2 Parent Reviews for Branch Brook Elementary School
This school is wonderful. It pushes students to do their best. The level of motivation from the teachers, staff and principal is amazing. I love this school, no other school compares. There is constant communication between parent and teacher to help your child along. This school values its students
... Read more and staff and that is what makes it a great place to study. I have 2 children here and they are happy never complain about their school work (and they get quite bit of work to bring home). The children get recognize for their achievements and the music teacher is so loving and patient with the kids. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/14/11
Branch Brook school is like everyone says it's the 'Little School that COULD.' I have worked at this school for for 5 years now and I personally have seen many, many changes. The teachers are a great influence to every student that enters and moves on from this wonderful little school. To many of us
... Read more we don't judge the school by it's size, but by all the love, care, and support that we make sure gets to each and every student whether it be a student from pre-k, our special but 'smart' education students or our other grades. Looking at the way these students smile each day really does make a difference to all of the teachers,staff and most of all that 'Great Principal',Mr. Demetroulakos (aka) to all of us 'Mr.Dee.' Read less
* In 2011-2012 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
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Speech/Language Pathologists, Early Childhood Special Needs
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"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.
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Newark schools — Branch Brook Elementary School is located at 228 Ridge St, Newark NJ 07104. 228 Ridge St is in the 07104 ZIP code in Newark, NJ The school district for Branch Brook Elementary School is the Newark Public Schools. Branch Brook Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK - 4.
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