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Posted April 3, 2014

I agree with u to the parent who just posted yesterday on the bullying and teachers with no patience! I have lots of parents there that have kids who want to go further with the same problems ! Maybe we need to meet ;) get with higher up to improve this at the school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

This is the worst experience I have had with a school. My son I will admit is a talker but I have seen by visiting there is no control in these classrooms. Teachers have no patience and they loving kicking kids out of class and the bullying is out of control. The principle will call you all day about your child but if someone is doing something to your child it is not taken care of at all. I am looking for a new school asap CMS this is a total disappointment. I really thinking about talking again to some of the other parents again and going a step further to talk to the board about getting action
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

Bradley's new principal is a wonderful addition. He keeps parents informed weekly and makes himself available to parents. He also makes sure he is visible to students and staff. I have both my sons at Bradley and can not say enough about the majority of the staff. The Honors classes are challenging and staff works to prepare the students for the future. I also appreciate how they give students the opportunity to give back to their community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2012

Buyer beware. CMS is ripe with bullying issues. My daughter was relentlessly bullied in this school. The principal was absolutely worthless in dealing with the issues. She delegated all of the discipline issues to the assistant principal. Academically, my daughter suffered as the class sizes are too large. Hard to learn when you are in the back of the room and the teachers have no control over the classroom. Thank goodness we moved so we are out of the complete failure of an educational environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2012

very good school,i happy my son attenden a this school, The honor classes he is enrolled in are good he love teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

My rising 8th grader has enjoyed his time at Bradley. The honor classes he is enrolled in are good and he likes his teachers. My younger children look forward to attending because of all they have heard from their older brother. It has been a very positive experience all around! Hats off to the staff for making students feel welcome, creating a great learning environment and getting parents involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2011

I'm a student at bradley and i hav bad and good things to say about the school. First well the food sucks bad and the teacher don't really teach they tell you to do something and expect you to finsh it by the end of class. One good thing is that my social has improved with all the fun classes.


Posted January 19, 2011

great school organized only problem they do not take great care of there "special" kidsother than that its great.


Posted November 3, 2010

Every year, teachers seem to be worse than the year before! Teachers are not held accountable for grades/homework. It is hard to get information from the teachers. They are disbursed on a regular basis with no academic learning during these times. My child is in their 3rd year there and I won't ever have my younger children attend Bradley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

the teachers here are some of the nicest teachers i have every seen they really care and teach kids great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

I can't say one positive thing a/b Bradley. My daughters grades have dropped drastically. She hasn't had a science or math teacher for about 80% of this school year. No one call tell me why the students are dispersed. The day before the 7th grade class trip they couldn't give me any details on the who my childs chaperone was, a contact number, an itinerary for the trip, what group she was in or what bus. I was told we would be told when we dropped her off the following morning at 5:00 AM. I don't know about you but I don't feel very comfortable sending my 12 year old off to who knows where w/ some person I do not know. By the way, the principal was suppose to call me regarding all these items. I am still waiting on that call & the trip has come and gone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2010

'Busing' priority used by school district and an agenda driven curriculum, handicaps the potential. Many students in school 'zone' go to other schools when opportunities present.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2009

i love it at bradley soooo much if we are good we always get rewarded and the school spirit there gets us moving
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

My son is in 8th grade. Overall I feel Bradley is a good school. My main issue has been the lack of challenges and expectations from some teachers (mainly Honors Language). Both his teachers last year and this year do not assign quality work and do not require them to even write in cursive. I feel they are not properly preparing the students for high school). I think the Teachers do a great job keeping up with parent assistant website, regarding the students grades, but their personal websites are hardly updated with upcoming assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

After reading the reviews i am wondering if this is the same school that my son attends. The lack of the communication at this school is my biggest concern. I have had issue after issue with the administration. My son is an average student with no disciplinary problems. Several of the teachers/coaches/principals at this school have little or no respect for students or parents. It is unacceptable for students to be disrespectful to teachers but acceptable for students to be disrespected. The 8th grade principal Mrs. Bryce speaks to you like you are beneath her. The smallest things at this school become issues while the important things are left out. I have two other children in elementary school who are zoned to attend Bradley. I won't make the same mistake twice, we will be moving before i go through this again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

As a parent of one child that has gone through Bradley and another that is currently enrolled I can with no hesitation recommend this school. each of my children has faced different challenges at different times and despite having different learning styles and social skills, both got what they needed here. The team teaching approach, teachers that are motivated and care and outstanding programs and clubs make this school exceptional. We like it much better than the middle school my son attended in Massachusetts in a very upscale town with a supposedly excellent school system. We couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

Though I liked my son s 6th grade team better, I felt they were better teachers. My son is in the 7th grade now I still feel they are doing a great job just not as attentive. I have nothing but praise for this school. Teachers are really approachable. Assistant principles are really responsive. Extra curricular activities are fun as well as add to the learning experience. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I would say this school is magnificent!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 30, 2007

After my child attended another school her 6th grade year. Then attending Bradley her 7th grade year it was like a sigh of relief. It has really challenged my child on every level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2007

Great school, my child has attended private schools and it is above my expectations
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 46% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Black29%
Asian80%
Hispanic33%
Multiracial56%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiency20%
Proficient in English50%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant50%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Black41%
Asian70%
Hispanic43%
Multiracial50%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities6%
Non-disabled students64%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial80%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities8%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiency8%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male51%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracial70%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities15%
Non-disabled students58%
Limited English proficiency-5%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students48%
Female51%
Male44%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial64%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities5%
Non-disabled students53%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%
Academically giftedn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Multiracial73%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students50%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English47%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
Academically giftedn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Black51%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial82%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities14%
Non-disabled students76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
>95%

2011

 
 
>95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students91%
Female94%
Male86%
Black83%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled students91%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Non-disabled studentsn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 52%
Black 30% 26%
Hispanic 9% 14%
Two or more races 4% 4%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steve Esposito
Associations
  • SACS
Fax number
  • (980) 343-5743

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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