#267 Elementary School in CT and #74 in Fairfield County

Brookside Elementary School

382 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854

How Good is Brookside Elementary School?

Report Card

C+ Academic Results
B+ Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
B- Overall Grade

Brookside Elementary School is a elementary school located in Norwalk, Connecticut. An enrollment of 456 students and a student–teacher ratio of 20 students per teacher was reported by the school.

This school performs average when compared to other Connecticut schools. Brookside Elementary School received an overall grade of B- from The School Review. The school ranks 74 for elementary schools in Fairfield County and 267 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our analysis we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Connecticut standardized test scores, among other factors, are used to determine the academic grade for a school. Brookside Elementary School performs slightly below average compared to other Connecticut elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is C+.

Source: CT Standardized Tests
Academics Grade C+
Test Performance Fair

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is scored by comparing a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Brookside Elementary School performs slightly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and earned the grade of B+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
CT Avg. 13
Uncertified Teachers
CT Avg. 1%
New Teachers
CT Avg. 13%
Learning Enviroment Grade B+
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Good
Teacher Absenteeism Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. For safety, Brookside Elementary School performs significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Connecticut and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


The demographics of the student body at Brookside Elementary School are summarized below. The demographics of a school are not used as a factor when determining its performance.

Students w/ Disablities
CT Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
CT Avg. 29%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CT Avg. 34%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 456
Minority Students 391
Diversity Index 37
Students with Disablities 65
Economically Disadvantaged 64%
Limited English Proficiency 21%
Gifted Students 10%

Compare Nearby Schools

A few of the closest elementary schools to Brookside Elementary School are included below. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. All Norwalk schools can be viewed on the Norwalk, Connecticut schools listing page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Columbus Magnet School B- C+ B A
2 Side By Side Charter School B+ A- A- B-
3 Rowayton School B+ B+ B+ B
4 Tokeneke Elementary School A+ A+ A+ N/A
5 Kendall Elementary School C C- C A-

Brookside Elementary School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Brookside Elementary School? 456
  • How good of a school is Brookside Elementary School? The school received an overall grade of B-, which means it is average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Brookside Elementary School in? The school is located in Fairfield County.
  • How can I contact Brookside Elementary School? The school's number is (203) 899-2830. You can visit their website at http://bes.norwalkps.org/.
  • Where is Brookside Elementary School? 382 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Columbus Magnet School
46 Concord Street Norwalk, CT 06854
Side By Side Charter School
10 Chestnut St Norwalk, CT 06854
Rowayton School
1 Roton Avenue Norwalk, CT 06853
Tokeneke Elementary School
7 Old Farm Rd Darien, CT 06820
Kendall Elementary School
57 Fillow Street Norwalk, CT 06850