My original review seems to have been deleted, further proves this school covers up the bad happenings and hides the truth. Look at the numbers compared to other schools, it's not the BHES is better, they just don't report the truth. Avoid this school and neighborhood.
Why are the other ratings all about Sandra Reece? Sure, she is the principal, but she ISN'T the school. She behaves like a political tyrant in a small pond. She seems intimately involved in the social inner circles of the Bethesda community and rung in the MCPS ladder of elite, but all of that doesn't necessarily make her a great principal either. Being a good principal makes you a good principal, not your connections and super control over parents and the student body. I have experience with other MCPS schools, and this one is definitely not one of the greatest ones out there. If you have a choice, I'd save your money on the extra housing cost and look elsewhere in the county. There is better out there.
This is an excellent school led by an outstanding principal and her team (both staff and teachers). Parent involvement is strong and it truly feels like a big family. Academic are excellent and the new facility should be great.
Bradley Hills Elementary - the parents are incredibly involved and ensure that kids have every activity to thrive and opportunity to learn. The principal is devoted to the school and always open to listening to parents. Its a very welcoming community for students and families.
Bradley Hills is a vibrant, diverse, creative, place where some very high-level learning occurs every day. We could not be more pleased with the quality of the teaching and the principal's leadership and demeanor. Our kids are happy and well-adjusted largely because of the supportive climate at Bradley Hills.
You could not ask for a greater Principal than Sandra Reece. She is a TREASURE. The facility needs some updating, and it slated for improvements within the next few years. But, seriously, I would pay to send my kid to this school (if my tax dollars weren't already covering it). I cannot imagine a more excellent environment. The parents are also extremely cool--involved, but not in an off-putting way.
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