Consider Brookside Elementary for your child if:

- You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve. Brookside Elementary Logo
- You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.
- You need a school offering English as Second Language (ESL) services.
- You need a school with an all-day kindergarten.
- You believe community mentors can uniquely help young learners.

Brookside Elementary is proud to offer:

- Parent Teacher Community Council
- Community-based mentoring.
- English as Second Language services.
- Volunteer opportunities through Steelcase, Kroc Community Center and Schools of Hope.
- Located next to the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.



Academic Excellence: At Brookside, your child can achieve. According to the latest test scores, the school has met federal AYP educational standards.

All-Day Kindergart en:
Brookside is proud to offer all-day kindergarten—a benefit and service for students and parents.

School Uniforms:
Students at Brookside follow a uniform dress code, which removes distractions from the classroom, promotes community, and provides a cost saving to families.

After School Opportunities:
Brookside offers the LOOP After School program with rigorous academic and enrichment programs for all students.

ESL Support :
Brookside offers a specialized language center for English Language learners.

Family Nights:
Family Literacy and Math Nights, winter and spring music concerts, and other evening family nights promote parent involvement and community building.

Rules, Safety, Discipline:
All GRPS schools provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Educators emphasize prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. The result is a fair, firm and consistent approach to rules, safety, and discipline.

Denishea Killingham
Brookside Elementary Principal
2505 Madison Ave, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
p.616.819.2242 f.616-819-6059
Breakfast 8:10 A.M.
Start Time 8:30 A.M.
Dismissal 3:26 P.M.

  • Denishea Killingham Brookside Principal