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Brook Avenue Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 424 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2009

Faculty and staff work to create an environment conducive to learning and interacting within the community with student's families.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 17, 2009

Our school has teachers with heart who love their students. We have innovative technology and teaching practices! I love Brook
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Brook Avenue Elementary is always going above and beyond to help every child. They use research based teaching strategies and integrate technology on a regular basis. It is an awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

We have the most dedicated and caring staff that any school could ever want. Every teacher on campus has a heart for the students they serve.


Posted September 17, 2009

Brook has great students, parents, and staff. We are doing great things and are proud of it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2007

I love Brook Avenue! My children have been taught by great teachers who really care. They even took the kids fishing with Charlie Pack this year and did science at the same time. The field trips this past year were great! My children learned so much. I don't know what school the first post is referring to, but it certainly isn't the Brook Avenue I know. Keep up the good work Brook staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

My two childern has went to Brook Ave. for the last four years.All I have to say is DONT WASTE YOUR TIME. Bad teachers, bad leadership, and low precentage of students pass. I'm happy to say this is our last few months. Next year we will be at another elem. school. Yours Truly, A Concerned Parent
—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.

About these ratings

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 89% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

41 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

31 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Female65%
Male74%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)65%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)59%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female90%
Male93%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students82%
Female90%
Male74%
Black or African American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education43%
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)80%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant82%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female95%
Male72%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education83%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female88%
Male57%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students61%
Female75%
Male47%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students24%
Female20%
Male26%
Black or African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English23%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant24%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted24%
Bilingual27%

Math

All Students13%
Female20%
Male9%
Black or African American7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education14%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English12%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant13%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted13%
Bilingual33%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students34%
Female26%
Male39%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education35%
Limited English proficient (LEP)42%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant34%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted33%
Bilingual50%

Math

All Students28%
Female22%
Male31%
Black or African American15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)37%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted26%
Bilingual44%

Writing

All Students46%
Female41%
Male49%
Black or African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education46%
Limited English proficient (LEP)53%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant46%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted45%
Bilingual56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students43%
Female32%
Male50%
Black or African American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education18%
Not special education48%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Gifted/talented71%
Not Gifted39%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students35%
Female28%
Male39%
Black or African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education0%
Not special education44%
Limited English proficient (LEP)32%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented43%
Not Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students28%
Female19%
Male34%
Black or African American26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special education8%
Not special education33%
Limited English proficient (LEP)16%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant28%
Gifted/talented57%
Not Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 53% 52%
Black 42% 13%
White 3% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 35%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 14%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • DARA DELONY
Fax number
  • (254) 750-3545

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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720 Brook Avenue
Waco, TX 76708
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Phone: (254) 750-3562

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