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601 Glade Road
Colleyville, TX 76034

(817) 305-4920
(817) 428-1203
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March 24, 2015
Bransford is a wonderful place to be. I have been here for six years, from K-5th, and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Our children are cared for right from the very beginning. The teachers in each level are great and work so well together to make each year distinct and educational. Dr. Hodges is the best. Always there to talk to if you need to and very accessible, as well as anyone there. If others have issues, then they need to look inside of themselves. If you are not doing your part to communicate with your teachers and administrators on your own, you need to grow up! You are the adult and need to act like one. It is your responsibility to ask questions and work to help your child, not the school to pamper you. Make an appointment, talk to your teacher, and be the parent you are supposed to be!

- submitted by a parent

December 21, 2014
I was very excited to attend Bransford, however I was immediately struck by the lack of communication. I am a new Kindergarten parent and I basically had no clue what was going on the first week of school. I can easily get past communication. The thing I can't get past is the total lack of respect from teachers to students. I have seen some very questionable things at this school. A third grade teacher yelling over a third grade boy as he was hunched over and was crying, a teacher pulling a kindergarten child out in front of two classes and pointing out that he was the reason a class was not allowed to go first, constant yelling from certain teachers, adults making children feel small and insecure. I know that no child is perfect and I have seen some of these kids with horrible behavior but I expect a educated experienced teacher to handle these things correctly. I expect teachers to be role models and set examples of respect by giving respect. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2013
This school has an awesome Kindergarden teachers. They above and beyond their duty when it comes to this little children. Making sure that everyone gets a fair and equal chance with everything they do. My child comes home everyday happy and excited to tell me about her day. Her teacher teaches them how behaving good things can from it while misbehaving has its' downsidel

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April 08, 2013
The best kept secret in Colleyville. Even under a budget crunch the school and staff are amazing. As a parent- I know that not every teacher will be the perfect teacher but, Bransford Elementary has a very high percentage of amazing and committed teachers. They have taken on the new curriculum that is project based learning and it has engaged my children completely. We are so thankful to have Bransford.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2012
One of my kids had to listen to inappropiate language from a frustrated teacher, the kids are not really academically challenged and they just try so hard to make everything fun insated of creating learning experiences. We are very desappointed!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2010
The school campus provides a safe, learning environment for the students. It has a computer lab and a library. Cleanliness can be improved as cockroach(es) was spotted in the girl's bathroom and hallway. The student homework is too few. Two/three pages of homework for the entire week do not allow the students to practice the concepts learned in the classroom.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2010
Dr. Hodges and the teachers under her literally saved my granddaughter who has dyslexia. She is now in NJHS at CMS and often returns to BES to visit with the staff whom she loves. My grandson is in 3rd grade at BES, knows nothing of the alledged bullying and and loves BES. I have substituted at many GCISD elementary schools and never have I seen the level of nurturing that is at BES. When I am at BES I often see Dr. Hodges out of her office keeping an eye on the school. Dr. Hodges is fantastic and so is BES staff. We are so lucky to have DR. Hodges.

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2010
Life is about accountability &BES is to help develop it. BES can do no more than shape fundamental character of the child that has been molded&held accountable by a responsible parent(s).To sight parents as the problems, you conveniently VACATED responsibility & accountability of the child that entire education system rest on. You' ve deflected the issue directly to parents rather the children who at every hour must learn self control safe&respectful decision at the very least minimal social skills that will make them competitive &survivable in life.I don t know of a single child that doesnt strive in their heart to develop&grow all these things.The "Village" you refer means an organized &accountable system that supports baseline childhood goals.If BES doesnt meet &maintain this duty,2/3 of our children s chances for minimum success are squandered.BES village exist for one focus: safe social,cognitive& physical development of its client. The pupil

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2010
My girls attended Bransford Elementary while Dr. Hodges was principal. The great thing about her was the way she always put the students first. It saddens me to read these comments from some of these other parents. It takes a Village. Are these parents doing their part to solve the problems? When my girls were there, we had no problems with the teachers (the same teachers that are still there today.) They were always available to help our girls learn and have a positive day. And now that my daughters are older, I still live in the boundries of Bransford where I listen to some of the kids on our block say good things about their teachers and the principal. Are the students having a problem or are the parents having a problem?

- submitted by a community member

April 19, 2010
i have 2 grand children studing here.Both are great

- submitted by a community member
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March 10, 2010
Our opinion has significally changed as well with Bransford's Principal's lack of leadership and peer/parent respect. Our son is at CMS and has never had any issues like weve experienced for years at BES. We are planning a meeting with the district regarding our safety concerns for our children. I will keep this website informed. This site is so helpful.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2010
I have totally changed my opinion of the principal here after she has lost control of her teachers. They have no accountability, she has no clue what's going on in her classrooms. Teachers and Teams within the same grade have there own agendas and the children are getting mixed messages and expectations. The loss of last years Assistant Principal who took a leadership role with the teachers has created a year that has spiraled out of control. The lip service has gotten old no matter how much you try to point out issues or address concerns you get a standard answer. Our kids are paying for this now and the district needs to get involved quick.

- submitted by a parent

September 23, 2009
It's really easy to be a top performing school when you begin with a base of socio-economic children who are from the privileged elite. The parents are typically over involved and overbearing. I believe it makes the teachers lazy/bored. Who ever designed the car pool lanes and cross walk system should be fired. It is very inefficient. 400 plus cars with one cross walk and one door. It is not the pinnical of safety but the bane of every parent and late student.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2009
This was a very great school, but not all the teachers were as friendly as I would want them to be. Personally, the KidzU after school program was very helpful, but the employees were very cranky and their discipline was very poor.

- submitted by a community member

February 28, 2009
Quality through and through. A back to basics approach to education and character-building. The principal, Dr. Hodges, is accessible, to both parents and students, and she sets the tone for the rest of the staff. I don't think we could have made a better choice for our children.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
Bransford has been great for my two girls. My oldest took all accelerated classes in middle school after flourishing in this challenging and fun environment. There is a Student Council, Choir, Honor Choir, talent show, holiday music programs, fun run, 4th grade overnight science camp in the spring, and 5th grade 'graduating' trip each year. These are just a few things they've loved since starting here in the first and second grade. Our teachers are the best, showing character building, confidence and encouragement by example. They are highly skilled and professional people. We also have wonderful parents who volunteer in our library, as grade coordinators (there are 4 classes in each grade.) and room parents. You can find many having lunch with their children and their friends each day. This school is a close knit group, families enjoy spending time with each other socially as well.

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2005
I have been very pleased with the education my children receive at BES. The teachers have been very involved with my children's learning process. They are able to receive individual attention at times. Spanish is offered to my children as well as art, music and PE. Overall, I am very pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2004
I love Bransford, but more importantly, my son loves everyday that he is there! Everyone is involved, all the parents, teachers and kids feel that they have a vested interest in all elements of the class. The children are empowered. It is a Blue Ribbon School that has earned their stripes with the kids, not just on test scores.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2004
I think that all children should try 2 go 2 this school if they are in the boundary line! They have great teachers, p.e., music, and art-spanish to learn at this school! My child, who is in the 5th grade, goes here and she is always talking about how much fun she had in every class! I am so happey that she goes to this school.

- submitted by a student
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Bransford Elementary School
601 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX  76034
(817) 305-4920
Last modified Bransford Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bransford Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top