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Bradley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 521 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

My son has Asperger's and has a great and very caring teacher. At the beginning of the school year he was with his mom at a different school, he was not getting the attention he needed. We decided that he would come back to Bradley close to my house, he was welcomed back with lots of enthusiasm by not only his teachers but by the principle as well! They work well with meeting his individual needs and are in communication with me about every part of his day and curriculum. They deserve high ratings for a reason and am proud to have my son back at this fantastic school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2014

This school works great with meeting the expectations of my special needs child and are very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

As a school teacher myself, I must say, I feel that Bradley Elementary is a model school with amazing teachers who practice extremely effective teaching strategies. My son had attended four different schools in his elementary career, in both DPS and Cherry Creek, and none have proven to offer the quality of teaching, variety of learning experiences, or community involvement that Bradley has. I still have a daughter attending Bradley and only wish that it was a K-8 school so that neither of my children would have to leave there so soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2012

This is our last year at Bradley and we have seen how much it's been growing. The entire community is highly involve and participative. I recommend this school so great and friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

My children no longer attend Bradley, we were not impressed with the school at all. The biggest issue with the school is overcrowding. Some of the classes have more than 30 students, with aides only part of the day. It was impossible for the teachers to actually teach the children. There were some parents willing to offer support, but they were the minority. I realize with budget cuts all schools are facing obstacles, but wonder why other DPS elementary schools are able to figure this out and keep classrooms at manageable sizes and offer full-time aides. My children learned very little and were exposed to way too much, glad we have found another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2012

i think bradley is a great school for children to go to.i just love how all of the teachers are nice and respectful to all the children.


Posted November 29, 2010

I currently have 2 kids at Bradley. I had one graduate in the 2009-2010 school year. Bradley is a growing, developing school with diversity acacemically as well as student population. The principal and teachers are working hard to develop the whole child. We have music, art, PE and Spanish. There is also a school/community garden and a Youth Farmer's Market in the fall. My kids love gowing to Bradley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2009

My 9 year old son is a gifted reader. The school has gone out of it's way to push him ahead and along.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

This has been my child's first year attending Bradley. So far, it has been OK - there are a few things I don't like - my child only has gym once a week which I don't believe is enough physical activity with the high obesity rate is the USA. My child's class only get one short recess period of about 20 minutes after lunch and that is it. No afteroon recess. The teacher and principal feel this is enough and do not see a problem with it. I am also finding that teachers are not always very approachable and it is reccomended that you schedule a seperate time to speak with a teacher regarding anything. All in all, I have not been that impressed with the staff. My child came from a different school last year where all the staff were very nice and very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I have had 2 children in ECE at Bradley. The teachers are amazing! They are approachable, interested, and always willing to help in any areas (discipline, academics, social-emotional, etc.) I am upset though, that not ALL students are receiving ALL 'Specials' classes. My belief is that 'Specials' enhance the curriculum, education, and development of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2008

I have a little one whos just finished the ECE program at Bradley and couldn't be happier with the school or teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2008

I felt the dwsire of this school to say they had an advanced kindergarten and an IB programme while not paying attention to other aspects of the school that needed attention was a huge downfall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

Our children are encouraged, supported and challenged at Bradley. There is a family oriented and caring atmosphere. The IB program addresses the academic needs of students in the 21st century. There are many opportunities for parental involvement and the staff welcome the chance to work in partnership with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

not enough extracurricular things offered. the teaching staff was not always approachable and the academic performance seemed subpar even with the advanced programs added
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2006

Both of my children attend Bradley Elementary and it is an excellent school. The teaching staff is incredible. My son went from failing from another school to getting 85 % and 90% at Bradley .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

This has been a fabulous school for my daughters. The smaller class sizes and family atmosphere have been perfect for instilling self-confidence as well as quality instruction from the teachers (K-2). The PYP additions of Spanish, Art and Music have made this a well-rounded public school education. I've been very pleased and my daughters love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2006

I am a parent of a student at Bradley, and I am constantly amazed and impressed with the quality of the teaching staff. They work together within the building talking to and reinforcing children, both behaviorally and academically. The students are excited to come to school each and every day. There are exciting things happening within the school and the greater community!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2006

In our first year at Bradley, we are very pleased with the school. The IB Programme is outstanding! The staff's support and enthusiasm for this program is impressive. The principal is an excellent leader and very friendly to both adults and students. The overall 'mood' at the school is very positive. The students are wonderful and eager to learn. There are many programs at the school to encourage positive behavior, literacy, and learning in general. The PTA provides many excellent family activities and does not overwhelm parents with non-stop fundraising! Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed. The school is definitely going in a positive direction. My daughter is extremely happy in her class. The specials classes are excellent and often! Spanish is taught at all grade levels and they learn sign language in that class as well - it is highly effective. I strongly recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2005

IB programme could be good, but test scores actually have gone since implementation
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities78%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Reading

All Students76%
Female81%
Male72%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Writing

All Students68%
Female73%
Male62%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible50%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch76%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities80%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female66%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities83%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant75%

Reading

All Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Free lunch eligible78%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch91%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English86%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant86%

Writing

All Students70%
Female75%
Male65%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible59%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English66%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)79%
Free lunch eligible44%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch90%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant62%

Reading

All Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch97%
Students with disabilities (IEP)33%
Students without disabilities92%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English82%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant76%

Science

All Students53%
Female73%
Male36%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Free lunch eligible26%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)11%
Students without disabilities69%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English61%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant53%

Writing

All Students61%
Female80%
Male44%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Free lunch eligible41%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 56%
Hispanic 29% 32%
Black 13% 5%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym

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Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Heather Regan
Fax number
  • (720) 424-9414

Programs

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  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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