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Brookwood Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 265 students

 

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Posted January 16, 2014

This school is definitely lacking in ALL major areas. Organization is the area they are least successful, many times sending out notification letters for school events and such the DAY BEFORE the actual event! I found out once that the elementary school had taken the children via bus to a concert hosted at the middle school (not far away) without parent consent! They also seem well understaffed as the principal is often the crossing guard, maintenance man, and lunch helper. It is not uncommon to see him on top of the roof fixing and tinkering! During class recesses and lunch recesses you can find him, as well as the front office secretary supervising the children. Staff seems to have many roles at this school, from playing school nurse to driving the school bus! I kid you not, you can imagine the shock when I observed one of the ladies from the front office driving the school bus! Though teachers seem competent, lesson plans need better structure and they teach very little on culture. Little to no extra curricula or assemblies! Kids don't see many field trips as I'd expect 3-4 trips a year, at Brookwod your lucky to get ONE! There is also a need to improve student safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I was a student at Brookwood elementary School and then moved on to the middle school. There weren't very many extracurricular activities and i was not being challenged very much especially in reading. I loved the staff, but the curriculum needed some work.


Posted April 26, 2010

It's an amazing group of teachers with a small hometown feel that I have always wanted for my children. The variety of events and activities that we do that pull the whole community together teaches our children to be involved in something bigger than just themselves. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be involved the way I do, and I look forward to celebrating teacher appreciation week!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I love Brookwood Elementary School for so many reasons! I teach there and everyday I enjoy going to work because I work in such a great building with wonderful staff members who sincerely care for the incredible students that surround us! I can't imagine myself anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Brookwood is a fabulous school. The parents are very involved ad the kids are wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

My son went to this school from kindergarten through 4th grade. The school doesn't have much for activities for the students and not very good security. I was not satisfied overall in this school so he switched.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2007

My daughter has been here since 1st grade and it's a fairly good school. Teachers are good, not many extracurricular activities at all and that's sad. There is also not much of a program to deal with bullying and that's also too bad as it is greatly needed. The principal is very, very dedicated and devotes her life to the job. I love that students learn a foreign language in 1st grade! What a great start for them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2007

I went to Brookwood as a child and now my own children are attending this year my youngest daughter starting in 2nd grade she is doing much better this year so far then where we were before. My oldest is in 3rd grade and we had a rough start for many reasons but the staff being so wonderful helped us get over the hump. She now comes home happy and has made friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

I could not be happier with Brookwood School, Miss Henry, Mrs. Newhouse, and all the wonderful teachers that have helped [my daughter] excel! She is a very good student, thirsty for knowledge always and I find that she is quite satisfied with the curriculum at Brookwood Elementary. I also have a granddaughter, who is attending Brookwood... and she is doing very well also. the teachers go out of their way to help both [girls] . I've been a mother for many years. I have 5 children, 3 are adults. I have much experience with many other schools, having attended some of the best private schools in the City of Chicago myself, and I must say I have no complaints at the time with Brookwood. (running out of room)! ~Shirley Dalzell
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2007

I had one child attend the Elementary School since 1st grade, one child since 2nd grade and the third child started in the Middle School (5th Grade). As of the 2006-7 school year, all three of my children have made the transition from the Elementary School to the Middle School. There is a noticeable 'gap' or 'learning curve' between the two schools. The Elementary School does a poor job in preparing their student for the Middle School. Thankfully, the Middle School has excellent teachers in 5 - 8th grade and they are able to have success with the students. The oldest child benefited 1 - 4th grade at another school, so 5th grade was a 'repeat' of her prior 4th grade. My two younger children went to Brookwood Elementary and they are above-average students and I still noticed some struggling the first semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2006

My son did not enjoy his kindergarten class very much last year. This year my son enjoys every day. He gets off the bus and the first words out of his mouth are 'I had a great day' then he tells me about it. His teacher this year is wonderful so far. He has learned so much in the first weeks of school. It is amazing. We almost switched schools, I'm glad we didn't. I do wish there were more extracurricular activities though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2005

This is a great school. My son is in 2st grade.last year he had trouble not being able to focus on his school woek. The teacher was in contact with me every day letting me know what was going on. He he ended up being diagnosed with ADD.He is doing wonderful. The staff and principal are great with communcating with parents and my son just loves it there. Thank you Brookwood staff. Keep up the great work.
—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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 50% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 35% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students39%
Female32%
Male45%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled40%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students26%
Female24%
Male27%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic originn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled25%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant26%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White, not Hispanic 90% 73%
Hispanic 8% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Multiracial 0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 20%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 40%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 5%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 95%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 61%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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  • Jon Schleusner
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630 Kossuth St
Genoa City, WI 53128
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