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Brookwood Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 810 students

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Posted January 24, 2014

Brookwood has been a wonderful school for both of my children. The staff works hard to make sure the children are in a safe and enjoyable environment. The principal is involved and courteous with parent requests and I always see him out interacting with the students and parents during school and at after school functions. Brookwood teachers have always been helpful and supportive with IEP needs for my youngest child. My children enjoy learning at Brookwood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

My children have been attending Brookwood since 2009. My kids and I love it! This school has some of the greatest teachers, office staff, and janitors! I love it so much, I hold my Girl Scout meetings there as well. I am so glad I have teachers that care about my kids and their education, pushing them to be the best and work at their full potential!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2011

I give this school an A++++. My children have been attending this school for 4 years and I have never had a single issue with any teachers or administration. The principal makes his self available to parents and addresses any concerns right away. We are being transferred to Maryland (military) in January 2012 and my children are so devastated they must leave Brookwood. If you are moving to the area, I would completely recommend you finding a home in this school jurisdiction!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

I loved this school as much as my kids did. It was very hard to change due to moving. The kids were great and the staff was amazing INCLUDING the office staff. They were very friendly in person and on the phone. We are going to miss Brookwood terribly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2008

I had 7 children who went to Brookwood over a 5 year period. They have wonderful teachers and the the gudiance staff was great. Even the nurse was awesome. They people at the school that were not friendly was the office staff. They always seem to mad because they had to work or answer questions. Other staff was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2008

Brookwood has very kind students and teachers all five of my children go there and they get outstanding grades
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

Brookwood Elementary is a great school! My son attended the Pre-K program there, and it is absolutely wonderful. The teachers are dedicated to their work and go beyond what is expected of them to see that your child receives the help he/she needs. My son went on many field trips which also enhanced his learning while in the Pre-K program. I can only speak of the preschool program as far as field trips. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2006

Brookwood Elementary is a wonderful school. It is an older school with the older charm. My children have been to other schools where the community is more affluent, but I prefer the smaller schools like Brookwood. It has a more personal feel and the teachers, staff and PTA are excellent. They offer many wonderful activities and events that students would not be able to experience without all the staff and parents support. Many believe there is a 'clique' but it really is just that everyone works well together and has fun doing so, and this has had a very positive effect on the children. They truly love to go to school. Good job Brookwood, keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2005

My children were happier with the principal who left in 2004, but handled the new one well. My only complaint is that the the atmosphere does not seem warm by most staff and the volunteers. Very clicky! If you want to help it seems you have to know someone in the PTA or they don't acknowledge your presence. I only feel comfortable going in to eat lunch with my kids. Sometimes I wish we were in a better elementary school district. Some of the teachers seem 'tired'. Maybe they could put in some newer teachers with newer ideas? I also have concerns with their security measures as they don't check id's and they aren't able to keep track of who left and who didn't at the end of the day, even though they try. All in all it's not a terrible school but I have definitely seen better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2005

My children have attended this school for three years, and I have seen improvements since the new principal arrived. The teachers are exceptional, as is the staff. One issue I have is the lack of extracurricular activities. There needs to be more effort put forth in order to improve student morale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2004

Wonderful staff and teachers and the school has a heart and my children love it..... How lucky my kids are to attend there....
—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.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
87%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 73% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
English: Writing

The state average for English: Writing was 71% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 89% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students68%
Female students77%
Male students58%
Black students58%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students72%
Female students77%
Male students66%
Black students77%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
White students72%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English73%

Science

All Students85%
Female students86%
Male students84%
Black students74%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White students89%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students68%
Female students71%
Male students66%
Black students41%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic91%
Multiracialn/a
White students75%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students86%
Female students86%
Male students86%
Black students71%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanic92%
Multiracialn/a
White students88%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students70%
Female students75%
Male students65%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students80%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English69%

English: Writing

All Students61%
Female students63%
Male students58%
Black students45%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students73%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English61%

Math

All Students75%
Female students74%
Male students77%
Black students59%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students84%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English75%

Science

All Students88%
Female students82%
Male students95%
Black students75%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students95%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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