Brookside School

Summary:

Brookside School is a public middle school located in Allendale, New Jersey, serving grades 4-8 with a total enrollment of 524 students. As part of the highly-ranked Allendale Public School District, which is ranked 1 out of 615 districts in the state, Brookside School consistently performs among the top middle schools in New Jersey.

Brookside School's academic performance is exceptional, with students demonstrating high proficiency rates in NJSLA/English Language Arts (ranging from 82% to 94.1%) and NJSLA/Mathematics (ranging from 60.5% to 90.3%) across all grade levels. The school also excels in NJSLA/Algebra I, with 100% proficiency rates for both the end-of-course exam and 8th-grade students. Brookside's performance in NJSLA-S/Science is also noteworthy, with proficiency rates significantly higher than the state averages. The school's diverse student population, including strong performance across subgroups, and low chronic absenteeism rates further contribute to its exceptional standing, ranking 6th out of 748 middle schools in New Jersey for the 2022-2023 school year.

Compared to nearby middle schools, such as Fieldstone Middle School, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Brookside School outperforms them in academic achievement. However, some nearby schools, like Woodcliff Middle School and Emil A. Cavallini Middle School, also demonstrate exceptional performance and are ranked among the top middle schools in New Jersey.


Detail:

Public 4-8

 100 Brookside Avenue
       Allendale, NJ  07401


(201) 327-2020

District: Allendale Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
6th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,272 Help


Students who attend Brookside School usually attend:

High:    Northern Highlands Regional High School

Feeder schools for Brookside School:

Elementary:    Hillside Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.6 Help
Number of students:  524

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.3%
Asian:
17.6%
Two or more races:
6.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  2.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Brookside School ranks better than 99.2% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 96.68. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.3%), Asian (17.6%), two or more races (6.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 2.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brookside School is 11.6. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brookside School is $10,272.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brookside School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brookside School 6th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Brookside School in the ranking list.)

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Allendale Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Allendale Public School District 1st of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brookside School

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Rank History for all students at Brookside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 87.54 28th 574 95.1%
2004 87.70 25th 588 95.7%
2005 87.92 21st 599 96.5%
2006 87.00 26th 615 95.8%
2007 86.64 14th 631 97.8%
2008 87.69 19th 640 97.0%
2009 86.74 29th 664 95.6%
2010 88.55 19th 677 97.2%
2011 87.94 21st 684 96.9%
2012 88.81 19th 677 97.2%
2013 89.64 17th 704 97.6%
2014 89.31 12th 717 98.3%
2015 89.55 27th 713 96.2%
2016 90.94 21st 713 97.1%
2017 94.54 7th 712 99.0%
2018 93.96 9th 716 98.7%
2019 93.25 12th 745 98.4%
2021 91.29 43rd 652 93.4%
2022 97.28 6th 745 99.2%
2023 96.68 6th 748 99.2%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Brookside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.35 6th 471 98.7%
2019 95.11 13th 492 97.4%
2021 82.23 36th 401 91.0%
2022 79.89 52nd 535 90.3%
2023 97.70 3rd 505 99.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Brookside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.81 14th 680 97.9%
2019 92.37 19th 703 97.3%
2021 86.83 57th 625 90.9%
2022 95.29 18th 726 97.5%
2023 95.78 13th 720 98.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Brookside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.47 5th 675 99.3%
2019 96.06 18th 697 97.4%
2021 92.96 26th 635 95.9%
2022 98.51 5th 730 99.3%
2023 98.27 5th 718 99.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Brookside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.78 2nd 200 99.0%
2019 81.59 19th 199 90.5%
2021 92.43 2nd 147 98.6%
2022 93.72 1st 200 99.5%
2023 81.33 22nd 201 89.1%
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Rank History for White students at Brookside School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.69 10th 497 98.0%
2019 93.11 15th 504 97.0%
2021 76.29 69th 435 84.1%
2022 95.59 16th 512 96.9%
2023 96.42 7th 509 98.6%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Brookside School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 379 3 26 5 1 n/a n/a 0 414
1989 362 5 24 3 0 n/a n/a 0 394
1990 370 1 31 2 0 n/a n/a 0 404
1991 353 0 33 4 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1992 382 0 30 2 0 n/a n/a 0 414
1993 389 0 28 3 0 n/a n/a 0 420
1994 385 3 22 0 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1995 410 0 27 7 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1996 410 0 27 7 0 n/a n/a 0 444
1998 476 0 31 7 0 n/a n/a 0 514
1999 483 1 33 7 0 n/a n/a 0 524
2000 533 0 28 7 0 n/a n/a 0 568
2001 568 0 54 3 0 n/a n/a 0 625
2002 576 1 58 5 9 n/a n/a 0 649
2003 576 1 58 5 9 n/a n/a 0 649
2004 597 1 74 14 0 n/a n/a 0 686
2005 562 4 83 18 0 n/a n/a 0 667
2006 538 3 78 23 0 n/a n/a 0 642
2007 527 2 85 16 0 n/a n/a 0 630
2008 515 2 71 20 1 n/a n/a 0 609
2009 470 3 65 23 1 0 0 0 562
2010 469 4 65 23 2 0 1 0 564
2011 479 1 63 24 1 0 8 0 576
2012 450 0 49 23 1 0 5 0 528
2013 441 1 55 22 0 0 5 0 524
2014 432 2 63 28 0 0 6 0 531
2015 441 2 75 24 3 1 4 0 550
2016 414 3 89 30 3 0 7 0 546
2017 412 3 94 34 3 0 6 0 552
2018 382 4 92 33 3 1 9 0 524
2019 385 4 83 27 2 1 10 0 512
2020 374 7 86 28 0 1 17 0 513
2021 366 5 78 31 0 1 25 0 506
2022 369 4 88 32 0 1 26 0 520
2023 363 6 92 31 0 0 32 0 524

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 Brookside School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 414 40.0 10.3 n/a
1989 394 40.0 9.8 n/a
1990 404 40.0 10.1 n/a
1991 390 39.0 10.0 0.3
1992 414 38.0 10.8 0.2
1993 420 36.0 11.7 1
1994 410 36.0 11.4 0.7
1995 444 35.5 12.5 0.2
1996 444 35.5 12.5 0.2
1998 514 38.5 13.4 1.2
1999 524 38.5 13.6 1.7
2000 568 36.0 15.8 2.6
2001 625 36.2 17.3 1
2002 649 47.4 13.7 1.5
2003 649 47.4 13.7 1.5
2004 686 47.3 14.5 1.7
2005 667 45.3 14.7 n/a
2006 642 46.0 14.0 1.7
2007 630 43.0 14.7 1
2008 609 43.0 14.2 1
2009 562 41.9 11.6 1.2
2010 564 35.0 16.1 2
2011 576 35.0 16.4 2.6
2012 528 40.3 13.0 1.7
2013 524 43.3 12.1 1.7
2014 531 42.3 12.5 1.3
2015 550 43.0 12.7 1.1
2016 546 44.0 12.4 1.1
2017 552 46.3 11.9 0.5
2018 524 46.3 11.3 1.1
2019 512 45.3 11.3 0.6
2020 513 45.3 11.3 0.6
2021 506 44.8 11.2 0.8
2022 520 45.8 11.3 1.9
2023 524 44.8 11.6 2.3

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 Brookside School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 414 40.0 10.3 n/a
1989 394 40.0 9.8 n/a
1990 404 40.0 10.1 n/a
1991 390 39.0 10.0 0.3
1992 414 38.0 10.8 0.2
1993 420 36.0 11.7 1
1994 410 36.0 11.4 0.7
1995 444 35.5 12.5 0.2
1996 444 35.5 12.5 0.2
1998 514 38.5 13.4 1.2
1999 524 38.5 13.6 1.7
2000 568 36.0 15.8 2.6
2001 625 36.2 17.3 1
2002 649 47.4 13.7 1.5
2003 649 47.4 13.7 1.5
2004 686 47.3 14.5 1.7
2005 667 45.3 14.7 n/a
2006 642 46.0 14.0 1.7
2007 630 43.0 14.7 1
2008 609 43.0 14.2 1
2009 562 41.9 11.6 1.2
2010 564 35.0 16.1 2
2011 576 35.0 16.4 2.6
2012 528 40.3 13.0 1.7
2013 524 43.3 12.1 1.7
2014 531 42.3 12.5 1.3
2015 550 43.0 12.7 1.1
2016 546 44.0 12.4 1.1
2017 552 46.3 11.9 0.5
2018 524 46.3 11.3 1.1
2019 512 45.3 11.3 0.6
2020 513 45.3 11.3 0.6
2021 506 44.8 11.2 0.8
2022 520 45.8 11.3 1.9
2023 524 44.8 11.6 2.3

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 Brookside School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $01 (0.0%) $10,271 (100.0%) $10,272

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Brookside School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 12th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 6th of 748 Middle schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
4th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside School)89.984.3
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Allendale Public School District)89.984.3
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Brookside School)91.990.3
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Allendale Public School District)91.990.3
 1.6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside School)90.582
 8.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Allendale Public School District)90.582
 8.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brookside School)83.581.1
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Allendale Public School District)83.581.1
 2.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside School)88.885.8
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Allendale Public School District)88.885.8
 3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Brookside School)72.574.8
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Allendale Public School District)72.574.8
 2.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside School)92.794.1
 1.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Allendale Public School District)92.794.1
 1.4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Brookside School)84.487.3
 2.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Allendale Public School District)84.487.3
 2.9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside School)9593
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Allendale Public School District)9593
 2%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Brookside School)72.260.5
 11.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Allendale Public School District)72.260.5
 11.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Brookside School)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (Allendale Public School District)100100
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Brookside School)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (Allendale Public School District)100100
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students512524
 2.3%
African American46
 50%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian8392
 10.8%
Hispanic2731
 14.8%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White385363
 5.7%
Two or More Races1032
 220%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients0.6%2.3%
 1.7%


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Yes! Brookside School is one of the best middle schools in the state. It ranks 6th of 748 New Jersey middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 524 students attended Brookside School.

Students at Brookside School are 69% White, 18% Asian, 6% Two or more races, 6% Hispanic, 1% African American.


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