To give encouragement, to impart sympathy, to show interest, to banish fear, to build self-confidence and awaken hope in the hearts of others, in short---to be a teacher is to render the most precious service."
- Bryant S. Hinkley
At Meadowview Elementary, the staff and parents adhere to this nurturing and encouraging philosophy so that they can establish within the hearts and minds of the students those qualities of determination, ambition, and imagination that produce tomorrow’s leaders.
At Meadowview School, we believe that every child can and will learn. With that belief, we strive to offer each child an academic program that addresses his/ her specific needs in a way that encourages and incorporates hands-on, active, engaged learning. We seek to provide an atmosphere that is nurturing, supportive, and conducive to learning. Above all, we recognize that each child is a unique, important individual.
Meadowview has made great strides toward becoming an excellent school over the past few years. The staff commits time and energy into improving reading and math achievement of all students, and their diligent efforts paid off when standardized test scores increased in many areas 20 to 50 percentile points. Dramatic increases in Reading scores were attributed to reformed instructional materials and techniques.
Meadowview's greatest asset is that it is a nurturing place – the warmth and genuine concern shown by every member of the school community touches everyone who visits Meadowview. The strong community support that Meadowview enjoys is essential to the school's continued success and growth.
Meadowview has a professional and knowledgeable staff, with more than half of the teachers having 10-20 years of experience. Ninety-eight (98%) percent of the faculty hold a Masters Degree or higher. Meadowview offers instructional programs to meet the special needs of our students including an Early Childhood Program, Title I Reading and Math programs, and ELL (English Language Learners).
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
- National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 2003
- Georgia Blue Ribbon School 2003
- Title I Distinguished School 2003
- Georgia Title I Distinguished School 2005-2006
- Physical Fitness Health and Nutrition Grant - Dekalb County Board of Health
- Handwashing Grant - Dekalb County Board of Health
- Meadowview's 2014 Teacher of the Year is Ms. Kelli Shadwell
- Meadowview's 2014 Auxiliary Staff Person of the Year is Ms. Dondra Samuel