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Brady High School

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Posted November 1, 2009

I am a current student at Brady High and some days the staff makes me proud to be a Brady Bulldog and other times....my God... In Brady if you are not in Athletics then you are a nobody. The boys athletics are finally staring to be a powerhouse in the state at every sport(not including base baseball.....we still have ways to go) their is a swagger amongst the boys and they know they are the best. our Band has had better days but the FBBB spirit still lives. We have some teachers that go through hell and back to help you learn and be a productive student. We also have others that dont have the basic concept of being a teacher. This next semester we move to our new school after being in the old high school since the 20's
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

I used to go to Brady HIgh School, and i loved it, but most of the people on here are right. Athletics is a very very big part of this school, and the people in athletics do get more help or treated better in one way or another. Wether its getting away with more or the help. Some of the teachers aren't so great about helping the ones in need, like me. When i went there, i was failing math, then I moved to a much bigger school with much bigger classes and the teacher still got around to everyone, including me. I wasnt failing by the end of the year, but if i would have stayed i dont think anything would have changed. Other than that, I loved this school and would much rather be there than the school I am now attending.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2009

Take it from me this school really has its days it depends on who you are and what teachers you have most of the teachers are great but some who will be unnamed arent real kind to others. I guess you could say some teachers have there favorites and tend to pay more attention to them rather than pay attention to the ones who really need it! I would like to see a change in the way things work at this school theres to many crowds and everyone seems to stay with there groups. i want everyone to like everyone but i guess that will never happen if some teachers keep tending to kind of block out kids they dont like. A.R.J
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

I am a senior currently at Brady High School and I have to say I do not enjoy it. I noticed that students in Athletics were treated differently and better. When I started working myself to death to try to improve my grades and behavior I kept getting pushed farther down by the people who 'claimed' they wanted to help. The school does not seem to be doing very well. I attended a school board meeting and noticed in the treasury that close to a million dollars was missing! The matter may be resolved now but that fact is not very settling. Hector Martinez and Eric Bierman are the principal and vice-principal. From my experience I believe that Mr. Bierman seems to be the one who cares. He comes to the school with a smile and helps me out when I need it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2009

I have been a student in the Brady School District since i was in kindergarten and there is nothing that i would change about the way they do anything. I am now a senior at Brady High School and have seen many things but one thing that really amazes me is the support from the community in sports and other events that the school has. our boys went alot farther in football than they have in many years and the whole community was right behind them every steo if the way. but i do have to agree with some of the other people who have put there thoughts in that if you are interested in arts, especially one act play they aren't really as supportive of it as much. the cast is wonderful this year and Mrs. Roper, the one act play sponser is one of the best people for it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

i attended this school a couple of years ago. It was amazing how the athletic dept. students got more attention from teachers and extra help. The school needs to enforce uniforms, because it is impossible to shop for things to wear the dresscode is so strict. Brady also being a small town, the teachers kids (which there are several) got away with murder...academic wise and behavior wise. Hector Martinez whom is now the principle can be extremely unfair and unreasonable........evrything pretty much in my opinion depends on who your momma and daddy are, and what you contribute to the school along the lines of athletics.


Posted November 18, 2007

Brady High School is great. A lot of people complain about dress code, but it keeps the students and the school altogether looking very nice. Brady High School has a good reputation for that. Extracurricular activities are a huge deal. The band, FBBB, is very talented. Has been for many years. The band is a tradition at Brady High School. Sports are supported greatly. We don't have many students that aren't envolved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2004

Although this school is strict in dress code, the support they offer to their students makes up for it. The teachers are very well familiar with the students and are able to encourage them in whatever he/she chooses to do. This school does support all types of organizations and sports but there is an overall popularity in band and in Athletics, as with any other school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2004

This school is very strict on stuidents and is only interested in promoting sports and band classes. Students in other areas are often over looked and even chastised for not being in these. Most of the teachers are not willing to help students that are in inclusion. The Special Education teachers however are some of the best teachers at this facility and deserve more recognition. I agree that more emphasis needs to be put on creativity and a lttle less on the dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Brady high school rocks. I think that Brady High School is a great place for my kids. It has good teachers that care about their students education. I wouldn't send them anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2003

This school is very strict on the students. They don't have many supplies. But some of the teachers are great.


Posted July 21, 2003

If you have a child that is interested in the arts, don't come here. The art teacher as well as the english 4 and chemistry/anatomy are excellent, and the other teacher are for the most part wonderful, however Brady is nto supportive of the arts, the art class gets very very minimal funding, the art teacher ends up buying most of the supplies, and although one act play is offered, theatre is not supported at all and there is no theatre class. If you like band though, you're in luck, the band is very well off, probably because they have their own huge fundraiser every year.
—Submitted by a former student


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

80 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
79%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
97%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female100%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students90%
Female85%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Special education50%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
69%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
24%
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
66%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
72%
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
79%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students68%
Female67%
Male69%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special education67%
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students85%
Female92%
Male79%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted84%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education25%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)40%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students39%
Female54%
Male27%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education0%
Not special education42%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English41%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted37%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students70%
Female81%
Male62%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students42%
Female57%
Male31%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Special educationn/a
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students11%
Female14%
Male9%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White9%
Economically disadvantaged4%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Special education20%
Not special education10%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant11%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted9%

Geometry

All Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted80%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students64%
Female61%
Male66%
Black or African American40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special education38%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female59%
Male57%
Black or African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education20%
Not special education61%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted56%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 46% 52%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 3%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • ERIC BIERMAN
Fax number
  • (325) 597-2147

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1003 West 11th Street
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