Some of the people that are on this site are parents that the school does not want at Bradford any more anyways. When the school holds them accountable they take offense. Bradford holds the parents and students accountable for their actions and the people who are complaining on this site are just some that do not belong there anymore. The staff bends over backwards for the parents and students and that apparently is not enough for some people. It seems that it is perfectly alright for parents to belittle and scream at teachers, but when a teacher tells you how your student is acting in class and is honest the parent does not want to hear it. So they come on here and complain. Bradford is a wonderful school. My children have been going there for 8 years, and I wouldn't change a thing. I am glad that they are getting the "rif-raf" out of the school. Go someplace else and make trouble.
The instructional staff at the high school of Bradford Academy has difficultly negotiating behaviors of Black males. Perhaps it is because there are very few (if any) African American teachers. When teachers base their beliefs and opinions about Black boys on the stereotypical views perpetrated by society, they do these young men an injustice. As a result, they have low expectations of them, fear them and consistently discipline them for minor infractions. This is a major problem at Bradford Academy and as someone who has witnessed this first hand, I would never recommend this school. I have removed my young man because I will not allow this institution, or any institution the opportunity to destroy his self-esteem or his love for learning.
Bradford Academy is a fantastic school system. The teachers are dedicated and very professional. In fact, many of them have advanced degrees and donate a lot of time making education relevant and rigorous. Also, the school is fantastic keeping me in the loop: They send home progress reports every three weeks; I have 24/7 access to my child's grades; & the website is teeming with important information. Additionally, the school offers many opportunities for my child to be connected. There is a wonderful sports program, interesting extra-curricular activities, and an in-depth tutoring/enrichment program. Really, it's an excellent choice for a school. Now, onto a personal pet-peeve, many of the negative comments on this site are rather ignorant and/or uneducated--there are so many grammatical mistakes that it's painful to read: Referring to the principal as a "principle". As a parent, shouldn't you have learned this rule?! One is our PAL and one is an idea. Using "i" for the personal pronoun "I". Really?! There is a difference between they're, there, and their. Finally, complaints about the "dress code" are laughable because it's a school with required UNIFORM.
Bradford academy is poorly run institution for education. My daughter attended this school in 2007-08 and at first. I was impressed by her grades, the attitude of the faculty and the total concern for the students. But that came to an end when they let go the principle. I could not believe when I enrolled my daughter for a second year there. I was told that if I did not apply for free lunch she would not be able to attend. Furthermore I inform the people in charge that my wife and I make over $95,000 per year and that we do not qualify by state standards. And the person in charge told me "Sir the reason why require everyone to apply is because bradford receives money from the state for people applying ". I do not know if this is true but this what I was told. Well needless to my daughter does not attend this place anymore and we are well satisfied with our district schools which Redford union. Parents don't make the same mistake my wife and I made in our child early years of development. School is very important and without it we can go nowhere. So if you read all of these notices of concern and send your child there you really don't care too much about there future.
bradford academy is a terrible school. They let students run wild, free and leave teachers and students who want to learn tired and stressed. We have limited books that are damaged that has been that way for so years now in every grade, and have the nerve to charge us so callded "free dress down day". The school is dirty and very junky.their are no janitors to be found.the security clean up ocassionaly.we have limited chairs.many chairs are broken and we have to use LUNCH ROOM CHAIRS TO SIT IN!THIS SCHOOL!this school is very very sad.it gets worse every year.i wish i could rate lower.lastly all this school cares about is basketball,money and image.
I must add my son did not attend there before 9th grade.I really hope the principle and administration do what's best for the students instead of what looks good for the schools. The teacher comment was right on point about how its ran and it may look nice but its ran terrible .
This school is absolutely the worst school I've ever attended. Let's start with the administration, they care nothing about the children and their learning. And you can't come before or after school for extra help because the teachers keep their doors locked until 5 minutes before class. To me, that's simply unacceptable. Their rules on dress code are ridiculous also. Almost every day, the school's "security" would check to see if we had on the right colored socks, if not you were sent to the office for a write up. Maybe it's just me but there are things that are a little more important than the color of the students socks... their education! I could see if it were some world renowned private school but this is just a poorly run school with tacky uniforms. We weren't allowed to bring books home yet the teacher would say it's our responsibility to come up with the work the next day. With what resources !? The honors curriculum was not at all challenging as they suggested during the "interview". I'm am very happy that I got to change schools for freshman year. I now go to a National Exemplary high school and am very happy. At my school the teachers go above and beyond.
My child stated the math teachers doesn't explain the assignments as they should, when asked a question by the students they never receive the answer. Math is challanging for a lot of students and some students require more time than others and further more the students dont have books to bring home!
Working at this school was the single worst experience of my life. The school might appear to be a well run and financed school, but once you look below the surface you find that it is rotten. The principal has no leadership qualities what-so-ever; his only talent is playing politics and making things appear to be ok. He is a tyrant and runs the school like a totalitarian state. The teachers that are still at the school try hard, but its hard to teach when you are miserable and over worked. Additionally, about half the students would be happy with a D average. Teachers can't teach students that don't want to learn. And any student with the intelligence and drive to succeed is held back by the bottom half of the class. I cannot stress enough to stay away from this school.
My Kindergartner has allergies her teacher questions me & treats her different,after Ive submitted medical documentation emails written notices & verbally explained the allergies. We r 2 bring treats with labels my child is excluded from b-day celebrations.They tried to stop my child from going a trip 2 the Apple Orchard after I had paid for the trip due 2 her allergies.I calld the orchard 2 verify production measures.They failed 2 respond 2 my daughter s medical needs.She had an allergic reaction coughing no cold teacher didn't respond or call me when I picked her up at the end of the day I gv inhlr. Teacher is unprofessional arrogant and dismissive do not listen and uses poor tact & jdgmnt I met with the teacher & principle 2 resolve concerns was told I offend teacher I apologized expressing working together but no agreement 2 work together.Teacher told me shes a blunt person and tells it like it is & does things how she wants.This teachers behavior damages the reputation of the school.I've come 2 her regarding homework attendance & updates she's rude short loud & snippy.This type of behavior brings the moral & reputation of a school down.This may be our last year.
I have been a student at Bradford Academy since kindergarden and am currently in the Bradford Middle School. And I can defenitley say that Bradford has changed BIG TIME. Everything changed completley when i was about to start 6th grade, thats when the principle left and they changed the whole system and the way it goes. Some of the teachers/ staff i feel is dedicated into making us better students and some i didnt feel as good about. And the I feel that most of the staff is more focused on rules and regulations and dress code and things like that. Plus some of the kids at this school are a bit disrespectful. Through most of my time in Bradford i remember I used to love this school but when i got in the 6th grade EVERYTHING changed. I really used to like this school but now i just cant wait until i finish 8th grade this upcoming simester and go to the high school of my choice.
This school doesn't even deserve the one star, but the rating won't allow me go to lower. The Bradford Academy High School graduation ceremony on June 9, 2011, was meet with disappointment in various ways. The biggest disappointment of the event was the blatant disregard and disrespect of the Class Salutatorian. This is a model student who demonstrated excellence and intelligence in academics as well as citizenship, throughout ALL of her school years. However, during the ceremony, when other students were honored, she was not. How in the world could you place a Top Honor Student, on-stage, in front of her class and loved ones, and let all of her achievements go unrecognized and unrewarded??? Something is seriously wrong with ALL of the faculty and administration of Bradford, who sat there and allowed this to happen, and Bradford, may this go on your permanent record of 'Downright Disrespect & Shame' to a High Scholar Class Salutatorian.
Bradford is like a box covered in beautiful paper with nothing inside. I was shocked! The staff is confused because of the lack of communication between the teachers and administration whose leadership abilities are questionable at best. Their resources and supplies are limited. I came in with great expectations for my students and was disappointed with the environment which, was very unorganized and non- supportive. The school appears to be in the business to make money not educate students who often come from "disadvantaged schools" seeking a better alternative. The school focuses a great deal on the dress code, rules. and regulations to be followed by the students. Please do not be fooled! This is just more packaging to make parents during the orientation feel that their children are coming to a high achieving academic environment. I left Bradford by choice and it was a great move! Parents please investigate and be observant when considering Bradford.
I as a parent volunteer have had the opportunity to help daily at the Bradford Academy. I have seen first hand the Educational Skills of teachers (k -5) very dedicated to each child. The administration works well with parents, students, and the staff. I have enjoyed my expierence at Bradford. I have met so many nice people there. I plan again this year to volunteer my time there. For in all honesty my rewards have been best reflected in the smiles of the children at Bradford Academy. I thank the parents, the staff, the P.T.A., but especially the children for the priveledge to volunteer at such a wonderful school. It has been a great expierence. Thankyou.
When my grandchild first enrolled in this school I was quite please with the teachers and administrative staff. Unfortunately when the previous Superintendent was replaced with the current Assistant Superintendent the quality of leadership suffered greatly. The teachers still try to educate students despite this lack of leadership, but they are fighting a losing battle. My grandchild will not return and I strongly advise others to avoid this school at all cost unless there is a change in the administration.
IN MY PREVIOUS COMMENT,I MEANT TO SAY I WILL NOT ENROLL MY CHILD BRADFORD NEXT YEAR!
Bradford Academy high school is not a good school for children with goals and ambition. The teachers are teaching below average and behind material. The principal leadership has went below average since this new staffing has come in the Assistant principal leadership needs a lot of improvement to much favoring going on. The academic programs are very week. pulled my child out after 1 year.
This is the first year for both of my children at Bradford. My son is in the 7th grade honors class. I have been very pleased at how much he is learning. He's extremely smart, so it's nice to find a school that can challenge him. Both kids are happy with the learning and teachers, and I'm happily part of the PTA. Yes, this school has some issues, but I don't think they are big enough to overshadow everything else.
I'm a student at bradford and i feel like the school is not good educational wise it teaches at a slow paste and i feel like were learning at a lower grade level example if your in 10th grade your learning at a ninth grade level
I think it's a very good school. My granddaughter attended and had no problems or complaints.
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