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Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 515 students

 

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Posted January 15, 2014

Brader Elementary School is an excellent K-5 school. The teachers are invested in the education of ALL of the students. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities and always feel well informed. The Principal has a clear vision of excellence and they have a strong team to support the teachers. The school is very safe and communication with families is consistent and often. The school-wide positive behavior program is clearly working as classes are calm and under control and the hallways are free from disruption. I strongly recommend Brader to any family and encourage you to come visit and see for yourself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2013

I love Brader. This is my son's 4th year here including the preschool program at one time and it has been great. We feel right at home and everyone is friendly. My son is in special education classes and they really give thorough examinations with goals and give extra help when needed throughout the school year. Even though my son is in special education they still make sure he is working at the best of his ability and works at his pace. Mrs. Kulesza is a great teacher there and I feel she really cares. I never feel afraid to send my son to school because I know he will get taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2011

I have been teaching at Brader for several years. The staff here at Brader is awesome. We are always finding ways to help a child succeed in school. I think you as a parent should form your own opinions about a school; not listen to or read about what one else may say. Your child and you are completely different than the person you are listening to or reading about. This school has held a superior rating for as long as I have been teaching here...cannot do that if we aren't doing something right.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2010

I can't say I agree with the person who said this school wasn't exactly up to par. Never judge a book by its cover. I'll be the 1st to admit, every district and school has its share of downfalls. This school may not look like much, but I had a child who was slightly under developed at the time he went here 2 years ago, and he received excellent extra help and very good resources which allowed him to excell. My wife and I are teacher's and she has an excellent resume and she's a very good teacher without sounding biased. We do not teach at this school, however, I have witnessed first hand, the help my child received while attending Brader, and I was very pleased overall. If your child has any problems or issues with academic development, this school will test, observe, and provide whatever resources your child might need.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 31, 2006

My daughter has attended Brader Elementary for K and 3rd grade. Our experiences at Brader have not been up to my expectations. There seems to be no consistency at Brader. Also very few extracurricular activities, parent involvement seems moderate. Overall I would be prepared as a parent of a student at Brader to be *highly involved to be sure your child is receiving the best quality education and protection while in their care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2006

I teach at Brader Elementary School. I have taught here for two years now. My children attend school in this district and I have been lucky to have them go here. As far as Brader is concerned, I have seen the way teachers bend over backwards to help child to succeed. We have before school programs, recess help, afterschool programs and a variety of other interventions to help students. The teachers are caring and want so much for the children to learn to the best of their abilities. The parents are very involved at our school. It hurts me to see that one student feels that this is a horrible place to attend school. He or she truly did not have a good experience here and I questions his reasons why.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 23, 2006

I have two children who have been through 4th grade here. Most of the teachers are unbeleivable! Art teacher and two fourth grade teachers who pair, watch out for. If your child comments, listen and address it. Can observe classes and request a teacher to best suit your child. Great library, unparrelled preschool staff, high parental involvement, few extracirricular activities, Teachers highly trained, most all have so much heart. Have not had trouble with communication and addressing issues level of teacher or administration. Many teachers have inspired my two throughout the years. We had to move from De we thought the schools would be stronger in Ny (De gets a bad rap on schools) they are not. We miss Brader horribly. This is a great school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2005

I went to Brader for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade. I am currently in the 8th grade. To me, Brader was a horrible school. Out of all three years I've been there, only one teacher did a great job. As for the others, they were plain mean. I remember having to stand on the sideline at recess for 5 minutes for no reason at all. I do recall trying to put my silent reading book on my desk and then having to put a check by my name for misbehaving. I am a straight A student, have never gotten a detention, have never been sent to the principal's office, ect. Going to Brader made me feel horrible. The teachers don't care at all, pick favorites, and it's an overall horrible place. As for the other schools I've attended, they are great. There are better schools than Brader Elementary School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2005

I love this school. My son has gone to brader since Kindergarden and now he is finishing up in 5th grade. The staff is awsome and the partnership with parents and staff is beyond words. What a great school. I would consider yourself very lucky to have your children attend.
—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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
66%
Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
53%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Female62%
Male43%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Title I54%
Special edn/a
Regular ed58%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English57%

Math

All Students57%
Female64%
Male49%
African American42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Title I57%
Special edn/a
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Female81%
Male52%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Title I66%
Special ed25%
Regular ed76%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English69%

Math

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Title I78%
Special ed31%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English77%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status72%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Title I79%
Special ed53%
Regular ed85%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African American81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White79%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status69%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title I80%
Special ed32%
Regular ed89%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English82%

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male66%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White83%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Title I65%
Special ed21%
Regular ed73%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English65%

Science

All Students55%
Female56%
Male55%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White62%
Other racen/a
Low socioeconomic status47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Title I55%
Special ed26%
Regular ed61%
English language learners (ELL)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Delaware used the Delaware Comprehensive Assessment System (DCAS) to test students in English language arts and math in grades 3 through 10, in social studies in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The DCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Delaware. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

There are not enough high schools in Delaware for GreatSchools to generate fair Ratings for high schools at this time.

The different student groups are identified by the Delaware Department of Education. If there are fewer than 15 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Delaware Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 50%
Black 2 34% 32%
Hispanic 2 10% 13%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1 4% 3%
Two or more races 2 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 DE Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A49%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ganc, Jeanette
Fax number
  • (302) 454-5459

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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