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Meadow Pond Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 321 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 6, 2014

We moved to this zip code becauses of the schooing quality and relative good value of the real estate. My daughter is truly thriving heer since two years ago and my son just entered kindergarden...we made a good decision - the teachers are excellent / dedicated / the PTA / directors are very proactive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2012

my child recieved an amazing special ed experience here. the teachers, support staff, and administration were part of a team effort. We can't thank or say enough about MPES.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

Meadow Pond is great for cookie cutter kids, if your child doesn't fit the mold or has special needs, it is not the right school. Bullying is a big problem and the principal looks the other way. Be prepared to get lawyers involved if your child is the victim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

This school is GREAT! We have our second child joining this school and we very proud of it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

We have two children in MeadowPond. We moved here from NYC about 4 years ago and could not be happier with the school. From the principal to the after-school staff, everyone has been uniformly caring and nurturing. We would have to have paid a ton of money to get the same academics and atmosphere anywhere in the City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2007

Meadow Pond is one of four elementary schools in the highly regarded Katonah-Lewisboro school district. I think Meadow Pond offers high achieving students and has a very involved community. Curriculum is a little meat and potatoes, district wide, as it is very much geared to the state tests, which culminate in 4th grade, but all public schools face mounting pressures to meet expectations of the NCLB act. Meadow Pond and the entire Katonah Lewisboro school district kick up the challenges a notch starting in 5th grade and up, and the results are evident upon graduation when most of our graduates matriculate at high end colleges. Meadow Pond and all the elementary schools in the Katonah Lewisboro school district constitute the undiscovered Chappaqua.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2007

This is one of the worse Elemtary Schools in NY. There is no leadership. It is a clicky and fake environment where the unfortunate handful of teachers who care has to deal with the majority who doesn't.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 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 2 89% 48%
Hispanic 1 6% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 2% 9%
Two or more races 1 2% 1%
Black 2 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 42%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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South Salem, NY 10590
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