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Brockman Elementary School

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Posted October 5, 2013

Brockman Elementary is an amazing school. I have two boys and the eldest began as a 4k in 2008. The Montessori philosophy is an amazing way to teach children how to be responsible. There is a framework in place and the children choose their own work within that structure. This creates respectful, self motivated citizens. The teachers are very well qualified. All of them have undergraduate degrees in education and their Montessori certification. Many of them have Master's degrees and National board certification. In my work with the PTO, I have had an opportunity to interact with all of them. I agree with the principal that there are no bad teachers in this school. A previous review stated that this school was not suitable for boys or for children who are not organized. I have a boy with adhd. He is the epitome of disorganized. His lower elementary teacher (1st-3rd grade) worked very closely with us and the school intervention team to make sure he was getting the guidance, structure, and accommodations he needed to be successful. He is now in the 4th grade and doing very well. As you can tell, we love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

I meant to write is "NOW" completely motivated! My apologies for the typo, no coffee yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2013

This is only a great school for selfmotivated kids. I have two very bright boys who would rather read or just play. They need teachers guidence and supervision with daily lessons. If you get lucky and get an experienced teacher, who has years of experience then you child will sucsseed in Montessori envirement. Unfortunatly most of the teachers in that school are not quite aware of their responsibilities. And after complaining to the curriculum coordinator on several occasions, I was told very firmly " we don't have bad teachers in this school". The phrase school administration likes to use is " this teacher might not be right for your child". I have talked to multiple parents who end up suplimenting subjects like reading and math at home. Since most of the kids fail to complete lessons in class, during the school. I have to admint Brockman school duing lots of great things on social level teaching kids manners of communicating, resolving conflicts. But academically school demonstrates good ratings only because of havy parents involvment. If you are zone to a good traditional school I would recommed to go with that option instead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

Excellence! Beyond our wildest dreams for our children! This school has given our children the knowledge and confidence we hoped they would gain as young people. Teachers are phenomenal, principal is fantastic and the parent involvement is leaps and bounds beyond our expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2011

My oldest child went to Brockman before we moved. I can't say enough good things about this school. It is top-notch in every way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

Amazing school. Nurturing but firm, wholistic, open to parent involvement at every level!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

The Montesorri method used in Brockman doesn't work for every one. My oldest, very gifted, but not very organized child was not too sucsessful in this school. But my youngest one did very well. Each classroom has a unique home-like atmosphier, and all stuff is exceptionally loving and friendly to the students. Girls seemed to flourish in such envirement. Where boys need a little bit more discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2009

I have three children at Brockman, one at every level. Our family has been at Brockman for 5 years, and I can't say enough good things about this wonderful Montessori learning environment in which children become self directed learners. It is a truly special place with unparalleled dedication from teachers and staff who remain true to the Montessori philosophy while working within the public system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

What a wonderful community. They truly are a peaceful school striving to nurture the strengths of each child. We have been there since 3K and loved every minute. The staff is amazing, the leadership strong, vibrant and well connected and the PTO is extremely supportive. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Our children attended Brockman, a public Montessori school of choice, from preschool (K-3) through 5th grade, and it's perhaps the best elementary school I've ever seen: beautiful facility, a unified philosophy of teaching/learning, and a strong, supportive community. We feel very lucky that our daughters had the opporunity to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

Brockman is a public Montessori School of choice in Richland One. It's an awesome community!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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95%

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83%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 61% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 75% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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95%

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96%

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91%
Writing

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 78% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
95%
Writing

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 70% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%

Math

All Students86%
Female91%
Male81%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
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Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals88%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Science

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White94%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%

Social Studies

All Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White90%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%

Writing

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals98%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students97%
Female100%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals97%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Science

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Social Studies

All Students95%
Female100%
Male91%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%

Writing

All Students92%
Female100%
Male86%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals92%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabled100%
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled100%
Not disabled96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%

Science

All Students90%
Female93%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals95%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Malen/a
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals100%
Disabledn/a
Not disabled100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
African-Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Subsidized mealsn/a
Full-pay meals97%
Disabled100%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina 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: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 53%
Black 14% 36%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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