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+.
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.
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.
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.
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-|
|4||Tokeneke Elementary School||A+||A+||A+||N/A|
|5||Kendall Elementary School||C||C-||C||A-|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.