Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Meadowthorpe Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

11 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 4, 2014

Meadowthorpe is a good school. It is not a great school. Our children's first experience in school (also here in Fayette County) helped us understand this difference. We switched to Meadowthorpe because some of our children were in the gifted and talented program. The program has been fair, poor, and good depending on the teachers they have had--overall 3.5 stars to the program. And this pool of very bright kids keeps the overall scores of the school fairly high, but nothing to brag about, honestly. I have also had kids in the regular school program. The overall leadership is only fair and teaching quality is good. Neither is excellent. There are really nice people here and the atmosphere of the school is welcoming. But the whole "Leader in me" stuff is a flop in my book. Flowery words with little or no action behind them. Also the chaos of the move and construction (continuing through this year 2014-15) has certainly not helped anything. The completed school will be nice and maybe there will be a revival of the school that will follow. Hopefully.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

I LOVE this school. I wish they were through grade 12. The Chinese course is a bit lacking, but I still like that they are trying to teach my little boy such a difficult and important language. The teachers are GREAT. They make time for you, keep you informed about your child, and will give your child work that pertains to their level. Advanced kid? Advanced work it is then! They expect a lot, but that's what more schools and parents should be doing. The there's the principal. He's awesome. All of the kids know and love him, and I swear he knows them all by name. Very involved, very present. This school really couldn't be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2013

My children love this school and it is just perfect I also liked this school too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

Excellent elementary school. Neighborhood safe and walk to school from Meadowthorpe. Teachers and Staff are dedicated and very capable. Gifted and Talented program 4th/5th grade. Lots of opportunities for parental involvement. Strong academic foundation. Sent two kids, Kgd-5th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

My son was in Meadowthorp 1.5 years. He love his school so much. I hate to move anywhere else. I think Meadowthorp is one of the best school in KY.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

teachers and staff do an excellent job providing for my children in both educational and emotional circumstances. Meadowthorpe is definately one of the most outstanding schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

Meadowthorpe's staff is always working to improve and provide the best quality academic and emotional support for my three kids. I would hate to think about going anywhere else. This is definately one of the best schools in the state!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

Amazing teachers and staff. Challenging and supportive environment for the students. My children look forward to school and love learning even more. Can't say enough great things about Meadowthorpe. We're a lucky family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

This is by far the best kept secret in Lexington, KY! A quiet neighborhood with its' own little school, that outperforms all others, and the diversity reflects the WORLD we live in! I love it. MY child wanted to attend a language immersion school; after we tried it for a few weeks we quickly saw the diffrence and came back to Meadowthorpe. I recommend this school to any parent concerned about their child's education in public schools. The staff, teachers, and principal are so warm and welcoming it really feels like a little private school. A+++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

My daughter attended Meadowthorpe for kindergarten and was very excited about her school and teacher! My husband and I are also pleased with the quality of education she received and how involved the teachers and staff are with every child. Everyone who works at Meadowthorpe is 100% devoted to every child! The only thing that disappointed me was a lack of parental involvement and volunteers in the classrooms. However, the new principal and PTA are actively working to resolve this issue. Overall, a top-notch school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2007

My son is going to Meadowthrope elementary for last three years.I very happy with school and staff .Teachers are very good who take very special care every student.they courage them personaly to do best in all the aspects,teachers and parents work together to make a kid better person.teachers are very good.last but not the least principal of the school is very good.principal will stand for the kids always.
—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 44% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male55%
African American5%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students78%
Female70%
Male87%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female58%
Male74%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female58%
Male78%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
Female64%
Male80%
African American61%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female80%
Male77%
African American67%
Asian100%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
African American56%
Asian100%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students73%
Female76%
Male70%
African American50%
Asian100%
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students49%
Female59%
Male40%
African American28%
Asian86%
Hispanic27%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
Above average

Test score rating
Student growth rating

1-3 Below Average

4-7 Average

8-10 Above Average

 

How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
49%
of schools in the state are Average
29%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20141What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in the state.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Student growth rating 20142What's this?

Student growth rating measures whether students at this school are making academic progress over time. Specifically, the rating looks at how much progress individual students have made on reading and math assessments during the past year or more.

Close
This school
District
State
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10

Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 K-PREP and EOC results from the Kentucky Department of Education.

2 This rating is based 2012-13 median growth percentiles from the Kentucky Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 81%
Black 19% 11%
Hispanic 10% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1710 North Forbes Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (859) 381-3521

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT