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About This School

Country Meadows Elementary School is a public middle school in Peoria. 1,162 children attend Country Meadows Elementary School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 14% of the Country Meadows Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 1,162 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Country Meadows Elementary School is 21:1. Paramount Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 6%
Hispanic 46% 26%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 63%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 1% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 29%
Limited English proficiency 14% 6%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is helpful and on top of things. My son is enrolled this year. He is starting 4th grade. His is special needs and the teachers are very helpful and adaptable.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an awesome school All of the staff has been wonderful. Thank u Country Meadows for all ur staff and everything they do.

  • (1 year ago)

    Run do not walk your children away from this school. If you ask around to other schools in the area or do your research you will find this school has a horrible track record of unsatisfied parents bullying and outright lack of education or proper administration period.

  • (1 year ago)

    My experience with Country Meadows Elementary School has been excellent! Every staff member I have encountered especially the principals and office staff have been wonderfully supportive and genuinely caring about the academic and personal success of their students. Their commitment to improvement and the overall quality of their school environment has been inspiring and I look eagerly forward to all future collaborations!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter started attending country meadows in kinder and is now in the 2nd grade. I heard some not so nice things about the school but decided that I would see for myself if I like the school. Obviosly it's going well because my daughter is still attending! There is always room for improvement but my daughter has been blessed with amazing teachers like mrs. Miller and as long as that continues I will keep her here!

  • (2 years ago)

    I hate to rate this so low. The teachers have been great. But It seems my child is not being challenged at all. I know what my child is capable of but I am not sure that the teachers are prepared to really push the children. For example there should be a lot more science and technology taught this could help improve math scores. I am not a teacher.. But I know that for a fact. The homework that my child brings home...really only takes 2 minutes to complete. And its with very little help. I know my child can do more and would if challenged. I am giving the teacher a few months to notice my child's strength if I don't see progression I will need to take him from this school and try another school. Especially in science and technology. My child wants to be a scientist and I want to do what I can as a parent to aid that. Again the teachers are nice and so is the staff. But I don't think the quality of education is where it needs to be. One year they didn't even send homework home because they were trying to cut cost by not printing as much paper.... All I could really say is...seriously? I can send paper. I really don't want to transfer my child but may need to.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Country Meadows for the last 7 years. I know a majority of the staff there personally and I can honestly say that they are some of the most dedicated hardworking individuals I have ever met. They truly care about all the students that attend this school. Having said that Country Meadows houses one of the largest student populations in the state (I believe they are #2). Its large school status presents a unique set of challenges that other schools don't have. This coupled with the fact that many students who attend Country Meadows come from low socioeconomic levels may contribute to the school recieving the derogatory label "Country Ghettos". I believe this is an unfair characterization of the wonderful staff and students. My suggestion is GET INVOLVED! Become part of the solution not the problem. Build up instead of tearing down. Isn't your child's education worth It?

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers and know how to teach. I loved when i went there. I'd recomment this school to anyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great Staff and parents who volunteer routinely to enrich our student's lives

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is so bad that we moved out of state so that our child could get a real education.

  • (4 years ago)

    I definately dont agree with the reviews below me. They are parents that arent attending Country Meadows. I know Country Meadows is a Great school and people are mistaking it for 'Ghetto Meadows' which is not at all true! It has great teachers academics and best of all spirit. I would recomened this school to anyone available to go. (

  • (4 years ago)

    Where to start.....from the sorry administration's lack of discipline to the endless stream of quality teachers who run screamining from the campus after a year of trying to get through to the most pathetically ignorant & disrespectfull studunt body I've ever come across - this school is a complete failure! Country Meadows has become the dumping ground for the Peoria districts trash students. Parental involvement & suppport is completely absent both on campus & in the community which has unfortunately taken it's toll on the school & the handfull of respectable students that are left there. If there was a negative rating available that's what I'd give Country Meadow's Elementary School........it's administration it's faculty the student's & their parents! If you're looking for a school capable of providing your child with a quality education in a safe learning enviornment then look elsewhere!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have two daughters one started at Country Meadows when it was first built she was in 4th grade. It started out as a great school Mr. Rodriquez seemed plugged in and both Mya's Dad and I were pleased with the teachers as well. Then I enrolled my second daugther into Kindergarten when our older daughter was in 6th grade but I started noticing around 2006 that the office staff was getting lax with attentiveness and professionalism. I sensed a growing deterioration with the kids that were getting enrolled and attending Country Meadows trouble makers bully's thieves and taggers. The school was being called 'Ghetto Meadows' by other schools. Mr. Rodriquez was severely lacking in leadership. My kindergardener is now in 8th grade. Dr. Graziano has taken over and with his no nonsense approach I think this school has a fighting chance of coming back to its early day glory.

  • (5 years ago)

    I do like the teachers at Country Meadows however I don't feel my children are getting the best education. Unfortunately there are so many hispanic students with non English speaking parents and they get most of the attention. I'm not impressed with the office staff. They tend to ignore you. And I'm extremely glad Rodriguez is gone. I think he was a horrible principal. I only hope they get someone in there that actually cares about the students!

  • (5 years ago)

    Teacher turnover is the highest in the district! Principal is not involved and very hard to reach. School is overcrowded and district drags their feet in solving the problem.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has attended this school for the past 3 years K-2. I totally agree with the other parents on this site who say that he principal is totally uninvolved and ignores the parents. He is impossible to reach and will not return phone calls. Teachers are the bottom of barrel and even if they were decent teachers they would be simply overwhelmed by the sheer mass of children they have to deal with. If your child is even slightly above average in intelligence and performance I urge you to switch schools immediately. This school completely teaches to the lowest common denominator and any child above that level should leave this school and never look back.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well my son has been there for three years now very impressed with all that he has learned and very disappointed that we have to move his schools we are moving will be missed!

  • (5 years ago)

    Country Meadows is one of Peoria's 'mega-schools' which comes with some challenges. There are a lot of students but I have been very very pleased with the education K-3. The staff members are dedicated and classroom management has been good. I would like to see more leadership and communication from the aministration.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is in the preschool program at country meadows his teacher is the greatest teacher hands down.

  • (6 years ago)

    Country Meadows has very good teachers who are interested in the children and responsive to concerns. The principal Mr. Rodriguez has been very good about addressing concerns. I am very pleased with the education my son has received at Country Meadows.

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