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Brooke El School

Public | K-4 | 412 students

 
 

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Posted November 3, 2011

This is an excellent school. Our son will complete his last year here, and we have been nothing short of happy and pleased. Their kindergarten program is, by far, one of the best around. My daughter enters this school come Sept, and we are eager for her to begin, as we know it will be a great experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2010

I have been very pleased with Brooke. I thing the few people that gave it poor ratings have personal problems and blame the school for their childs short comings. What exactly do they expect the Principal to do? He seems fine to me and my kids have never had an issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2009

I have been involved with Brooke for several years and have always found it to be a great school. The principal has always been available to meet and has been very helpful. He brought several new programs such as RTI to the school and the kids do great. The teachers are the best! We love it here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2009

I have one child that went to Brooke for K-4 and one currently attending. I have found the teachers to be excellent. All the interaction I have had with the principal and staff has been friendly and everyone has been helpful and honest. This is definitely and A+ school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

Brooke Elementary has a principal that is cold and uninvolved. Some of the teachers are great, but others are horrific! We were terribly disappointed and chose to leave the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

Brooke Elementary is top notch! The teachers are very creative and highly motivating. My child went through K-4 and absolutely loved it! He hated when he had to leave. All of his teachers spent countless hours trying to make their program the best possible. I was especially impressed by the third grade teachers and their use of inivative techniques in their classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2007

Wow, this is amazing. My child is entering the first grade at Brooke and I couldn't agree more with all of the comments of other parents below. I can honestly say that the Kindergarten curriculum was very good. However, the administrative staff, lead by the so called principal is one to be desired. I have never seen a less nurturing, robotic, non chalant elementary principal in my life! Regarding the staff, so far, I've had positive interaction and it seems as if they are interested in the well being of my child, academically. Again, this is on a kindergarten level. Let's see what I have to say at the end of this school year. I'm hoping for the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I have a child at brooke I found one of the teachers and the staff to be not very straight foward or truthful. The principal does not communicate well at all with the parents especially the female parents. He comes across like the parents are meanless and not worth his time. I would like to be able to have my children go to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

My son is in his first year at Brooke Elementary, and I couldn't be more pleased. All of my interactions with staff and parents have been positive ones, and my son is having an absolutely wonderful first experience. The kindergarten curriculum is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2006

I disagree with the 14:1 Ratio that is posted. My children have had between 20-25 children in every class they've been in at that school. The school has pleasent grounds and semi-updated facility, but does not have a very friendly staff. Some parents are standoff-ish. Alot of clicks between the children and little help from the school to discourage these. Faculty has difficult accepting fault, and unfortunately, administration has backed them up, even when they are wrong. For the average, need nothing, just get through the grade student with parents who remain uninvolved and are willing to surrender their children over to a curriculum that may or may not be agreeable with them, this school is probably fine. For parents looking for more, you should keep looking. Parent involvement in the classroom is discouraged. The principal needs to be more friendly, and the office staff could be nicer as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

It is a nice school. The atmosphere is friendly and my daughter is having a good time. However, it will be great if less experiences teachers are supported by more experienced one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2004

Teachers are great! The office has some issues. They certainly don't treat parents with respect and I find that a problem. The kids love their classrooms and teachers though. The school as a whole definitely isn't inviting to parents or families. They would prefer you not 'interfere' with their policies, choices, etc.. for your own children. That is the biggest negative complaint about this school from every parent I've ever talked to with children attending there. As a parent with kids there as well, I completely agreed. It's a nice facility, and decent grounds. Poor parking and drop off system. Kids must wait outside in the cold/rain/wind/whatever until they unlock the doors. Not incredibly friendly, but decent for a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2004

This school has some of the most talented and caring teachers around. Teachers are motivated and creative. The children are happy and love to learn.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
91%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
99%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Female95%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)73%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female95%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)83%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)78%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities (IEP)89%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 71%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 3%
Black 5% 15%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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339 North Lewis Rd
Royersford, PA 19468
Phone: (610) 705-6006

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