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Brookdale Elementary School

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Posted April 2, 2014

Brookdale should have a 10 out of 10. What a great school. The teachers are wonderful, the PTA is really big at our school, so much parent involvement, & I love the enrichment classes they offer in the fall/spring. My sons is thriving, making great friends and becoming so independent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Brookdale Elementary is an great school. The teachers are wonderful. They work very hard to make Elementary School a great experience for all students. The school has a strong PTA. There are a lot of great opportunities for the students and for the parents to get involved. Brookdale has a new Principal this year and she seems to be doing a good job. The Core Values of Brookdale are Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. I feel lucky to have my kids attend Brookdale. Go Bobcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2013

We moved specifically to be within this school's district, having compared with Longwood and Beebe and we felt this school provides significant opportunities, excellent teachers, and lots of enrichment activities for our children. While the building is lacking in some areas (no A/C in hot weather) it has a unique layout that places a focus on the Library area (LRC) this not only subtly reminds students (by always walking around or through) how important 'information' itself is in this age but it also gives a great way for students to show and see various exhibits (both instructor or student made), art, etc. Some other schools in the 'region' (particularly the ones we left) have had to make major cuts to elementary programs like Art, Music, Phys Ed - all of which we consider valuable enrichment and social experience, Brookdale (and IPSD 204) have done a tremendous job tighting belts elsewhere and have created a very positive school for students for the 2012-2013 & 2013-2014 years! The school is not 'perfect' but we believe it is under-rated (based on scores alone) and are very thankful for all of the staff at Brookdale!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2012

Brookdale Elementary is an excellent school. My son loves it. The teachers are wonderful. They are always willing to work with the parents to help provide the best education possible. The school provides interventions for the students that need them and Project Arrow for the advanced students. The one thing I do not agree with is the PBIS system (aka PAWS). I don't think this system is fair for the students that do follow the rules everyday. The PTA at our school is great too. The PTA provides the parents a great way to be involved in the school on a day to day basis. The PTA also provides a lot of extra activites for our children to participate in. I also love all the clubs that my son can join, such as Lifesaver's Club, Safety Patrol, SLAB, etc. Brookdale has a lot of school spirit. The children are taught to be Respectful, Responsible, and Safe everyday. We love Brookdale!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

We have been at this school for many years through several children and are sad to be leaving. The classes are so individualized - there is an incredible amount of differentiation going on, and the teachers and principal go above and beyond. The new principal, Mr. LeCrone, is so involved and caring. I have complete confidence that my last child will go to middle school just as well-prepared as my first one did - Brookdale does an amazing job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The staff is wonderful and the principal is a very dynamic person.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2007

We recently moved to Illinois from Texas simply becasue the schools were ranked much higher. We feel privledged to have our child attend Brookdale. They have exceeded all of our expectations. The staff are excellent and very caring with all the children. The PTA is exceptional. I highly recommend Brookdale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Brookdale elementary is a fantastic school... from the principal to the teachers to the great parent involvement and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2006

Brookdale is a wonderful school with a great mix of ethnic backgrounds for the Naperville area. The teachers are very committed to the students needs.
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Posted December 28, 2005

We are new to Brookdale Elementary School this year. I have been very impressed with the quality of the teachers and principal, the abundance of afterschool activities for the children to participate in, and the overall friendly atmosphere of the school and parents of the children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

My daughter went to this school for 1 year. I would prefer Beebe elementary in Naperville over this school.Their way of catering to child's overall development is amazing
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2005

Hi! I've been living in naperville now for about 2 yrs. (lived in Chicago for 30 yrs) I must say my 8 yr. old is fortunate to attend one of if not the best school in the State of Illinos. The teachers are top notch and care about the children not only the money that comes with the job. I would recommend any school in district 204 to anyone. Olga
—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 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
Black29%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income48%
Non-low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female87%
Male65%
Black65%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income65%
Non-low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female70%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income59%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Low income47%
Non-low income84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female94%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low income94%
Non-low income98%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students77%
Female89%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Low income67%
Non-low income81%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female86%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income63%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 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 55% 51%
Asian 20% 4%
Black 12% 18%
Hispanic 7% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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