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Brookside Place Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted August 30, 2013

My oldest child just completed Kindergarten this year and we can't believe what was achieved in just a half day session. My child is reading, writing and solving math problems. Good friends were made. Lots of fun memories. Most importantly my child is truly ready for first grade. As parent we can't wait and my child is eager as well. The only way kindergarten could have been better is if the district extended to a full day session. Kudos to the teacher, principal and team for getting these children off to a great start. The effort by all staff is contagious which encourages a lot of PTA and parent involvement. The annual variety show is a must along with field day, class trips, the fall festival and so many other great activities. Stay tuned for updates on first grade. A high bar has been set but I'm confident the principal has set us up for more great milestones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I have 2 children at BPS and so far am extremely impressed by the teachers, the curriculum, the extra activities, eg, the BPS olympics to build team spirit and cohesiveness. The prinicipal is very approachable and knows every single student and parent by name.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

We are new to the area and so impressed with the administration and staff. Especially in light of the recent flood, they all have been phenomenal. In response to the review about racism, we are sensitive to the issue also and are confident if/when the issue arises (as it will anywhere public or private) the teachers and staff will be supportive and proactive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2011

Bravo to the superindent and principal for working hard to get our childen to school despite the damages to our beloved school brought on by hurricane Irene. Our town was devastated by the storm, but so many are working together to get those affected back on their feet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2009

My daughter suffered tremendous distress from the racism she confronted in this school. If you are not in the click beware of the administration and teacher relations with the Parents. I was forced to pull my daughter from this school and put her in private school as a result. Be guided accordingly !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

This is an excellent school which only gets better. The new principle drives learning in all grades. The PTA supplies these kids with the finest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2009

This is an excellent school which only gets better. The new principle drives learning in all grades. The PTA supplies these kids with the finest.
—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.
Language Arts Literacy

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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91%

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82%

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87%

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78%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%

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95%

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92%

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 59% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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84%

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86%

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84%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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98%

2012

 
 
99%

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100%

2010

 
 
97%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
83%
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 Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education71%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education82%
General education98%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education62%
General education91%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant87%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education79%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students98%
Female97%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White98%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special education92%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant98%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education83%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant91%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White96%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education83%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant95%
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

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48%
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26%
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Math growth at this school

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 90% 51%
Two or more races 5% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 22%
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 1%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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700 Brookside Place
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: (908) 709-6244

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