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Brookview Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 475 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2013

I love Brookfield..the principal is new but she seems very concerned about what's going on...I've visited on several occasions and she was always in sight...helping outside during the morning rush, helping at lunch directing kids, and alwAys available to talk and interact with kids and parents. I have two girls, one going into third and the other kindergarten and I love all the teAchers so far.I like how they handle entering kids in kindergarten...they go to all teAchers the first two days and they pick their teacher based on a number of different factors to make the mix of students fair on a number of levels. There is before and aftercare offered and run by the YMCA and even though every year there are different people in charge they have routine they work with the kids to keep them active and help with homework and I don't worry about their safety. There is such a lot of parent involvement, everyone works to make holiday parties fun,teAchers can rely on parents to give volunteer time. We get good feedback at conferences and teAchers really try to push the kids to excel because I've been told they don't have to spend as much time with discipline issues like at other places.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2012

Brookview is a fantastic school. The teachers and all the support staff are caring and provide a top notch education to all their students. The parent involvement is also excellent. I can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

This school is so much further ahead, academically, then the Catholic schools here in Rockford. After leaving a Catholic school, Brookview offered to tutor my son to bring him up to where he should be. He's flourishing and has come a long way from where he was when he started at Brookview. They actually cared enough to help him learn.I have nothing but praise for Brookview School and their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2006

I did not want to send my child to public schools, but was forced to do so because of my child's special education needs. I am so glad we chose Brookview. The teachers are great. The parents are very involved. Rockford has a shining example in Brookview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2006

Best elementary meap scores in district.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 16, 2005

This is a great neighborhood school with caring and supportive staff and parents. You cannot go wrong by choosing Brookview School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2004

Parent involvement is key to the success of Brookview. Leadership by principals has been excellent for the past 10 years and the current principal is fully dedicated to the welfare of the students. Although the school has been hindered by ongoing legal issues within the Rockford School District and a school board that is so disjointed as to be dysfunctional, Brookview has proved a bright spot for the community. I am pleased that my oldest child graduated from Brookview and that my second child is now a student there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2004

I have two children that attend Brookview, one in first and one in second. The teacher leadership and commitment to each and every child learning is truly remarkable. Brookview school holds the highest standards that every school should use for the truest example on the way a school should be run. One of the toughest choices a parent has to make is selecting where their child will begin his/her acedemic career. I can say with honesty, choosing Brookview for mychildren is the best choice I have ever made. The principal and every teacher in Brookview is a great example of how education should be conducted.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
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

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
76%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Low income53%
Non-low income70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)25%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students55%
Female64%
Male49%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White63%
Low income45%
Non-low income65%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities64%
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 Students62%
Female72%
Male54%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Low income54%
Non-low income74%
Students with disabilities (IEP)43%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students67%
Female72%
Male63%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Low income58%
Non-low income79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female89%
Male81%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Low income78%
Non-low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)71%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male73%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Low income58%
Non-low income78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Low income61%
Non-low income80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities77%
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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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 56% 51%
Black 15% 18%
Hispanic 14% 24%
Two or more races 10% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Carol Jeschke

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1750 Madron Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: (815) 229-2492

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