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Brookside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 540 students

 

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Posted June 19, 2014

My eldest has attended since Pre-K and has had 3 very productive years at this school. His teachers have been both nurturing and encouraging while inspiring a desire to learn and grow. He has been on multiple educational field trips and attended interesting assemblies. I found parents of older children welcoming and very open to giving advice and sharing information. My son has enjoyed his experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2014

My school is a wonderful, nurturing environment where all 3 of my children have thrived (one still in 4th grade). It's a family-oriented diverse community where the staff go the extra mile to help ensure your child's success. My older children were well prepared to enter middle school, academically and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2014

Brookside Elementary is a great place. Children are treated with respect and they give it back. The tachers are willing to do extra for the kids anytime. Mr. Hay is the most wonderful proncipal. Brookside is an important part of the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2014

Brookside has great children and a staff that cares about them. There are many opportunities for children before and after school. There are 3 pre school classes available to children of Norwalk. The building was renovated in the early 2000s and it is bright and collorful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is terrific! We work as a big family and care about each other.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is a friendly, caring environment in which all staff members believe that all students can and will learn to the best of their ability. The staff works together. The administration supports the teachers and students in every way possible. There is a student of the week program where the students get a book and pencil. The P.T.O. sponsors many assemblies which are fulfilling and rich with content. As you walk through the halls of the school, you will notice the upbeat attitude of everyone.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is full of a wonderful diverse student body. We are fortunate to have a newer building with a beautiful courtyard. Stop by to say hello.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 25, 2013

My school is fantastic because we have an excellent principal, great faculty and terrific families
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

Brookside Elementary School has highly dedicated teachers and support staff! Students show an eagerness to learn and grow!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

My school has a great environment. It is a cheerful, colorful and safe building. The PTO, teachers and support staff work hard to make each student and family feel "Welcomed" when they enter the doors to our building.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

It is a caring community with an excellent art and music program and tons of afterschool activities! Our PTO is dedicated and hardworking. Overall a terrific place.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 24, 2013

Brookside school is a Great School. It is a beautiful, busy, exciting place to learn and grow.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 1, 2013

My school has very dedicated staff of people. A strong Art & Music program., along with offering Physical Education and Health. We offer various after school programs- tennis,cafts, music, zumba and running. The academics are becoming stronger each year. We are improving with technology, hands -on science and sight-word vocabulary. Math and Science scores are on the rise. Reading and Language Art are impoving with Common Core Curriculum isin the works.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

Brookside is one of the better school- the teachers are caring and professional. My Grandson has excelled an trulely loves his school and teachers.


Posted September 22, 2010

My daughter is attending her second year of preschool. I love the school infrastructure. The classroom is so neat and organized. No wonder, my daughter wants to be there! The schools is working on the NAEYC; and, as a parent is very important to know that the school is focused on developing the resources to support families in their early childhood education and parenting needs. During the first year of preschool, my daughter learned so much and developed her inner and social skills as well as psycho-motor and cognitive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

Brookside School is a wonderful school with dedicated teachers and caring staff and parents. Our student body is wonderfully diverse and all of my children have had a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

The teachers and staff are so dedicated! It's a community school that gets kids involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

Brookside School is one of the best elementary schools in Norwalk, CT. In the past year and half, my son (6 yrs old) has learned how to read and write so quickly. I am very proud of him. The school has wonderful teachers that care about the children. Thanks so much for your encouraging my son to do his best.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female74%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic81%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%

Reading

All Students63%
Female64%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic56%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%

Writing

All Students73%
Female79%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic60%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%

Reading

All Students56%
Female64%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
Female77%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students74%
Female71%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic65%
White95%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%

Science

All Students76%
Female71%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Writing

All Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

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

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 57% 20%
White 23% 61%
Black 16% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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382 Highland Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
Phone: (203) 899-2830

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