77 out of 10GreatSchools

Meadows Avenue Elementary School

Manhattan Beach, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-5
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  • Enrollment: 428


Meadows Avenue Elementary School
1200 Meadows Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8033
Meadows Avenue Elementary School is located in Manhattan Beach, CA and serves grades K-5.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Two or more races

Reviews5 Reviews

Teachers are involved with our kids and keeps the parents informed. Meadows academics keeps our involved while striking a balance with other extracurricular activities. Thumbs up!
Both our girls are at Meadows and thus far, we’ve had a great experience -1st grader and 4th grader. Teachers are engaged with both the kids as well as the parents. The principal, Mrs. Whitt-Stopp, is great – involved in elevating the school as well in touch with the parents. Kids love her. Meadows, like the other elementary schools in the district, continues to set the bar in the state!!
Both my boys went to meadows and had an incredible experience. Given both had ADHD and both required additional support, the school stepped up and provided them with quality education. The former principal was tremendous, involved at every step, and the new principal is starting in the same footsteps. Teachers are involved, parents are very involved, and the education foundation adds another $5M in funding to make the school district that much better, restoring Physical education, keeping class sizes small and adding a science specialist. we went from a private school to meadows and found the transition wonderful (and the cost savings tremendous).
It saddens me that we couldn't make this school work. My son attended public pre-K in South Torrance, and had a wonderful experience. We moved to MB and started him in Meadows for Kindergarten and the transition was such a disappointment. The classroom setting did not allow for any semblance of creativity or right-brained thinking. It was a disaster for my son. He changed into a self-concious, fearful child I did not recognize. I was not thrilled about the teacher's rude treatment of the volunteer parents either. The principal was very, very kind and I appreciated her approach, but we ultimately were not allowed to do a teacher change, and so we opted to move our son back to the Torrance district. It felt like a drastic move, but my son is now thriving back in Torrance where he is allowed to express his creative side. We're so happy we changed schools. It's sad to me, that such a highly regarded school system is really letting talented right-brained students fall through the cracks.
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