Oak Meadow Elementary School

7701 Silva Valley Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
(916) 933-9746
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 755 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
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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
  • Buckeye Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
68%
46%
89%
85%
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
  • Buckeye Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
83%
65%
98%
86%
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
  • Buckeye Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
83%
60%
96%
86%
65%
89%
83%
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
  • Buckeye Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Oak Meadow Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Dorado Hills. The principal of Oak Meadow Elementary School is Barbara Narez, whose e-mail is bnarez@buckeyeusd.org. 755 students attend Oak Meadow Elementary School and are mostly Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Oak Meadow Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 7% of the 755 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Oak Meadow Elementary School is 20:1. Silva Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
White, non-Hispanic 59% 78%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Filipino 2% 2%
Asian 14% 7%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 1.0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 7% 10%
Limited English proficiency 6% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    The previous post is not a good generalization of Oak Meadow. Our child is in her 4th year at Oak Meadow. She loves her school and is motivated to thrive and show up every day. We have had nothing but positive experiences with all teachers at Oak Meadow. The principal is caring and available to those that need her attention. The office staff are attentive to the kids and the parents. It is hard to read that a child would be hit with a pencil. I have never heard of such a thing happening at this school. Not every public environment is right for each child. If my children were resistant to going to school every day I would look at options and not point the finger at such a great public school in our community. I have nothing but positive experiences with Oak Meadow and I am confident that the majority of parents that have children at this school feel this way. Too bad for the last reviewer.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school does not provide loving or respectful environment for children. We moved to EDH 2 years ago and my children are attending oak meadow elementary school for the 2nd year. Last year my younger child absolutely hated his teacher because the teacher would hit him with a pencil or a rolled up paper on child's head. However my older child absolutely adored his teacher. This year its a struggle to send them off to school as they have no desire to be there. I hate the hours that they are in school it breaks my heart to see them being so unhappy and unmotivated. They both are very smart and curious but in the environment that only tells them how bad they are and continuously "picks" on them they lost the ability to hear and comprehend the subjects that are being taught to them. I have to teach them the subjects at home from their homework just so they don't fall behind. Before they were moved to this school they were very happy to go to school they would be upset to be home when they were sick. The personnel in the office are very unpleasant! I hate to go in to the office and see them being so grumpy. I feel like i am a burden to them if i ask them anything.

  • (1 year ago)

    High student to teacher ratio. In kindergarten it is 28 to 1. I don't mind homework volunteering and helping my child. However my child does not fit within the norm. The teachers are not very helpfull and it's up to me to help my child catch up. It's difficult to understand what the teacher's role is.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a great school and great teachers! We are very happy at Oak Meadow.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school and teachers. Test scores prove their achievements. Safe access from gated community. Teachers go out of their way to be helpful.

  • (6 years ago)

    wonderful teachers best education low student teacher ratio won't ever move!

  • (6 years ago)

    I feel so blessed that all 3 of my children have attended Oak Meadow Elementary. All 3 of them have excelled in their education due to the team effort you will find at this wonderful school. As a working parent it is such a relief to know that they truly care about my children and their success. Its all about communication and you will get that from the staff at Oak Meadow. You just need to ask...and they will be there to help....Go Raptors! Xcountry rocks!

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been extremely pleased with the quality of the teachers and the overall quality of the school. I do wish there were a stronger GATE program but my kids are challenged by their individual teachers who have thankfully been willing to go the extra mile and find work and homework that best meets their needs. We are very happy and cannot fathom why people in the area would ever consider private schools when such great public schools are available.

  • (6 years ago)

    A wonderful school with wonderful teachers Mrs. Nelson is the best first grade teacher we have ever ran into.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like the school and teachers. They have been very helpful with getting my oldest son on track and more focused on his work. My middle son is above average and has been given opportunities to continue to rise above. I look forward to having my third son start kindergarten there!

  • (7 years ago)

    Oak Meadow has been the primary reason that my kids have experienced such strong academic sucess over the elementary years. My son who was an average student is now a great student. My daughter has been supported 100% by the teachers and staff to maintain the highest academic strandard and straight A's. My youngest daughter Hunter is starting kidergrten in the Fall and we can't wait. With teachers like Mrs. Heglie Mrs Randolph Mrs Palmer and Mr Frame...You Can't Go Wrong. Not to mention the great support from Mrs Narez and the fabulous office staff. The community of El Dorado Hills is still the best around. Outside of some of the highest school API scores EDH has the finest sports programs Dance Schools and Theater programs. Thank You Oak Meadow.

  • (7 years ago)

    A wonderful school. The teachers and administration are very helpful and supportive.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is great if you are a parent who can spend a lot of time at the school volunteering and if you happen to be in the right social click. Most teachers are more concerned about giving a lot of busy work for homework and by the time that is done the kids are tired and there is little time left to focus on things like studying the math facts. Overall this school fails to deliver.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Oak Meadow! It is a great school with hard working caring teachers. They give our children the tools and knowledge to succeed in school. The part some parents forget is they are the ones to follow-up and help your child learn with love and encouragement.

  • (7 years ago)

    Was not happy with this school at all!!! They wanted my kindergartener held back and wanted me to hold off on putting his younger brother in kindergarten for another year. I have since enrolled both my children in a different school in a different district. I now have a first grader and an a kindergartener in an advanced class. If i had followed through with Oak Meadow's recommendations both my older children would have suffered greatly academically and socially. I would never recommend it to anyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has been a wonderful setting for my children and I will be sad when they move on. They both love attending and dislike weekends and holidays when they are not able to attend. The teachers are experienced innovative and caring. Extracurricular programs are increasing and offer plenty of choice for an elementary school. Plenty of parental involvement. Individual attention is provided whenever necessary. The non-teaching staff are 5 star! Great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Oak Meadow seems like a great school but fails to deliver. Classes are overcrowded with students teachers provide little individual attention to students and there is little enrichment opportunity or 'going deep' in terms of educational experience. One teacher was extremely focused on 'teaching to the test'. In general the school does not adequately promote individuality creativity or critical thinking. It provides opportunity for cursory learning in a generic environment (reflective to a great extent of the larger EDH community). On the upside the school is new clean and the teachers and staff are nice if nothing else.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall we are impressed with the school. There is a high level of parent involvement. I have seen few extracurricular activities until the later grades (my son is in first). Our only concern is that the teachers have to get all the kids to the minimun standards. So I worry that the gifted talented bright and above average students may not get all they need as the funding goes to the students in danger of not meeting the 'standards'.

  • (9 years ago)

    Oak Meadow is a wonderful community focused elementary school. The principal ensures that all students recieve a great balance of both core academics and non-traditional learning experiences such assemblies with wild life rescue animals or martial arts demonstrations. Parents are very active both in the classrooms and in support of school activities. Oak Meadow is a year round school with several tracks to chose from. I have two children attending and would highly recommend this school to anyone moving into the area.

  • (10 years ago)

    For a 'new' school Oak Meadow has some of the most experienced teachers in the district. They work as a team with parents and community to truly create an atmosphere of community. The school is still relatively small though growing year over year but it is not losing that small school feel where everyone knows eachother. Parental involvement is fabulous. As a new school it is experiencing some growing pains the library is not full yet some programs are not completely up to speed however this is steadily improving.

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