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Meadow View Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 710 students

 
 

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Posted September 22, 2014

We just recently moved to this area (myself, husband, & 6 yr old son) I was so worried about finding the right school for my son's needs as he was born with a congenital neurological disorder and hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum (means the corpus callosum is intact but thinner than it should be) We are very lucky because our son has a mild form of this disorder. When I called Meadow View literally 2 weeks before the start of the school year and asked how I would go about registering him, discuss his IEP, explain his disorder ect... we scheduled a meeting so I could see the school and meet the staff as well as decide on proper placement for my son. I could not have picked a better group of people than the staff at Meadow View. For the first time in my life I actually feel like we are a team working together instead of the negative staff/atmosphere I experienced at a different school. My son has been going to school since he turned 3 yrs old and this year is the FIRST YEAR THAT MY SON HAS NOT CRIED BEFORE SCHOOL OR CRIED BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT TO GO! He actually wants to go to school!!! No parent or teacher is perfect ANYWHERE, but the staff at Meadow View have won me over!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My son is new to this school he started the end of the school year this May 2013. He loves this school. The teachers are awesome. The lunches are awesome. Quotes from my son. I thought that he may have a hard time adjusting at first, but it really feels like you're family here. Thank you meadowview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We have had our children attending this school for the last 6 years. We've met many wonderful teachers and staff and I am confident is knowing that my child is getting the best education in our district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

meadow veiw is a great place for kids you can definetly trust meadow veiw!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

The teachers at this school are really friendly and they really care about their students. My son use to get nothing but bad grades and now he's held on to good grades almost all year so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

We love Meadow View. Our teachers and administration are by far the reason that our school is so great. Dr. McKinney and Ali Finkle create an awesome atmosphere for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

it a excellent school with good teachers like miss van zuidam
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2007

Meadow View is a great school. The teachers are all wonderful, all involved in the best intrests of their students. There is always someting fun going on...The only downfall is the after school pick up situation.It takes far too long in the afternoon. My daughter is in pm kdg. and if you're not there at least 45-50 minutes before school gets out, you have to wait in a huge car line. But other than that I love the school as dios my daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2007

We have been in Meadowview for 5 years now, and in the past two years have seen a lot of disturbing decisions made by the principle of this school. I feel a majority of her goals are geared toward only a small portion of the school, I am all for teaching English to the Spanish speaking students of the School, but I also feel that the school should offer the reverse for the English Speaking Students. Parents are not involved with decisions that the principle makes and I also feel that the staff is not involved in these decisions either. I also feel that the after school programs are not the priority of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2006

The teaching staff is excellent and the parent involvement is OK. Biggest problem is the overcrowding of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

My daughter has been going to Meadow View for 3 years and my son 2 years. They love the school! The teachers are involved and excited about teaching. The Principal is always to be seen, before school, during school and after. If you ever have a concern, he really listens and he does take action if needed. I am so greatful that I know my children are getting a great education and teachers and staff who are so involved and caring when it comes to the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

My children attended this school for 2 years (they've been to 3 elementary schools) and this one is my favorite. The principal seems to be very involved with getting to know the children and parents- he's not some 'mystery man' that hides in his office as some scary authority figure. He seems to inspire the other teachers to be energetic and enthusiastic, unlike other schools where the teachers often seem angry to be there. There is an energy and caring about this school that we really enjoyed and miss.
—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.

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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
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

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students57%
Female58%
Male55%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income44%
Not low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male59%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White69%
Low income68%
Not low income69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/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 Students70%
Female67%
Male72%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Low income58%
Not low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners18%
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female67%
Male52%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Low income38%
Not low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners27%
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students86%
Female81%
Male91%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Low income77%
Not low income89%
Students with disabilities (IEP)67%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners91%
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 Students61%
Female64%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Low income56%
Not low income63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income59%
Not low income67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities75%
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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How schools in the state rate:

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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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Average


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
White 62% 51%
Hispanic 27% 24%
Black 6% 18%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2501 Mirage Avenue
Plainfield, IL 60586
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