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Meadowbrook Farms School

Public | PK-3 | 309 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 14, 2014

I have three children attending Meadowbrook now and another who will attend in a few years. We moved to the neighborhood specifically for the school and have not been let down. Mr Marcaccio is an excellent leader who really "gets" what the parents and students need. He is responsive, understanding, and completely open to new and innovative ways of thinking. Melissa, as another poster mentioned, is phenomenal and truly the gem of MFE. From Speech terapy, to Kindergartenm 1st grade and 2nd, the staff is incredible. We couldn't be happier with the staff and what they do with the resources at their fingertips. Of course, there are areas for improvement, none of which I see particularly as the schools fault but more of the resources they lack themselves. One- Technology can be improved with more one:one instruction on computer based modules. Two- Multiple full Day K classrooms as opposed to primarily half day- Not a school specific policy but one we need to see across the board. But that's it. I'm proud to be a parent of children at Meadowbrook.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2014

I've had multiple children in Meadowbrook, and have been mostly happy. Teachers are warm and caring. I've found it just challenging enough for a not-gifted child, and a little lacking for a gifted child - overall, solid but not amazing. Melissa in the front office is wonderful. She knows every child that walks through that door. She's worth 3 stars by herself! The facility is decent and not overcrowded. One glaring problem is the lack of full-day Kindergarten. This is district-wide and not a strictly Meadowbrook issue, but it is the biggest reason it's not 5 stars The district is studying the "feasibility" of full-day K, but it wouldn't actually be implemented until 2015 at earliest. They are really unacceptably behind the times on this, and parents have been clamoring for it for years. That it takes *so long* for them to implement something everyone agrees is best for the children is madness. Many less well-funded districts in RI have managed to get on the ball with full-day K, while wealthy EG sits on its thumbs. This unfortunately speaks to a level of inertia that has me a little concerned about Meadowbrook's quality. But day-to-day, my children are happy and learning okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

MFS is a strong school because of the kids who attend and the expectations and support given by their families, and their great PTG. The teachers are solid from a tecnical standpoint but only a few go above and beyond. The principal has little influence. Luckily the kids and their families are strong enough to carry the day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My children are in the preschool and i feel that they have done very well up to this point. They would not have thrived as well as they have without this program
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Math

All Students74%
Female79%
Male71%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students78%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged studentsn/a
Not economically disadvantaged students84%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Rhode Island used the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. GreatSchools ratings currently reflect 2013 test data; the ratings will be updated when the latest NECAP science data is made public and available in the summer of 2014. The NECAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Rhode Island. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Rhode Island Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 64%
Hispanic 5% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: (401) 398-1602

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