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401 Meadowlark Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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(336) 924-3434
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Amount of homework: Too much
September 26, 2015
Waaaaaay too much. Teachers, please incorporate teaching in your classroom. Children only have a few years to be children and enjoy themselves. It's not their problem that you can't get your job done 7-3. Work till 5 then, like the rest of us, and get the job done. Look at the EOGs. It's obvious that you're not able to get our children to pass. Do your job. Teach.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
September 26, 2015
The child is constantly reprimanded and somehow it's parents' role to complete their lessons at home or to hire a private tutor. Since when do parents have an education degree? When the child cannot get his work completed, he's the dud. Really??? Well who didn't teach him in the first place? How does this teach integrity to the child if the teacher doesn't truly care. THAT'S a major problem at this school. The teachers generally don't care, except for a handful.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2015
The school looks great on the surface because the children who attend are children of affluent families. Naturally, the kids are overall good--though MANY already conceited, so be prepared for that. Unfortunately, the principal and teachers take the credit and there is ABSOLUTELY no care for parental concern, remarks, input. They only want our money and for us to take what they dish out. They push the learning MOSTLY to the home and onto the parents. When you ask them nicely to give less homework because we are exhausted from our own workday, they reply with statements like, "I have a Master's degree, and I have been doing this for 30 years...sounds like the reality coming from your child is not true. Perhaps we can meet to get to the root of the problem." Somehow everything is our fault. They are "never" responsible for the issue at-hand. BIGGEST problem: the principal. After trying to talk to him repeatedly, I made a note to self: 'Dr. Raymer: not approachable, doesn't care either, parents a nuisance unless you give him A LOT of money, he will NEVER vouch for your child, so let it go.' In my opinion and note to Dr. Raymer: "1. If you cannot care about the wellness of the children in your elementary school AND you can justify yourself year after year--sleeping well at night, then you're in the wrong position, buddy! 2. Do your job and get those teachers IN SYNC with parents. Be considerate of the home. What in the world gives you such entitlement? We PAY YOUR SALARIES. Listen and react positively to your parents, i.e., your employers. We have great potential, and YOU'RE RUINING a very precious time in our lives."

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2013
I am very unhappy at this school. The teachers here are absolutely despicable. There are a few good teachers at this school, but I am getting real tired of a lot of teachers crap. I'll go ahead and tell you the pros and cons of this school. Pros: Clean in most areas. Little to no violence. In a good location. Great students. Cons: Horrible staff and administration. 1. Unfairness 2. Bad Attitude 3. Pick Favorites 2. Somewhat Judgmental Dirty bathrooms. Students feel as though they are being treated unfairly, hence hating the teachers. I am a student, here, and I am very disappointed.

- submitted by a community member

March 06, 2013
Meadowlark provides excellent academic opportunities for your children, although it is becoming increasingly overcrowded each year. The current principal has changed the environment since his arrival 3 years ago. He is a hands off principal that does not interact with the children, and he is definitely not invested in the education/experience of the special needs child. Expect inflexibility and need for power. The assistant principal is wonderful, and many of the teachers are exceptional. The PTA is extremely involved, and due to the overall affluent population of the area, there are wonderful resources for the children. Overall, a great academic school with minimal diversity and a dud principal

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2012
Overall, a good school. Just like other schools, there are some bad teachers, some good teachers and a few amazing teachers. Two of my children attended this school from K - 5. Due to large classrooms and lack of principal leadership, my youngest will not be attending this school. All of the fifth grade students are in the "pods" because of overcrowding. Look into all your options before sending your child to Meadowlark Elementary.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2010
My son is in Kindergarden at Meadowlark and I could not be more pleased! The teachers are wonderful. And the parent involvement is amazing!

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2009
Meadowlark is a very good school. Very progressive. The children get a lot of personal attention from their teachers.

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August 18, 2009
We've had a great experience at Meadowlark! Communication with teachers has been great, and the office staff cares about the students.

- submitted by a parent

October 15, 2008
MES is an excellent school with highly educated teachers.

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July 02, 2008
For safety and lack of high quality education, I took my second grade student out of this school after 2 years. There were very few opportunities to experience the arts. Music and arts/crafts type activities were offered on a rotating schedule every 12 days. There were no--zero--opportunities for creative art in two years. Meadowlark is billed as a 'school of math & science' yet science activities were offered once (sometimes twice) per month, and math teachings and learnings were what you would expect from an average school--average! My child was injured at this school numerous times (once requiring a ER visit) but there was no attempt at all to notify us (parents). Although I've heard some teachers are great, the ones my child had were below average. Meadowlark was a very stressful, disappointing experience.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2004
This is a great school! Very energetic, caring teachers who seem to love coming to work each day! Beautiful building with great technology! My child filmed and edited a digital movie in third grade - excellent teachers!

- submitted by a parent
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Meadowlark Elementary
401 Meadowlark Drive, Winston-Salem, NC  27106
(336) 924-3434
Last modified Meadowlark Elementary is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Meadowlark Elementary Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top