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Brookside Elementary School

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Posted June 4, 2006

Great school with great teachers. Our 2 children are getting a wonderful education at this facility. We could not be happier with our decision to move to Allendale for the school system here. There is clearly a culture within the school that focuses on acedemic excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

I recently graduated this school, and it had to be one of the best experiences in my life. I made the greatest friends there, and had one of the best learning experiences in my life. The teachers were great, and taught well, while also helped kids enjoy their classes. I graduated as a straight a+ student, receiving a few awards, and got into northern highlands high school with two honors courses on my schedule. Already i am doing great in these classes, and i would without a doubt, give the credit to brookside. You rule brookside!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 25, 2004

Brookside is a very good school. I am 13 years old and an 8th grader at Brookside. I love this school so much and can't imagine being anywhere else. I've learned so much it's amazing. And the teachers are all great. Brookside provides many different things too. I not only learn the basic educational things, but I play on the school soccer and basketball teams, am a member of the yearbook committee, sing in the choir, and play the trumpet in the band. Brookside provides an amazing learning environment. It is located in my hometown, Allendale, which is an amazing little town. I love living here and knowing everyone. Brookside is very lucky to be located in such a great place. And I am also very lucky. If I could choose to go to any other school, I would definitely stay at Brookside. Without hesitation.
—Submitted by a student


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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 59% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 61% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 66% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students81%
Female87%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students96%
Female94%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education96%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students83%
Female91%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
General education88%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant83%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students94%
Female97%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students97%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White93%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female94%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White89%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Special educationn/a
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant98%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant94%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students96%
Female98%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

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

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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48%
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26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 9%
Hispanic 4% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Black 0% 16%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Brookside Ave
Allendale, NJ 07401
Phone: (201) 327-2021

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