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Brookside Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 327 students

 

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Posted April 8, 2014

Great school, very loving and caring teachers, they know the students by name and even take the time to get to know the children's personalities . I have been on several field trips and attended yearly events and this school has a good support system and ery good communication with parents about bullying etc.. My child is doing very well here academically and is very happy and healthy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2013

This school is ok if you have low standards for your kids. Some of the Teachers are excellent while the principal has a hands off approach. There are a lot of kids that show disrespect while the teachers just look on. Please do research before sending your child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

I want to start with a thank you for all the staff at this school. You all are brave and show great care in your work. You teach respect of one self as well for others. You teach love for one self,as well as the rest of the world.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
46%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
41%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Female44%
Male57%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White56%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I51%
Special edn/a
Regular ed57%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English54%

Math

All Students62%
Female60%
Male63%
African American60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status63%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed67%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students68%
Female61%
Male79%
African American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I67%
Special edn/a
Regular ed72%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English70%

Math

All Students71%
Female63%
Male83%
African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I73%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English72%

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
African American48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I62%
Special edn/a
Regular ed65%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students60%
Female64%
Male56%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White63%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I60%
Special edn/a
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English60%

Math

All Students50%
Female44%
Male56%
African American35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White58%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status45%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I50%
Special edn/a
Regular ed59%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English50%

Science

All Students39%
Female36%
Male42%
African American11%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White53%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title I39%
Special edn/a
Regular ed42%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English39%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 43% 32%
White 2 28% 50%
Hispanic 1 24% 13%
Two or more races 1 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 2 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2 0% 0%
Source: DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Stephens, Eric W.
Fax number
  • (302) 454-3480

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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800 Marrows Road
Newark, DE 19713
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