Skip to Main Content
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Thousand Oaks, CA. It has 396 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 77% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
2000 La Granada Dr.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
About Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School...

Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$105,485
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,008
National
$949
Median Home Value
$695,400
National
$184,700

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
396
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.3 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.3 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.3 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.3 responses
Schools like Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School
More

Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School Reviews

7 reviews
All Categories
MATES seems to really do the performing arts well. Teachers seem caring. Sense of community is also strong, but beware if you dare share a concern-even if warranted. As for the rest, well, it’s just average. As other reviewers mentioned there are deep ongoing issues within administration: lack of integrity and professionalism; poor decision making; inability to effectively and respectfully communicate with parents; and not putting students’ needs, health and safety above all else. It’s truly surprising to me that the school chose to “renovate” its administrative offices and lounge with large funds raised by parents (intended for students) rather than addressing more pressing issues that directly impact students. MATES is stuck and is in desperate need of honest, student-centered, positive leadership that parents can trust and feel confident in.
Start Your Review of Meadows Arts and Technology Elementary School
Rate It!
I find it disheartening to see a one star review for MATES on this site. As the 1 star review parent notes, MATES is a Charter School run independently from the District. As such, the Administration and Staff wear many hats and collaborate with many parties to maintain and efficient, compliant and productive school environment in concert with the governing Board of Directors. Decisions are driven by the Charter, LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) set by the State of CA, the multi-year Education Technology Plan and many other benchmarks.

The MATES mission statement is: Instituting a vision that welcomes innovation, honors the past, transforms the future, commands achievement, and empowers all children through the Arts and Technology. I'd encourage any prospective family to visit the campus, speak with a teacher, look to school performance and decide for yourself if MATES is for you. Our family experience has been outstanding and I'm confident yours would be too.
Don't be fooled that this is an arts & technology school. They are big on arts and lacking on technology. Public elementary schools within the same district have computer classes at least twice as often. When I did the school tour, we were told about iPads and interactive technology for teaching within the classroom. None of these were true. (There are iPads, but limited use.) When my kids segue from elementary to middle school I fear they will be behind in technology. And this coming from a technology school.