This was my son's first year at Braddock Elementary. The classroom was tough. Not the assignments, but the structure of the class; the way the instructor presented the material to the children. However, there was an angel sent to the school as the assistant principal interm. Mr. John Haydel was awesome!!! He was able to reach many of the children during his time on campus. He was truly a God send.
I would like to say 'Thank you' to all of the teachers and the principal for making my child's last year at Braddock a wonderful experience. I will truly miss the nurturing learning environment that my child has experienced for the past seven years. The extra activities that were provided to the 5th grades this year were excellent. Please keep up the good work.
The school has an excellent source of after school care with the LA's BEST after school program. The activities they have for the children enrolled in the program are outstanding. A few years ago there was a change in the management of the program and ever since the program has just soared.They have dance, drill team, cooking, painting,talentshows, fitness and much more free of charge to dedicated parents.If you are lucky enough to be called off the waiting list, take advantage of this afterschool care. Although the new principal has alot of new ideas, she is too harsh sometimes when it comes to implementing things and her tone of voice. Some of the staff look more stressed out then before. But the teachers are of good quality I would love to see more involvement and creativity from the teachers like the LA's BEST staff has.
Braddock's new principal is a breath of fresh air for our school. I told her it was nice to see our children reading on the yard in the morning and not fighting. She said that she is excited to be at 'Brilliant Braddock' too. The students, parents and teachers are excited to have her as our new principal. Mrs. Gomez
Braddock Drive Elementary has provided my child with a great start. The teachers i met truly care and the principal has always made herself available to us. In my childs class there has been a high level of parent volunteers, something often found at expensive private schools.
I think Braddock Dr is a fair school. The quality of the teaching is good, but lacks creativity. The common complaint is that the text is rigid, but even so, the majority of the homework given asks children to regurgitate information provided, not to think and respond. The school lacks any extra-curricular activities and is visually unattractive. Students do not go to school to socialize and have fun. It is only to be drilled with information. I am for rigorous academics balanced with opportunities (before and after school) for social development and team building. I wish the community would offer team sports and better after-school programs. I also wish there was more grass and a more child-centered look to the environment.
This school use to be great until the new principle took over.In this school the parents are the once that run the place.As for the teachers, they really don't make the effort to teach the kids. On a report card I received from my childs teacher she said 'we give the students a grade even though we dont teach them that particular subject.The state just wants to see a grade, so I just give all the students the same grade'. Now I wouldn't like my child to receive a grade for a subject that they never took.
This is an excellent school. I have a child in the Gifted Magnet located on site and the staff is fantastic, they are truly concerned for ALL the children on site.
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