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Bradwell Institute

Public | 9-12 | 1757 students

 
 

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Posted June 9, 2014

My daughters both attended this school and loved it there. They enjoyed both the teachers they had and the friends they made while living in Georgia. We, like many there, are military and move around. They left in their sophomore and senior years and both were saddened that they did not have the opportunity to graduate from Bradwell. I too was sad that they had to transfer to a Texas school. Even though they ended up at what was supposed to be a better school, I truly believe that regardless of what the caliber of school you attend, you get out of an education what you put into it. Their grades remained the same in Texas that they were in Georgia...both took the same types of classes and maintained either a high B or low A in them. Judging a school strictly off of a grade your child receives is a poor way of judging a school at all, in doing so you are judging your child as well. Bradwell, overall was a good experience for our family, but it won't be for everyone, but then, every school we have ever been at has been that way, whether it was rated a 5 or a 9.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

We love Bradwell! My daughter is a freshman so we are new to the school. So far it has been a positive experience. I'm impressed by the commitment of this school and administration to emphasize the importance of college preparedness. Events are scheduled throughout the year to give students opportunities to talk to colleges and much celebration is made once a senior selects a school... whether a state university or community college. It feels as though the entire school is cheering for that one student and excited for their success in and out of school. The discipline problems that I heard were an issue in previous years are non-existent under this current principal. They offer advanced placement classes however I'm not sold on the 4x4 block class schedule as of yet. I am very involved in the PTO so spend a lot of time at the school. I'm most impressed by the students... they are polite and well mannered. The school could be most improved by more parent involvement. There are not many parents involved currently. It is difficult to speak to teacher quality so early in the year, but most seem to genuinely care about the students both in and out of the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

Would not send my kids here again even if my life depended on it. *Sigh*
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

I graduated from bradwell institute in 2008 and attended all four years of high school there. There are some good teachers who are honestly there to help the kids succeed but a vast majority could care less. There is very little money given to the gym, tennis, cross country or anything besides football. We have one dance all year and that is a very poorly put together prom. My experiences there did not prepare me for college it took a lot of my own effort to succeed. As for discipline at the school they are out of control. Some of the students there get away with almost anything bradwell is all about who you know. The bad attitudes of these kids ruin it for all the others trying hard who get the heat from teachers. I never felt very comfortable at bradwell and the gang problems and violence are outrageous.


Posted June 14, 2009

I just recently graduated from Bradwell. And I have to say it's not as bad as everyone makes it seems but the recent uniform enforcement is out of control! Administration really does not fully enforce with all the students. There are students they get away with alot and there are students that don't get in any trouble at all. Another problem are the teachers. Some teachers do not need to be teaching at all. Don't get me wrong there are teachers that are great. But some just don't have the people skills to interact with students. Overall, I liked B.I. in the beginning, but now its more like a jail for some students and a carnival for others.


Posted June 13, 2009

Ive been living in GA my whole life. My sister went to BI. My brothers went to BI. I got stuck going there too. Lately it seems as though the school is falling to pieces. Dr. A is a well trained professional, but many other school employees are very rude and extremely racist. Since we've gotten uniforms the schools outlook has not changed. They have not eliminated gangs. Now they just make it harder to spot when there's going to be a fight. Fights in every lunch, every day. I honestly believe from my experiences at Bradwell the past few years, anyone's children would be better off going to long county or liberty county high(s). Trying to deal with schedules is simply impossible unless you go straight to Dr. A. She's a go getter and just watch how fast everyone jumps when she walks in the room. Have fun with BI...
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2009

I attended Bradwell Institute and graduated in 2006. I appreciate the education that I recieved. All of my teachers were attentive and helpful. The materials and information that we recieved were the majority of the time up to date. I believe that your education is what you make of it because I graduated in the top percentil of my class and with many honors and I would have not picked another school to attend.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 24, 2008

I have been pleased with Bradwell. This is our daughters first year here. We heard a lot of horror stories as well, but haven't had any trouble at all. Teachers are great as well as the administration. Like the dress code but hate the fact the kids aren't allowed to have cell phones at school - not even in the lockers! Makes it hard for the students when they have after school activities and need to get in touch with their parents and can't.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

I don't think Bradwell is a good school at all. The teachers arn't good at teaching. They are too strict about the dress code.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2008

My child just started at bradwell,seems like they are doing okay. The first days of school were very hectic, but they are getting into routine and its been good. I heard a lot of horror stories about this school,but seems like they were just rumors. They are way too strict on the dress code and the tuck in your shirt bit and no cell phones. The grade of this school needs to improve and parent involvement would not hurt. A lot of military kids go to this school and that should help out the test scores
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2008

Well actually I already graduated from Bradwell with the class of 2007. I was there my whole high school career and I really enjoyed my experience there. But the only reason I think I enjoyed it was because I was involved my last couple years of high school. That's the reason why I think i made it through. Because i really didn't do anything my freshman year and I noticed i got in alot of trouble. I'm not saying that it's a bad school, but if you hang out with people that have things going for themselves you'll do the right thing and those people are the ones that are part of something at school sports, clubs and things along those lines. The teachers I had they tried to help those who needed it, but it the student didn't do his/her part the teacher could only do so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

I am a current student at bradwell. From the reviews I've seen I think the school has truely imporved.They have improved in disapline but there is space for more improvement. They do show a big interest in the students and have alot of great teachers. I am truely enjoying my expierence here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2007

I am a current student (junior) at BI, and I have found the school to be so-so in my two years of being there.There's been quite a bit of construction, and that has led to confusion. It also adds a bit of interest to the school. The education part of this school is a bit lacking, but don't get me wrong. BI has teachers that do care, some of them are retiring this year, but some will stay. We do have band, chorus, drama club, ffa, fccla, and many other afterschool organizations. Parent involvement is pretty low sometimes, but I have found that if the student cares enough, he or she will succeed. They just ned to put in more effort and get help from the teacher as needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2007

I am a current student (senior) at Bradwell Institute, and I am also fairly new to the school. From what I have witnessed throughout the past few months is lack of interest and a sense of pessimistic hope for the kids who deserve better then what they are getting out of the learning process, or lack thereof. Kids are out of control, and maturity is scarce. I guess things could be worse though...
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2007

We are a military family, new to the area. I was haunted with stories about Bradwell. I was scared for my child's safety. Now, halfway through the school year, I feel much more at ease. I thought the other school in town was the answer, but now I know different. We are a minority here at Bradwell, but it hasn't been a big deal. Being a minority here has not effected her. Bradwell Institute may have low scores, but the kids who study and care do fine. Plenty of free tutoring is available, so your child should not fail. Discipline is a factor due to lack of parental support. Parents need to back up teachers. Disruptions in the classroom are ruining the children's chances at a good education. I can only hope she'll be prepared for the ACT/SAT and college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2006

I am a recent graduate of Bradwell Institute, and I am disgusted about many of the reviews others have placed on this site. I was one of 420+ students who graduated in May of 2006. All of the staff members are willing to help the students succeed, and the only thing they ask for in return is our commitment to ourselves to graduate. Bradwell Institute is trying to do the best it can to accommodate the growing population of Hinesville, to include the remodeling and expansion of the campus. Please don't blame school personnel for problems that exist because of a 2000+ student body. Such problems can only be solved when a third high school is built in Liberty County. If parents were to become more involved with the school, they may come to realize that administrators and staff are doing the best they can with the resources available to them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 6, 2006

Bradwell institute scored low in it's academic rating for the school system, the teacher care factor is about half and half, some care and some don't, the programs of the school are basic in nature no variety, or challenge my report card rating C- to D.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

As a former staff member and a parent of two present Bradwell Institute students, I get to see both sides of the spectrum. I believe there are some wonderful and caring teachers at the school, but as with any large school, there are those who are in the profession for other reasons besides to make a difference. As a parent, I am very involved and that is the key. Parents, get involved in your children's education because as an educator, we are given so much extra to do, that effective teaching is a daily struggle. Teachers can not do it all alone. There is very little parental involvement at the school. I don't wait for the school to call me to make myself visible. Pop in on your children and their teachers sometimes. Our interest keeps the staff and administration on their toes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

This school has been a big disappointment. So much time and effort has been put into discipline that they have lost site of quality education. The teachers show lack of interest in teaching the students. Of about 340 high schools in the state of Georgia, Bradwell ranked 300. That alone says it all. My children have expressed their feelings about the school system and have asked us to please send them back to NY or to home school them. They are fully aware that they are not prepared for college and believe a change must be made immediatley. Their music program is weak and their sports program is average. There is very little educational parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

The quality of the academic programs is not good at all. The teachers don't care if the students don't get the understanding of the subjects taught. Smart remarks like 'you haven't gotten it, yet?,' shouldn't be said. Just help the child. And no, they don't contact the parent until your child is suspended and they don't contact you at all if your child is taken to police station. And that incident was only for an argument between 18 & 16 yr olds and both were taken to station where police contacted parents after 4pm.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 91% in 2011.

407 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

401 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

404 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

409 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
78%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

388 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
74%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
61%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
53%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
43%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
71%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 55% 37%
White 25% 44%
Hispanic 11% 12%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Pafford St
Hinesville, GA 31313
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