Brookside Elementary

2017 MCAS Exam Schedule

K-5 Standards Based Report Card
A Guide for Parents and Guardians

iParent Portal Account Information

Parents/Guardians can now set up an account in order to access certain student information in our district's iPass system.  

iParent Letter

iParent Account Instructions

iParent - Steps to Access the SBRC


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2016 DESE School Report Card

2016 Brookside Annual Report Card Letter

Brookside Report Card Overview


On-Line Registration and Payments

(Bus Pass K-12, Athletics 9-12, DHS Parking Pass and
Fine and Performing Arts)



Brookside Elementary is a proud member of the

Community of Caring program.



Through an open bid process, the Dracut Public Schools has selected the Greater Lowell YMCA as the provider of before and after school childcare at our four elementary schools ( Brookside, Campbell, Englesby, and Greenmont). The YMCA will operate Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) licensed programs (EEC is the state agency responsible for licensing and monitoring all daycare facilities). 

YMCA Enrollment Packet

YMCA Information Letter

Any questions related to the programs operations should be directed to the contact information posted on their website.


Principal’s Message

Welcome to the Brookside Elementary School Website.  Brookside serves students in grades K-5:  Our projected enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year is approximately 450 students.  We have three classes in grades K, 1, 2, 3 and 5 and four classes in grade 4.  As an educational community, we are committed to an educational philosophy characterized by the following beliefs:

  • Equity and high expectations for all

  • Family, school, and community partnerships

  • A nurturing and respectful climate

  • Heterogeneously diverse classrooms

  • Student-centered education

These beliefs are implemented at Brookside through the following practices:

  • Providing a safe, nurturing and enriching school environment that will promote success, socially and academically

  • Developing and inspiring every child to reach his or her own potential

  • Educating  the whole child and promoting lifelong learning

  • Providing 21st Century and hands-on STEM and STEAM learning opportunities

  • Varying instructional techniques to reach all learners

  • Assessing and evaluating progress driven by data and ongoing assessments

  • Instructing a rigorous curriculum driven by the Common Core State Standards and District Goals

  • Exercising practices and policies that value safety, diversity and the well-being of all students.

  • Embracing and demonstrating the Community of Caring values: Responsibility, Family, Caring, Respect and Trust in our daily teaching and school wide activities.  

Education at Brookside is exciting and challenging thanks to our talented and dedicated staff. We are focused on student learning and continual growth; academically, emotionally, socially and behaviorally.  The implementation of P.A.W.S., a positive behavior incentive program, which stands for:  Positive Attitude at All Times, Acting Responsibly, Working and Playing Safely, and Showing Respect supports the importance of educating the whole child in a community of positive behaviors and mutual respect. As a Community of Caring school, we promote these values and celebrate these actions with daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly recognition.

The Brookside Parent – Teacher Organization (PTO) also supports and fosters our sense of community.  We welcome our parents and/or volunteers into the school in many capacities. They are the backbone of many classrooms. The PTO and School Council work cooperatively with the administration and staff to improve the quality of education and academic success for our students as outlined in our School Improvement Plan.

We, at Brookside believe that all students can learn, succeed and grow to be contributing, productive citizens for our future society.  We continually reflect on current teaching practices, analyze student learning outcomes, review current research and develop short and long term common goals to meet the needs of our students and to best prepare them for a successful future.


Dawn Smith-Principal