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Bradford Central School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded | 277 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2013

Bradford is an accepting, all inclusive school that strives to prepare students to succeed throughout their public schooling and beyond. Even though I was only there for a few years, the life lessons taught in those classrooms are ones I will never forget. The teachers and staff work their hardest to ensure that every student receives all of the help and opportunities possible. Small sports teams and various clubs are offered to anyone willing to put forth the effort, and its easy to become involved. There are small class sizes, which means that every teacher has the opportunity to act as a guide on the side for their pupils. Most of the employees try their best to put their students first, and their effort shows. Test scores may be low, but that's because of the small class sizes along with other variables that don't show up in the data; like many schools, factors like inclusion in the classroom are unaccounted for. Another positive factor is the schools' work with the ACE program, which helps put kids a step ahead for their college education. Bradford has given me the inspiration to follow my dreams and become an educator for children who need a little guidance, like I once did.


Posted December 4, 2008

I am a senior of the class of 2009. This school is one of the most sprited around. I have had a wonderful experience here. I would not be the same if I did not attend Bradford Central School
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2006

This small school offers what is state mandated. Course selection is limited for the students due to the small number of faculty available to teach. Compared to neighboring school districts, music,art and sports offering is minimal. I would encourage parents to send their child elsewhere to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Bradford's small school atmosphere is just the thing we were looking for in a place to educate our children. Students receive individual attention and the teachers in the building really know all of the students. It feels wonderful to know that when I send my children to school every day, they are spending time with adults that care about them and they are safe. I have never seen a faculty and staff that is as dedicated to student success, both academically and personally. Sending my children to Bradford is like getting a private school education with a public school price tag.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

Bradford is a school where the statistics do not reflect the true quality of the school. It is truly a place where students learn life lessons. This is a school that students can be proud of. The buildings and grounds are spotless and well-maintained. Students feel that they are part of the community and care about their surroundings, as can be seen by the lack of graffiti, vandalism, and litter. They learn to be kind to others and are considerate of the different ages within the building. It is a place where seniors step aside to allow the line of Pre-K students to 'walk the tightrope' down the center of the hall. Students learn to interact peacefully and considerately with everyone. Academic programs teach the 'whole child,' not just the state test. Extracurricular activities are varied and allow students to become well-rounded individuals by participating in many different areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2005

I am a graduate of Bradford. I could never imagine a better experience and I could never recomend a better school! My time at B.C.S. was great! The teachers are wonderful, the facility is very clean and the one on one relationship between teachers and students is wholesome! Teachers at B.C.S. are extremely loving and positive. These teachers are more than teachers and they truly care. I am a better person because of these teachers. I was shown discipline in a positive manner and my grades always got better! You are lucky if you know Mr. Allard and Mr. Rutledge. They are wonderful teachers. This is a loving and caring district!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 14, 2004

The review before mine really says it all, I also have two children here, one in High School and one in Elementary - and I am completely satisfied with all areas in BCS. I have worked in the building during school hours and have spent time there visiting as well. You will not find a more devoted staff of excellent educators anywhere else. Smaller truly is better when it comes to schools. Many staff are alumni here-what does that tell us about this district? Everyone has issues from time to time-at least here the staff is responsive - ALL staff and really concerned with education as well. Sports are more fun-because they are not so serious and are not the main focus of school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2004

I currently have two children in school and have found that the teacher/student ratio is excellent. 'No child left behind' really applies here! The staff is very envolved with each student's progress. The school is small giving the students many opportunities to join sports teams. The students continually impress me with their community activities. I feel confident that my children are well taken care of in this school better than any other I have been associated with. Kudos to the teachers and staff!
—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.

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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 32% in 2014.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
27%
Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 33% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 90% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 30% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
24%
Math

The state average for Math was 40% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
41%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
69%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
43%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
54%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
82%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
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Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students80%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

English

All Students75%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Global History and Geography

All Students42%
Femalen/a
Male43%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant42%

Integrated Algebra

All Students79%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant79%

Living Environment

All Students86%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students76%
Female73%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 2 99% 48%
Hispanic 1 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 0% 9%
Black 1 0% 19%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 13%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 13%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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2820 Rt 226
Bradford, NY 14815
Phone: (607) 583-4616

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