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Brookside Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 208 students

 

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Posted July 16, 2010

Brookside has been one of Baldwin's hidden treasures. We have a great faculty that truly cares about our children. They guide and encourage our children to reach for the stars. It's amazing every year my daughter had amazing teachers that challenged her to learn. I'm impressed with the community and the involvement from the parents. The teachers, principal, parents and children make this an extrodinary school/community. Not to mention the Blue Ribbon to show all of our efforts!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

This is a great school . It just received a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Caring, dedicated staff. They work hard to help students excell and inspire them so that they develop a desire for knowledge and learning. The principal has great vision and leadership, a hard working PTA and our children are getting ivy league education in a public school. Brookside rocks and they have the blue ribbon to show for it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

I have two children who have attended Brookside for the past three years and they love it. Principle Sherman and the teachers are great. Parent involvement is strong. It is an excellent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

I graduated from this school several years ago and i am very greatful! This school has a nice enviroment and it made me feel like it was a second home. Both the parents, teachers, and students work well together. I cant say the same about the principal! Anyways this is a wonderful school and i higly recomend it!


Posted April 19, 2009

Great school. Excellent leadership. It is a pleasure for the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

Brookside is a wonderful school. My daughter is currently in the second grade and has been taking Chess and Spanish since Kindergarten. The PTA and parents are very involved in the school...still has the feel of the days when moms stayed at home with their kids. Unfortunately, I don't have that luxury, but it give the school a sort of private school feel. My daughter and I both love the school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2008

Brookside Elementary School is the best kept secret in Baldwin. The Principal, teachers and parents work together to insure the children receive an excellent academic education in warm and enriching environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Brookside Elementary School is a public school with the cozy feel of an elite private school. The educators in this school have a strong knowledge base, understand the learning styles of their students, adapt their lessons to suit the students' needs,and have open and honest relationships with the parents. The powerful leadersip skills of Principal Ivy Sherman are evident at every level within the school. The school offers a myriad of extracurricular activities as provided by the District or sponsored by the PTA. The PTA is active, vibrant, and omnipresent. This school is really a model of the what public school education should be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

The quality of the academics is good. There is always help if a child needs it. Music department is very good, a lot of the students make the nationals. The sports and activites are very light. The parent involvement is great, sometimes you can feel lik eit is to much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2004

I think this is a wonderful school. The teachers and principle is so friendly. My daugter thinks it's a great school. They teach in a fun special way and do it until it's done right. 'Brookside Brings Out The Best!'
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 32% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

67 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 1 60% 19%
Hispanic 2 25% 23%
White 1 7% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
Two or more races 2 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 57%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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  • MS. IVY SHERMAN

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940 Stanton Ave
Baldwin, NY 11510
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