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 About Brookside Elementary

Mission Statement
Brookside Elementary School will create a safe learning environment that paves the pathway for students to become high school graduates with 21st century skills and good character, therefore empowering them to be successful entering higher education or the workforce.



Provide a strong educational foundation that creates lifelong learners with 21st century skills and responsible citizens in our community.


Strategic Goals
1.  To create a safe and orderly school climate which cultivates respect, citizenship, and responsibility.
2.  To provide an instructional program that will insure optimal success for each student.
3.  To form a communication network that would encompass the total Brookside family, including teachers, assistants, specialists, administration, parents, and students.


Brookside is a Title One school.  For more information please go to the Gaston County Title One Department.  Or you can visit the NC Title One page.  


We are happy to be a School of Progress with no sanctions.  We have passed all 21 AYP goals.  Thank you so much for supporting our school!  Please visit our school report card at the NC Dept of Instruction website.  Other websites that are worth visting are the NC Parent Involvement Resource Center and The Parent Information Resource Center.  


This site has links to visit about the EOGs, several workshops that you may be interested in and other resources.


 School Day Schedule

7:15 a.m.:  Students may enter building at Multipurpose Room Doors 

7:50 a.m.:  Teachers arrive in classrooms

7:15 – 7:50 a.m.:  Breakfast is served

8:00 a.m.:  Tardy Bell – classes in session –all parents must be out of the classroom

2:35 p.m.:  Student Dismissal

3:15 p.m.:  Teacher daily duty ends

 Cafeteria & Lunch Periods

Free/Reduced applications are available in the cafeteria. Only one application should be completed per family. Students who received free or reduced price meals in 2012-2013 school year will temporarily receive free or reduced price meals at the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year. However, all households must submit a new application each year and the applications must be processed for benefits to continue after the first 20 calendar days of the new school year. An application for a foster child must be submitted separately for that child only. Students designated homeless by Gaston County School's homeless liaison are eligible for free meals. No application is required, but documentation must be received from the homeless liaison before benefits begin. Students who receive food stamps or TANF benefits are eligible for free meals but the appropriate case ID number must be entered beside each student’s name on the application. If a student is notified that they have been approved by way of direct certification, an application is not required for that student.


If your child has special dietary needs, please see the cafeteria manager and complete a diet order form. A new form must be completed for each new school year.


Meals may be paid daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. Payment is made to the cafeteria cashier.  You can also opt to make payments thru Café Prepay. You are welcome to join your child for lunch. Stop by the office and sign in, meet your child in the cafeteria. Do not go to your child’s classroom.

Prices for breakfast and lunch are as follows:




Students 1.20 
Reduced Price Students .30
Adults 1.50



Students (K-5) 2.40
Reduced Price Students   .40
Adults 3.00

 NC School Report Card


Brookside NC School Report Card


 School Information

2012-14 Brookside SIP  (1).pdf
2012-14 Brookside SIP (1)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
3rd Grade NC Read to Achieve.pptx
3rd Grade NC Read to AchieveUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Annual Meeting PowerPoint Brookside 2013-14 (1).pptx
Annual Meeting PowerPoint Brookside 2013-14 (1)Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Field Trip Request Form.pdf
Field Trip Request FormUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Inclement Weather.docx
Inclement WeatherUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Parent Handbook.doc
Parent HandbookUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
parentpolicyUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).