School Details

Meadowlawn Elementary

4939 Burgis Avenue Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49508
(616) 534-4608
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 359 students 20 students/teacher (MI avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

39%
49%
40%
47%
60%
61%

MI00195

None
98%
97%
95%
90%
91%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kentwood Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

31%
48%
45%
56%
73%
70%
62%
60%
51%

MI00195

None
91%
92%
92%
78%
87%
84%
27%
60%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kentwood Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

39%
49%
45%
69%
73%
72%
11%
13%
17%

MI00195

None
69%
86%
80%
71%
88%
85%
69%
81%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Kentwood Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Meadowlawn Elementary is a public elementary school in Kentwood. The principal of Meadowlawn Elementary is Michelle Downs and can be contacted at Michelle.Downs@kentwoodps.org. 359 students go to Meadowlawn Elementary and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 74% of the 359 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Meadowlawn Elementary is 20:1. Bowen Elementary is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 7% %
White, non-Hispanic 35% 48%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 31%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Asian 19% %
Hispanic 14% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Hawaiian 0.6% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    The office staff clearly HATES their jobs!! They are rude even to parents with a first time parent going through the school system with a kindergartener. Very condesending and rude to the parents. I honestly will be switching schools next year although her teacher seems SO wonderful!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Based on test scores i would consider a 2 month trial although very concerned about the EXTREMELY LOW Science test scores for 5th grade. Slightly concerned why not more diverse. And appreciative of the honestly of teacher ratio. I would stick to a 2 month trial

  • (2 years ago)

    We've had three children attend Meadowlawn over the past seven years. Meadowlawn is a traditional neighborhood school embedded in a socially economically diverse community. Three years ago I returned to school to become an elementary school teacher inspired in part by the excellence that I observed by the professional and highly skilled teachers that our children had at Meadowlawn. After three years of teacher training I can attest to the expertise of our teachers at Meadowlawn. Principle Downs encourages parental involvement and advocates for ALL children in her school. Our family is looking forward to a continuing association with Meadowlawn for many years.

  • (7 years ago)

    What a wonderful school! I am a parent of a 3rd and 5th grader and am looking forward to the 07-08 school year. This is a wonderful school in a wonderful neighborhood!

  • (8 years ago)

    I am glad that Meadowlawn is the school my Kindergartner attends. My child has a wonderful teacher Mrs. Tyner. She has been taught so much. The school is open to familys and encourages our involvement. I am excited about the next five years!

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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