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Brookview Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 738 students

Early Middle and Aspiring Artist Academy

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

I love this school! The teachers are awesome they are determined to have the children achieve their goals, actually achieve beyond their goals. They thrive to help the children learn in every way possible. The principal mrs.adams is totaly awesome she is always very active within the school. She was the first principal to ever take the children to a end of the year trip. She took over 400 3rd, 4th,and 5th graders to lego land in 2013-2014 school year. She funded the trip parents only paid $10 for a shirt and lunch. She also did a beach day with the 5th graders. My children have no complaints about anything within the school. One of my kids had an issue of being bullied and the teachers and the principal quickly put a stop to it and was on the phone daily giving me a report about it.I attended this school myself from k-5 and the school is just progressing with greatness
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

Brookview has some of the hardest working teachers. They work hard to ensure that students excel academically. The principal has many incentives to encourage students to work hard. My child worked very hard to get into the Lego Land trip. She actually took over 400 students to Lego Land as an incentive and we only had to pay $10.00 for a shirt and lunch. The kids were well behaved and they will do anything for her. My child's teacher and principal are household names.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

I loved Brookview. I attended 1st thru 4th back in ( ok get ready for this ) 1979!!! Lol...I would love to hear more or hear from anyone who has ties to the school as far back as I do. Keep up the good work( students and staff )


Posted February 6, 2012

I pulled my kids out of this school this year. Although there are some great teachers, there is little to no parental support from most parents and the discipline problems in this school are getting worse every year. The kids know that they will not be disciplined at home or at school so why obey the rules......Parents need to stop making excused for their kids and step up and be PARENTS! Best decision we made was getting our children out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

My grandchildren go to Brookview and I am very impressed with the parent's involvement at this school. Every event is standign room only. They also have an outstanding group of teachers and the principal is fantastic.


Posted July 5, 2008

Brookview is among the elite schools in the Jacksonville area. If your children attend this school you are extremely lucky to live in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

Me, my husband and my sister all went to Brookview. Now our son is in 2nd grade here. I think it's doing well. It's an A school for a reason. They have art, music and PE. If you don't like it, try for the magnet program. We are.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2007

This is our first year at Brookview and although we have a wonderful teacher the school itself is lacking. I have been disappointed with the fact that there is a school nurse available only one day a week. They are trying to improve but are lacking. They need more funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

This is the best school i've went to.


Posted October 24, 2007

My son is in the 2nd grade and has another wonderful teacher but like another parent noted, the school lacks in a lot of areas. I'm not happy with the school in many areas but when parents are involved, they have more control of their kids learning. I think certain teachers at the school shouldn't be teachers. I've had problems with the office staff and the school has changed for the worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2007

Brookview used to be a wonderful school yet w/ the change of principal this year it has lost alot. The staff semm very non chalant when you have a problem. They do not want to take the time to call a parent back or try to resolve what is happening.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

My son is attending Brookview in 3rd grade this year. In comparison to other schools in the county that he attended, I am not impressed. He does not have one field trip this year, and they seem to be very FCAT and FCAT only focused. They are seriously lacking in extracurricular activities, as well as any outdoor equipment for the children. Bare bones education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2007

My son has been at Brookview for 2 years and it has been a wonderful experience. The academic programs are wonderful as well as the enrichment activities. As with many things I feel that the parent involvement could be better but I think that is every where. I love the attention that he gets and he is a very well known student by many teachers not just his own. I know that is I call the principal or his teacher I will get a prompt response.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

The teachers and support staff take great care in providing a safe and caring atmosphere of learning. They provide our kids with all the tools necessary to prepare them for a bright future. They help the students set and achieve goals while nurturing their strengths and providing assistance in their weak areas. Each child is made to feel special and loved while they receive the best possible education our public school system has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

The teachers and support staff take great care in providing a safe and caring atmosphere of learning. They provide our kids with all the tools necessary to prepare them for a bright future. They help the students set and achieve goals while nurturing their strengths and providing assistance in their weak areas. Each child is made to feel special and loved while they receive the best possible education our public school system has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2006

My children have been at Brookview for 3 years now. They have accelerated in thier learning tremendously, however I feel that the outdoor time could be improved for kindergarten students. They have to play on a 'baby' playground and my opinion of that is they are no longer in preschool once they reach elementary age and my kindergarten child resents the fact that his older brother gets to play on the 'big' kid playground when he is just as cooridinated as him. It really makes him not like school that much because he feels like he's being treated as a baby. Another issue is the library and the use of the computers. Kindergarteners are not able to play on them at all or go on field trips. I think that these things are important for this age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2005

Academic programs seem to be top notch, I am a bit concerned about the ESE students being isolated in a seperate area. Extra curiicular activities are emcouraged and provided. Parental involvement is high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

I am very happy with my daughter's kindergarten teacher there. Any time I write a concern, I get a reply the next day in writing or a phone call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2005

Brookview is where my ESE son attends. So far he's had a great experience, his teacher, Sam Commander, is superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2005

My children really loved thier teachers at this school. The extracurricular activities were lacking, the academic programs could be better, but the teachers themselves are very nice and they work with you concerning your children's progress on a fairly regular basis.
—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 58% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

123 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
93%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

118 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Black 29%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%65%61%
Master's degree 19%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Computer specialist(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
French
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden School (2014)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 a.m.
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. SHANA ADAMS
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (904) 565-2734

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
  • Project-based
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Boy Scouts
Girls sports
  • Girls Rock, Girl Scouts,

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Boy scouts
  • Community service
  • Girl scouts
  • Recycling club
  • Television/Radio News
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
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10450 Theresa Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
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Phone: (904) 565-2720

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