Brookside Elementary School

Public K-5

 20 Lake Drive
       Westwood, NJ  07675-2935


(201) 664-9000

District: Westwood Regional School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
308th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $4,864 Help


Students who attend Brookside Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Westwood Regional Middle School
High:    Westwood Regional High School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.8 Help
Number of students:  401

Racial breakdown:

White:
70.1%
Hispanic:
18.7%
Asian:
5.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  9% Help


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Compare Details Brookside Elementary School ranks better than 77% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Westwood Regional School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 77.41. (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 Brookside Elementary School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Westwood Regional School District. Racial makeup is: White (70.1%), Hispanic (18.7%), Asian (5.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Brookside Elementary School is 10.8, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the Westwood Regional School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Brookside Elementary School is $4,864. 2 elementary schools in the Westwood Regional School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Brookside Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Brookside Elementary School 308th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Brookside Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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Westwood Regional School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Westwood Regional School District 143rd of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Brookside Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 65.71 511th 1204 57.6%
2004 59.17 670th 1298 48.4%
2005 73.62 371st 1303 71.5%
2006 68.97 490th 1314 62.7%
2007 69.98 469th 1329 64.7%
2008 65.81 556th 1338 58.4%
2009 63.29 598th 1346 55.6%
2010 57.93 702nd 1354 48.2%
2011 64.04 611th 1360 55.1%
2012 76.98 308th 1363 77.4%
2013 74.99 372nd 1367 72.8%
2014 61.47 633rd 1363 53.6%
2015 60.14 560th 1357 58.7%
2016 62.27 551st 1346 59.1%
2017 75.90 357th 1352 73.6%
2018 78.90 283rd 1353 79.1%
2019 87.43 133rd 1360 90.2%
2021 72.05 322nd 1317 75.6%
2022 86.12 187th 1345 86.1%
2023 77.41 308th 1342 77.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.30 344th 1001 65.6%
2019 45.08 486th 1007 51.7%
2021 48.55 373rd 868 57.0%
2022 57.01 328th 949 65.4%
2023 64.78 255th 958 73.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.53 3rd 839 99.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.42 215th 1333 83.9%
2019 88.49 87th 1331 93.5%
2021 70.92 307th 1290 76.2%
2022 86.51 163rd 1326 87.7%
2023 81.07 243rd 1318 81.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.43 332nd 1334 75.1%
2019 84.70 158th 1335 88.2%
2021 70.40 330th 1297 74.6%
2022 83.67 209th 1324 84.2%
2023 70.54 384th 1315 70.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.15 76th 870 91.3%
2019 92.68 35th 899 96.1%
2021 65.16 207th 896 76.9%
2022 88.80 73rd 953 92.3%
2023 85.74 106th 982 89.2%
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Rank History for White students at Brookside Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.94 268th 1022 73.8%
2019 84.80 96th 1023 90.6%
2021 63.87 284th 964 70.5%
2022 77.58 185th 976 81.0%
2023 67.69 291st 975 70.2%
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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.

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Enrollment information for Brookside Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 201 2 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 206
1989 200 4 2 2 0 n/a n/a 0 208
1990 185 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 191
1991 191 5 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 203
1992 196 3 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 204
1993 200 3 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 208
1994 197 4 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 213
1995 212 8 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 231
1996 212 8 3 8 0 n/a n/a 0 231
1998 235 3 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 244
1999 252 1 5 1 0 n/a n/a 0 259
2000 246 0 4 4 0 n/a n/a 0 254
2001 250 1 4 3 0 n/a n/a 0 258
2002 287 2 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2003 287 2 8 8 0 n/a n/a 0 305
2004 297 4 7 8 0 n/a n/a 0 316
2005 288 3 9 13 0 n/a n/a 0 313
2006 280 7 3 26 2 n/a n/a 0 318
2007 312 2 6 16 0 n/a n/a 0 336
2008 274 1 20 39 0 n/a n/a 0 334
2009 248 4 23 39 0 0 2 0 316
2010 246 7 27 34 0 0 0 0 314
2011 282 5 35 45 0 0 4 0 371
2012 289 6 31 53 0 0 1 0 380
2013 286 7 31 53 0 0 1 0 378
2014 283 7 27 53 0 0 1 0 371
2015 289 9 24 57 0 0 3 0 382
2016 292 8 18 65 0 0 6 0 389
2017 299 5 22 70 0 0 6 0 402
2018 314 5 27 64 0 0 9 0 419
2019 285 4 26 60 0 0 11 0 386
2020 285 5 23 64 1 0 18 0 396
2021 283 3 24 71 1 0 16 0 398
2022 285 6 20 71 1 0 20 0 403
2023 281 6 21 75 0 0 18 0 401

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 206 12.0 17.1 n/a
1989 208 13.0 16.0 n/a
1990 191 13.0 14.6 2.1
1991 203 15.0 13.5 4.4
1992 204 14.0 14.5 7.8
1993 208 13.0 16.0 5.8
1994 213 14.0 15.2 5.2
1995 231 14.0 16.5 2.2
1996 231 14.0 16.5 2.2
1998 244 15.0 16.3 0.8
1999 259 17.0 15.2 2.7
2000 254 17.0 14.9 3.5
2001 258 17.3 14.9 2.3
2002 305 18.5 16.5 1.6
2003 305 18.5 16.5 1.6
2004 316 19.6 16.1 1.6
2005 313 18.6 16.8 n/a
2006 318 19.0 16.7 5
2007 336 19.0 17.7 5.1
2008 334 17.0 19.6 5.4
2009 316 21.4 12.7 6.3
2010 314 17.0 18.4 7.6
2011 371 18.0 20.6 0
2012 380 24.8 15.2 9.2
2013 378 40.7 9.2 10.3
2014 371 39.5 9.3 10
2015 382 40.0 9.5 9.9
2016 389 28.0 13.8 10
2017 402 31.0 12.9 10.7
2018 419 34.0 12.3 6.7
2019 386 30.0 12.8 5.4
2020 396 30.0 13.2 6.3
2021 398 31.5 12.6 9.8
2022 403 31.5 12.7 9.7
2023 401 37.0 10.8 9

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 206 12.0 17.1 n/a
1989 208 13.0 16.0 n/a
1990 191 13.0 14.6 2.1
1991 203 15.0 13.5 4.4
1992 204 14.0 14.5 7.8
1993 208 13.0 16.0 5.8
1994 213 14.0 15.2 5.2
1995 231 14.0 16.5 2.2
1996 231 14.0 16.5 2.2
1998 244 15.0 16.3 0.8
1999 259 17.0 15.2 2.7
2000 254 17.0 14.9 3.5
2001 258 17.3 14.9 2.3
2002 305 18.5 16.5 1.6
2003 305 18.5 16.5 1.6
2004 316 19.6 16.1 1.6
2005 313 18.6 16.8 n/a
2006 318 19.0 16.7 5
2007 336 19.0 17.7 5.1
2008 334 17.0 19.6 5.4
2009 316 21.4 12.7 6.3
2010 314 17.0 18.4 7.6
2011 371 18.0 20.6 0
2012 380 24.8 15.2 9.2
2013 378 40.7 9.2 10.3
2014 371 39.5 9.3 10
2015 382 40.0 9.5 9.9
2016 389 28.0 13.8 10
2017 402 31.0 12.9 10.7
2018 419 34.0 12.3 6.7
2019 386 30.0 12.8 5.4
2020 396 30.0 13.2 6.3
2021 398 31.5 12.6 9.8
2022 403 31.5 12.7 9.7
2023 401 37.0 10.8 9

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Brookside Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $18 (0.4%) $4,846 (99.6%) $4,864

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Brookside Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 133rd of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 308th of 1342 Elementary schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Brookside Elementary School)83.755
 28.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Westwood Regional School District)74.762.6
 12.1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Brookside Elementary School)7759.2
 17.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Westwood Regional School District)78.268.6
 9.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside Elementary School)84.676.8
 7.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood Regional School District)76.877.6
 0.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Brookside Elementary School)73.179.1
 6%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Westwood Regional School District)71.274.1
 2.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Brookside Elementary School)91.873.8
 18%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Westwood Regional School District)87.774.8
 12.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Brookside Elementary School)6360.2
 2.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Westwood Regional School District)68.163.5
 4.6%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students386401
 3.9%
African American46
 50%
American Indian00
Asian2621
 19.2%
Hispanic6075
 25%
Pacific Islander00
White285281
 1.4%
Two or More Races1118
 63.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.4%9%
 3.5%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Brookside Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 401 students attended Brookside Elementary School.

Students who attend Brookside Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Westwood Regional Middle School
High : Westwood Regional High School

Students at Brookside Elementary School are 70% White, 19% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% Two or more races, 1% African American.

Brookside Elementary School ranks 308th of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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