Brookside School2962 Brookside Road
Stockton, CA 95219(209) 953-8641
Stockton, CA 95219(209) 953-8641
Brookside School is located in Stockton, CA and serves grades K-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 7 out of 10
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If you are concerned about elementary school rankings, don't worry about sending your child to Brookside Elementary. Brookside tied Green Valley Elementary in Danville and Sutter Elementary in Santa Clara in 2012 on CST scores with the combined CST score of 815. Brookside closely followed: Country Club Elementary (San Ramon - CST 818) College Park Elementary (San Mateo - CST 819) Oliveira Elementary (Fremont - CST 819) Brookside outranked the following public elementary schools in 2012: Brookvale Elementary (Fremont - CST 814) Daves Avenue Elementary (Los Gatos - CST 811) Lexington Elementary (Los Gatos - CST 811) Bracher Elementary (Santa Clara - CST 809) Twin Creeks Elementary (San Ramon - CST 809) Arroyo Elementary (Livermore - CST 807) Washington Elementary (Santa Clara - CST 804) Barren Park Elementary (Palo Alto - CST 802) Glenmore Elementary (Fremont - CST 800) Murwood Elementary (Walnut Creek - CST 800) Roy Cloud Elementary (Redwood City - CST 797)
I would like to reply to the review about the PTSA raising funds. Yes we have a lot of fundraisers, more than the other schools. However that is because Brookside does not qualify for grants and funding from state and federal goverment programs because there are not enough "low income" students enrolled. We raised $20,000 2 years ago to get new computers that hadn't been updated in almost 10 years for the entire school. We raised $12,000 4 years ago and put in a track. The continual fundraising for "Save Science Camp" is a district wide fundraiser because the district believes in all or none of the schools attending. If you attend the meetings and talk to the teachers you'll find out there is a reason for these fundraisers. Last year the PTSA repainted and decorated the multi-use room as the school is in it's 20th year educating our community. Yes it is a public school but not all public schools get the same funding as others. It can be difficult at times to be accepted if you don't live in the Brookside community (I know because I don't, but live in the district myself). I just made myself available and offered to help and I've gotten to know many of the PTSA members.
Our family loves this school! We feel happy the minute we set foot on campus! My child started at Brookside this school year in the first grade and he thrived there, academically and socially. The teachers were outstanding, but there are two other factors that elevate this school to "great" status. The first is the principal....he really sets a positive but firm tone, keeping the children feeling safe, secure, and knowing their boundaries. The second is the level of parent involvement. In my opinion, a great school needs great parents in order to succeed. This school has very involved parents who are willing to commit time and money to keep it great. I read previous criticisms about the school doing too much fundraising. It can definitely get annoying, so you just have to do what you can and not participate in each and every fundraiser. Just remember, without those fundraisers, this school would not be able to accomplish what it has. Our family does not have the means to contribute every single time, but we do what we can and appreciate the efforts of the PTSA!
We LOVE Brookside. The parents are incredibly hands on, the teachers go the extra mile, and the principle is outstanding. There are plenty of enriching after school activities (the annual play production, Science Olympiad, band/orchestra, language and art class offerings, etc.) as well as Science Camp and myriad field trips well attended by parents. It is an enthusiastic community with a very active PTA. Go Bobcats!
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