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Meadow Hall Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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Posted August 14, 2014

We had a few concerns about the school based on it's current (4 star) "rating." Indeed, the test scores indicate that the school does not perform on the same level as other Montgomery County, or even Maryland, schools. Upon closer examination, we believe this is more a result other factors (free lunch, demographics, etc.) vice the education. Some might have a slower start, but the kids all do well in middle and high schools. As for our experience, it couldn't have been better. The teacher(s) was fantastic, the principal was very involved, and our kid excelled. In the end, ignore the "stars" and see what people say about this school. It's a 10 in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2014

I used to go here in Kindergarten. I only stayed for a year and I missed it when I moved. I'm in highschool now and I haven't forgotten about this school.


Posted June 13, 2014

My oldest son just finished his first year of kindergarten at Meadow Hall. We love this neighborhood school- he had a small class, a wonderful teacher, and learned so much this year. He's very excited to start first grade in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

Both of my children attended this school. This is an excellent school academically, and the teachers are outstanding. The principal is very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

Meadow Hall is the best school in the area for special education students. My son made so much progress and is well integrated with typical kids, while receiving all services he needs. Staff is competent and dedicated and the Principal is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Small class sizes, great, supportive staff, wonderful playgrounds, great leadership!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

A wonderful caring place that gives children a great start


Posted April 18, 2007

My daughter loved this school. She was never in any form of daycare or structured environment before she went to school. She adapted well and loves it. She is learning more than we ever thought she would. Made tons of new friends and the teachers are great and keep you in the loop as to what is going on. She loves it and I love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2007

I live in the neighborhood and had some issues when my child started kindergarten at Meadow Hall but this was due to other parents who did not teach their children respect. The teachers sorted this out and provided feed-back when I met with them during the year. They made changes throughout the years to improve the bad performers and cleanup the bad element. The school has a good soccer and baseball program but should do more to promote the inexpensive Rockville activities. As a Parent I and all parents need to stay involved with the schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My daughter started kindergarten last year and is in 1st grade this year. She loves all of her teachers and the staff. The school has a more diverse population than some other schools in the county. The school does well with parent and community involvement. Reading and math classes are kept small to allow more attention to the students and to place them at an appropriate level in the subject. She has lots of friends and they are all nice. The teachers and staff have been friendly and out going when ever I have been there. I like the school. Jeff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2007

Very dedicated to special needs and populations that traditionally do not have strong parent support. Getting better at meeting the needs of students that should be accelerated. Great Principal and Staff, very responsive to parent concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

I thought the school was horrible. My daughter attended 2004-2005 school year in kindergarden. The principle and teachers ignored problems and didn't care for the kids well being. I was very happy to move. They say Montgomery county schools are good, don't count this one in the mix. Yes the playgrounds are nice but that doesn't help learning and saftey of the kids. If you can go somewhere else you should.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2005

Devoted and friendly teachers. Large and numerous playgrounds too.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 82% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Maryland State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 48% 12%
White 23% 42%
Black 15% 35%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 5% 4%
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 52%N/A42%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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