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Brookwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 1099 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 13, 2014

This is an outstanding school. I had two children go through K-5 and all teachers were outstanding except second grade teachers but that being said, no school is perfect. All the other teachers were loving and Mrs. Head was a great administrator who made wonderful changes from the former administrator. Mrs. Carter is taking over and will do a wonderful job as the kind, caring woman and leader that she is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2014

Brookwood Elementary teacher and staff are very judgmental. Quick to try and imply that your child has ADHD or a learning disability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2013

We've had one child complete K-5 here. We've had great teachers, not so great teachers and a couple of lousy ones. It's not going to be perfect wherever you go, so don't go into any school with your rose colored glasses on. PTA works hard to make sure that the teachers have extra resources and does special things for the school. The current administrator is not going to make any waves to make this an outstanding school. Test scores are high, so she won't take it to the next level that it could be (i.e. implementing some Ron Clark strategies). We also have a special needs child still there and that is a whole 'nother ball game. You have to know what to ask for, and without being told what your options are, you have to figure this out. This is a serious flaw with the county's entire system: we have the resources available & we have to provide them if you ask for them, but we're not going to tell you what they are so you know what to ask for. Reluctantly, they make suggestions about what might help. Quite the game. OT is a joke in GCPS, so don't go in expecting to get any real services from them for that. We are optimistic though for this year to be much better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

My family and I love this school! My son loved Kindergarten and learned so much. His teacher was loving and really made an impact in his young life. He is now entering first grade and we are excited to see what this new year has in store for him. The teachers at this school go above and beyond. This school focuses on academics and it sure shows in their test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

I have had a great experience so far.... starting our 3rd year.......got plenty of extra attention to catching one of the kids up on reading levels through a very intensive program,. Both teachers so far have been fantastic at keeping order in the room and keeping it fun while they learn...and they have very high expectations......Ive never felt out of place here and we are not dripping in money. I know that every experience is different, but the "snobby & not caring" is just NOT true.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

My child attended this school a few years ago. I agree with another that it is a cold and snobby school. If your child is a robot then it is the school for you. If your child is a real kid and if you have even one problem of any kind you will be treated like a second class citizen. Do your child a favor and enroll them anywhere but here. They care about money and appearances more then children. The teachers like to think they are doctors and can diagnose children and prescribe medicine. Run from this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2010

We didn't have a good experience at this school. The school comes across as snobby, cold and not very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2010

We have had our children attend this school and it's been an experience that we won't forget! I believe you can have a wonderful education for your child at this school. However, they tend to place an attention deficit DISORDER or hint of the disorder, on many minority children that I've noticed. But I do believe that the kids best interest are at heart for most of the teachers at the school. As a parent, you must be involved but as an African American parent you have no other choice, but to be involved if you want to advocate for your child's quality of education there. It is very much "who you know" to get things done around there. The challenging academic program is great for a public school. You will definitely be pleased with the quality in this public school compared to others in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

They have been fantastic this year helping up with our child's extra needs. The resource team and Mrs. Summers are fantastic!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2008

1st, 2nd & 3rd grade Teachers are outstanding so far. From what I've heard, the 4th & 5th grade teachers are equally as good. Look forward to the following years my children will be attending Brookwood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

Brookwood is GREAT!!! We had our doubts about public schools.It exceeds are expectations!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2004

Not only is the education my child receives at Brookwood superior to all else, but the feeling of community and togetherness exceeds my expectations! The teachers are great, the principal and her staff are great, the parents are great and the kids are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

This is our 2nd school year here at Brookwood. We have & had, a positive experience here, and highly recommend Brookwood! We are very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

Brookwood is an excellent school! The staff is highly motivated on educating your child! The education my daughter has obtained here is superior!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2003

I have a kindergartener, and she absolutley Loves school! I am grateful that the staff here at Brookwood have provided a positive experience, also the curriculum and teaching style have produced results that we are very pleased with. This school is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2003

I was very pleased with the 6 years my son spent at Brookwood. He got a very grounded beginning to his education from educators who care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

I went to this school in 1992 and graduated in 1998. I would like to say that the teachers there really care about their students. They know what they are doing and most of them have been there since the school was built 17 years ago.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 24, 2003

The teachers at Brookwood excel. The are interested in my children and encourage them to learn and to be all they can be.
—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 86% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

176 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

175 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

169 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

167 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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
Social Studies

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Social Studies

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
98%
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 50% 44%
Black 22% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 3%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1330 Holly Brook Rd
Snellville, GA 30078
Phone: (770) 736-4360

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