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Meadow Lark School

Public | PK-6 | 576 students

 
 

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted March 4, 2013

Very pleased and impressed with the principal, Mrs. Maki and all the teachers we have interacted with. This is an excellent school for children to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2010

Many families request permissive transfers to go to the school even if they don't live in the Fox Farm area. I believe this is because of the phenomenal teaching and administrative staff, as well as the heavy parental involvement. I'm not going to lie, the success of the school definitely relates to the area its in. The kids that feed the school not only have teachers who want them to succeed but also their parents (a lot of stay at home moms) are pushing hard at home and participating in the children's education through the PTA. The fallbacks of the school are present in the entire district. Every elementary student suffers through disgusting school lunches (I did always love french toast day though) and crazy schedules. If you want your child in a rigorous and supportive environment, Meadowlark is the place to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

For our area, this is a wonderful school. One of the best. I agree that lunches are out of control, the don't have any time, and though the principal is aware of this, no one seems interested in simply looking at other options. Passed that though, the principal really cares about the kids, there are great and awful teachers just like everywhere, but as for a safe, clean, school it is great. I would also add, that my kids are academicaly doing great, but I can see that if your child struggled at all, this might not be the best school. The do push hard. Priding themselves and being a head of most schools. This can be good for kids like mine, but not for the average kids. Something to think about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

I agree with the parent that posted on August 31, 2006. I have 2 children attending Meadowlark at this time and nothing has changed. The teachers seem great however the my children are bringing home so much homework that it is impossible to keep up with it all. They are feeling overworked and have no free time from the stress at all and they are in elementary school. My husband and I are visiting the idea of homeschool to relieve some of the stress because we feel like this situation is not going to improve and our children are not retaining the information learned in class beacuse it they are rushed through it all. I am so frusterated. Furthermore the lunch situation is just as the other parent wrote. The food is not nutritious and they have no time to eat the sack lunches I prepare because they are rushed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2006

This is a great school with its focus on academics. The staff is very well trained and knowledgable. They are very careful about structuring activities to be academically related whenever possible. The school is mindful of instructional time and protects fervently. Meadowlark does embrace music, art, and physical education by providing time and specialists for these activities. The school and the PTA sponsor several clubs with the help of parental involvement. Meadowlark is a top notch school with a dedicated staff and lots of parent involvment. You can rest assured your child will get a quality education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2006

I have had my children at Meadowlark for 4 years. I am very impressed with the principle, she does an awesome job with the children and parents. I am not pleased with the quality of the teachers. My children seem to have hours of homework at night because the teacher does not have the time in class to teach a subject. They appear rushed, probably due to the no child left behind. I find myself doing more homeschooling than I would like. The lunches are horrible and not at all nutritious. They have 13 min to eat that includes standing in line. I have eaten with my children numerous times and I can not eat the lunches they serve. There are no extra curricular activitie or much art and music. I would not recommend this school.
—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 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students97%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic97%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students100%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic100%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students89%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students89%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students87%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic89%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students92%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic94%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students96%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic96%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students96%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic96%
Participates in free/reduced lunchn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 12%
Black 3% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2204 Fox Farm Rd
Great Falls, MT 59404
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