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Brooks Elementary

Public | K-5 | 578 students

 
 

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Posted June 10, 2013

There are a lot of school options in Wake County. I have fallen in love with Brooks and so has my child. This school has great staff and a lot of volunteers. If I had a complaint, it would be that it is not year round, and that is more a preference than complaint.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

My son is now finishing 2nd grade at Brooks, been there since Kindergarten - I absolutely love this place! Parents are very involved, and a recent tragedy of two students dying in a horrible tornado outbreak bonded the school community together event tighter. A wonderful school, I can whole-heartedly recommend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

My children went to kindergarten at Brooks as part of the magnet program. Their teachers were absolutely fantastic. They cared about the kids and challenged them appropriately. The principal, however, was completely unwilling to address or even discuss, some significant concerns I had. Her refusal to listen to my concerns, coupled with the refusal of the guidance counselor to even respond to an e-mail, led to us removing our children from the magnet program. They are very happy at their base school this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I am the grandmother of 2 gransons that go to the school. I like the safety rule. How they dont come out till they know there rides there from car pool. Very good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Incredible school for all children and their learning styles. Brooks Museums Magnet have a welcoming staff and PTA, wonderful community involvement and hands down is the best elementary school in Wake County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2007

Our daughter is a rising 2nd grader at Brooks and we have been very happy with her teachers, the administrative staff and her progress both academically and socially. We only have one child so I can't compare Brooks to other schools but I do know that I came into public school somewhat reluctantly; however, based on our experience at Brooks we are extremely pleased!!! We also have an incredibly dedicated PTA community that genuinely cares about each and every child at our school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2005

I feel that the staff at this school is uncaring and unfeeling. I pulled my child from this school because the teacher refused to take time with her. The administrative was not attentive to my childs needs. I feel that if you have to send your child to this school you need to assure that you are on top of their teacher at all times. They have exceeded in achieving the standards more in a militant way than a loving one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Excellent school with excellent administrators! The transformation since Felicia Locklear arrived has been nothing short of amazing. The children are actively engaged in learning and are developing a passion to be life-long learners! I have also watched the growth of parent involvement over the last 4 years as well. This year's PTA was amazing and next year's group of leaders should be even better! Sorry to say we are moving on to middle school.
—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.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
>95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 40% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students70%
Female67%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities31%
Non-disabled students77%
Limited English proficiency39%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students63%
Female67%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students71%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students63%
Female58%
Male67%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students70%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant63%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities25%
Non-disabled students74%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Academically gifted-95%

Reading

All Students72%
Female70%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted-95%

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities20%
Non-disabled students80%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Academically gifted-95%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 52%
Hispanic 14% 14%
Black 9% 26%
Two or more races 3% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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Raleigh, NC 27609
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