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Brookwood Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 385 students

 
 

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Posted August 23, 2012

Brookwood has an amazing reputation partly because the parents are very involved with almost all facets of the school. The teachers and other faculty are top-notch giving the kids an outstanding foundation to grow from, but having the parents so heavily involved greases all the wheels and provides for a solid learning environment. There's a historical 97%+ PTA participation from families which helps to give this school a reputation of being 'like a private school', but there's also a commitment at the school level including parents who have volunteered to build a PTA website www.brookwoodparents.com, or volunteer with their 'green' programs which help Brookwood win the National Green Ribbon award.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

Brookwood is such a fantastic school because of many reasons. First of all, the teachers are top notch. They are caring and committed to each student. The class size is under 22 or less for each class and the children really get the attention that they deserve. Also, the other staff at school are just as committed to the students. There is a real caring that I've never witnessed before. Throughout the year the students work on Random Acts of Kindness which really sets the tone of the school. Academically, the teachers and students work together to achieve high grades and test extremely well. We feel very lucky to belong to such an academic and well rounded elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2010

I spent 14 years as a parent at Brookwood and only had one bad experience. 14 Years on the board of the PTA and working in the classrooms of my children and others. Brookwood is a great school!


Posted April 14, 2010

Our first 6 years at Brookwood have been super and I'm sure our next 7 will be full of more of the same. Our education opportunities at Brookwood are second to none and I personally have enjoyed getting involved!! Love it!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

Brookwood Elementary in Leawood, Kansas, is an old fashioned neighborhood school with enough love and kindness for 20 schools! Children thrive here and teachers come and do not leave! It is nestled among beautiful tree-lined streets, wonderful older homes and is rich in community support and pride. It is a gift that neighborhood children have the opportunity to attend this school. Like many elementary schools in our country, Brookwood struggles with budget cuts and could greatly benefit from an award of $20,000 to enhance learning programs for our students. ~ Corie Mustoe, mother of two
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2009

This truly is a special place w/ a wonderful, caring staff & unbelievable parental involvement & support. We moved 4 years ago to get our oldest daughter in this school & our expectations have been greatly exceeded... Jeff Hill- Parent (& Realtor)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

My son went to school here in Kansas City we used to live there but we moved back to Wichita KS my son liked the people there they are so nice to my son Joyce Campbell- Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2004

We moved here from Arizona last year. I am floored at the high level of quality Brookwood demands from its students. I applaud the efforts of Susan Boston and all the dedicated teachers who continue to make this school one of the best in the country.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
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2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
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2009

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
97%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

56 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
98%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

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Reading

All Students98%
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
African Americann/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
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Science

All Students100%
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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 68%
Asian 3% 2%
Black 2% 7%
Hispanic 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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