Something is wrong when the people teaching our children how to use our language cannot, themselves, make proper usage of "he" versus "him" or "she" versus "her" in a sentence. How can our children learn proper grammar, sentence construction, the proper use of pronouns, and difference between plural
... Read more and possessive spelling of words when those charged with teaching them these things are incapable of doing so? Our society would be better served if our teachers had degrees in the subjects they teach rather than in "education." and if the curriculum in our public schools was returned to teaching the fundamentals of reading, writing, and arithmetic, rather than the scatter-shot, diversity laden, teaching to the test method employed today. Teach as though high school is as far as our children will progress academically, so that they will be prepared to be contributing members of society with a H.S. diploma and stop assuming inadequacies will be addressed in college. Hire teachers with education certificates and degrees in the subjects they teach rather than those with education degrees. Many Ph.D.'s would jump at the average salary paid K-12 public school teachers in Massachusetts. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/09/12
As a teacher, I feel this school is one of the best. They have a PTO meeting once a month and I feel the staff as a whole is on the same page. The special education in Milford is excellent (I am a special education teacher and my two nephews has special ed issues and attend Milford Public). The
... Read more curriculum is really wonderful and up to date. I would definitely recommend this school to any parent ! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/01/10
I'm not impress with Milford school system. I hope they will do better, or I have to do something to make sure my kids get the level of education needed. It is an average school. Should be better.
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Posted by a parent on 06/29/09
I think Brookside is a great school. They really care about the students. Ms. Kay is doing a wonderful job...
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Posted by a parent on 03/07/08
My son, now in 4th grade attended Brookside and my daughter is currently a 1st grader at Brookside. I think Ms.Kay does a wonderful job running the school and her door is always open to students and their families. I believe Brookside provides outstanding academic, emotional, and social growth and
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Posted by a parent on 12/10/07
This is our first year at Brookside, and I must say I am so pleased with our experience so far. The staff is exceptional and we are extremely pleased with the curriculum. There is so much to offer the children.
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Posted by a parent on 11/28/07
The faculty at Brookside has been nothing short of spectacular during the difficult transition between Memorial and Brookside. Helpful, caring and attentive to all matters, Kathleen Kay and her staff have gone above and beyond their duties to make every child feel comfortable and above all, safe in their
... Read more new school. Having 1 child having gone through Brookside and one currently attending, I could not have asked for more from an elementary school staff. Although my children are not 'exceptional', they have received a great education and are treated equally, as part of the Brookside family. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/02/07
If you want to get 10 different stories from 5 different people this is the school for you. The leadership from the school can't even remember the stories they tell their parents from one month to the next. I would not bring my exceptional child to this school system unless you want headaches and heart
... Read more aches for both your self and your child. You can try to be involved with your child's education if you want the school staff to mock your participation. Read less
Speech/Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Special Needs, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists
English / Language Arts, ESL/Bilingual/ESOL
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Milford schools — Brookside Elementary School is located at 110 Congress St, Milford MA 01757. 110 Congress St is in the 01757 ZIP code in Milford, MA The school district for Brookside Elementary School is the Milford Public Schools. Brookside Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 2.
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