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Brookridge Elementary School Overview

9920 Lowell, Shawnee Mission, KS 66212 , Tel: +1 (913) 993-2400 Shawnee Mission Pub School

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Brookridge Elementary School Ratings & Reviews

April 12, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Let me start with a few positives. There are many great teachers at this school. The art teacher is absolutely amazing. The PTA is very involved and there are lots of great events that include the family. The students are kept safe while here.This being said, there is very little joy in the day to day endeavors as a student here. I have witnessed students being yelled at in the hallways for minor infractions such as talking or walking out of line. They are herded around and treated like numbers. Technology is used as a babysitter. There is very little play and even very young students are expected to sit down and be quiet for a majority of their day, which is a tragedy. (although this issue is not unique to Brookridge) Students are given a one size fits all curriculum even if they already know the material. Students are not allowed to experience the joy of discovery and innovation, and are instead beat over the head with testing. The kids look like sad zombies marching around. The principal is very odd and possibly in way over her head. When I encountered her at enrollment she was not able to tell me when the first day of school was and had to ask the secretary. She is cold and robotic with the students. Her newsletters are only chastisements and plain reminders, not school spirit or joy of children is expressed at all. It's actually bizarre. Worst of all I get the feeling that she just doesn't really see the kids in her school as real human beings. I have overheard her mocking a student while dropping something off. It's all just left me with an uneasy feeling that I just can't really pinpoint. If you are in this attendance zone I would look into a private school or homeschooling if you are able.
March 03, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Our oldest started Kindergarten at Brookridge this year. We are so happy the district was able to adjust the zoning before he started, as we have not experienced any of the overcrowding issues from a few years ago. We love his teacher and the principal is wonderful to work with. She seems to really care about the students and takes parental concerns seriously. So far, we couldn't be happier!
March 23, 2015 Submitted by a parent
Great School!!! Love the community. Recently moved here from out of state and couldn't be happier making the right choice. We're very involved in extra curricular's and my kids love their new school.
August 13, 2014 Submitted by a parent
Both our children attended Brookridge (2005-2014). Overall the experience was very positive. Great, caring teachers that will go out of their way to teach the kids. They do have the standard SMSD Gifted program (once a week off site) which is pretty weak. We never had any problem with either of our kids being appropriately challenged by the teachers. The principal has an actual open door policy: Dr. Adams always listened to and addressed potential concerns we had. With that said, the merger with Moody has brought along some definite growing pains - overcrowding, lunch room 'over-discipline', traffic congestion etc. I am hopeful that SMSD, the leadership, and staff will be able to solve the issues that were caused by the merger. As far as parent involvement . . .GET INVOLVED . . .In the ten years we were there (before and after the merger) it was always the same small group of parents that were at all the events, helped organize, ate lunch with their kids, and were a presence at the school. The parents most likely to complain about parent involvement NEVER show up. And, if you want to know what's going on, CHECK THE WEBSITE! The days of paper reminders sent home are over.
June 30, 2014 Submitted by a parent
We live in this school district and were hoping our children could attend here. After visiting several times and speaking with staff and other parents, we were very disappointed and did not feel our children would flourish here. All the resources here seem to be targeted to children who are below grade level. I saw nothing encouraging regarding activities or programs for children who are at grade level or who are gifted. Upon inquiry we were told that there were maybe 2 students in the school who participated in the Enhanced Learning program which busses them to another school one day per week. On two separate visits there were groups of children watching Max and Ruby videos in the library. The school interior is extremely dark and the classroom doors remain locked. We attended a meeting for prospective boy/girl scouts (an extracurricular program) and there were no attendees (current or prospective) in either of my children's grade levels. It was all in all very disappointing, because when we moved to this area five years ago, the school seemed much better. I guess the merger and the change to a title school has really hurt it.
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Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Brookridge Elementary School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Brookridge Elementary School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 293 apartments for rent available in this part of Shawnee Mission. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Brookridge Elementary School is currently at Four Seasons, renting for $600 per month, but if $6,292 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at The Royale at CityPlace. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Brookridge Elementary School

Before you start packing, make sure Brookridge Elementary School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Brookridge Elementary School is a well-known public PK-6 school in Shawnee Mission. It is located at 9920 Lowell, Shawnee Mission, KS 66212 and it is the second home of 530 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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