Meadowlark Elementary

Summary:

Meadowlark Elementary is a public elementary school in Gillette, Wyoming, serving 212 students from kindergarten to 6th grade. The school is part of the Campbell County School District #1, which is ranked 28 out of 42 school districts in the state.

Meadowlark Elementary's performance has been inconsistent, with the school fluctuating between 1 and 2 stars on the SchoolDigger rating system. While the school has a relatively high per-student spending of $21,444 and a low student-teacher ratio of 9.6, its academic achievement on the WY-TOPP assessments is mixed compared to the district and state averages. For example, 3rd-6th grade students performed below average in English Language Arts, but 3rd and 6th graders performed better in Mathematics. Additionally, the school's ranking among Wyoming elementary schools varies significantly for different student subgroups, with male, Hispanic, and White students performing better than female and low-socioeconomic status students.

When compared to nearby schools in the Campbell County School District #1, such as Conestoga Elementary, Prairie Wind Elementary, and Paintbrush Elementary, Meadowlark Elementary generally performs below the district and state averages on the WY-TOPP assessments. This suggests that the school may need to closely examine its instructional practices and strategies to improve student learning and achievement.


Detail:

Public K-6

 816 East 7th Street
       Gillette, WY  82716


(307) 682-4740

District: Campbell County School District #1

SchoolDigger Rank:
106th of 146 Wyoming Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $21,444 Help


Students who attend Meadowlark Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Twin Spruce Junior High School
High:    Campbell County High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.6 Help
Number of students:  212

Racial breakdown:

White:
73.1%
Hispanic:
19.3%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  62.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Meadowlark Elementary ranks worse than 72.6% of elementary schools in Wyoming. It also ranks 12th among 15 ranked elementary schools in the Campbell County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.54. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (73.1%), Hispanic (19.3%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 62.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Meadowlark Elementary is 9.6, which is the 5th best among 15 elementary schools in the Campbell County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Meadowlark Elementary is $21,444, which is the 5th highest among 15 elementary schools in the Campbell County School District #1.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Meadowlark Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Meadowlark Elementary 106th of 146 Wyoming public elementary schools. (See Meadowlark Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Campbell County School District #1:

SchoolDigger ranks Campbell County School District #1 28th of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Meadowlark Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 98.88 1st 131 99.2%
2005 99.27 1st 136 99.3%
2006 60.66 55th 145 62.1%
2007 55.29 70th 149 53.0%
2008 50.84 85th 151 43.7%
2009 39.84 108th 150 28.0%
2010 41.86 104th 150 30.7%
2011 43.28 103rd 152 32.2%
2012 44.02 96th 143 32.9%
2013 49.63 85th 142 40.1%
2014 42.52 99th 147 32.7%
2015 38.64 108th 154 29.9%
2016 36.51 111th 148 25.0%
2017 43.32 102nd 151 32.5%
2018 27.64 124th 147 15.6%
2019 30.95 121st 153 20.9%
2021 34.50 116th 153 24.2%
2022 45.41 92nd 144 36.1%
2023 37.54 106th 146 27.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 49.11 2nd 6 66.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.36 74th 99 25.3%
2019 36.41 88th 132 33.3%
2021 58.15 40th 119 66.4%
2022 67.33 26th 110 76.4%
2023 42.34 72nd 115 37.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 25.31 111th 125 11.2%
2019 34.85 101st 136 25.7%
2021 35.13 99th 132 25.0%
2022 43.28 86th 126 31.7%
2023 34.26 99th 129 23.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.54 89th 126 29.4%
2019 30.09 111th 138 19.6%
2021 39.36 91st 134 32.1%
2022 50.29 66th 127 48.0%
2023 52.57 65th 132 50.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.91 35th 70 50.0%
2019 50.81 35th 75 53.3%
2021 34.34 52nd 67 22.4%
2022 41.12 38th 60 36.7%
2023 50.22 28th 55 49.1%
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Rank History for White students at Meadowlark Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.79 87th 103 15.5%
2019 29.14 97th 120 19.2%
2021 43.46 69th 113 38.9%
2022 66.52 34th 103 67.0%
2023 55.08 46th 101 54.5%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming Department 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.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Meadowlark Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 333 333
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 313 313
1991 309 0 2 11 4 n/a n/a 0 326
1992 320 0 4 11 3 n/a n/a 0 338
1993 318 0 3 9 3 n/a n/a 0 333
1994 285 0 6 6 2 n/a n/a 0 299
1995 246 0 2 16 5 n/a n/a 0 269
1996 246 0 2 16 5 n/a n/a 0 269
1997 220 1 1 16 7 n/a n/a 0 245
1998 216 1 3 10 12 n/a n/a 0 242
1999 219 1 2 10 4 n/a n/a 0 236
2000 209 1 6 22 3 n/a n/a 0 241
2001 199 0 3 33 7 n/a n/a 0 242
2002 214 0 9 43 9 n/a n/a 0 275
2003 214 0 9 43 9 n/a n/a 0 275
2004 194 0 5 68 8 n/a n/a 0 275
2005 199 0 5 63 5 n/a n/a 0 272
2006 192 0 5 72 6 n/a n/a 0 275
2007 189 1 4 90 2 n/a n/a 0 286
2008 175 2 8 107 2 n/a n/a 0 294
2009 196 1 4 113 0 n/a n/a 0 314
2010 230 2 5 45 5 0 0 0 287
2011 277 2 4 45 4 0 0 0 332
2012 287 5 5 42 7 0 0 0 346
2013 253 6 3 41 8 0 0 0 311
2014 216 1 1 50 9 1 2 0 280
2015 213 0 1 52 5 0 1 0 272
2016 214 1 3 56 4 0 2 0 280
2017 183 2 2 66 4 0 1 0 258
2018 194 2 3 48 3 0 0 0 250
2019 201 5 3 55 2 0 0 0 266
2020 192 4 5 51 3 0 6 0 261
2021 178 5 6 53 2 0 6 0 250
2022 155 2 5 41 2 0 5 0 210
2023 155 1 5 41 2 0 8 0 212

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 Meadowlark Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 333 n/a n/a n/a
1990 313 14.0 22.3 n/a
1991 326 19.0 17.1 17.5
1992 338 14.0 24.1 21
1993 333 18.0 18.5 21.6
1994 299 18.0 16.6 26.8
1995 269 18.0 14.9 27.9
1996 269 18.0 14.9 27.9
1997 245 19.0 12.9 31.8
1998 242 16.5 14.7 28.1
1999 236 15.8 14.9 38.6
2000 241 16.3 14.8 41.9
2001 242 16.3 14.8 98.8
2002 275 18.8 14.6 50.2
2003 275 18.8 14.6 50.2
2004 275 20.3 13.5 49.8
2005 272 21.8 12.5 55.1
2006 275 22.0 12.5 53.8
2007 286 21.1 13.6 43.4
2008 294 24.2 12.1 51.7
2009 314 24.2 13.0 47.1
2010 287 24.0 11.8 45.6
2011 332 n/a n/a 46.1
2012 346 27.3 12.6 46.5
2013 311 n/a n/a 53.1
2014 280 22.4 12.4 60.7
2015 272 22.0 12.3 58.8
2016 280 22.0 12.7 58.2
2017 258 20.9 12.3 62.8
2018 250 19.9 12.5 54.4
2019 266 19.9 13.3 50.4
2020 261 19.9 13.1 54
2021 250 20.4 12.2 59.2
2022 210 21.0 9.9 57.6
2023 212 22.0 9.6 62.7

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 Meadowlark Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 333 n/a n/a n/a
1990 313 14.0 22.3 n/a
1991 326 19.0 17.1 17.5
1992 338 14.0 24.1 21
1993 333 18.0 18.5 21.6
1994 299 18.0 16.6 26.8
1995 269 18.0 14.9 27.9
1996 269 18.0 14.9 27.9
1997 245 19.0 12.9 31.8
1998 242 16.5 14.7 28.1
1999 236 15.8 14.9 38.6
2000 241 16.3 14.8 41.9
2001 242 16.3 14.8 98.8
2002 275 18.8 14.6 50.2
2003 275 18.8 14.6 50.2
2004 275 20.3 13.5 49.8
2005 272 21.8 12.5 55.1
2006 275 22.0 12.5 53.8
2007 286 21.1 13.6 43.4
2008 294 24.2 12.1 51.7
2009 314 24.2 13.0 47.1
2010 287 24.0 11.8 45.6
2011 332 n/a n/a 46.1
2012 346 27.3 12.6 46.5
2013 311 n/a n/a 53.1
2014 280 22.4 12.4 60.7
2015 272 22.0 12.3 58.8
2016 280 22.0 12.7 58.2
2017 258 20.9 12.3 62.8
2018 250 19.9 12.5 54.4
2019 266 19.9 13.3 50.4
2020 261 19.9 13.1 54
2021 250 20.4 12.2 59.2
2022 210 21.0 9.9 57.6
2023 212 22.0 9.6 62.7

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Meadowlark Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,223 (7.4%) $15,227 (92.6%) $16,449
2020 $1,411 (8.5%) $15,268 (91.5%) $16,678
2021 $2,486 (12.9%) $16,790 (87.1%) $19,275
2022 $3,190 (15.3%) $17,597 (84.7%) $20,786
2023 $5,234 (24.4%) $16,209 (75.6%) $21,444

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Meadowlark Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 121st of 153 Elementary schoolsRanks 106th of 146 Elementary schools
 6.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)43.243.8
 0.6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Campbell County School District #1)49.247.9
 1.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)54.848.3
 6.5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)56.862.5
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Campbell County School District #1)45.756.2
 10.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)53.553.5
4th Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)34.244.4
 10.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Campbell County School District #1)38.948.9
 10%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)49.145.5
 3.6%
4th Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)58.144.4
 13.7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Campbell County School District #1)43.960.1
 16.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)5351.1
 1.9%
4th Grade Science (Meadowlark Elementary)44.244.4
 0.2%
   4th Grade Science (Campbell County School District #1)43.352.7
 9.4%
   4th Grade Science (Wyoming)5250.2
 1.8%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)20.519.4
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Campbell County School District #1)4947
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)55.654.9
 0.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)43.229
 14.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Campbell County School District #1)54.148.5
 5.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.453.7
 1.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Meadowlark Elementary)36.760.6
 23.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Campbell County School District #1)61.261.3
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)60.859.8
 1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Meadowlark Elementary)58.154.6
 3.5%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Campbell County School District #1)61.759.8
 1.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)55.151.5
 3.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students266212
 20.3%
African American51
 80%
American Indian22
Asian35
 66.7%
Hispanic5541
 25.5%
Pacific Islander00
White201155
 22.9%
Two or More Races08
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients50.4%62.7%
 12.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Meadowlark Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 212 students attended Meadowlark Elementary.

Meadowlark Elementary ranks 106th of 146 Wyoming elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 1 star out of 5.

Students at Meadowlark Elementary are 73% White, 19% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian.

Students who attend Meadowlark Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Twin Spruce Junior High School
High : Campbell County High School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Wyoming Department of Education.

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