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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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
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!
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!
i love the school because the teachers have done so much for my kids...
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!
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!
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!!
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.
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