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Bradford High School

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Posted February 7, 2014

The Bradford SSD school system is ranked the 4th in the state of Tenn. in the number of students that were Propficient/Advanced on all of the state Testing. Also Bradford students can graduate high school and have 20 hours of college credit. More than 65% of this year senior class will have some college credit. Our school system has changed since 2007.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 4, 2012

my cousin goes to this school and a teacher taunted her because she asked her to turn of some music that was against her religion to listen to.


Posted April 29, 2010

As a graduate of this school several years ago and have had siblings attend the school as well, I can say that the educational quality of the school is a joke. Many students that graduate from Bradford High School are not prepared for college. Like a previous person said, they claim that there is no money for extra-curricular activities, yet there is always money for the basketball program. If you want a small town school, that is fine, but be warned, you're going to get a small town education and not prepared for life after high school.


Posted September 4, 2009

This school is absolutly amazing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

I am currently a student at Bradford Hight School(BHS), and yes, I agree with the facts that BHS has its dark spots. Money becomes a factor when teachers want to offer more/better classes or more extra physical activies. Teachers at BHS do go above and beyond for their students, offering free afterschool tutoring to any student and take time out of thier day for them.If your child isnt passing its because of effort. They either dont want help or dont care about school. Period. Students develope great relationships and personal skills because BHS is such a small school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2009

I currently have two children in the bradford high school and i believe it is a great place to learn and make life long friends. The staff is wonderful and always there to answer any questions that you may have! keep up the good work!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2009

I am currently from Bradford and i graduate in a few years. Our schools have very little money, the food is non nutritionist, I feel that when i go to college i won't be ready for it. There are some teachers who are good and some who need to go back to teaching schools. I feel that the uniforms are stupid we should be able to wear what we feel like. We should be able to express our personality. The teachers dont have to wear them at all..... Boys get in trouble for the smallest thing in the world, like when they dont have their shirts tucked in... So coming from my point of view this school is Bad..
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

I would not recommend sending your child to this school. It is old, outdated and lacks any type of education other than the old traditional. The music program is minimal, while there is a chorus, no music appreciation is taught or music history for that matter. The art program is non existent, when asked about the hiring of an art teacher at a school board meeting, the response was, 'there is no money' but money is spent on new uniforms and warm up clothes for basketball team.....send your child somewhere else....gibson county or milan would be better choices
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I have a child who graduated from this school in 2002 and he was not ready for college when he started. As far as the classes offered for the children, it is lacking in some areas and I can understand a parents frustration. If a family has a talented child, without private funds , the talent goes unnoticed or undeveloped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I am the parent of a student who will be graduating in 2010. I have to agree, this school is lacking in many of the extra curricular activities. I have many friends who have children who have graduated and the general consensus is the kids are unprepared for college. I have to say that this school is below par. Milan School District is not far off and a much better school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2008

I am currently a student at BHS and can honestly say it is one of the best schools I have attended. I will be entering the 11th grade this fall and look forward to completing the cirriculum and graduating a Red Devil. The teachers go out of their way to make sure the students learn what they need to and more. Our school board is constantly coming up with new innovative ways to broaden the student body's horizon. We have excellent opportunities for scholarships and the absolute worst thing our school board could do would be to affiliate us with the Gibson County Special School District. I have spent my best years at BHS, and hope to have one more. Thank you for your time.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

I am a graduate of the class of 2007 from Bradford High School and I personally think that it is the best school anyone could ever ask for! The teachers are really helpful, friendly, and always willing to help no matter when, where, or what time of day they are always there!!!! I spent everyday for the last 13 years of life there and I couldn't ask for somewhere better to be everyday!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2005

I am a graduated student of bradford high school and I must say that i spent the best years of my life there. all teachers are dedicated to teaching the students everything they need to know to succeed in the world today. they went beyond the call of duty at times for the students.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.
Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students93%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
65%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 42% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
90%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 62% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
67%
English II

The state average for English II was 59% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
67%
English III

The state average for English III was 40% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%
U.S. History

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra II

All Students84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee 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: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 90% 67%
Black 9% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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136 Hwy 45 South
Bradford, TN 38316
Phone: (731) 742-3729

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