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Meadows Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 439 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 11, 2013

My Daughter currently goes to this school and we LOVE it. Instead of just teaching the bare minimum the teachers work really hard to get the children to above average. The staff is amazing! This school has an open floor plan. (Kinder has their own rooms) I really like this because the children get to know one another because they can see each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2012

Old principal, who I had witnessed being verbally abusive to her employees and rude to parents, is gone. The new team at Meadows seems very friendly and interested in the needs of parents. I have already attended a teacher meeting where the AP sat in. She seemed genuinely interested in my child. Looking forward to a great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2010

I have had two children go through MEfrom K-5th grade. My children have gotten an A+ education. The teachers go out of their way to help their students and parents work toward common goals. The principal is an outstanding leader in our community and really cares about her faculty,staff, students, parents, and community. Her TAKS scores back up her actions and compassion. Your children will recieve the education in what YOU contribute into the time with ME and their teachers. If you keep the lines of communications open the possibilities of oportunities for your children are endless. My youngest will complete his last year at ME and we are confident he will be well ahead of the game when he heads over to DMS because of the positive and easy transition our oldest son had last year.You will never regret a moment your child enters the doors @ME.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

Meadows is a warm, close-knit educational environment where students appreciate each others' special qualities and build on each others' strengths. Students learn in a variety of ways and teachers go the extra mile to meet students' needs.


Posted February 13, 2009

My son came from another school in the middle of kindergarden and was way behind. When he got to 1st grade this year his reading level was way below where it should be. They put in in a special program and he finished it five weeks early. They are now talking about putting him in gifted and talented class next year. How is that for a turn around. This is a very awesome school and they care very much about their students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2008

I like the school and everything it has accomplished but if your child is below average, they will struggle to succeed in this school. While the majority of teachers are awesome, a few tend to 'give up' on a child they deem hopeless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

I love Meadows! Children in my family have gone there for two generations. There is such a wonderful family atmosphere and a great deal of support for parents and students. Academics are held in high esteem, and excellence is to be pursued in no uncertain terms. Children who do not qualify for special ed cannot be serviced by special ed because it is against the law, but those who do qualify are given all the support possible. Further, children who are struggling are always offered tutoring and extra support. Teachers are great and so is administration. I hope my grandchildren can go too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

I am disgusted with this school's approach to helping children with special needs. My child has literally fallen through the cracks. He has struggled since 1st grade and now in 5th grade, I was recently told he doesn't try! His disability isn't severe enough for special ed yet he's too advanced for resource help so he's thrown into general classes to ultimately fail. I feel this school (with the exception of some great teachers) should focus more on the education of the kids and less on TAKS scores.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 82% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students99%
Female97%
Male100%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male95%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
Black or African American83%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students96%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
91%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%
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 77% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asian100%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted90%
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

English Language Arts

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female96%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)92%
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female96%
Male77%
Black or African American88%
Asian90%
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)75%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
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

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black or African American60%
Asian92%
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education40%
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male98%
Black or African American90%
Asian100%
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted97%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black or African American50%
Asian85%
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education71%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
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 "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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
Hispanic 31% 50%
White 31% 31%
Asian 20% 3%
Black 13% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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12037 Pender Ln
Meadows Place, TX 77477
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Phone: (281) 634-4720

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