School Details

Brookshire Elementary School

1500 Falcon Dr, Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 623-1400
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 512 students 11 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
88%
79%
81%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
55%
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82%
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60%
82%
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53%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2013
  • Orange County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brookshire Elementary School is a public elementary school in Winter Park. The principal of Brookshire Elementary School is Mr. Marc Rummler. 512 children attend Brookshire Elementary School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Brookshire Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 31% of the 512 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Brookshire Elementary School is 11:1. Aloma Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 27%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 30%
Asian 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 22% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 62%
Limited English proficiency 5% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    As grandparents we attended the "Meet Your Teacher" on August 15th with our grandchildren (one in 1st grade and one in 4th). We were quite impressed with the new building and the students were well-behaved. Their teachers were informative and excited about the new school year. We also met the science music and art teachers and their rooms were filled with interesting equipment. We highly recommend Brookshire Elementary and look forward to our next visit.

  • (1 year ago)

    Brookshire Elementary is composed of a great team of caring teachers whose dedication to teaching can not be surpassed. Dr. Marc Rumbler is one of the best principals this school has had. The new building is very impressive along with the new technology. I am very proud of our school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Finally a great building to go with our great school! Brookshire is a super neighborhood school with great teachers and high parent involvement.

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended Kindergarten with Mrs. Maguire. I could not have asked for a better teacher with her positive fun attitude. I felt better knowing my daughter would be greated everyday with a her smile. My daughter still misses being in her class. Dr Rummler is a great principle keeping everyone update to date with the latest information with letters emails and the ocps phone line. With my busy M-F work schedule this helped out a lot. There is a lot of parent participation with this school and it made a huge difference with all the children who attends Brookshire. I would highly recommend this school to anyone with younger children.

  • (2 years ago)

    Brookshire Elementary is an absolutely fantastic school! Dr. Rummler the new principal makes himself available to parents and students and is always involved in Brookshire's activities. The school is in a great location with nice homes and a very peaceful environment. Parents are very involved in their children's education there. We are thinking of moving and this school is one thing that will keep me here. My son loves it. It will be hard to find another school like it.

  • (4 years ago)

    Although Brookshire Elementary School may look tired on the outside the magic lies within the fabulous dedicated teachers and fantastic involved families which come together to make Brookshire an exceptional place for young minds to grow.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been pleased with Brookshire even keeping my child there instead of private school. That was my opinion through 2008. I don't know what has happened in 08/09 year but my child's learning decreased. It could be a reflection on the leadership of the new principal or the distractions from the budget fiasco. Either way the 09 year at Brookshire was less than par.

  • (6 years ago)

    Very happy with the school. Parents and teachers are very involved. I have had no trouble at all communicating with teachers or administrarion. Really like how all kids are grouped according to ability. I was impressed with the gifted program when my third grader was required to complete an independent research assignment-complete with power point presentation. Now if only we could get a brand new building!

  • (6 years ago)

    I heard great things about this school but totally disappointed. This is nothing more than a mediocre school. I agree with one of teh parent about teh teachers and administration. In my experience they were quite uncooperative. If you have a child who is above avergae do not bother to send him or her here.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brookshire USED to be a great school but I know of several parents that have pulled their kids out and I am considering doing the same thing. The new principal Mr. Moore is judgmental and unmoving. The teachers rarely follow exceptional student guidelines. Many are preferential to 'good' students and let the slower students fall behind and fail. If it were not for the few excellent teachers left at the school and parental involvement Brookshire would fail as well.

  • (7 years ago)

    Excellent teachers and staff. The student to teacher ratio can't be beat. Brookshire was #1 in the county for Reading scores. They earned 100 points more than the requirement to be an 'A' school. They recieved a 'B' rating because the gains for the lowest 25% need improvement. They are making concentrated efforts to assist these students and to regain the 'A' rating that they have had up to this point. Brookshire was ranked 19th (out of 200) in Orange County. We moved to the neighborhood 2 years ago and we love it. The P.E. teacher has brought in great programs like bike safety yoga and swimming. Winter Park school children and families have access to a counseling program called 'Chill' that assists with any transition or difficulty.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is truly a great school! The teachers are all wonderful the parent support is strong and the leadership is outstanding. No wonder my kids love Brookshire!

  • (8 years ago)

    It is easy to say a school is wonderful when you have an academic loving child. I have the opposite with my youngest child. He was falling behind and in 3rd grade failed the FCAT. I took him to Huntington for an evaluation. He was reading at first grade level. After 4 months (6 hours a week)at Huntington he was reading at 4th grade level and had confidence in himself. He felt like an outcast at Brookshire because he wasn't an easy student for learning by the way they teach. The teachers are dedicated and hard working but only teach one way and that doesn't work for all students. They do not seem open to ideas and have a very obvious preference for the easy students.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school! My kids got a quality education from Brookshire! And are doing well in middle/high school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I love this school. The staff is very supportive and are willing to help you through any situation.

  • (8 years ago)

    Brookshire is a decent school although it does not live up to the good reputation that it seems to have. The administration and teachers are not at all open to suggestions from parents can be quite uncooperative and have an attitiude of 'if you don't like it too bad.' The P.E. program is a complete joke and music and art aren't much better. Children can get a mediocre education here but I don't see how that justifies the 'A' grade that the school continues to recieve.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful PTA! Parents are extremely welcome to be as involved as possible in class. All staff members are very nice. Beautiful campus small and quaint.

  • (8 years ago)

    My kids have been in this school since pre- k and we have always been pleased!

  • (8 years ago)

    The principal is very caring and fair.The teachers are what make this school so great.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is great- my kids have been here since pre- k and I have never had any complaints at all.

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