Meadow Homes Elementary School

1371 Detroit Avenue, Concord, CA 94520
(925) 685-8760
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 908 students 17 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

39%
57%
56%
67%
67%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
51%
46%
55%
70%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

37%
69%
65%
68%
79%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

33%
67%
60%
62%
73%
65%
28%
60%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mt. Diablo Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Meadow Homes Elementary School is a public elementary school in Concord. The principal of Meadow Homes Elementary School is Mary-Louise Newling, who can be contacted at newlingm@mdusd.org. 908 children attend Meadow Homes Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Filipino; and Black, non-Hispanic. 81% of the Meadow Homes Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 93% of the 908 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Meadow Homes Elementary School is 17:1. Cambridge Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 32%
Filipino 3% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Asian 1% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 0.9% 47%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Unspecified 0.2% 2%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93% 36%
Limited English proficiency 81% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The posts for this school are very outdated. A new principal has been in place for several years. She is well-qualified and well-liked. The number of kids per classroom has gone down plus there is a new "wheel" schedule there that gives the kids access to music and arts programs from specialized teachers. I volunteer at the school. I always have a good experience. It seems like the kids love their school and feel like they are learning and progressing. Plus there is agreat deal of bi-lingual stuff going on. That can only be a plus for students who continue to live and work in California. I think that the API test scores are inflated to favor English-only kids. I would not hesitate to send a child to Meadow Homes Elementary.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is highly unsatisfactory. 2011-2012 Back To School Night was conducted entirely in Spanish for grades K-2. It was a supreme waste of my time to be welcomed back to school and told about the staff and school goals in a language I do not understand. Dual immersion learning has created an unsavory environment for non-Spanish speaking parents and students. I am transferring my children out. Sad that public funds are so poorly disbursed and managed.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a former foreigner student (1971) at Meadow Homes I wish my kids could attend this school as it has helped me on my career. Ron de Groot - The Netherlands.

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former teacher there- Meadow Homes has awesome dedicated teachers- with little to no support from administration or district. The current administration lacks leadership follow through and discipline. The students here are wonderful and enjoy learning- but decisions made by the administration makes it difficult for the best learning to be going on and are not made with what's best in mind for the students. I loved working with these teachers and students- but with the administration did not make it a collaborative or productive learning environment.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended kindergarten (dual immersion) in 2005 and is now attending 1st grade (english speaking). The teachers are outstanding but the classes are overcrowded. This year there are 23 in her class (instead of 20). Last year was much worse.

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughter attended this school this past year -Kindergarten. She was in the Dual Immersion program there and has learned a lot. I love the teachers and the curriculum for this grade/program but was completely disappointed with the principal. I feel as if he has not done his job!

  • (10 years ago)

    child attended kindergarten. too many students per class

  • (10 years ago)

    My daughters attended this school for one year. I thought they were behind in a lot of areas. The school did not have many activities.

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a former teacher from Meadow Homes which was making a great deal of positive growth until the current administration took control 3 years ago. Prior to this the school made so many positive strides that the staff qualified for a monetary performance bonus based on improved performance in the API index. Now with current administration the school has gone from drastic improvement to a near failure. Excellent motivated teachers have left and been replaced with lack luster replacements. The acceptance of mediocrity mixed with a high level of incompetent decision making at the administrative level both by the site administrators as well as the district is both unacceptable and deplorable. Please join in helping to move Meadow Homes in a positive direction by asking for the resignation of administration as it is what would be best for the kids. This level of failure cannot be allowed to continue.

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