Brooktree is fantastic! My kids are in 4th and 5th grade and they have excellent, dedicated teachers. Academics are challenging but not overwhelming. The principal is involved and knows the students. Berryessa schools are also well-regarded for students with IEPs or special needs. We love Brooktree!
My daughter is now in her 5th grade year and all her teachers have been oustanding!! Her reading skills have improved every year. Front staff is very professional and so are the teachrts. It had been a great experience for both my daughter and as a parent.
When my son has been assigned to this school I wasn't that excited because this is not the best school around our area. However we didn't have plan to move in the near future so I would just let my son go to this school and see. Before the story goes on, i have to admit that my son is super shy and has no confidence whatever he does. We take him to church every sunday since birth and there's always separation anxiety whenever we drop him off at children sunday school. he couldn't only make one friend and sunday school teacher told me that he is not participating any singing or game. To my surprise, my son loves Brooktree since day 1. There was not separation anxiety and i didn't know why. kindergarten teacher and first grade teacher had told me many good things that my son did and all his worksheet came back with good comments. He was even able to get some sorta award on the stage that really motivated him and encouraged him in academics.
I know a coulple of parents. Their children went to Brooktree Ele and are now attending UC.
My son finished his elementry in Brooktree and then went to Morrill and Independence. He is studying Bio in UCSD. He loves Brooktree.
What happen to Brooktree? Seem like the academic is going down the stream.... with remarks from the School is no budget....no budget and no budget ..... thus, may work with parent to improve the student and groom the next generation!
I love Brooktree Elementary School! My husband went to this school in the 70's and now our son is here. Each of my son's teachers has been wonderful and he has learned so much about himself and others that I could not ask for more out of a school. I also enjoy participating in the PTA (Parent Teach Association) and SSC (School Site Council). I think being a part of these Parent Groups define the school in terms of connecting school, teachers, and home.
We are here for almost 2 years from another country with a different culture. Instead of putting them to the private school. We decided to let them get into the neighborhood school. Both my children are in this school ~ Kindergarten and 1st grade respectively. My kids loves the school. They told me how the teacher guide them to right path when they make a mistake. They are taught not only on books, but responsibilities, independent and accountable in things they done.
Brooktree school has been in our family for more than 20 years. Our children attended Brooktree school in the 70's, we volunteered then and we volunteer now with our grandchildren attending. We have always thought that we are very lucky to have Brooktree school as a neighborhood school. Brooktree school seems to find very qualified and dedicated teachers. Even as the school's diversity has changed over the years this school has maintained quality education and has provided and nurtured social values that most students take with them in the future. We have seen this first hand as we know how the future turned out for most of our children and our children's classmates.
My daughter is attending Kindergarden at Brooktree. She loves the teachers there. Teachers in brooktree knows how to teach the students to be independent and responsible. Students learn a lot of new knowledge both in academic and social interaction. The playground in Brooktree is nice and modern. With the new principle's great managing direction; more after school programs and more parent invlovement, I am sure the school is one of the best in the district.
Brooktree is a great school! The principal and teachers are all very approachable. They faithfully communicate with parents whenever there may be a need to address a situation to assure success for your child. The reading program is fantastic. What's unfortunate is that so few parents actually participate. If more parents would get involved in PTA, Site Council, etc., Brooktree could easily be a 5 star school. I'm anxious to see the school when classes start next week now that all the renovation and modernization is complete. Construction has already started on a terrific new playground as well.
This is medium to good school with above average test scores. It is has mostly Asian student population who are often English language learners. This is refelcted in the not so good english proficiency scores. However Mathematical skills are very good and thus Math scores are well above average. The school has been improving over the last few years and this trend should continue as the neighbourhood becomes more affluent with rising real-estate prices.
Brooktree school is a good school;though you need to keep working with your child at home for more practice.The school is very very good at the reading program ,my kid(1st grade) could read fluently within the first few months of the school year.
What set Brooktree apart from the other schools in the district is its literacy program. The school breaks the school year into Literacy Blocks which are approximately 7 weeks long. Students are tested and grouped according to level. This way, teachers can attend to the needs of the students better. For instance, a teacher of the lower end of the grade level can focus on the fundamentals whereas the teacher of the students in the high level reading classes can focus on providing more challenging material. I think it is a win-win for all the students as well as the teachers.
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