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Brentwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 345 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2013

Substitute Teacher. Students behave badly like all kids with substitute. That is to be expected. What was not to be expected was teachers invading my class to yell and harass fourth graders. Two teachers, about six trips into my room. One would send kids into my room who would then run back and tell "one of the kids stood up" and then in came the adult to verbally batter my entire class. Some teachers openly talked about waiting for kids to get hurt and then would celebrate the accident. They openly discussed with me how horrible the kids were. I attempted to wait after school to inform admin about how my class was invaded by angry teachers who had already decided that since a sub was in the room any form of talking or movement would be grounds for verbal battery of fourth graders. I was told by the same teachers watching me waiting for principal to "leave now while I still can." A vague threat of some type, by those who feel their authority supersedes ethical mores. The students were doing well in their work I checked it and they had mostly correct answers. Most of them had completed the work, so I allowed a bit of talking, it was the end of the day. You be the judge, 3 of 10.


Posted February 8, 2008

Wow - just read the news about the parent Marcia who - took the right action - of making her son responsibble for his actions. The public appology that he held up for being disrespectful to his teacher - is representative of the actions of a loving & caring parent. It also reflects on the right & positive sense of child rearing by the school. If only we had more parents & teachers as responsible at this age - our jails would not be filled up later on in the children's lives. Keep up the excellent work.


Posted July 2, 2007

I have found Brentwood to be a school where the leadership is A+. The principal is deeply concerned about each student, as well as the faculty. I have not found this to be true in my years of teaching as testing was all that mattered. The principal works endlessly towards the goal of test scores, yet she does not let us lose sight of our contributions as professionals and who the the child is as a whole. Teachers have been maligned in recent years and believe me, you will not make it in this system if you aren't there because you care deeply for these children. The principalship at Brentwood could not be any more supportive of its faculty and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2007

Brentwood Elementary is supposed to be an arts magnet school. However, we found their music art program to be behind the programs we experienced in standard elementary schools. It was like pulling teeth to set up a regular and recurring line of communication. On top of that our son was bullied the entire year he spent there and the teachers were clueless as how to help. There are some good teachers, but I would not recommend this school to anyone, including the neighborhood children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2003

My child began attending Brentwood as a second grader as part of their Magnet Program (Performing Arts) my child has really excelled during her years at Brentwood. My child's teacher and I communicate via email and phone and I am kept up to date of any concerns that my child's teacher may have. My child has had the same teacher two years in a row and she continues to mature and has developed excellent reading and study habits. My child is currently reading at a middle school level. Brentwood is truly a partner with parents in encouraging these children and helping them to excel.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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

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
Black 91%
Hispanic 3%
White 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%65%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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

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  • MS. CAROLYN L LAWS
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  • (904) 630-6638

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