District Profile

Nationally Recognized

Serving students and families for nineteen years, Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Elementary provides a high-quality education that integrates the teaching of character education, values and self-discipline, incorporates technology (providing personal laptops in grades 2-4), stresses the importance of school attendance and addresses the emotional needs of each student. While our highly qualified teachers focus on specific educational needs, getting to know the whole child is a responsibility every employee takes seriously. It is a privilege to serve our families, and we welcome the opportunity to become partners in the education of your child!

Constellation Schools: Old Brooklyn Community Elementary (OBCE) opened in 1998 with 27 students and has grown to over 340 students in grades K-4.


Partners with our Parents

"Strong, quality schools make successful communities. Old Brooklyn residents are very fortunate to have a wonderful asset in Old Brooklyn Community School. Its high academic standards, unique character education program and amazing staff — who are involved not only educationally, but personally — combine to create an environment where our children flourish academically and grow into responsible, value-minded citizens. I'm extremely pleased with the relationship our family has developed with the OBCS staff and am confident their involvement in our children's growth, as well as in our community, will help ensure Old Brooklyn's success for years to come."

"You know the saying “it takes a village to raise a child”. Well it’s true. When you walk through the halls at Old Brooklyn, chances are most staff and volunteers who are there know your child by name. It’s no mistake….we care about them on many different levels, not just the academic ones. There are few schools that the principal and vice principal stand in the hall and greet your children EVERY morning! There’s nothing better than that personal touch."
- Bobbi Sue Benkalowycz

"My daughter, about to enter the 6th grade, has been at Old Brooklyn Community since kindergarten and we wouldn't even consider going somewhere else. The education she receives is top notch and the teachers have really established a love of learning within her. They do a great job of keeping things fun while providing meaningful lessons. We feel very respected and listened to at Old Brooklyn and have developed a great "family" of friends there. There are plenty of extracurricular activities provided to keep your student busy. We have been involved in student council, honors choir, and after school art (which still hangs on our walls!) There are a ton of fun activities planned throughout the year including a Hoe Down, Trunk or Treat, Hero Dance and movie nights at the school. Old Brooklyn Community is an excellent choice for any family."
- Tia Davis

"After searching and searching for a school where our children felt comfortable, a nurturing environment where the main focus is for your children to thrive and to become successful because it is known that all children are critical to our future – it is rewarding to find a school like Constellation Old Brooklyn."
- Stephanie Shepherd-Nailing


School Snapshots

3rd Grade Reading Guarantee

  • 97% of the 3rd grade students passed the 2016-2017 reading guarantee.
  • The AIR state test is administered three times a year in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • The MAP approved district assessment is administered three times a year in the winter, spring, and summer.

2016/2017 Student Demographics

  • 61% Caucasian, 25% Hispanic, 9% Multiracial, 3% African American
  • 52% of students qualify for federal free/reduced meals
  • Average student to teacher ratio is 22:1

Community Connections

Our goal is to be a part of the neighborhood in which we serve by collaborating with local organizations to give back to the community.

  • The Art House
  • Old Brooklyn Development Corporation
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Old Brooklyn Families Group