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Bradoaks Elementary School

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2011:
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Posted October 28, 2013

My family and I moved to Monrovia/Bradbury in June of 2012. We moved from Kirkland Washington (Lake Washington School District), one of the top school districts in the country. My oldest daughter, Sophia had just graduated Kindergarten when we moved. I loved her school back in Kirkland. I didn't think moving to LA I would be happy with the school. I was very wrong. Bradoaks Elementary has proved to me to be extraordinary. Sophia finished her first year, as a 1st grader and is now in 2nd grade. I have absolutely loved both her teachers.They are always available by email, classroom updates are always sent out and I truly feel like they love my little girl. I'm not worried about her being at school. The classrooms sizes are around 30 kids....which I hate to tell you, that's normal! Her kindergarten class back in Kirkland was 30+ kids and that was in a top school district! The principal....words cannot describe how amazing she is. I have never seen a principal standing outside at 7:45 in the morning helping kids get out of their parents cars and getting to class. She treats every child like they are her own. She is all about the safety of our kids and keeping them safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

My son has a had a wonderful experience so far! He started in K last year with an amazing teacher, and is now enjoying 1st grade very much. The Principal is a force of nature: active, intelligent, compassionate, and strong. We feel very lucky to have a great public school available for our son's education! The only area where I think they could improve is their policy of forcing the kindergartners to be silent for five minutes of their lunch, which results in a "time-out" if not followed. This is their social time and should not be used to test their controls, unless there is a serious behavioral issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2013

My 4 boys attend to Bradoaks 3 already graduate from there my#4 next year I very happy with all them teachers staff too the only the cafe staff should be more happy and provide a good attitude w/ the students also Alicia the manager to be more creative to serve more options and about food not only burritos and burn food or over cook the students needs a better good quality food that's why they are there for them so please do something about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2013

Outstanding teachers! My little girl is so lucky to have such a dynamic third grade teacher such as Mrs. M. Congratulation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2012

My son has been at Bradoaks since his kindergarten year. He is now in third grade. I find Bradoaks to be a wonderful place to learn. The teachers have all been very dedicated and easy to work with. The principal is very visible and easily accessible when needed. The school celebrates children's successes, and encourages growth. The library is accessible by all, as well as the computer lab. The PTA is very active in providing learning experiences and fun activities for all the students. This is a wonderful place for children to learn and for parents to play an active role in their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2012

BEWARE OF THIS SCHOOL. YOU HAVE TO BE A VERY ACTIVE PTA MEMBER TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY. ONLY ACTIVE PARENTS AND KIDS CAN USE THE LIBRARY. VERY RUDE LIBRARIAN. HER NAME IS FORREST.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2011

My children have attended Bradoaks for the past 5 years. The principal and her staff are responsive and committed to providing a healthy learning environment. I am very pleased with my childrens' progress thus far. The school routinely holds after hours events, and I am always surprised how my kids want to stay after in order to participate. One would think they would want to get as far away from school as possible as soon as they could! In regards to the comments made about Mrs. B, I can share my own experience. My son is quite challenging, yet Mrs. B has gone way above and beyond to work with me to help him get on track and we have seen huge successes this year. She does come across as short; however, I think she's just a no-nonsense woman. She DOES care about the children in her class and I have no reservations about her at all. Unfortunately, class size is probably true. Monrovia USD, as well as every other school district in California, has faced huge cuts to their budget. Fortunately, the rumored school closure didn't materialize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

I was very happy with the school until my daughter started second grade in September of 2010. We were shocked by the lack of homework at this school...there is no homework! Class sizes have increased by 5-6 students per class as well. I personally think it is a funding issue but we were told that some of the parents were complaining that the kids were getting too much homework. I can not say that I am happy with the current situation at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

I was very happy with this school until my son entered the 4th grade. Unlike the other parent who reviewed and commented on Mrs. Bolin, my son had a horrible experience with her. She did not help him at all and humiliated him constantly. I volunteered at the school and heard her yelling at the kids from the room across. I emailed her to ask her a question about an incident and she practically told me off via email. Later the apologized but it was uncalled for nevertheless. My son became depressed in her classroom and was referred to a psychologist. This year I moved him to another school and miraculously he is happy, outgoing and getting straight A's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My child has been attending school here for 4 years now and I must say that I have seen substantial improvements over the years. When she began she really struggled to maintain a passing grade however this year she has the most wonderful teacher Mrs. Bolin who really cares about her and has helped her gain confidence in herself which ultimately resulted in her making her grades. We will be sad when she graduates next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

strong leadership, committed teachers, small class size
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

I love this school. My son has attended there for 2 years now and I love all the community/parent involvement activities done. I think Mrs. Bires does and exceptional job as principal and really tries to exceed expectations of parents, teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Staff is highly trained in brain-based instruction... new principal is active, visible, and engaging. After school choral program available... funded by PTA. Garden Club is vibrant and well-attended. PTA needs to grow... an exclusionary element, that prevented many from participating, has left.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2006

Bradoaks has made a lot of improvements over the past seven or eight years. They now offer a pretty solid academic program. Some teachers might go a little overboard on the homework, though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

Test scores have shown improvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

This school has good test scores but lacks community involvement. There is a small group that leads the school. After hours activities are limited and no after school playground activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2005

Excellent school with wonderful teacher participation. A great art program and parents are encouraged to participate. The academic programs were innovative and encouraged the child to grow. Am unfamiliar with the sports program, but there are many fun and educational extracurricular programs. Parental involvement is encouraged and fostered.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

815

Change from
2012 to 2013

-22

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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815

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
51%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students35%
Females34%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner6%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students41%
Females37%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)63%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability43%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)41%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females31%
Males35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only41%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate13%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)36%
Parent education - college graduate47%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate45%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students73%
Females67%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino62%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females87%
Males67%
African American73%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino71%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability81%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females91%
Males82%
African American91%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate81%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)93%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate69%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females68%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)69%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females76%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learner55%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)85%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students72%
Females68%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learner36%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate54%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate94%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 60%
White 24%
Black 8%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
English language learners 23%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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930 East Lemon Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Phone: (626) 471-2100

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