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Bradford Area High School

Public | 9-12 | 810 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 11, 2014

This school hires wonderful teachers who are driven away by a Bush league administrators istration. Kid's suffer. They turn a blind eye to bullying and refuse to answer emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2014

I'd have to agree with the recent posts here. There have been some major improvements in this high school in recent years. There are so many opportunities for my children here that they would never have if I lived a few miles away in another district. My children are getting a world class education in a struggling small town. We owe our school district so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

They do a great job nurturing their students and other students that come in for other schools to participate sports because their schools do not have sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2007

Any opportunity, including education, is what you make out of it. As stated elsewhere, Bradford High does well with the resources it is given. The extracurriculars (arts, athletics, and clubs) are superb for the size of the school. The staff, though having some weaknesses, is willing to help and facilitate those who are eager to learn. Just as in all other rural schools there are some problems with discipline and an underachieving student body. However, given a student who is willing to learn and grow BAHS will not disappoint. I'm currently a Senior in Aerospace Engineering at Penn State and I am proud of the academics and opportunities at Bradford High.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 28, 2006

Given the limited resources of the area, the school does a good job offering a variety of courses for all tracks.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 1, 2005

I think it is truly sad to have school counselors address a room full of parents and students to advise them not to go to college. This is a school where most of the faculty has no idea how to deal with intelligent students, who often misbehave out of sheer boredom. The lack of extracurriculars and advanced classes truly puts these students at a disadvantage once they graduate. Perhaps this is why they are advised not to go to college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 12, 2004

BAHS may have a good sports program and a halfway decent music department, but they've gone through several principals in the last few years and most the students are very rude. Though for students who try it can be good. Most of the teachers try and actually care about what goes on in the classroom. The rules are very relaxed though and most times flexible depending on the student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 28, 2004

Bradford high is a very discrimitive and unintelligent place of learning, there punishment are not serious enough and have gone through several principles in the last few years
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2004

BAHS is a very good school to attent. Like almost every other school, however it does have a drug problem. The teachers however are very caring and supporting and encoraging to the students.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2012.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%

2009

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

168 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
71%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students79%
Female83%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students51%
Female46%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 71%
Black 2% 15%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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81 Interstate Parkway
Bradford, PA 16701
Phone: (814) 362-3845

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