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Meadowmere Elementary School

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Posted January 6, 2014

This school is on it's 4th principal in four years. My 10 year old son says he doesn't learn anything here. I asked his teacher to offer more challenging work for him. It took her two weeks to come up with something. She put him on Khan Academy for a brief time for one day and that was the end of her offering him better curriculum, but he sure has watched a lot of movies at school. I asked the teacher who is in charge of enrichment for new things for him to work on and she talked down to me. She just kept saying he is fine. Refused to even offer him a different spelling list, math, anything.. that might require her to do her job. So disappointed in this school. Lots of schools teach with less money than this school gets. So tired of lazy teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

This school is awesome. Attend any performance and it is like entering the United Nations. The population is really diverse. The teachers care about the success and improvement of all students, the principal is one of a kind - she knows all the children, calls families she doesn't see regularly just for a check-up, she plays superhero and writes a letter to the student body every week. The core curriculum is strong as well as an outstanding 'specials' program. This is a BASIC school with great emphasis on character education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

Meadowmere has been a great experience for my kids. The teachers and staff are all very caring, the core curriculum is solid. As with any education, parent involvement in nightly reading, math drills & homework is encouraged to enhance lessons. I love the character education - balancing core and life skills learning. 'specials' like art and music are solid/strong. Technology is more advanced than many colleges. The only draw-back is that there are some 'rough' kids to integrate with. If approached well, this exposure can make your kids stronger - that will depend on individual kids' personalities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2008

The principal at this school is awesome!!! Not only does she know all 400 students on a first name basis, she knows who their parents are, what's going on in their lives, and where they are in the building at all times. Likewise, most of the teachers do an outstanding job. I have one daughter at Meadowmere, and another who just finished 5th grade there, and moved on to the middle school (which, unfortunately, doesn't even come close to being a 'good' school, much less a 'great' one)!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This school is wonderful. Teachers go above and beyond to teach children. They are serious about the learning that is occuring. I would never send my child to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Meadowmere is an amazing elementary school. The character-building initiatives are what make Meadowmere such a great place to be. You can learn reading and math at any elementary school, but what I have found is that the teachers are very caring. They also have a great leader as principal. She knows every child's name. I'm a teacher at a high school outside the Grandview school district. As an educator and parent, I've been very pleased with the efforts made at Meadowmere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

We have been seriously disappointed in the second grade teachers at Meadowmere. We disagree with the methods used to teach math and have found that our child [has] difficulty with the simplest math problems, addition, subtraction and basic word problems. After viewing the Maps scores for this school on this site, we see now why they are so poor by the time they reach third grade. They are not being taught the basic math facts and are taught some 'inadequate point system' to count. What happened to flash cards and memorizing math families? I think the transfer of our child to another school was the smartest move we could make. The principal was no help when asked to intercede and we were disappointed with her lack of leadership. This school needs a major overhaul!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

Meadowmere provides a wonderful and caring enviroment where teachers partner with parents to help all children achieve.
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Posted May 15, 2007

Meadowmere Elementary is a fabulous school. The principal is child centered and welcomes parents. It is a beautiful building full of displays featuring student learning.
—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.
Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 49% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
38%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 54% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

The state average for Communication Arts was 53% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
39%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students51%
Black37%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students58%
Black45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch45%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students57%
Black49%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students60%
Black53%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Communication Arts

All Students47%
Black40%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch40%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Math

All Students56%
Black48%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Science

All Students33%
Black26%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Free or reduced-price lunch25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 61% 17%
White 23% 74%
Hispanic 11% 5%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 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 70%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Lisa Walker
Fax number
  • (816) 316-5599

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7010 East 136th St
Grandview, MO 64030
Phone: (816) 316-5525

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