My child is entering 2nd grade at Meachem, and he began going to Meachem mid Kindergarten. Prior , we tried a charter school and private school, and Meachem was by far the best option for our son. One can go on and on about test scores and other negatives about the schools in the Syracuse City School District, but in my experience, although there were bigger class sizes, Meachem was able to work with my child on an individualized model to help his school experience become successful. He always performed well academically, but struggled socially to the point where it affected his ability to succeed. He continues to develop as he should academically, and the gains he has made socially at Meachem have been astronomical.
My child has attented this school for 5 years and they have been 5 good years. The teaching staff is great especialy the 4th grade teaching team. I love how the school is preparing the children for jr high with blocks and avid program.
My son has attended this school for 4 years and every year it seams to get worse. The administraton and teachers seem to care more about their paycheck than the children. My son can't wait to move out of the district.