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Bradley Central High School

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Posted February 14, 2010

All of my children graduated from Bradley with A - B grades. One thing I learned during their time there was that their under standing of situations and happenings at the school were very one sided. Parents must do more than take their students word. They must ask questions of adults and students at Bradley themselves. Don't assume a child has the complete picture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2009

The teachers are great and loving, the students...ehh not so much. I like it though, if i had to do it all again...i would:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

Overall my children have had pleasant experiences at BCHS. My oldest, who is now at UTK, graduated with Honors and was active in every class as well as sports, clubs, and teacher assisted activites. My youngest however is also at BCHS and doing great. I look for great things for her as well. She is a freshman and making A's and involed in sports and clubs as well. The key is to get your child involved as well as know who they are hanging out with. When you notice grades dropping, call for a meeting before they get out of hand and stay in touch with the teachers and know what is going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2009

Bradley was once I place I could be proud of. But for the past ten years, the school has slowly been plummiting. The administration is horrible and the students don't have any fun (mostly because the administration treats them like elementary school students.)


Posted June 28, 2007

I attended Bradley Central High School all four years of my secondary education and have graduated with my Bachelor's degree within the past year. i am now working on my Master of Arts in Teaching.I found that I was not completely prepared for university life after attending Bradley. I have had to work very hard to get where I am. The lack of high expectations for students abounds. More funding for actual academics would be very beneficial. Extra-curricular activities are nice, and good for building student character, but the academics should be the primary goal of a school. There are some great teachers at Bradley and some not so great teachers there. There needs to be a better academic atmosphere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 15, 2004

Bradley needs to work on getting more qualified and polite freshman councilers. The lack of professionalism is astounding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I love Bradley great school and also great learning enviroment


Posted August 26, 2003

Bradley has some awesome teachers and some that are not as skilled. Most are very concerned about the students and most know their subject matter well. Some know their subject matter but cannot explain it on a student's level. Bradley is a school rich in tradition. The leadership is very involved in everything the school undertakes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My child currently attends this school, and I believe that the recent actions of the administration is unfair to the student populous. The cafeteria now holds a big screen tv and a jukebox is soon to be introduced, yet the rooms are ill ventilated. My daughter wears a short sleeved shirt and a overcoat every day to prepare for the climate of her four classes. BCHS certainly doesn't have it's priorities straight.
—Submitted by a parent


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

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

440 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
35%
Algebra II

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
27%
Biology I

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

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
42%
English I

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

457 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
53%
English II

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

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
55%
English III

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

381 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
28%
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 Students60%
African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a

Algebra II

All Students50%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Biology I

All Students63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Students65%
African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities15%
English language learnersn/a

English II

All Students60%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a

English III

All Students43%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
White43%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities83%
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 93% 67%
Black 3% 23%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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 59%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Cleveland, TN 37311
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