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Meadows Elementary School

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Posted July 27, 2010

My child attended this last year and her teacher Mrs. Lear was awesome. Meadows is a good school. However, there are many fights with the childern outside the school in the morning because PARENTS just dump off their kids before time allowed. I had to stop a kid from chocking another kid and it is not the school's responsiblity to stop every fight 2 blocks before the school. Parents play a key role to stopping this behavior. I do aggree that there needs to be some solution to the mornings. Parents have no real options for morning care when they have to go to work. Hopefully, we as parents can figure this out and have a more peacefull enviroment in the morning,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

I like the school but it would be great if they had more toutoring and more individualization on the part of the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

This school is great but the main princiapl is mean and uncring. She walks around the school like a 'snooty' person and often questions parents ability to care for their children.They may have won 3 academic awards but emotional well being and a caring attitude are important also and that doesn't happen at this school unless she says so. My kids are not going back next year and we just live down the block. I'll pay to have the go out of district to Shawnee Heights, they have real schools that care about your child academically,socially, and emotionally!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

I love this school and wouldnt want my daughter in any other school, they have recieved awards for there academics, and the teachers are great. I have been very involved with the school from helping out in the class room to fund raisers to pto. Its a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2005

This is my son first year at Meadows, his in kindergarden. He never begin in pre-school. His first year in school his learning to spell his colors, write his letter, read and so much more. I hope to keep him there for five more years. I can't see him at any other school but meadows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

Meadows elementary is an excelent school. My child is attending her last year there. She has been enrolled there for 5 years. I have never heard of any bullying, fighting, etc...the communication there is great between the teachers, staff, and also parents. I give this school a 4 star rating!
—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 87% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

77 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
African American56%
Hispanic73%
Multi-ethnic82%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities53%
Proficient in English60%

Reading

All Students55%
African American44%
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnic59%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities37%
Proficient in English30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
African American73%
Hispanic94%
Multi-ethnic80%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students73%
African American36%
Hispanic61%
Multi-ethnic87%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities53%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students91%
African American85%
Hispanic95%
Multi-ethnic100%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities77%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
African American68%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnic77%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities83%
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students75%
African American68%
Hispanic62%
Multi-ethnic71%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities74%
Proficient in English42%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 67%
Hispanic 24% 17%
Black 18% 7%
Two or more races 16% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Topeka, KS 66606
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