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9-12
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Richmond, VA
Students enrolled: 1,707

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4901 Cogbill Rd.
Richmond, VA 23234

(804) 743-3675
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May 31, 2014
I could not be more happy with my daughter's experience at Meadowbrook. She was an underachiever in middle school; however, her placement in Meadowbrook's Success Program has created a complete makeover in my daughter. She now has a 3.8 GPA and scored pass advanced on two of her SOLs. As a 9th grader, she had the opportunity to participate in a College Prep program which recently took students to visit Longwood University. I am so glad that we stayed at Meadowbrook. I love the diversity and the unique opportunities it provides it's students. Go Monarchs!

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2014
Wow these negative reviews are untrue and incorrect. MBK has award winning programs in academics, arts, and athletics. It is a shame that a school that is a majority African American and Hispanic has to deal with these negative stereotypes from others in the county. MBK's TV production program won the state championship this year. No school in the Richmond area has anywhere near the media program that Meadowbrook possess. The MBK Success program has ninth grade promotion rate up to 97%. The Success program does community service and also partners with Microsoft to rebuild computers for families. MBK Theater program dominates the region and competes on the state level every year. As one of two IB programs in the county academics is rigorous and relevant. MBK also has an award winning JROTC program. MBK has championship level sports in football, basketball, and soccer. SOL scores are no longer the lowest in Chesterfield county and others schools in the area are now not out preforming Meadowbrook. Before posting untrue statements about a school you should come and visit and see the great amount of work admin, teachers, students, and parents are putting in at MBK!

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2013
If I can put a -0 I would. These kids are unruly,If one or two kids act out in class the teachers take it out on the whole class. Even discouraging kids by telling them they are all going to fail. They are only concerned about there deadline not educating the kids. God forbid a child has a question because they don't understand they said "not my problem, its your parents responsibility to teach you, we have a deadline to met". One has even said that she doesn't get paid enough to teach these kids and sits down to answers her cell phone to take care of personal things during class. Another teacher said to keep papers on the desk just incase an administrator comes in so they appear to be doing work. Don't ever tell them your child is getting bullied the teacher will befriend the bully and start disrespecting your child too. Staff make fun of the clothes the kids are wearing and so on. I think they need to remove the kids who are unruly keep them out of school let them be the ones catching up on school work, keep the program of TEACHING going. So sad these grown people are teaching this generation, the kids don't care because the teachers don't care. My child is outta here ASAP!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2013
this is my freshman year in meadowbrook and so far it has been the worst ever the students are so rude and always causing at the teachers and students. this school doesnt even let us take txtbooks home cuz of the lack of books we bearly even have homwork cuz students dont do it there are some teachers who care and many that have already giving up and dont really care i cant wait to transfer next year .. i hope in GOD

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2013
MBK has a reputation for not being a good high school, but that is not true. This school has really turned itself around in the past few years, and the staff is working hard to prove that we have good kids. I'm tired of other people looking down on our students and our school. Come spend a day at MBK, and you'll find out that all those rumors aren't true.

- submitted by a teacher
October 28, 2012
Staff is terrific and as long as rules are enforced things will continue to get better and better.

- submitted by a teacher
May 09, 2012
My son was a very good student thru' out the middle school and had lot of abilities to be an IB league student.starting from 9th grade thru'out 12th his scheduale never got straight at first it took the guaidance office almost about 3 weeks each year to get his classes right. By that time he missed classes for the subject he was suppose to have.There was no effort from school for him to cope up for missed time.So he struggled thru' each year not knowing initially whats going on.Took him more time to catch up as the base was missed.Also by the time he came to 11th grade there were multiple teachers left the school and he opt to not going into IB programme as all the teachers were leaving and went to AP classes. 11th grade again remain the same problem.12th grade for applying into the college, the counselors were never there to guide him or to submit his best resume to get into his choiced college and ultimately he lost his admission status although he did his best.In short we made a mistake to send him to so called IB programme school.He would have been better off staying into thomas dale.If you want your child to get admission in better college dont send them to meadowbrook.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2012
I have to wonder when the state is going to step in and do something about this school. It is ranked 305 out of 313 VA high schools. I am sure that it has its good points but based on a lot of reviews I am reading and its test scores, it soundlike an inner cis ty school. I am not knocking the school and I am sure the teachers are doing the best with the tools they have been given. It just appears that there is a lot of room for improvement and the state needs to step in. These young adults are this country's future. It is the government's job to provide the best quality education that it can.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2012
i honestly love my school i have been there for four years..you just have to do the right thing...some classes do have textbooks they send home to keep there all year and return at all and some are classes have class sets because students never return them..they dont give much homework due to students never doing it...its not has bad ever one puts meadowbrook to be...its not getto just kids needa do the right thing..every high school has the same thing going on...in the school is trying to bring up test scores but they cant when students are acting up

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2012
If you can help it, do not send your child to Meadowbrook. The students are unruly and the administration does not back up the teachers in areas of discipline. One of my child's teachers was absent one day, and because a substitute never showed, the kids were unsupervised the entire period. My child was never assigned textbooks because the teachers weren't allowed to send texts home because of lack of books. Also, my child was never given homework. They have the lowest test scores in Chesterfield county and the most undisciplined student body. DO NOT send your child to this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
My grandson has had the misfortune of attending this school and let me say SHAME ON MEADOWBRROK, it has been a nightmare experience!

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2010
mbk is a pretty good school but there are still kids that don't care about anything and just come to school to start drama...if you can get past all that then you can defintetly have a good time at meadowbrook- we have good sports (except for baseball/softball) and have good programs like esol, the mentor program, ap, and open ib enrollment (so you don't have to take a test to get into it). A few of the teachers are hard to learn from but even then they will still try to help you to understand the material.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 26, 2010
I am a Meadowbrook Senior. For almost four years I have heard nothing but bad things about Meadowbrook. From the administrators, all the way down to the students. We have changed alot since my freshman year. But what the student was saying before about the teachers pick favorites is true. Don't get me wrong, but alot of the teachers and a couple of higher ups even do this. It's not our faults that the bad kids are walking around thinking there the untouchables, its the teachers and administrators. Another thing is that people are getting suspended for no apparent reason. On Friday a kid was doing the right thing and not fight or even talk back to another student while the other one was provoking him. The kid that didn't fight gotten five days of suspensension while the one provoking it didn't get anything! This school is ridiculous!

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 14, 2009
Since Ferrell's appointment as principal, the school's atmosphere and quality of leadership has gone down like a rock hitting the ground.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2009
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December 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
it's a good school and they really care about your education!

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2009
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June 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 05, 2009
I HATE MEADOWBROOK. Mr. Ferrell is making some of the craziest changes to the school system. He even banned scarves! I want to transfer so bad even though next year is my senior year. The administration is so cold and disrespectful, I feel like I'm in jail rather than in school.

- submitted by a student
February 06, 2009
I do not like MBK at all it, over the years meadowbrook hugh school has gotten bad. Some of the teachers dont really care when we ask for help they all ways have some kind of an excuse on why they cant help us. MBk has one of the best football teams but that is not important i belive the education is more important and thats what we need to be successfull in life. i belive that some of the teachers are just here for the money they say, 'no child is left behind' well they try talkin students to get there GED which dosent make any sence they should be forcing students to graduate with there diploma there putting students down telling them they cant do it. I will be transfering to another school my Senior year beacause of all the changes MR. Pharell is making. so

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2009
One of the worst schools to attend, and I am certain that to make college and afterward a lot easier would be to avoid this school all together.

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2009
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January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 21, 2008
MBK is the best. We have quality faculty and students. Our students are diverse and unique. I've been here 24 years and I don't want to teach anywhere else. I love these kids!

- submitted by a teacher
December 04, 2008
No help from anyone, especially the administration. One of the worst high schools in Chesterfield County.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 19, 2008
I truely love Meadowbrook, but I think we have many issues facing us. The size of low-income families sending their children here is high, which isn't the problem, but most of them have not had a good home or educational background. The IB Program is overrated here because of the unrealistic demands on the teachers themselves by the IB coordinator. The students who are in IB are nearly always favored over the more common C level students because of these demands. The atmosphere of the school itself is great because of the new building and the diversity of the students. The administration is shakey, but is working to come to a good compromise on how to most effectively help out the attendance and academic standing. Meadowbrook has a lot of teachers who want to be there and want to help educate kids, but there are just as many who don't.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2008
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August 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2008
I think the diversity in this school set apart from all of the rest. I disagree with the great schools rating of Meadowbrook. I am a proud MBK parent.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 25, 2008
Many great classes to offer and good IB/AP programs.

- submitted by a student
January 19, 2008
You always hear a lot of good and bad about meadowbrook. We're the 'diverse' school. Which is ok. But it seems as if a lot of people are writing off Meadowbrook and forgetting that we do have some of the best teachers and athletic programs in the state. However are test scores are falling and the attendance rate is dropping.

- submitted by a student
December 31, 2007
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December 20, 2007
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December 06, 2007
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November 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 02, 2007
I loved Meadowbrook! It is an excellent school. The different cultures makes it a great learning experience!

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2007
The most diverse population you will find anywhere, which is an educational gem in and of itself. MBK has been rated a top 50 school in the country by educational experts in Newsweek Magazine.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2007
This is one of the best schools in Chesterfield County. Teachers truly care about their students. Great afterschool activities for the kids. Students are given every chance to succeed at this school. Meadowbrook also provides JROTC, IB, and a great arts program.

- submitted by a staff
April 27, 2007
My wife homeschooled our two oldest children and we decided to place them into high school for their last three years. Meadowbrook did a good job of keeping us informed about our children's grades and behaviour. The teachers and counselors were more than willing to work with my children when issues arose or their grades were suffering. The teachers really were interested in making sure my kids got the best education they could. By getting to know the teachers and staff, we felt they had our childrens best interest at heart and wanted to see them succeed. We were satisfied with the quality of the school and the environment at Meadowbrook.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2007
I am very happy with this school for my son. The teachers do a great job of keeping me informed about how he is doing.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 15, 2007
It is a great school and I LOVE it. IB program is excellent.

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2005
I loved attending MBK! despite what people say everyone there is a good person. people just doubt that we are really focused on our future because of the rumors. i promise if you come to MBK you will love it and the way teachers try to get to know students and the way people are free to be themselves.

- submitted by a former student
September 08, 2004
I had the best time of my life at Meadowbrook Highschool. The teachers are wonderful, the diversity in student, the programs they have there are wonderful. I especially loved the JROTC program when I attended this school. They gave me leadership skills and taught me discipline that I did not have because I wanted to go my own way and listen to no one at that time. I loved all my teachers because they push you to do your best and help you when you have any problems with understanding your work. There are less fights in that school then anywhere. I felt safe there and still am very proud of the school because they let their students come first in everything. They look for their students to go on to college. Te sol test score in 2003 got the school fully accredited which shows how much the teachers help.

- submitted by a former student
June 02, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 02, 2004
I have nothing but positive things to say about this extraordinarily diverse and education-prone school. Meadowbrook has and will forever be my choice in schools. This school allows my daughter to feel accepted in the social community, while maintaining a very high educational standard.

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June 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Meadowbrook is an amazing school. My daughter is in her senior year, and she has flourished there. I can't imagine her going to school anywhere else. I hear so many horror stories of other schools and the problems they have with their kids. We don't have these problems at Meadowbrook. Thank Goodness. If you have never been there you should visit and see the difference. We have children from many different countries and everyone gets along with each other. These kids will be so prepared for the world around them. Good for them. There are no clicks, no wild parties, no spoiled rich kids, you never hear about any drugs or alcohol at Meadowbrook. Great discipline. No fighting or anything like that. We are so lucky. We are the best kept secret in the county. And we are not overcrowded. The new renovation is amazing and well deserved.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2004
I think Meadowbrook is a great school dispite what everyone says. We have many students in the International Bacclurette program and many others in honors and AP Tests. Many of our sports team place in the district championships and many of our other activities win other awards. We have one of the most diverse student body and faculty. I love meadowbrook and I can't think of a better school.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2003
This school is one of the best ones that I have attended. Teachers are very nice and we may not have the best test scores but the people are really nice and you just have a great time in this school!

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2003
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Meadowbrook High School
4901 Cogbill Rd., Richmond, VA  23234
(804) 743-3675
Last modified Meadowbrook High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Meadowbrook High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top