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Meadowland Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 467 students

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Posted December 9, 2013

This school has a very caring administrative staff and faculty. They are dedicated to improving students ' academic achievement through an intensive and challenging curriculum . Great school !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2013

A caring and academic school. I have witnessed some of the best teachers in Loudoun in this school. They push the students consistently and although there is a high rate of low income students, there are also many very gifted students. A good atmosphere.


Posted March 3, 2013

Great teachers; friendly stuffs; afterschool program is better than Fairfax county; principle is caring. My son loves to go to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2012

keep up the great work .thank you for all the hard work the teachers are awesome and most of them very friendly .The principal is a wonderful lady and very caring .the academic programs are great .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

The parent who posted on July 19, 2011 summed it all up VERY well!! After about 6 months of fighting my (kindergarten-grade) daughter every morning to go to school, I HAPPILY pulled her out and have been paying for private school. WOW! What a POSITIVE difference private school has been!!! She LOVES to go to school now, is excited about learning, and is challenged, engaged, and having fun while she learns, too! The staff at Meadowland were systematically intimidating and controlling to the young children (front office,too), looked for opportunities to punish - rather than praise/reward, taught to the lowest standards (without programs for teaching advanced children), and generally interacted with the children (as well as some adults) as if the school were an "institution" and "they" most definitely were the ones in charge! Our children deserve so much more; a positive, encouraging, supportive, and respectful environment in which to learn!! The front office staff and teachers there don't seem to understand that. They would demand respect from others, but not give it to the young children! Appalling. I COMPLETELY agree with what the other poster said.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

My son is in fourth grade at Meadowland and we hate that next year will be his last year here. There is a great sense of community and everyone tries to get the best from all the students. i have never seen teachers and other staff try harder!! I'm sorry the previous writer felt that the school is failing. Theyin fact did pass SOL's last year. We found the teachers very high quality and the administration very open to discuss concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

Cloaked in a Blue Ribbon School 2003 Flag at the front of the school, it should serve as a warning. This is a school that is failing. It has not been able to pass its SOLs ans its improvement plans have not been executed. The 2011 warning is yet another failure of the SOL tests. Accompanying these failures has been an exodus of the most qualified teachers. Also shrinking is the student population. The Art and Music program has been reduced due to lack of attendance at the school. This reduction in population was blamed on the housing crisis, but the fact is that concern parents have been relocating their children to other school both public and private (more then 50% of my neighborhood now attends private schools). I would have to assume that the quality teachers are leaving for the same reasons. There are stressed relationships between the administrator and the parents. Ultimately, the general lack of follow through to drive change or improve seems to be a significant issue. As the scores sink into an abyss, teaching both the test and to the bottom third have become a priority. By teaching to the bottom, all suffer and it creates a self fulfilling prophecy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2009

My youngest daughter is graduating out of Meadowland Elementary this year. It has been a rewarding experience for me - again. Again, because my oldest child entered Meadowland in 1980 in the year of Mr Young, another in 1986, and now the 'baby' graduates this year. What a terrific group of people, from Mr Young, to Ms Seck, and all the teachers we have met. Certainly the best platform for their entry into young adulthood. Thanks again
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

wow, I loved Meadowland as a student ..class of 87!! and as a Parent (a son in 4rth grade and daughter in 5th). wonderful school the only negative thing i can say about it is that it does little to prepare graduateing student for life at Seneca Ridge (which is horrible). Meadowland teachers are the best and I have never been lucky enough to have that quality again in my post elementary education. Mr Young, Ms Wente (Jacobs), Ms Gordon, and Ms Smith you were fantastic... Thank You!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

First year parent of a Kindergartner. This school has a great sense of community and the teachers express their geniune enthusiam and love for all the kids. Looking forwarding to the subsequent 5 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

This is my fourth year at Meadowland and I now have 2 children there. Overall, I am happy with the education my children are getting. I hope that more parents get involved with the school. It seems that only a select few volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2007

my daughter started this year to go to meadowland last year she went to sugarland I got to say what a difference meadowland is the staff is really friendly and help full the security is much better than sugarlands and the school appearance is really good too my daughter loves it there she looks forward to going to school each day not like last year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We have 6 year old boy/girl twins who started first grade this year at Meadowland, and love it. As we did for kindergarten, they are in separate classes. We were very pleased with the education they received in kindergarten and are confident that they will receive the same kind of education in their coming years. We can't say enough about the this school. We had considered relocating to a less congested area, but we are so happy with the education that our children are receiving that we are pretty sure that we will stay in this area for a few more years. Meadowland is a quality school, giving our children a quality education ~ which is exactly what we want.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

Absolutely wonderful neighborhood school. My son will graduate from the 5th grade this year and he's been in the school since kindergarten. The teachers and staff helped him grow from a shy kid to one of the leads in the class play. He has blossomed academically and personally. Very high standards; very caring community of teachers and staff; highly motivated and involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

This school was wonderful. My daughter's first grade teacher was Mrs. Decker. We moved from a very low (academically speaking) school to Meadowland. Her teacher, helpers, principal, etc. were wonderful. By the end of the year our daughter was where she should have been for her grade. Her teacher even called on a couple of Saturdays to see if our daughter could come up to the school for some extra help and stayed after school with her to help her. Our family faced a lot of devistating matters during this school year and EVERYONE at this school was there to help support not only our daughter where she needed it, but our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2004

My daughters are 17 and 12. Both went to Meadowland Elementary School, under the leadership of Principal Dennis Young. And both were readily prepared to move on to middle school. There was always lot's of encouragement, and praise for achievements. Programs to reach a personal goal.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
92%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students77%
Female students79%
Male students75%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English95%

Math

All Students72%
Female students69%
Male students74%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students75%
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
White students87%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient students48%
Proficient in English87%

Science

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students83%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students83%
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
White students94%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students65%
Proficient in English97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students74%
Female students79%
Male students69%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students80%
Hispanic55%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficient students37%
Proficient in English90%

Math

All Students80%
Female students83%
Male students78%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students93%
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficient students68%
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English90%

English: Writing

All Students89%
Female students86%
Male students92%
Black studentsn/a
Asian students100%
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
Limited English proficient students69%
Proficient in English93%

Math

All Students82%
Female students78%
Male students86%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
Limited English proficient students62%
Proficient in English86%

Science

All Students92%
Female students92%
Male students91%
Black studentsn/a
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
White students86%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficient students92%
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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729 South Sugarland Run Dr
Sterling, VA 20164
Phone: (571) 434-4440

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