School Details

Meadow Green Elementary School

12025 South Grovedale Drive, Whittier, CA 90604
(562) 902-4241
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 441 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

84%
75%
56%
95%
87%
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
  • Lowell Joint average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

60%
56%
46%
76%
74%
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
  • Lowell Joint average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
76%
65%
84%
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
  • Lowell Joint average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
75%
60%
82%
82%
65%
88%
78%
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
  • Lowell Joint average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
76%
60%
70%
72%
55%

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
  • Lowell Joint average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Meadow Green Elementary School is a public middle school in East La Mirada. The principal of Meadow Green Elementary School is Elizabeth Kaneshiro and can be contacted at lkaneshiro@ljsd.org. 441 students attend Meadow Green Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Meadow Green Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 34% of the 441 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Meadow Green Elementary School is 22:1. Rancho-Starbuck Intermediate School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 50%
White, non-Hispanic 28% 34%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 3%
Unspecified 15% 10%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 31%
Limited English proficiency 5% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My husband attended this school and now both my son and daughter go here. This is the most amazing school with the nicest staff. The reachers are truly here for the students and help guide them in the right direction. I really love that the school is Bully free. The students learn here to be kind and nice to all students and staff my kids feel so safe and welcomed!!! And my baby girl is already reading in kindergarten -)

  • (2 years ago)

    Meadow Green has been a HUGE blessing to our two children! The principal and teachers have excellent communication with parents. Parenting BEGINS at home the teachers are then able to do their job. Our children BOTH have excellent teachers and their grades sure do reflect the hard work put into it! I recomment all parents to be involved as much as they can because it makes the school community even MORE rewarding for the students!

  • (2 years ago)

    Meadow Green is a great school! I attended this school and now my son. The teachers really raise the bar for education my son has learned so much so quickly. I am confident the school/class curriculum is the reason for my sons first year of success! May God continue to guide the principal and staff of Meadow Green School.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school would be great but has some very rude upper grade teachers. I used to enjoy partaking in the school events but as my child gets older the staff gets meaner and some of the parents need to get over themselves...It's very political and an all female teaching staff who give preferential treatment to girls.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers here are outstanding. They always keep the parents up to date about how their kids are doing. We get a folder every week with the graded homework in it. A parent must sign the folder before it is returned. Maybe the only thing that could be improved would be after school activities. However with budget shortfalls this may be asking for too much.

  • (5 years ago)

    this school did not fulfill my childs education. i do not recomend this school to the student/parent population of whittier.

  • (6 years ago)

    My oldest son went to MG and is an IB student in his jr year at Sonora. Thanks to MG providing the foundation he needed he has been able to advance academically. MG took an average student suggested he work as an 'all-day bird' with the early and late groups in the class and taught my son how to excell academically. My younger son has had the pleasure of having many of the same teachers as his older brother. All the teachers are professional well-educated and take a personal interest in the success of the students. The boys have really enjoyed all of their teachers at Meadow Green and take the opportunity to go back and visit each of them at each Open House. This is proof positive of the impact these great teachers have had on my sons.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. The Principal is always looking for ways to improve the quality of education and ways to improve the campus itself. With all of the budget cuts and the threat of what is ahead of us I am confident that we will succede!

  • (9 years ago)

    My son just finished kindergarden last year he did very well for the first year of school. My only concern was that the class size was too big there were around 26 to 28 students to 1 teacher. I'm hoping now that he starts first grade the class will be smaller.

  • (10 years ago)

    Meadow Green has been a great learning step for both of my children. I have a son who graduated two years ago and currently have a daughter there in second grade. My son had some learning difficulties but with the help of his teachers and staff he excelled. They have a good tutering program and the Music program they offer is something that all the children look forward to! The staff are all very professional and care deeply about the children. They work hard to make a difference in their lives. A great learning experience for any child!

  • (11 years ago)

    I too have two children at Meadow Green. I love the school. A few after school activities would be great. I think if the school asked for donations for this type of program - they just might get it. I also think that PTA should ask if parents would like to choose a years buy out. Instead of all the fundraisers through out the year - come up with a 1 x per year total and give them the option to 'payout'. I have more money than time to share with the school (sad but true). My only complaint is the parents. At the holiday program the parents get out of hand calling out their childs names. That issue was very well under control at the talent show. I think the teachers are top quality. I am proud to have my kids at Meadow Green.

  • (11 years ago)

    Both my children attend Meadow Green. This school still has the small town feel to it. The teachers my kids have had really have an interest in their students. Some after school activities would be nice but I understand the budget situation.

  • (12 years ago)

    My child always has had a good experience at Meodow Green but I would like for the school to have a little more activities where they can share some memories. For example I did attend Meadow Green when I was young and the most memories I had were the great Halloween parades and the contests now all they do is go around in a circle a couple of times. When the children try to be creative with their costumes they are not rewarded like they should be. It takes the fun out of the holiday ..Also Grandparents day use to be more honored in the past and my grandparents really enjoyed it. I would just like to see my child enjoy his time at Meodow Green the way I did.Hopeful if enough parents would get invoved with their childs school things could change in a way were they are more enjoyable.

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