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Fort Leavenworth, KS
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1 Bradley Circle
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027

(913) 651-6915
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August 22, 2013
Bradley Elementary School is one of the best schools I have been with. They have gone out of there way for my son. They ask what I need for him, and in a week they had it. Not questions asked. All the teachers and stuff look out for your child. They work with you and your family. I could not be any more happier I am right now.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
Best public education our son ever received. Gorgeous school with top-notch amenities. All other schools are a major let-down. Love the different level math and reading groups; your child is able to learn at their ability level...fantastic idea! We sure miss the planetarium, science center, art, and music program. Well, just EVERYTHING about this school! 2011-2012

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2013
Fantastic school! All the teachers are excellent and the Principal leads by example! Flex learning is wonderful and ensures all children learn within their capability! No child is left behind and no child is held back if they are gifted. Wonderful music program and interactive science projects excite the kids whilst learning. Great communication between teachers and parents and many volunteer chances for parents also. John Ernst the Principal and is amazingly proactive whether its greeting kids by name in the morning or shoveling sidewalks in the snow. Couldn't be happier with Bradley school and my husband and I are lucky our son can attend. CHRIS K.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2013
The principal is very involved and knows each student by name. The pick up/drop off process is seamless. The online communication makes everything easy on their website (lunch balance, classroom information,etc..) The curr. is challenging and for things like math some grades may be broken up based upon ability (really benefited my child). The music/art teachers really taught the students a lot. The homework for 5th/6th graders was not overwhelming. My child learned a lot, continued to love learning and never felt bullied at any time. The technology used was VERY current and my child is ready for middle school with confidence.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2012
Excellent experience for my special needs son. My son who did Kindergarten and first grade had very caring teachers and a great support team overall. It will be hard to find another school that I am as confortable with. Mrs Lee at the front desk is fantastic.Great team of professionals. Thumbs up for the Principal and staff. Parent.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2012
Some parent reviews state that the administrator at this school listens to parents; however this is not always true. He seems rude and condescending to those who do not agree with his decisions. There are some teachers who care about their students, but there are also teachers who appear to dislike children, evidenced by the tone of voice. There is at least one teacher who allows the students to use foul language in the classroom, and if other students complain, they are called tattlers. If a child has special needs, the other teachers or subs are not aware; therefore the child may be punished for not understanding directions. Bottom line; send your child to another elementary on base if possible.

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2012
First off the positive. I have found the teachers and staff to be wonderful. The principal is great with the kids and really seems to care. State of the art facility. I don't regret sending my 3rd grade and K children this year. They have really enjoyed it. Previously I homeschooled. I have found that I prefer the curriculum (Abeka) I was using much more. Both of my children are behind where they would have been if we had continued to homeschool. For K it seems the focus is on using pictures to read, not phonics. One of them has dietary issues. I found that I could not get a heads up on treats coming in the class ahead of time in order for me to send something else in. So my child has had to watch others eat treats. This is more of a teacher issue, although I really like her. We had meetings discussing certain things about my child that didn't seem to sink in until about half the year was gone. I wondered why these things were not addressed right away. Considering we brought them up the very first week of school. It seems that she may have so much to do that it's hard to keep up with all the idividual needs of students. Overall good school, but I feel is a bit behind in academics.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2012
Coming from an excellent school system in another state, this school lacks academically. You may have to supplement your child's learning at home to keep them with their peers in other states. My kindergartner is bored and talks about all the TV he watches in the classroom. He complains about going to school every day. Breaks my heart! We are thinking about sending him to a private school off post. My 3rd grader likes his classroom and teacher. The school is state of the art and offers more than any other school we have seen. The principal is amazing and very involved in everything. Most staff are very friendly and helpful. Overall pleased with the school but disappointed with the academics.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
I am, and have always been, highly impressed with this school. This is our 2nd year at Bradley and I couldn't be happier. My son is ADHD and high functioning aspergers and I have been very pleased with how the school handles children with special needs. Mr. Ernst, the principal, is a very hands on administrator. He is always outside during drop off and pick up times. He knows all the kids by name and is willing to listen to them at any time. He is very visible at all school functions and is very approachable. The teachers are absolutely top notch. Mrs. Crader, my son's 1st grade teacher, is amazing. She really thinks about ALL of her children and what their classroom needs are, so that everyone has a chance to succeed. She has managed to handle my child's needs in such a way that his is involved and engaged in his class and can be himself, but isn't disruptive or separated from his peers. I am awed by her and her techniques. She thought of many things that even *I* haven't and will be adding to his IEP when we move. The school itself is kept in tip top condition and includes a planetarium! I have nothing but good things to say about this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2010
I had two children at Bradley for the 2009/10 school year. This was supposed to be the best school in the best district in the state. Not surprised when 85% of the kids come from a home w/ at least 1 parent with a college degree and most have a stay-home parent, and are only there 1 year. Teachers and staff are AWFUL. My 3rd grader was bullied all year, and even though the teacher documented the bullying, Mr. Schwanz did NOTHING about it. Even when the bully told my son he would not live through the last day of school. We have now moved to Virginia, where both of my children would be held back if they were going to public school, so we're going to homeschool this year to catch them up.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2010
We were HORRIBLY dissappointed in this school. After being told how wonderful the schools on Ft.Leavenworth were, we had the worst school year we have ever had for our 3rd grader. Her teacher was horribly inexperienced and would not take ANY feedback. Thankfully our daughter still did okay, but after many meetings with the teacher and the principal, I would say her year was bearable, at best. I am so very dissapointed for our 3rd grader. She told us repeatedly how much eaiser 3rd grade was than second (at a different school in TX). Her teacher refused to help and give her more challening and exciting work. After testing into the gifted program, things improved slightly, but still feel this school needs a LOT of work, from the leadership on down. Kindergaten better, but not challenging enough... they need to improve their curricullum and teach to all, not just lowest.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2010
This has been the best school we have had in our 10 years in the Army My oldest son attended 4-6th grade he has ADD and low reading comprehension All the staff has helped him so much he is now at Patton Jr High and is a honor roll student Thanks to all the extra help his teachers gave him. My other son has been there K-2nd grade again so pleased with all the teachers! This school has an excellent science program complete with a lab and planetarium! The kids just love it there! They make learning fun!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2010
From the Principal, Mr. Schwanz, to the school nurse, Ms. Stacy, to many of the teachers this is the BEST Elementary School in Leavenworth, KS. Proud Mom of a Great 2nd Grader

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2010
My son attended half of Kindergarten and half of First grade here. This is simply an excellent school. Complete with a planetarium! He really enjoyed it while he was there!

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2010
My son has attended this school for 4 years and it has been the greatest school experience we've had in the army. The office staff is wonderful and the teachers are incomparable. The parent involvement is second to none and the kids love to go to school every morning!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
i love the school because the teachers have done so much for my kids...

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
Bradley Elementary School has both an excellent administrative staff and caring teachers. The environment is fun for the students and encourages participation and good behavior. Parents are welcome in the school and encouraged to interact with the staff. The facilities are outstanding and teachers seem to have every asset at their disposal. There is no better elementary school within 20 miles!

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2009
My son is in 5th grade and really enjoyed this school. The resources, especially the planetarium, are phenomenal! I feel that my son was most comfortable at this school as compared to the other schools he's attended in the past. The staff is very caring and supportive, especially my son's teacher Ms. Williams. She was down to earth, helpful and supportive of my son. More so than any other teacher he's had. I have only one critical thing to say which my son would most likely disagree with: I would suggest that some students have more of an opportunity to be challenged. I'm not suggesting an increased workload, but perhaps extra-curricular activites in additon to the gifted program to challenge those who are self-motivated. In addition, I would love to see a well organized music program for the kids. Still, I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2009
I have 3 children attending Bradley and we have been here for 3 years. I can't say enough about the staff, teachers, and principal. The only aspect that is not positive is the counslor. I have friends whose children attend other schools on post, and I think from what they say, Bradley is the best!!! I REALLY don't want to move!!

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2008
My daugher has been here for k and 1st grade and we are sad to have to move. She reads now close to third grade reading level, the staff is amazing and this school has a huge focus on the arts and science.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
The best school we've seen in our military career. The principal and staff are very caring. We feel extremely blessed to have gotten this school on post. It is the best elementary on post. The children excel in a loving and fun learning environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2008
Bradley Elementary School is the greates school ever. My kids went to Bradley from Kindergarten up to 4th grade and if we would had something to say about it we would have finished school up to 6th grade their. All the teachers are great they care about the kids and will not give up on any child. Small classrooms make it easier for the teacher to conect with the children not just on a school business but also get to know the kids. Extra activities are also great. And the after school activities provided by the Music teacher are great. Parents can be in involved in school activities and classroom activities and are always welcome with open arms at the school. This was the best school for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2008
Bradley Elementary is the best school I've seen so far. The teachers and administration set the attitude with high expectations and caring teachers. Most children live at the location for only a year. A unique challenge for teachers, but both my girls loved Bradley and felt welcome from the first day of school. I wish we could've stayed longer.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
Bradley Elementary is an amazing school. The faculty and staff are top notch! The facilities are technologically advanced with computers and smartboards in each classroom, and the addition of a planetarium for the 2008 school year as another learning tool for the students. We moved halfway through the 2006-2007 school year, and Mrs. Pieper (1st) and Mrs. Keeley (K) truly went the extra mile to ensure my children felt welcomed. Their loving and strict nature ensured my children did their best to excel in and out of the classroom. This year my daughter has Mrs. Pieper (1st) and she loves her as much as my son did last school year. My son has Mrs. Herken (2nd). Mrs. Herken has many years of experience and is continuing where Mrs. Pieper left off to challenge and nurture my son, ensuring he continues to do his best.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
We love Bradley Elementary, in large part because of Mrs. Arnold, our Kindergarten teacher. She runs the classroom by having the kids doing work at different stations, so noone is ever bored and she is able to work in small groups with them. She is kind, creative, and nurturing. The only negative I have about this school is that music and art are not done year round for kindergarteners. They do music for half the year and art for the other half. Other than that, we had no complaints and my son loved going to school here.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
My daughter went to 6th grade here and although going in she was upset 6th grade is still Elementary she had a great year. Classes were small, she never had more than 19 kids in her class. Field trips were brilliant. As far as 6th grade teachers, Mr Griffen was fun but firm. I don't know the other teacher but hear she is fantastic as well.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 05, 2006
My son went to Kindergarten at Bradley, it was nothing but a wonderful experience. The teachers are wonderful! My sons teacher was more than wonderful. I highly recomend this school!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2006
Our family was very satisfied with the quality of education at this school. Art, sports, music, and library time are offered each week and the school receives funding that allows it to go above and beyond to have the best for it's students. My son, as a first grader, enjoys special computer and science classes too. The Principal and staff have always been very professional and caring. There is a site council, no PTA, but parents are always welcome to help around the school and in classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2006
Bradley Elementary is an excellent school. My children had previously been in catholic schools. However due to one of my children needing services such as Speech and OT, I was told that I needed to send them to the public school. I initially did not want to do pull them out of the private school, however I had to so that my son could get the proper amount of services that he needed. It turned out to be one of the best decisions that we have ever made for our children. Don't hesitate to send your children to Bradley. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum is challenging yet fun, and more importantly the kids are happy to go to school. If only all other schools on military installations could follow the same standards as Bradley Elementary, we'd all be better off.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2006
Great school! Stucture of school is very sound. They offer many school programs, drama, choir, many many more. The academics are rigid and the teachers expect a lot out of you the parent and the student, just as a school should. Principle is fantastic, very involved, reads to the children during lunch. I am very pleased with the performance of this school!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2005
We lived on Fort Levenworth for many years and find that Bradley is the best school ever. We just transferred and now my children are going to school off fort and I am having a hard time. The teachers at Bradley cared and the education is excellent. When we return there in three years my youngest will be going back to Bradley. Thanks for all the great work thru the years.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
bradley elementary school is just hands down AMAZING. it is almost like they just picked the best teachers in all of kansas to teach at one school. The teacher involvement is incredible. the school also looks awsome on the inside. it is the best school i have ever been to EVER!

- submitted by a former student
February 22, 2005
I am very pleased with the school overall. My daughter is in Kindergarten and has one of the best and most creative teachers, Ms. Smoll. She takes the time to make the lessons interesting as well as easy to learn. My daughter has really shown that she is learning on a daily basis by introducing things that she has learned at home. Her reading is really beginning to show through also. She is going to be ready for 1st grade. It is nice to be invited and welcomed into the classroom as a parent volunteer and for special projects.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
I am a former student of Bradley Elementary and say it is the best school I have ever been to!

- submitted by a former student
July 14, 2004
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Bradley Elementary School
1 Bradley Circle, Fort Leavenworth, KS  66027
(913) 651-6915
Last modified Bradley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bradley Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top