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Brookwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 579 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 21, 2013

My son just started this school it came highly recommended. The principal and staff have been very helpful and nice
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

To say I dislike this school is an understatement. To be fair, we came from out of state, from a school district that struggled with funding, but made up for it in the excellence of the staff. I assumed all schools were that way. This one proved me wrong. I strongly dislike this school, and would recommend finding a different one in Columbia county. If you go to schooldigger.com you can see that they are not in the same league as the rest of the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My daughter loves Brookwood. And so do I. So much to keep her wanting to go back everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2012

My 2 children loved Brookwood Elementary for the three years we have been here. You can tell the teachers enjoy what they are doing because of the enthusiasm they bring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2011

I truly love Brookwood Elementary School. I have had 3 children to attend Brookwood, and I can not say what a excellent education that they all received. From the principal, teachers, lunchroom staff, ect...everyone at the school is top notch!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2011

Both my children attend Brookwood and I've had nothing but a positive experience with this school. The teachers are fantastic. Engaged and care very much about their students. The prinicpal is also very good here. We love Brookwood! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Well, there are good things and bad things about this school. The counselors are great, the extra curricular activities are great. When it comes to the bus system and the parental involvement, the school is terrible. my son is supposed to get dropped off at 3:50 in the afternoon and is repeatedly dropped of at 4:25 or later. The teachers do not involve parents at all and the also punish and do not reward. if a student isn't as fast as they would like they threaten to take away recess. I am very disappointed because we chose this house because of the school system and the great reviews it received. When I went into enroll my children, even the front staff were unfriendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

My daugther has been a student at Brookwood since Kindergarten. The whole staff at Brookwood is wonderful. Teacher quality is great! The location is wonderful as well. I would advise anyone who is moving to the area to move to a neighborhood where your child will be zoned for this school. You will be so happy and so will your child. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

I am so pleased with all aspects of Brookwood, the music dept, art, and most of all the teachers! Ms. Smith (K) is awesome and really is in tune with my childs needs...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2007

great school,probably the best in gwinette, The principal and the teachers are awesome , easily approchable and take a keen interest in molding these young minds and imparting good values.Keep the good work up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2006

Overall, the school is wonderful. However, it does nothing to further educate the children who are more advanced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

As a military family and having traveled to many places my main concern is always how my children will adjust to the new school. I have to say that Brookwood was a true delight to my whole family. Such a warm and friendly environment for children to be a part of all day everyday. My son fell ill during his 3rd grade yr. He was in the hospital for 4wks. His teacher Mrs. Lane was truely a God sent. She helped in every way she could to continue my son's education while he was ill (not to mention she called our cell phones almost every day to see how he was doing). That is how much they care. We are about to move once again and I have to say, it will be a very sad day when we say goodbye to everyone at Brookwood! The music teacher is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

My son attended this school 2003-2004. I also attended this school when I was younger. I have to say that out of the two schools my son has attended so far, this an excellent school! They have many activities that parents can participate in and the music program is awesome! I love the high and somewhat strict safety standards! As long as I know my child is safe while I am not with him, then I am happy! My child learned so much from his teachers. He also really enjoyed going to school! I do have to say that I had one issue with the school on a family situation, but I also understand that they were being cautious for my child's safety and well being. I really enjoyed this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

I went to Brookwood when I was in third grade. I am now a sophomore in college, but I remember my teachers, Mrs. Spiers and Mrs. Eubanks fondly. They were always there for me, willing to help. I also thank Mr. Carr, because he helped me discover my love for the arts so early in life! I hope to be able to give my children the same experiences by placing them in a school like Brookwood. I also plan to teach so other children can experience the great times to be had!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 16, 2004

I attended Brookwood Elementary and I would have to say that it is an excellent school. I am now a college freshmen after graduating 3rd from my high school. Teachers are generally pleasant people and love what they do. There is also a wonderful enrichment program for the musical arts, led by the music and drama director, Mr. Carr. The visual arts are also encouraged and appreciated by every teacher. I would like to personally praise Mrs. Diana Teagarden (2nd grade), she always listened and was kind. I remember her fondly and and think of her often. I can honestly say, that Brookwood help create the individual I have become.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

My son went to Brookwood for one school year, 2001-2002. He was in Miss Speir's third grade. This was the best teacher and best school he's attended so far (he's in fifth now). Their reading program is excellent, and there were few discipline issues within my son's class. My son is ADHD, and their discipline policy was fairly strict, but not in a bad way. The kids knew what was expected of them, and they knew they could not get away with acting out. This left the classroom eager and ready to learn. My son excelled in this school, where he was considered a 'discipline problem' in others. We are military, so we move a lot, and I wish that every school was as great as Brookwood! If we ever have a choice of military assignments, we'd definitely move back to the Brookwood Elementary school district!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 86% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 88% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 90% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia 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
White 61% 44%
Black 23% 37%
Hispanic 7% 12%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Grovetown, GA 30813
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