The place above my kneecap hurts, and I'm worried that could be a meniscus?

Usually not. Pain from the meniscus usually on the joint line both inside and outside, visit your doctor have check out.
Unlikely. Pain from meniscal tear usually experienced along joint below kneecap along inner or outer aspect of knee. Pain may also be experienced in back of knee. Symptoms frequently experienced with activity (twisting, pivoting, squatting). Pain above kneecap more likely originates from kneecap itself or groove that it runs in.