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Bradford Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 623 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted September 17, 2013

Bradford Elementary School is a fantastic school! The staff, from the principal on down, does such a fantastic job collaborating with the students and their families. There is such a willingness to help students find their place at this school. They have great afterschool and summer programs. I would recommend this school to everybody! Thank you Bradford Elementary for caring so much for your students and their families. You are doing an excellent job educating and socializing our youth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2013

This school is not the ideal choice for a clean,good education.My time here is almost up so I felt needed to voice my opinion.Some teachers can't help you for your life while some are great.The problem for 4th and 5th grade is how the kids can be very crude.This is a HUUUUUUUUUUGE problem.Bradford L is also not strict whatsoever. There has been almost no consequences in the time I've been there try to avoid Bradford Elementary school.


Posted June 6, 2010

Bradford Elementary School is run by an excellent principal and vice principal. The teachers and staff are dedicated to educating and doing what is best for each individual student, and many parents are involved in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2008

Bradford Elementary is such a wonderful place. The staff is excellent and there are so many activities offered for the older children in the school. Some of the teachers are so dedicated outside of school hours - you will see these teachers at all school events volunteering their time for the good of the kids. My children had terrific experiences with many of the teachers in third, fourth, and most recently, especially in fifth grade (a very dedicated teacher there!)... Many parents have pulled their children from this school because of the bad reputation of the district ... don't do it. Once your child attends here, you will understand why!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2007

Terrific school! Most of the staff is amazing! I was very happy with my child's fourth and fifth grade teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2005

My Daughter started 3rd grade @ Bradford Elem. The teachers, principal, mentors, all that makes this school a whole are terrific. Very involved in each student's interest and parent/teacher communication cannot compare to any other school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 67% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 53% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
54%
Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students62%
Female63%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Multiracialn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female73%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students71%
Female76%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students65%
Female68%
Male62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female71%
Male75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students66%
Female66%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female62%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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26%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 85% 68%
Hispanic 9% 15%
Black 4% 8%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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118 Montvale St
Bradford, MA 01835
Phone: (978) 374-2443

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