Brookwood Elementary

Summary:

Brookwood Elementary is a highly-rated public elementary school in Cumming, Georgia, serving 926 students from pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. It is part of the Forsyth County School District, which is ranked 9th out of 201 districts in Georgia and has a 5-star rating.

Brookwood Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Georgia, with a statewide ranking between 5th and 31st over the past 10 years. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school ranked 23rd out of 1,242 Georgia elementary schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. Brookwood students significantly outperform their peers in the Forsyth County School District and the state of Georgia on the Milestones Assessment, with 78.4% of 5th-grade students proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to 63.7% in Forsyth County and 41.6% statewide.

Brookwood Elementary has a diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 41.9% White, 3.13% African American, 7.13% Hispanic, 42.87% Asian, 0.43% Native American, and 4.54% two or more races. Additionally, the school has a relatively low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, at 5.62% in the 2022-2023 school year, suggesting a higher socioeconomic status among the student population compared to the surrounding area. This level of sustained excellence and diversity is a testament to Brookwood Elementary's commitment to providing a high-quality education for all students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2980 Vaughan Dr
       Cumming, GA  30041


(678) 965-5060

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
23rd of 1,243 Georgia Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,509 Help


Students who attend Brookwood Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    South Forsyth Middle School
High:    Lambert High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.7 Help
Number of students:  926

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
42.9%
White:
41.9%
Hispanic:
7.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Brookwood Elementary ranks better than 98.1% of elementary schools in Georgia. It also ranks 3rd among 21 ranked elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 98.2. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Asian (42.9%), White (41.9%), Hispanic (7.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brookwood Elementary is 16.7. 15 elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brookwood Elementary is $8,509. 18 elementary schools in the Forsyth County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Brookwood Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 9th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Brookwood Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2011 89.46 11th 1212 99.1%
2012 89.96 5th 1201 99.6%
2013 88.15 11th 1225 99.1%
2014 88.66 5th 1231 99.6%
2015 99.32 8th 1240 99.4%
2016 99.15 9th 1233 99.3%
2017 98.98 10th 1205 99.2%
2018 98.47 12th 1209 99.0%
2019 98.24 12th 1234 99.0%
2021 98.62 10th 1214 99.2%
2022 97.97 31st 1244 97.5%
2023 98.20 23rd 1242 98.1%
See the entire list of Georgia Elementary School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4.4)
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Reviews:
by a student
Friday, November 9, 2018

Open Quote Hi! My name is Carlos and I graduate elementary at this school. First off, the reason why I gave this school a 2/5 is because they're are so many teachers that don't really solve student situation. When I was around all my childhood in this establishment, I can definitely see a lot of kids that are mean to others on purpose. For example, someone shuved me really hard on purpose while I was throwing away trash. Another reason why I give this rate is, because the food is absolutely DISGUSTING. My friend one time was choking on a burger cause it clearly had something in it. IDK what it was (don’t remember). But that time was when the ambulance came by saved my friend and led the school to have a “MEDICAL LOCKDOWN.” So in a summary, I think that Brookwood Elementary School MUST IMPROVE THE Consequences that occurs. Thank for spending your time reading this and hopefully you guy can get an Idea or this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, February 26, 2018

Open Quote My both the kids study at Brookwood. My kids love the teachers there, they are awesome!! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, December 26, 2014

Open Quote Wonderful school, my 2 boys are doing exceedingly well academically and the teachers are great.. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 11, 2012

Open Quote My daughter started at Brookwood Elementary when it opened in 2009 as a first grader. She has had wonderful teachers who have pushed her and influenced her to truly love school. Kathie Braswell, the principal, is very involved in every aspect of Brookwood. She's very approachable and cares greatly for her students. I'm very happy that we have such a superb school in Forsyth County. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Brookwood Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2010 610 15 112 48 2 0 19 0 806
2011 582 14 120 49 3 0 22 0 790
2012 562 11 115 48 3 0 24 0 763
2013 549 12 117 47 0 0 19 0 744
2014 547 15 125 43 1 0 22 0 753
2015 643 21 224 62 4 0 34 0 988
2016 623 31 288 60 7 0 29 0 1038
2017 590 30 330 72 6 0 31 0 1059
2018 541 30 388 74 10 0 35 0 1078
2019 493 39 408 71 8 0 40 0 1059
2020 459 36 404 81 6 0 39 0 1025
2021 416 36 411 78 4 0 47 0 992
2022 388 39 398 75 3 0 41 0 944
2023 388 29 397 66 4 0 42 0 926

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Brookwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 806 45.5 17.7 5.3
2011 790 45.5 17.3 5.3
2012 763 42.0 18.1 4.6
2013 744 44.0 16.9 5.2
2014 753 41.0 18.3 5.2
2015 988 56.0 17.6 4.1
2016 1038 61.0 17.0 4.4
2017 1059 63.0 16.8 5.3
2018 1078 60.2 17.9 4.5
2019 1059 62.0 17.0 5.4
2020 1025 58.0 17.6 4.6
2021 992 57.0 17.4 5.9
2022 944 55.0 17.1 n/a
2023 926 55.2 16.7 5.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Brookwood Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2010 806 45.5 17.7 5.3
2011 790 45.5 17.3 5.3
2012 763 42.0 18.1 4.6
2013 744 44.0 16.9 5.2
2014 753 41.0 18.3 5.2
2015 988 56.0 17.6 4.1
2016 1038 61.0 17.0 4.4
2017 1059 63.0 16.8 5.3
2018 1078 60.2 17.9 4.5
2019 1059 62.0 17.0 5.4
2020 1025 58.0 17.6 4.6
2021 992 57.0 17.4 5.9
2022 944 55.0 17.1 n/a
2023 926 55.2 16.7 5.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Brookwood Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $143 (1.7%) $8,310 (98.3%) $8,453
2018 $138 (1.7%) $8,119 (98.3%) $8,257
2019 $174 (2.0%) $8,335 (98.0%) $8,509

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Brookwood Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 12th of 1234 Elementary schoolsRanks 23rd of 1242 Elementary schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brookwood Elementary)80.170.8
 9.3%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)67.860.9
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4238.6
 3.4%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Brookwood Elementary)91.584.9
 6.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)77.671.1
 6.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Georgia)5245.6
 6.4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Brookwood Elementary)82.773.9
 8.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)71.756.8
 14.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4236.1
 5.9%
4th Grade Mathematics (Brookwood Elementary)90.387.3
 3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)79.872.3
 7.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4945.7
 3.3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brookwood Elementary)84.278.4
 5.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Forsyth County)72.363.7
 8.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Georgia)4541.6
 3.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brookwood Elementary)89.785.1
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Forsyth County)74.568.3
 6.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Georgia)4137.4
 3.6%
5th Grade Science (Brookwood Elementary)75.880
 4.2%
   5th Grade Science (Forsyth County)70.562.1
 8.4%
   5th Grade Science (Georgia)4340
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students1059926
 12.6%
African American3929
 25.6%
American Indian84
 50%
Asian408397
 2.7%
Hispanic7166
 7%
Pacific Islander00
White493388
 21.3%
Two or More Races4042
 5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.4%5.6%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Brookwood Elementary

Yes! Brookwood Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 23rd of 1243 Georgia elementary schools.

Students at Brookwood Elementary are 43% Asian, 42% White, 7% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 926 students attended Brookwood Elementary.

Students who attend Brookwood Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : South Forsyth Middle School
High : Lambert High School


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