Meadow Lane School

Summary:

Meadow Lane School is an elementary school located in Merrionette Park, Illinois, serving grades 3-5 with a total enrollment of 167 students. The school is part of the Cook County School District 130, which is ranked 595 out of 823 districts in Illinois and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Meadow Lane School faces several challenges, including a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (56.89%) compared to nearby schools, consistently lower academic performance across all grade levels and subject areas, and a significant increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 10.3% in 2019-2020 to 22.2% in 2022-2023. While some student groups, such as Hispanic students, are performing better relative to their peers statewide, others, like White students and students with disabilities, are performing significantly worse. The school's spending per student has increased from $12,060 in 2019-2020 to $12,984 in 2022-2023, which is higher than the state average.

When compared to nearby schools, such as Cassell Elementary School and Mount Greenwood Elementary School, Meadow Lane School generally performs worse academically, with lower proficiency rates and lower rankings. However, these nearby schools demonstrate significantly higher academic performance, suggesting that there may be opportunities for Meadow Lane School to learn from their practices and implement targeted interventions to improve student outcomes and better serve the diverse student population.


Detail:

Public 3-5

 11800 S Meadow Lane Dr
       Merrionette Park, IL  60803-5824


(708) 388-6958

District: Atwood Heights School District 125

SchoolDigger Rank:
1335th of 2,077 Illinois Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,984 Help


Students who attend Meadow Lane School usually attend:

Middle:    Hamlin Upper Grade Center
High:    A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Student/teacher ratio:  11.9 Help
Number of students:  167

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
56.9%
White:
30.5%
African American:
10.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  64.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Meadow Lane School ranks worse than 64.3% of elementary schools in Illinois. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 32.4. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (56.9%), White (30.5%), African American (10.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meadow Lane School is 11.9. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meadow Lane School is $12,984.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meadow Lane School:

SchoolDigger ranks Meadow Lane School 1335th of 2077 Illinois public elementary schools. (See Meadow Lane School in the ranking list.)

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Hispanic students:
White students:


Atwood Heights School District 125:

SchoolDigger ranks Atwood Heights School District 125 595th of 823 Illinois school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meadow Lane School

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Rank History for all students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 42.63 1350th 2020 33.2%
2004 43.29 1349th 2030 33.5%
2005 37.58 1450th 2022 28.3%
2006 50.27 1304th 2086 37.5%
2007 40.23 1501st 2095 28.4%
2008 53.88 1188th 2092 43.2%
2009 58.47 1084th 2120 48.9%
2010 54.04 1192nd 2139 44.3%
2011 45.18 1386th 2147 35.4%
2012 33.06 1623rd 2166 25.1%
2013 19.36 1819th 2167 16.1%
2014 19.64 1767th 2093 15.6%
2015 20.35 1699th 2052 17.2%
2016 29.30 1445th 2046 29.4%
2017 26.95 1495th 2044 26.9%
2018 29.92 1426th 2037 30.0%
2019 25.20 1576th 2086 24.4%
2021 34.38 1198th 1948 38.5%
2022 33.75 1303rd 2082 37.4%
2023 32.40 1335th 2077 35.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.24 530th 763 30.5%
2019 20.82 1115th 1194 6.6%
2021 21.40 565th 640 11.7%
2022 20.91 1071st 1113 3.8%
2023 30.55 776th 1156 32.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.40 1433rd 1765 18.8%
2019 28.13 1430th 1816 21.3%
2021 43.27 783rd 1514 48.3%
2022 44.09 922nd 1763 47.7%
2023 43.84 958th 1808 47.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.86 1264th 1964 35.6%
2019 30.10 1412th 2019 30.1%
2021 24.07 1271st 1680 24.3%
2022 31.54 1286th 1970 34.7%
2023 39.65 1113th 1957 43.1%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 34.60 533rd 907 41.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.09 1496th 1972 24.1%
2019 20.82 1655th 2019 18.0%
2021 40.04 938th 1707 45.0%
2022 34.04 1222nd 1977 38.2%
2023 24.22 1473rd 1984 25.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.96 143rd 698 79.5%
2019 26.09 594th 711 16.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.12 639th 938 31.9%
2019 29.40 721st 955 24.5%
2021 57.26 212th 742 71.4%
2022 46.78 455th 954 52.3%
2023 43.24 510th 970 47.4%
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Rank History for White students at Meadow Lane School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools IL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.91 1181st 1463 19.3%
2019 23.28 1195th 1462 18.3%
2021 23.31 1082nd 1308 17.3%
2022 29.06 1082nd 1425 24.1%
2023 26.97 1099th 1419 22.6%
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Data source: test scores: Illinois State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Meadow Lane School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 275 19 4 5 n/a n/a n/a 0 303
1989 279 20 2 11 n/a n/a n/a 0 312
1990 268 10 5 5 2 n/a n/a 0 290
1991 255 11 5 7 0 n/a n/a 0 278
1992 282 10 8 9 0 n/a n/a 0 309
1993 275 10 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 291
1994 292 9 9 4 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1995 249 16 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 279
1996 249 16 5 9 0 n/a n/a 0 279
1997 231 16 5 11 0 n/a n/a 0 263
1998 222 16 4 12 0 n/a n/a 0 254
1999 192 22 7 22 0 n/a n/a 0 243
2000 192 23 7 10 0 n/a n/a 0 232
2001 170 22 7 19 0 n/a n/a 0 218
2002 186 21 7 40 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2003 186 21 7 40 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2004 139 21 6 44 0 n/a n/a 0 210
2005 126 19 7 56 0 n/a n/a 0 208
2006 104 21 5 60 0 n/a n/a 8 198
2007 125 31 4 65 0 n/a n/a 7 232
2008 107 29 3 64 0 n/a n/a 7 210
2009 109 37 6 73 0 n/a n/a 9 234
2010 85 30 7 70 0 n/a n/a 14 206
2011 87 42 4 72 0 0 12 0 217
2012 86 37 1 69 0 0 13 0 206
2013 95 57 1 77 0 0 5 0 235
2014 90 43 4 76 0 0 5 0 218
2015 91 31 6 88 0 0 5 0 221
2016 91 25 5 95 0 0 8 0 224
2017 76 25 4 86 1 0 7 0 199
2018 62 23 6 89 0 0 3 0 183
2019 71 21 5 81 0 0 3 0 181
2020 72 25 4 75 0 0 4 0 180
2021 82 21 0 75 0 0 2 0 180
2022 52 18 1 81 0 0 3 0 155
2023 51 17 1 95 0 0 3 0 167

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Meadow Lane School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 303 17.0 17.8 n/a
1989 312 19.0 16.4 n/a
1990 290 19.0 15.2 n/a
1991 278 19.0 14.6 n/a
1992 309 19.0 16.2 n/a
1993 291 21.0 13.9 n/a
1994 314 19.0 16.5 n/a
1995 279 17.7 15.8 n/a
1996 279 17.7 15.8 n/a
1997 263 17.7 14.9 n/a
1998 254 16.7 15.2 n/a
1999 243 17.7 13.7 n/a
2000 232 18.7 12.4 n/a
2001 218 18.7 11.7 n/a
2002 254 19.7 12.9 0
2003 254 19.7 12.9 0
2004 210 18.7 11.2 0
2005 208 16.7 12.5 0
2006 198 13.7 14.5 0
2007 232 14.0 16.6 0
2008 210 13.0 16.2 0
2009 234 13.7 17.1 0
2010 206 15.5 13.2 0
2011 217 13.6 15.9 0
2012 206 14.6 14.1 50.5
2013 235 15.1 15.5 41.7
2014 218 14.6 14.9 36.7
2015 221 16.0 13.8 50.7
2016 224 14.0 16.0 44.2
2017 199 14.6 13.6 40.7
2018 183 14.6 12.5 33.3
2019 181 15.6 11.6 50.3
2020 180 15.6 11.5 42.2
2021 180 n/a n/a n/a
2022 155 14.6 10.6 64.5
2023 167 14.0 11.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Meadow Lane School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 303 17.0 17.8 n/a
1989 312 19.0 16.4 n/a
1990 290 19.0 15.2 n/a
1991 278 19.0 14.6 n/a
1992 309 19.0 16.2 n/a
1993 291 21.0 13.9 n/a
1994 314 19.0 16.5 n/a
1995 279 17.7 15.8 n/a
1996 279 17.7 15.8 n/a
1997 263 17.7 14.9 n/a
1998 254 16.7 15.2 n/a
1999 243 17.7 13.7 n/a
2000 232 18.7 12.4 n/a
2001 218 18.7 11.7 n/a
2002 254 19.7 12.9 0
2003 254 19.7 12.9 0
2004 210 18.7 11.2 0
2005 208 16.7 12.5 0
2006 198 13.7 14.5 0
2007 232 14.0 16.6 0
2008 210 13.0 16.2 0
2009 234 13.7 17.1 0
2010 206 15.5 13.2 0
2011 217 13.6 15.9 0
2012 206 14.6 14.1 50.5
2013 235 15.1 15.5 41.7
2014 218 14.6 14.9 36.7
2015 221 16.0 13.8 50.7
2016 224 14.0 16.0 44.2
2017 199 14.6 13.6 40.7
2018 183 14.6 12.5 33.3
2019 181 15.6 11.6 50.3
2020 180 15.6 11.5 42.2
2021 180 n/a n/a n/a
2022 155 14.6 10.6 64.5
2023 167 14.0 11.9 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Immunization Rates

Meadow Lane School

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YearPolioMeaslesMumpsRubellaVaricellaDTPHepatitis B
2015100.0%99.6%99.6%99.6%100.0%99.6%
201699.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%99.6%
201798.5%97.6%97.6%97.6%100.0%98.5%
201898.4%99.5%99.5%99.5%100.0%98.4%
2019100.0%99.4%99.4%99.4%99.4%100.0%
2021100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%100.0%
202298.7%96.8%96.8%96.8%95.5%98.7%98.7%
202398.8%97.6%97.6%97.6%97.0%98.2%100.0%

Data source: Illinois State Board of Education
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Meadow Lane School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $464 (4.0%) $11,219 (96.0%) $11,683
2020 $424 (3.5%) $11,636 (96.5%) $12,060
2021 $799 (6.1%) $12,248 (93.9%) $13,047
2022 $799 (6.1%) $12,248 (93.9%) $13,047
2023 $1,451 (11.2%) $11,532 (88.8%) $12,984

Data source: Illinois Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Meadow Lane School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1576th of 2086 Elementary schoolsRanks 1335th of 2077 Elementary schools
 11.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Meadow Lane School)13.913.6
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Atwood Heights School District 125)13.913.6
 0.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.428.8
 7.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Meadow Lane School)9.79.1
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Atwood Heights School District 125)9.79.1
 0.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Illinois)40.633
 7.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Meadow Lane School)20.723.4
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood Heights School District 125)20.723.4
 2.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)36.735.4
 1.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Meadow Lane School)13.86.4
 7.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Atwood Heights School District 125)13.86.4
 7.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)33.527.7
 5.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Meadow Lane School)29.526
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Atwood Heights School District 125)29.526
 3.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Illinois)37.935.2
 2.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Meadow Lane School)19.722.2
 2.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Atwood Heights School District 125)19.722.2
 2.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Illinois)29.825.6
 4.2%
5th Grade Science (Meadow Lane School)45.950
 4.1%
   5th Grade Science (Atwood Heights School District 125)45.950
 4.1%
   5th Grade Science (Illinois)54.452.4
 2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students181167
 7.7%
African American2117
 19%
American Indian00
Asian51
 80%
Hispanic8195
 17.3%
Pacific Islander00
White7151
 28.2%
Two or More Races33


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Students who attend Meadow Lane School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Hamlin Upper Grade Center
High : A B Shepard High School (Campus)

Meadow Lane School ranks 1335th of 2077 Illinois elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 167 students attended Meadow Lane School.

Students at Meadow Lane School are 57% Hispanic, 31% White, 10% African American, 2% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education.

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