School Details

Brooktree Elementary School

1781 Olivetree Drive, San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 923-1910
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 519 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
71%
56%
78%
80%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
58%
46%
73%
79%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
76%
65%
64%
81%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
72%
60%
57%
75%
65%
57%
73%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berryessa Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brooktree Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Brooktree Elementary School is Parisa Goshtasb, whose e-mail is parisa.goshtasb@berryessa.k12.ca.us. 519 children attend Brooktree Elementary School and identify mostly as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 43% of the Brooktree Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 35% of the 519 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Brooktree Elementary School is 19:1. Northwood Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 69% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 3%
Filipino 23% 16%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Multiracial 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 8060%
Hispanic 17% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35% 34%
Limited English proficiency 43% 34%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is now in her 5th grade year and all her teachers have been oustanding!! Her reading skills have improved every year. Front staff is very professional and so are the teachrts. It had been a great experience for both my daughter and as a parent.

  • (1 year ago)

    When my son has been assigned to this school I wasn't that excited because this is not the best school around our area. However we didn't have plan to move in the near future so I would just let my son go to this school and see. Before the story goes on i have to admit that my son is super shy and has no confidence whatever he does. We take him to church every sunday since birth and there's always separation anxiety whenever we drop him off at children sunday school. he couldn't only make one friend and sunday school teacher told me that he is not participating any singing or game. To my surprise my son loves Brooktree since day 1. There was not separation anxiety and i didn't know why. kindergarten teacher and first grade teacher had told me many good things that my son did and all his worksheet came back with good comments. He was even able to get some sorta award on the stage that really motivated him and encouraged him in academics.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son finished his elementry in Brooktree and then went to Morrill and Independence. He is studying Bio in UCSD. He loves Brooktree.

  • (2 years ago)

    I know a coulple of parents. Their children went to Brooktree Ele and are now attending UC.

  • (4 years ago)

    What happen to Brooktree? Seem like the academic is going down the stream.... with remarks from the School is no budget....no budget and no budget ..... thus may work with parent to improve the student and groom the next generation!

  • (6 years ago)

    I love Brooktree Elementary School! My husband went to this school in the 70's and now our son is here. Each of my son's teachers has been wonderful and he has learned so much about himself and others that I could not ask for more out of a school. I also enjoy participating in the PTA (Parent Teach Association) and SSC (School Site Council). I think being a part of these Parent Groups define the school in terms of connecting school teachers and home.

  • (6 years ago)

    We are here for almost 2 years from another country with a different culture. Instead of putting them to the private school. We decided to let them get into the neighborhood school. Both my children are in this school ~ Kindergarten and 1st grade respectively. My kids loves the school. They told me how the teacher guide them to right path when they make a mistake. They are taught not only on books but responsibilities independent and accountable in things they done.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brooktree school has been in our family for more than 20 years. Our children attended Brooktree school in the 70's we volunteered then and we volunteer now with our grandchildren attending. We have always thought that we are very lucky to have Brooktree school as a neighborhood school. Brooktree school seems to find very qualified and dedicated teachers. Even as the school's diversity has changed over the years this school has maintained quality education and has provided and nurtured social values that most students take with them in the future. We have seen this first hand as we know how the future turned out for most of our children and our children's classmates.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is attending Kindergarden at Brooktree. She loves the teachers there. Teachers in brooktree knows how to teach the students to be independent and responsible. Students learn a lot of new knowledge both in academic and social interaction. The playground in Brooktree is nice and modern. With the new principle's great managing direction; more after school programs and more parent invlovement I am sure the school is one of the best in the district.

  • (9 years ago)

    Brooktree is a great school! The principal and teachers are all very approachable. They faithfully communicate with parents whenever there may be a need to address a situation to assure success for your child. The reading program is fantastic. What's unfortunate is that so few parents actually participate. If more parents would get involved in PTA Site Council etc. Brooktree could easily be a 5 star school. I'm anxious to see the school when classes start next week now that all the renovation and modernization is complete. Construction has already started on a terrific new playground as well.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is medium to good school with above average test scores. It is has mostly Asian student population who are often English language learners. This is refelcted in the not so good english proficiency scores. However Mathematical skills are very good and thus Math scores are well above average. The school has been improving over the last few years and this trend should continue as the neighbourhood becomes more affluent with rising real-estate prices.

  • (10 years ago)

    Brooktree school is a good school;though you need to keep working with your child at home for more practice.The school is very very good at the reading program my kid(1st grade) could read fluently within the first few months of the school year.

  • (10 years ago)

    What set Brooktree apart from the other schools in the district is its literacy program. The school breaks the school year into Literacy Blocks which are approximately 7 weeks long. Students are tested and grouped according to level. This way teachers can attend to the needs of the students better. For instance a teacher of the lower end of the grade level can focus on the fundamentals whereas the teacher of the students in the high level reading classes can focus on providing more challenging material. I think it is a win-win for all the students as well as the teachers.

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