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Brookside School

Public | 3-5 & ungraded | 528 students

 
 

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Posted April 15, 2010

I love brookside school because the teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to help our children succeed......I feel our school is the best school because it has an outstanding group of teachers that love to teach our children....I feel really blessed to say my child goes to Brookside School because I know from the moment she gets off the bus she is in good hands....Our school shouldnt just be called Brookside School, it should be called..... Brookside School where our smart become smarter....Bottom line is Brookside School for a brighter education in learning....Brookside school where the teachers really teach with caring hearts and helping hands!!!! its a wonderful school!!! Vote for Brookside!!! It truly is hands down the best school ever!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

The school is good. Teaches provide informative information to parents. Students are diverse and there is a strong sense of competition
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2005

i used to go to brookside when i was younger and i have missed that school so much! barclay brook and brookside are one of the best elementary schools in NJ. also on the side of school work, they do a lot of hands on activities and a lot of school games that were great. im in high school now and i still visit brookside to see old teachers. a lot of them left so there are new teachers but everyone still does a lot of fun and new acitivies in the school. i strongly recomend parents that are sending their kids to an elementary school to send their kids to barclay brook and brookside..trust me it will be worth it!
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.
Language Arts Literacy

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

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%

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

All Students81%
Female89%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education69%
General education85%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant81%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education82%
General education92%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students75%
Female85%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
White73%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special education40%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education76%
General education94%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant90%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education90%
General education99%
English language learnersn/a
Not 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 Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Special education44%
General education90%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant84%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students95%
Female93%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian98%
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education76%
General education98%
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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Math growth at this school

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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 68% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 23% 9%
Black 5% 16%
Hispanic 3% 22%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
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 4%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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370 Buckelew Avenue
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Phone: (732) 521-1101

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