BRENTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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6700 ARROYO SECO
AUSTIN, TX 78757
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Phone: 512-414-2039
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: Austin Isd
  • Students/Teacher: 13:1
  • Students/Grade: 71.4
  • Number Students: 500
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5354
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 150
  • Principal: Ms Katherine Williams-carter
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (43 ratings)
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    School Reviews (37 Reviews)
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    Teacher Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-13
    "Although I am new to the school due to the fact that the afterschool program moves me around from different schools, I found that Brentwood is by far one of the few best schools where students showed interest in not only learning but also in teachers. When i first worked with the students there, I notice first that they showed their knowledge of manners and values that I found no other schools display. They show that friendship and collaboration is important for them, which is one of the most important part of learning when they grew older. Furthermore, they are willing to work things out with the teacher on projects that not only promotes their communication skills but also be able to be creative in ways that I don't always find in other schools. The only problem is the environment and looks of the school (which is a pretty old building) makes it draining in energy for me and for the children. If they work on that, then the school becomes a better place to learn. Keep up that value and spirit even if the academic performance of the school is not high compared to other schools."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-14
    "Brentwood has been incredible for both of my boys. My older son, going into 4th grade, has had the most fantastic teachers every single year. He is challenged by Aspbergers, but has had love and support in the regular ed classroom and with his "support system" in speech and social skills therapies. My younger son, going into 2nd grade, has also had amazing teachers the past 3 years. It is truly a community school, with great parent participation, loving staff, and highly skilled, dedicated teachers. Cannot say enough good things."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-06
    "Brentwood is AMAZING! We have no complaints whatsoever. Our son is in the special ed program for speech and social skills, and the teachers and programs at Brentwood have been amazing. It is also such a wonderful environment: positive, environmentally conscience, fun-- we love it! There are also gardens tended by different classes all around the school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-14
    "I have one in kinder here. The teachers have always been extremely respectful and helpful. My first encounter with the lunch lady wasn't great but I get it... You don't like what you're doing. I do not agree with one of the other reviews. I feel my child should have a fun transition into 'big kid' school. My child is 6 and reads to the class when they have time. Prefers chapter books to anything else. We have nightly homework and she shows an ability to figure out real world math problems. The school is doing something right. Kindergarten isn't the time to begin studying for your SATs. Brentwood elementary is fantastic!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-13
    "Because we are a blended family, we have a child in Leander ISD, and one at Brentwood, only 1 year apart. The academics at Brentwood are WAY behind. Kindergarten is more like a daycare. The rooms are full of toys, playsets, etc.. I would image the parents giving good reviews for academics here have no idea what it's like at a good school. The kindergarteners in Leander ISD are writing stories, reading, doing real math problems, while our son at Brentwood is still working on writing his numbers 1-20. He doesn't read - AT ALL, has not been taught any phonics, no math skills. They're not learning handwriting, etc... Oh, but at Christmas, the kids did a lot of gift wrapping! I guess this was a fine motor skill activity, but that's pre-school. In Leander, they do that type of stuff, but it's tied to a lesson, like patterns, etc.. And safety - no way! They utilize the public park next door for a play area. There are 27 registered sex offenders within one mile of this school and they have the kids playing in a public park that's not fenced in. We've had notices this year for both Pertussis and Bed Bugs."
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