Meadowside School

  • Meadowside School serves 284 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Meadowside School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Meadowside School's student population of 284 students has declined by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students284 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Meadowside School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 951 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Meadowside School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#498 out of 951 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)50-54%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
31%
5%
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Hispanic
13%
25%
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Black
2%
13%
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White
52%
54%
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Two or more races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score0.620.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMilford School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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My child's third grade program is clearly about teaching to test. The classroom is disciplined -based and teacher centered. Children are required to whisper during their working snack time and eventually this will be taken away leaving them to work quietly. I am terribly disappointed that the lessons are not more about individual student progress and differences. I was told by the teacher that the beginning of the school year is about learning the rules but all children learn rules at a different pace and through different styles and needs. Apparently in my child's classroom this seems to be more of a demand and not a leanring experience. I would like more creative teaching that opens up to the differences of the children in a celebrating manner and that will then allow the childen to have a voice of their own. With this they will develop their esteem and understanding of who they are in my opinion and therefore be better prepared to enter and enjoy our world of diverse attitudes and behaviors. I feel the students are in an environment where their potential to be creative and to invent and explore is being controlled with the testing attitude and rules and the lack of ability to be themselves. This is a big price to pay in the long run and I feel harmful to child development. I am approaching the experience with caution and ready to remove my child to a more interactive and socail environment that is through and not to what is being learned. This response is not a reflection of the specials being offered during the day although my child had a substitute for music more than 50% of the month of September so far. He has been watching videos as a replacement for the music experience. Comparable is watching videos instead of having math or literacy. The teaching style that I am witnessing this year seems to represent more closely a style I have seen in schools in large cities that have failed. Second grade was in another Milford School and was mainly what I had wished for my child.
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