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Brookside Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 508 students

 

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Posted September 9, 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


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 67% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 63% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
57%

2009

 
 
81%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%

2009

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 65% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 68% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
67%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Reading

All Students45%
Female67%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic41%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%

Writing

All Students58%
Female74%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic55%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students58%
Female50%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic52%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic25%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%

Writing

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic39%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%

Reading

All Students76%
Female73%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%

Science

All Students65%
Female66%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%

Writing

All Students64%
Female78%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Scale: % level 4 or 5

About the tests


In 2011-2012 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.
Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, the Connecticut Department of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the CMT test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.

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% 19%
White 21% 62%
Black 18% 13%
Asian 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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