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Brockett Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted August 11, 2014

Brockett Elementary is a wonderful little school. My daughter who is very shy started at Brockett in preschool, and she has blossomed while there! Her teacher has been great and very encouraging and supportive. There is a community feel to this school with a good group of children from all backgrounds. I highly recommend Brockett!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2014

They children do not know how to use critical thinking and analyical thinking skills.The Administrative Staff was good. The two Presidents of PTA did not care about the parents, teachers, students or the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2014

Brockett Elementary is a lovely school. My children have been through every grade at Brockett and we have yet to be disappointed. The principal is a strong leader, and the teachers truly care about their students. It's easy for parents to be involved in the classrooms, library, PTA, etc. I would absolutely recommend Brockett to a parent looking for a school in Dekalb County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

My daughter has been at Brockett for two years, and we love it. I feel like all of the staff are very involved, and truly want what is best for the children. My child has received an excellent education so far. We are very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

My daughter started pre-k at Brockett Elementary this past August - so my rating is only based off of a small period of time. But, I can say that so far we are very impressed. The pre-k teaching staff is highly engaged, very open to communication and motivating for my daughter. The school administration, so far, has had solid communication with the parents. I'm not over the moon about the current Principal, but I'm not passing complete judgement on her until I've had more direct conversations with her. On the surface she is very nice, but I expected someone with more of an authoritative demeanor - so I'm not complaining. The PTA has been very active already and their emails and communication is great. My daughter takes her lunch every day because she says the cafeteria food, "is yuck" - but you can take or leave the opinions of a 4 year old food critic. The other parents seem very nice as well - we walk to school most mornings and everyone greets each other and smiles or waves. Overall the atmosphere is very positive and we're happy we chose to send our daughter "public."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

This is a ok school but the principal is VERY lazy , she does nothing for the school,you never see her she's always walking around doing nothing and I think Mr Andrews should be the principal he has more principal qualities instead of assistant principal qualities and also they need to change the cafeteria staff because the cafeteria staff are very sorry they have poor quality food they serve kids on the last day of school last year spaghetti sauce just the noodles and sauce no meat very very poor they have should never have do this.the dekalb county needs to be held at the same standards as gwinnett county ,because the school system is ridiculousthe counselor at the school Ms Jones is very sorry in it just trickle down from the principal being sorry .is this cool can get a new principal then the school would drive better and they will have a better rating fofom me a parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

Brockett is a phenomenal school! My son and daughter were previously home schooled before that they attended a charter school that overwhelmed them. Once they attended Brockett they begin to truly enjoy school again. My daughter's reading has drastically improved. Reading has now become her favorite thing to do. My son's teacher is awesome. She actually takes the time to go over subjects that challenges him. Both my kids teachers are awesome. Parents are always involved and very friendly. Principal and assistant principal are always smiling and very approachable. I absolutely love Brockett and is very pleased with the entire staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

My daughter went all the way through this school and she is ready for college now. Kidding ... the girl is smarter then me now, well almost. This is a really great school. I wish I could have gone here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

We have had children attend Brockett Elementary since 2002 and my youngest child has been there from pre-k to 5th grade. He will be graduating this year and we are very pleased with this school. Brockett teachers and administsrative staff are awesome and are meeting the needs and honoring the diversity of the school. It's a great blend of children and we couldn't asked for a better experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

Brockett is the best kept secret in DeKalb County. The atmosphere is one of teaching and learning. Academic success for all students is what the entire faculty and staff strives for. Excellent!


Posted June 3, 2005

I went to Brockett for a long time. Brockett is a great school. There were never fights. The teachers really care about you. The food can be good at times but it was mainly bad. You dont have to do a lot of homework or projects. If you swear or say anything innapropiate they will make a huge deal about it. Brockett is like any other school it has its ups and downs but trust me it got more ups than downs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2005

My little girl attended Brockett for 2 years.She loved it.Brockett is a great school with great teachers.The teachers do care about your child and they will get involved.The principal its a great person.I had the opportunity to visit the school,it was clean and the students seem enjoying what they were doing.Thank you Brockett for everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

I went to Brockett for almost 3 years.The school is great.The teachers are really good.There fun to be around.The food well it was okay sometimes.Brockett is not really that big but it isent small.It has a playground.There was a lot of conferences .Brockett is a great school.Thats all I got to say.P.S.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 2, 2004

My siblings and I went there as children and as immigrants from Seoul, South Korea. I still visit this school from time to time, as well as my first apartment in America. The teachers were fantastic, and the principal, Mr. Lankford at that time, personally cared about us. It left me with many unforgettable memories which make me smile from time to time. It's a wonderful school which I didn't realize at that time. Students: give it a chance. Life is not all about taking or what's on the surface; it's about giving and inner joy. Parents: get involved for the sake of your kids. I wanted my parents to help-out sometimes but I learned to accept the language barrier they had, and grow-up and take responsibilies for the rest of my family. It was good; I was a child who had to act like a grown-up, and eventually became one.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2004

My son attended Brockett from K-6th grade, he had good time he was challenged through out his school years. Parent participation was good, teachers, principal and assistant principal listen to parents needs and questions and help kids whenever is needed. I do not remember any teacher who did not consider my suggestions it was either discussed or implemented when the teachers found it appropriate and fit the learning objectives. Thank you Brockett for giving my son great elementary experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

The school is a hidden gem. Its unique demographics obscure the fact that the scores are significantly higher than the state and county averages. Our kids go there and will continue to do so.
—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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2010.

69 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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 91% in 2010.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 92% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 83% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
90%
Social Studies

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 93% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
76%
Social Studies

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
72%
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
Black 42% 37%
White 26% 44%
Hispanic 19% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1855 Brockett Rd
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: (678) 874-2602

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