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9-12
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Hinesville, GA

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100 Pafford St
Hinesville, GA 31313

(912) 876-6121
(912) 876-6914
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June 09, 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
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
September 11, 2013
Would not send my kids here again even if my life depended on it. *Sigh*

- submitted by a parent
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.

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August 26, 2009
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July 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
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.

- submitted by a community member
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...

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April 07, 2009
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April 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 02, 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.

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January 29, 2009
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December 06, 2008
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November 14, 2008
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October 28, 2008
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no rating 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.

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September 25, 2008
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September 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 06, 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.

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September 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating 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

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June 23, 2008
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June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
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.

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May 12, 2008
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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 07, 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!

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February 17, 2008
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May 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
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
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
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.

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November 02, 2006
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- submitted by a student
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.

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May 15, 2006
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May 15, 2006
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May 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 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
March 07, 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
October 04, 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.

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August 28, 2005
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July 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
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
May 11, 2005
I think Bradwell could use some quality improvement in having contact with parents about what goes on in the school. I have a 15yr old son who attends and continously gets into trouble. Instead of the school contacting me when the problem starts; I hear about it after my son has been suspended. I feel this is unfair to me as a parent. Sure children will be children but if we don't know of the problem how can we add our help to the situation. I think the teachers need to be more involved with the parents through commmunication avenues, i.e. email, telephone, of parent-teacher conference.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2005
I am a former student at BI and during my time there I believe they had plenty of extracurricular activities and great teachers such as Mrs.Woods, Mr. Rothwell, Ms. Tatum, Mrs. Smoot, Mrs. Ray, Mrs. Hein, Mrs. Gray,and the JROTC instructors. The list could go on and on. They actually have teachers who push you instead of letting you fail. They help you inside of school or outside of school and that encouragement alone help get a lot of students where they are today. Yet the administration is kind of unstable with the constant change of principals from year to year. The best principal that brought change and was involved with the students as well as parents was Dr. Dean, but Mr. Howard could have been the next bestman for the job with his years of experience. BI is still a great school with more room to grow (which it has).

- submitted by a former student
December 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2004
I have a student at BI and he has been there for 3 years now. The only problem that I have found is the administration and guidance counselors office. Ms. Seirs is not the right Principal for BI. She is not a parent-person. Parents want to be involved but don't feel comfortable. Because of her and the treatment from counseling office.

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June 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2004
Hello my daughter use to go to that so called school of Bradwell Institute. That school is the most horrible palce for a place to learn education. The teacher act like they dont give a darn about the students and the principal..Mrs. Syers is not the right teacher for that job. Thats all I have to say. Goodbye.

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March 19, 2004
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- submitted by a student
February 11, 2004
I've seen so too much emphasis on extra cirricular activities and not on improving education. Sure they improve the structure of the school, but what about the learning structure? I see too many drop outs, young kids with children and people who claim they don't have the knowledge to get very far. It's all in the attitudes we give the younger generation. If we as parents and teachers don't care, why should our children?

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October 14, 2003
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Bradwell Institute
100 Pafford St, Hinesville, GA  31313
(912) 876-6121
Last modified Bradwell Institute is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bradwell Institute Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top