Award Year: 2017

William Brooks Elementary School

3610 Park Drive
El Dorado Hills, CA, 95762-4544

(916) 933-6618

Mr. Kevin Cadden, Principal at time of Nomination

Buckeye Union Elementary School District

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Learning today for a better tomorrow.

Student Demographics
  • White: 67%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 30%
Small group instruction is at the heart of great teaching.

Small group instruction is at the heart of great teaching.

William Brooks School was the second elementary school built in the Buckeye Union School District. Brooks opened its doors in 1964 with approximately 100 students. Today there are 514 students. Although the community has grown tremendously over this span of time, the school still proudly serves as the heart of the community.

William Brooks School is the center of a community of lifelong learners where cooperation, compassion, and celebration of diversity are encouraged. As full participants in our global community, we want students to choose to be responsible and respectful for self, one another, and the environment. Brooks School is committed and dedicated to providing a positive learning environment where our school community and individuals work together in an atmosphere of open communication, respect, and creative spirit to foster excellence, responsibility, and lifelong learning for everyone.

Loyal staff, parents, and community members demonstrate their commitment to education by their support and dedication to our students. Parent volunteers are an integral part of the school. The PTA coordinates school and community activities, and the School Site Council monitors the school progress regarding curriculum, educational programs, and student achievement. The active and caring community at Brooks School has worked together to build and maintain a supportive and dynamic learning environment.

Thanks to our caring staff, supportive parents, and community, and excellent programs for ALL students, we have found great success in educating each and every one of our Brooks Bears.