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Gastonia, NC
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1925 Auten Road
Gastonia, NC 28054

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(704) 866-6283
(704) 866-6294
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May 18, 2011
I have a 3rd grader at Brookside Elementary. It is a fablous school, with great teachers who work very hard with the kids. This is my daughters first year in public school and we found out that the private school she went to was behind! My daughter had to play catch up in the begininng but she did it with all the extra support and caring from her teacher!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2010
Bottom line Brookside is a wonderful school! If it wasn't I would not work there and I certainly wouldn't send my children to school there! Yes NCLB does put strict guidelines on what we can teach and even how we can teach it, but unless you were in your child's classroom every minute of every day you do not have a true picture of what went on there. Brookside teachers begin to build a bond with their students from the moment they meet. That bond follows until they leave us to head on to middle school and many of them return and say thank you for making such a difference in their lives. If you want to complain about NCLB talk to the legislators in Raleigh, and don't forget to ask for a raise for me! Lord knows that I didn't go into this career for the money!

- submitted by a teacher

September 16, 2008
I am a former teacher at Brookside. The staff there is very caring and loving! They are truely interested in each child's education and well being! You won't find a more deticated principal anywhere! Plus they have the best specialist team (art, music, pe, media, computers, and guidance) in the county!

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2007
There are teaching legends and there are teaching duds here at Brookside. I was happy with the school at first, but NCLB keeps the teachers teaching to a lousy test and they don't get to know the kids! It's systematic with no room for creativity and whether it's the school's fault or the No Child program's fault, I still hate it. The pros are you'll never find a more attentive principal and it's actually a pretty decent school when you get the stellar teachers. The cons are the teachers who are so fed up with NCLB they're just there for the paycheck, and you'll find a few of those here. Overall, I give it an average. Three years ago it would have been an excellent, but maybe it will improve again.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2005
When we moved to this area it was my desire that my children attend a good school and Brookside is very much everything I wanted it to be. The teachers are highly skilled and well trained. They are very passionate about making sure every child has every need met. I am thankful for such a school.

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Brookside Elementary School
1925 Auten Road, Gastonia, NC  28054
(704) 866-6283
Last modified Brookside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Brookside Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top