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Brookshire Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 612 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

Brookshire is a great neighborhood public school with a private school feel! The teachers truly care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

As grandparents, we attended the "Meet Your Teacher" on August 15th with our grandchildren (one in 1st grade and one in 4th). We were quite impressed with the new building and the students were well-behaved. Their teachers were informative and excited about the new school year. We also met the science, music, and art teachers and their rooms were filled with interesting equipment. We highly recommend Brookshire Elementary and look forward to our next visit.


Posted September 26, 2013

Brookshire Elementary is composed of a great team of caring teachers whose dedication to teaching can not be surpassed. Dr. Marc Rumbler is one of the best principals this school has had. The new building is very impressive along with the new technology. I am very proud of our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

Finally a great building to go with our great school! Brookshire is a super neighborhood school with great teachers and high parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2012

My daughter attended Kindergarten with Mrs. Maguire. I could not have asked for a better teacher with her positive fun attitude. I felt better knowing my daughter would be greated everyday with a her smile. My daughter still misses being in her class. Dr Rummler is a great principle keeping everyone update to date with the latest information with letters, emails and the ocps phone line. With my busy M-F work schedule, this helped out a lot. There is a lot of parent participation with this school and it made a huge difference with all the children who attends Brookshire. I would highly recommend this school to anyone with younger children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2012

Brookshire Elementary is an absolutely fantastic school! Dr. Rummler, the new principal, makes himself available to parents and students and is always involved in Brookshire's activities. The school is in a great location with nice homes and a very peaceful environment. Parents are very involved in their children's education there. We are thinking of moving and this school is one thing that will keep me here. My son loves it. It will be hard to find another school like it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

Although Brookshire Elementary School may look tired on the outside, the magic lies within the fabulous dedicated teachers and fantastic involved families which come together to make Brookshire an exceptional place for young minds to grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2009

I have been pleased with Brookshire, even keeping my child there instead of private school. That was my opinion through 2008. I don't know what has happened in 08/09 year but my child's learning decreased. It could be a reflection on the leadership of the new principal or the distractions from the budget fiasco. Either way, the 09 year at Brookshire was less than par.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

Very happy with the school. Parents and teachers are very involved. I have had no trouble at all communicating with teachers or administrarion. Really like how all kids are grouped according to ability. I was impressed with the gifted program when my third grader was required to complete an independent research assignment-complete with power point presentation. Now, if only we could get a brand new building!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

I heard great things about this school, but totally disappointed. This is nothing more than a mediocre school. I agree with one of teh parent about teh teachers and administration. In my experience they were quite uncooperative. If you have a child who is above avergae, do not bother to send him or her here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

Brookshire USED to be a great school, but I know of several parents that have pulled their kids out and I am considering doing the same thing. The new principal, Mr. Moore, is judgmental and unmoving. The teachers rarely follow exceptional student guidelines. Many are preferential to 'good' students and let the slower students fall behind and fail. If it were not for the few excellent teachers left at the school and parental involvement, Brookshire would fail, as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

Excellent teachers and staff. The student to teacher ratio can't be beat. Brookshire was #1 in the county for Reading scores. They earned 100 points more than the requirement to be an 'A' school. They recieved a 'B' rating because the gains for the lowest 25% need improvement. They are making concentrated efforts to assist these students, and to regain the 'A' rating that they have had up to this point. Brookshire was ranked 19th (out of 200) in Orange County. We moved to the neighborhood 2 years ago, and we love it. The P.E. teacher has brought in great programs like bike safety, yoga, and swimming. Winter Park school children and families have access to a counseling program called 'Chill' that assists with any transition or difficulty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

This is truly a great school! The teachers are all wonderful, the parent support is strong and the leadership is outstanding. No wonder my kids love Brookshire!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2006

It is easy to say a school is wonderful when you have an academic loving child. I have the opposite with my youngest child. He was falling behind and in 3rd grade failed the FCAT. I took him to Huntington for an evaluation. He was reading at first grade level. After 4 months (6 hours a week)at Huntington, he was reading at 4th grade level and had confidence in himself. He felt like an outcast at Brookshire because he wasn't an easy student for learning by the way they teach. The teachers are dedicated and hard working, but only teach one way and that doesn't work for all students. They do not seem open to ideas, and have a very obvious preference for the easy students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2006

Great school! My kids got a quality education from Brookshire! And are doing well in middle/high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

I love this school. The staff is very supportive and are willing to help you through any situation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

Brookshire is a decent school, although it does not live up to the good reputation that it seems to have. The administration and teachers are not at all open to suggestions from parents, can be quite uncooperative, and have an attitiude of 'if you don't like it, too bad.' The P.E. program is a complete joke and music and art aren't much better. Children can get a mediocre education here, but I don't see how that justifies the 'A' grade that the school continues to recieve.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Wonderful PTA! Parents are extremely welcome to be as involved as possible in class. All staff members are very nice. Beautiful campus small and quaint.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 11, 2006

My kids have been in this school since pre- k and we have always been pleased!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

The principal is very caring and fair.The teachers are what make this school so great.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
70%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • 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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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
White 61%
Hispanic 22%
Black 10%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 129%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 27%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2500 Cady Way
Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (407) 623-1400

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