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Meadowcreek Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 719 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2014

Meadowcreek is an absolute joke. My son has been sent home for lack of immunizations, which he had. I took him on a Friday and made sure and got a new copy of his shot records. I had him turn them in the following Monday. The nurse called me and I explained to her that his teacher had to have the record. We have nothing she said, so I went to the school and asked to speak with the teacher and imagine that she doesn't have time to speak with me my son isn't a priority, so I am told I have to take him home. Now I'm mad so we go back to the health department to get another copy. So on our way the school calls and says oh, we found his shot record. He can come back. They counted him absent after being there til 12:45 then say it may not be excused because of shots...beware some teachers don't care about your kid. What ever happened to no kid left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2014

i went to this school went they 1st opened the door Mary Harris was there she was wonderful....if anyone knows a Jason Murphy please add me...


Posted March 21, 2014

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL AND DR. MORGAN AND THE FRIENDLY STAFF IN THE OFFICE. THIS SCHOOL IS EXACTLY WHAT MY DAUGHTER NEEDED - AND I HAVE SOMETHING TO COMPARE IT TO- YOU GO MEADOWCREEK AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. DR. MORGAN CONTINUES TO SEE TO EVERY NEED OF MY CHILD AND HAS BEEN ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL- SHE EVEN GAVE A TOUR ON OUR FIRST DAY- I HOPE THINGS CONTINUE TO GO UP UP AND UP HANG IN THERE MEADOWCREEK!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

My daughter attended Meadowcreek for pre-k and kindergarten and my husband and I have decided for her not to return next year. Though she did learn, I didn't feel as though she was being challenged enough. Several times she complained to us about disruptive and mean children in her classroom. There isn't nearly enough parent involvement and they are very limited in art programs. On two different occasions, I personally turned in money to staff in the front office for fund raisers my daughter participated in only for them to turn around and send letters home saying she owed money. With exception of a few teachers and administrators the staff is unfriendly and rude. Definitely wouldn't recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 4, 2013

I have read many comments about Meadowcreek Elementary. While there is truth in some of these things, I believe our staff is solid. In fact, I have never before worked in such a caring environment. However, just as I have never seen such a group of supporting teachers, I have also never seen so many disrespectful students (a minority) who hurt the learning chances of their peers (the majority) and parents who do not respond to teachers when they do call. The few ruin it for the rest. Unfortunately, our society now says it is no longer the parents' job to teach their children discipline, manners, and respect. Every year, I have to teach my students to say "please" and "thank you". This is unacceptable. I learned these things from my parents. My parents never waited until I was in school and certainly never expected the teacher to teach me these things. I encourage all parents to work with their child's teacher. People at our school genuinely want the best for your son or daughter. They are also very busy just as you are. Be patient, but make sure you are doing your part as well. Best wishes!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 8, 2012

A few years ago, this school got a new principle and some new teachers and things started changing for the better. Some time through the middle of the 2010-2011 school year it seemed like they all just gave up. They don't interact with the parent unless it's them telling you how bad your child was that day. When you call about the concerns your having, your lucky to get a call back. Usually in a week or two, whatever is best for them. Academically, it's not that great either. Several of the teachers can't seem to stay on task and the only thing they're worried about is the kids passing the standerized test. Math & reading (which is very important) is taught 90% of the time. All other subjects are taught 2-3 times in a 6-week period. For 6 years I have given this school my support, always thinking things will get better, but sadly it's a lost cause!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

The first year my child was in School the teacher reguarly sent home on a daily basis the progress of how my child was doing both in conduct and academics. Now we rarely receive any notification from the teacher until the last minute or until things have escalated. This school to me has been on a serious decline in the last two school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

The administration are insensitve to parents and in fact have. On more than one ocasion refused to meet and discuss concerns. they schedule meetings and cancel at the last minute
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2008

We've been with this school for 13 years and have recently (last 3years) noticed that things have gone from bad to worse. There seems to be less communication between the school and parents. In the past this was a WONDERFUL school and the student, parents and teachers were proud to be part of this school. But it seems that the district in general has grown too fast and has lost control of things. student and parent are not as respectful or willing to follow school policies. More parents need to be involved and teach their children to respect others and work to make their school one of the best in the district AGAIN . The district needs to buckle down and be aware of what is going on in each school. Zero tolerence should be that and not be ignored by the teachers,students, principles, staff members or parents. GET INVOLVED NOW!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Last year my daughter went to a private school in Fort Worth for the 2nd grade. I was not happy at all with the public school. We wanted to put her back into public school, for a total of 5 months I did research on the schools in the area. After all the research we found Meadowcreek to be the #1 on paper, comp etc. We decided to move to Bedford so she could go to school there. We have been so happy with the decision. Meadowcreek has been wonderful for our family and our daughter. Now is #1 in person. She is in the 3rd grade and her teacher is most excellent! Thank you to the staff and to Mrs. Casstevens. :0)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Well, as a former student, Pre-k - 6, I've spent 8 years in that school, and they had to one of my best school years. Most of the teachers there were kind and supportive. I agree there isn't enough parent involment and there are a few disiplanary student, but its the parents responsibility to raise there kids right. But overall Meadowcreek Elementary tries, and I support them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

My child attended Kindergarten at Meadowcreek. Her teacher was very exceptional, very caring, and involved with her students. She went more than the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

My daughter thankfully only attended Meadowcreek for kindergarten. The only plus side was her teacher, who actually cared about her students along with the other kindergarten teachers. The nurses were nice. A lot of students are rude and undisciplined. If you can afford, send your child to a private school, regardless of religious affiliation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2006

Our daughter attended grades K-3 at this school. In that time we have been horrified by the decline in the educational and social enviroment at Meadowcreek. The lack of parental involvement and dicipline is frightening. The one bright spot was our daughter's teacher Mrs. Bollinger. She had the ability to inspire 'her' kids and 'her' parents. It's a shame that she seems to be fighting the fight all by herself. Best of luck to her. Because we could no longer tolerate the social enviroment of this school, thankfully, we have moved. Parents, if you care at all about your child's education or saftey, DO NOT attend this school (or move in this area if at all possible.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2006

Sad parental involvement. We're moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2006

Limited in music. No art or sports programs. Inconsistent in discipline consequences. Teaching staff does not reflect diversity. Students are extremely diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2006

Great teachers, friendly staff, many problems with troubled children and non active parents. There is little support from parents, and a few who try to make up for that. Over all I still have enjoyed the three years my son has attended.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I feel this is a very culturally diverse and goal oriented school. Since my children have attended this school, I have seen their grades improve, their confidence soar, and their love of school increase. the facult and parents are very encouraging. We coulddnt be more pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Meadowcreek has wonderful teachers willing to go the extra mile. Parent support can be spotty. Discipline is enforced though many students try to buck this part of the system. The school has set very high standards for the student population and need parental support for overall improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Most of the teachers don't get enough support from the parents. And with the exception of a few teachers, most don't teach the kids as if they are going to college, or don't help inspire them to be focused on continuing their education. The social environment is horrible. We pulled our child out of this school and enrolled him elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 89% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

123 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

122 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black or African American76%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education56%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students73%
Female75%
Male72%
Black or African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education38%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female73%
Male67%
Black or African American71%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education40%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented78%

Math

All Students80%
Female77%
Male83%
Black or African American77%
Asian100%
Hispanic83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education20%
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black or African American76%
Asian86%
Hispanic89%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special education50%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female74%
Male57%
Black or African American63%
Asian100%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education17%
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
Black or African American42%
Asian100%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education29%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant59%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingual70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female77%
Male48%
Black or African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students64%
Female70%
Male60%
Black or African American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)61%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students53%
Female60%
Male46%
Black or African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education53%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English53%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 40% 13%
Hispanic 39% 52%
White 15% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 4% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 33%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • ARTHURLYNN MORGAN
Fax number
  • (817) 370-5694

Programs

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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2801 Country Creek Lane
Fort Worth, TX 76123
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