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Gilroy, CA
Students enrolled: 784

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7800 Carmel Street
Gilroy, CA 95020

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(408) 847-3377
(408) 846-7521
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September 02, 2014
My son made Honor Roll last year with the help of his fantastic teachers. Through the year, they were easy to connect with and provided the perfect advise for keeping my son on track. I'm looking forward to this new year.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2013
Good teacher to student ratio, lots of clubs, less traffic dropping off and picking up

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2010
As a former instructor at this school, I will say that it is the families that make the difference. I had parents that did nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about their child's poor decisions. I had students that would vandilize school property, destroy my personal property, and be outright disrespectful at all times. I'd speak with the parents, and their response was the same across the board, that their child didn't behave that way, and it was something I was doing. If you want your child to get a good education, don't send them to a school where the parents don't take responsibility for their children. Instead, send your child to a private school, that's what all the teachers I know are doing, and what I intend to do.

- submitted by a teacher

October 08, 2009
What a great difference the new administrators have made. We are in a day and age where funding is lost and they have found a way to keep options open for students...kudos!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 07, 2008
Brownell has changed alot since its former leaddership ('06-'07)left. They are on the correct course and I feel confident that the teachers and administration will continue to foster positive relationships with students. There improvements can be seen in the data and are showing growth as compared to their counter parts in the district.

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2007
As a former graduate from Brownell Acadamy I would have to say that my 3 years there have been the most amazing three years of my life!The moment of my first step onto the school to my last step off the graduating stage I will be memorable because of excellent teachers to a great environment! It is a amazing school for anyone!

- submitted by a student

May 09, 2007
Inexperienced teachers. Lack of accountability and feedback from teachers. Lack of discipline on the campus made this a scary environment that did not foster academic progress. We were forced to remove our daugter from the district.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2007
This school is run very poorly. I do not recommend this school for any child.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2006
This school is fun, but the teachers are horrible. I know because I am a A&B student. The teachers are really hard on you and it feels like the class never ends. I dont recomend this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 11, 2006
Brownell is probably similar to the other 2 middle schools. I am involved in the parent club and find very few parents come to meetings or volunteer for fundraisers or events. Lack of a second language elective is a very big topic as solarsano has one and the students will need a foundation for high school. The principal shows up but I'm not really sure how involved she really is. Coming from a private school, the academic programs are average, and electives are very restricted. I must be right on top of things to know how my son is doing in classes. E-mail works well with the teachers so I know I can get in touch if I need to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 29, 2005
2 weeks of low test scores in 7th grade science and no note from teacher for a conference. I found the problem to be student not aware of daily reading assignment.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2004
Incredible gathering of compassionate and dedicated individuals working together for the success of my children. I have 3 sons, and have felt blessed by the care given to each of them. My children have different educational needs. I felt each of them were challenged at the level they needed to be. I feel the staff on campus have always been responsive to any concerns. This is my last year with Brownell as my youngests son will be graduating. I am truly going to always treasure the gift of Education and so much more my family has recieved as an investment in our lives. Thank you Brownell

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2004
This school is a great school to send your child to. The staff members are great with children. And the sports and music staff are very supportive of those taking a risk to try something new. students are out going and friendly, and when disipline is needed, students are taken care of.

- submitted by a student

July 21, 2003
I have been very impressed with the staff at Brownell over the past two years. My younger child will enter Brownell this fall, and we are hoping that the good work continues. I have never had a problem getting a staff member callng me back - maybe I am just lucky. I have high hopes for my son at Brownell.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
My personal experience this past year is there is a lack of communication between me the parent and teachers and principals. Getting a return phone call is like pulling teeth and the followup that was promised didn't happen. Very disappointed in overall communication.

- submitted by a community member

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Brownell Middle School
7800 Carmel Street, Gilroy, CA  95020
(408) 847-3377
Last modified Brownell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brownell Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top