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Brooktree Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted May 9, 2014

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

I know a coulple of parents. Their children went to Brooktree Ele and are now attending UC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2012

My son finished his elementry in Brooktree and then went to Morrill and Independence. He is studying Bio in UCSD. He loves Brooktree.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

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!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2008

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.


Posted February 19, 2008

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2005

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2004

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.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

841

Change from
2012 to 2013

+10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


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841

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6 / 10

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
59%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
58%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females73%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian73%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner70%
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females76%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino92%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students53%
Females61%
Males46%
African Americann/a
Asian68%
Filipino70%
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner61%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate61%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females82%
Males67%
African Americann/a
Asian86%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner82%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate85%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Females73%
Males55%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipino56%
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner56%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students64%
Females73%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipino50%
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females61%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asian47%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students57%
Females67%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner48%
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate77%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students57%
Females58%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asian53%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate25%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate64%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Asian 44%
Hispanic 21%
Two or more races 9%
White 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Black 1%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
English language learners 46%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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