculum is not challenging and does not move at a fast enough pace. Seminars are being offered in 2 or 3 sessions, again 6 months into the year, to assist parents with teaching techniques and tools to help at home. The school year is almost over..where were these seminars in September when it might have helped? Compounded with the disciplinary problems, there is little time for activities. The basics of reading, writing and math are free.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

I think that this school is one of the worst schools I've ever known. Then again every school in this district is the pits. My daughter isn't learning anything because her teacher doesn't know how to teach nor can she control the children in her classroom. My child is not happy at this school at all. It is time for some major restructering. Shanett Jones
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

After attending a meeting at Meadowview for the school being put on probation.I saw that the administrators have know clue on handling the substitute teacher problem.They feel they can keep a substitute teacher in a class room for a few months and the children would still get a quality education .This is the type of backward thinking that is keeping the school on probation for three years now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2004

This school is really bad. I don't know where the actual problem lies. The children do not meet state standards, but it seems like the standards for the administration or teachers fail to have any valid structure. Nobody is held accountable to anything and the children are the ones who are suffering.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

The leadership at the school is very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female55%
Male39%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income42%
Not low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female56%
Male32%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income40%
Not low income57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female71%
Male53%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income59%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female49%
Male38%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income44%
Not low income44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female55%
Male37%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low income43%
Not low income51%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female42%
Male30%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income32%
Not low income41%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low income46%
Not low income43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Reading growth at this school

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1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 97% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hispanic 1% 24%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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