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Brookwood Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 447 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

Kids have had a very positive experience. New to the area. Parents helpful. Staff helpful, parents helpful. Learning through play has got my kids to feel at home and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2013

school welcomes all. Great learning environment. Great staff. Kids have enjoyed being there. I've enjoyed being involved in the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2013

I really like the new principal, I trust him as he appears to have good plan for the school. My children have enjoyed the school so far, and their teachers. They have a lot of good programs going, the band, large chess club, robot teams, parent boosters and a very successful watchdog program where Dads help at the school. I several children in the school and has a positive impact on them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2011

The school did not help my child when he was having issues with reading. I had to fight to get my child into reading programs and had to coach the principal on communication skills and follow through on several occasions. The school kept telling me my child had ADD. He was miserable and I decided to take him to counseling sessions(private) as I didn t believe he was ADD come to find out his teacher was causing the anxiety that the school was diagnosing as ADD. We have been at a new school for 3 years now and my child is doing wonderful! Please note; not all the teachers are bad we had two very good teachers in kinder/1st.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2011

the teacher and staff do NOTHING to help kids I would love to change school but I can't , poor administration sad teacher they do nothing to help.......
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2010

I have a child entering this school as a kinder this year. We had all our paper work turned in early, went to every meeting, and testing, did everything that was asked of us and told we would have afternoon session. Letters were sent to us etc. Come the first day they still don't know FOR SURE which class my child will be in. It may be a whole day or half a day. Was placed in the morning session, which I was told almost 100% would not happen. It is a total mess. I held up my end as a parent trying to prepare my child, but this school doesn't have a clue and makes promises they do not intend to keep. What kind of message does this send to the children. I wish so bad my child could go to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2010

my children have gone to this school for several years and i just love all of the staff
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

fantastic teachers! great principle.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

Brookwood is a very welcoming neighborhood school where the teachers go out of their way to help students succeed. They have great learning experiences like their science garden where students get to plant seeds and watch them grow. This is a great place for kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2008

This is my son's second year at this school and I would give just about anything to be able to have him in another school. He has been picked on and the staff does nothing about it. The environment is very negative and and the use of medication has been implied several times even though my son has never been diagnosed with ADHD and his intelligence is above normal with high scores in reading and math. I have tried to contact the principle about matters that violate my son's privacy as well as asking about changing teachers and she has never felt the need to even respond. I have tried to remain positive, volunteered in the classroom, etc. however I am left feeling like my taxes are going to pay for over populated classrooms where the teacher can't keep up and therefor recommend the kids be medicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

'There are many fine teachers under poor administration at this school. Extracurricular activities are virtually nonexistent for the average student. There is poor communication between staff and parents. This school has discipline problems and lacks authority over students. The teachers at this school have no control or power to control their class rooms. In the times that I have volunteered I ve been disgusted by the fact that children are continuously wandering around the class room to the point of going in and out of the class room. I ve seen children come into class 30 min late because they were in the lunchroom having breakfast. The environment is disruptive to everyone and more so to kids with 'attention conditions'. At this pivotal time in a child's life, this school does not provide disciplinary guidance or a strong academic program. Do not send your child to this school.'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I love Brookwood Elementary. My son has been going their since 1st grade. The teachers, staff & boosters have been wonderful. Since I am in a field of art (art director) I do wish my son had the opportunities I had as a child. This means more music, art & for sure sports & any other extracurricular activities. Besides those items mentioned, I love the environment my son is in. Thank you!
—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 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
60%
Writing

2010

 
 
22%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female65%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial71%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learners30%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities57%
English language learners20%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female58%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners42%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learners33%
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female64%
Male54%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female68%
Male69%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female66%
Male47%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation56%

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracial50%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Special Education with Accomodation56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 66%
Hispanic 34% 21%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian 4% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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