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Brookside School

Public | 1-2 | 709 students


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Posted May 28, 2012

School offers an advanced math class and a lot of after school classes in the spring. Our son attended a science class and learned about chemical reactions. He says all of the teachers are nice and enjoys the special classees, like art, music and computers.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 20, 2011

"1st version" posted on the Brookside elementary school website: "Please remember that as the weather gets colder to dress your children in warmer clothing and coats! Student's have outdoor recess everyday that the temperature is above 32 degrees!" as of January 20th, 2011 "2nd version" posted on the Brookside school website: "Please remember students will have outdoor recess everyday that the temperature is above 32 degrees! Please make sure your child dresses accordingly!" patiently awaiting "3rd version" ... and just maybe THAT one will be grammatically correct ....
—Submitted by a teacher

Posted August 8, 2010

My two daughters have attended Brookside and I must say that their educational experience was exceptional. The academic programs are topnotch and their cultural arts programs are amazing. The school grounds are beautiful, including their enchanted garden!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 12, 2010

the teachers and staff are awesome. i love the nature walk they have created and the fun things like Phys ed night that they organize. my daughter has had a stellar first year at Brookside!
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Posted May 10, 2010

The staff and teachers have created a loving, encouraging environment for the students which is a necessity for outstanding achievement. Keep up the great work!
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Posted May 9, 2010

Brookside School is a fabulous place where children are put first! The teachers, administrators and parents work together to ensure success for the students. Aside from excellent educational programming, there is a sense of family when you walk through the doors. Brookside is definitely a place where I would want my own children to attend!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 8, 2010

The teachers, administrators and staff make the educational experience exceptional for my children.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 8, 2010

The programs are meant to encourage learning. The teachers are dedicated and care about the children. I love that they focus on being polite, prompt and prepated and that the children are rewarded for behaviors that exhibit these characteristics.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted May 5, 2010

Love Brookside! It is the best school in Ossining :) Teachers are awesome...
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Posted November 26, 2009

My daughter loves her school and her teachers .Everyday she comes home with so much joy.
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Posted June 25, 2007

Excellent school with excellent teachers. My daughter looped with her teacher and it was a wonderful experience. Her teachers held her to high expectations.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 1 56% 23%
White 1 26% 48%
Black 2 10% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Two or more races 2 2% 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 121%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 144%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 77%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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Pinesbridge Rd
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone: (914) 762-5780


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