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Bradfield Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 718 students

 
 

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Posted May 23, 2014

This was our first year at Bradfield and it has been our best year yet! My son excelled at a rapid rate as I knew he had fallen behind at his previous school. His teacher was just the right balance of loving yet firm - which is what my son needs to thrive! As for the principal, I see her nearly every day and feel I can speak with her without hesitation. If she's not up-and-down the hallways and checking on classrooms perhaps it's because she's been busy behind the scenes running an awesome school! She sends out a weekly email to all families and when I read it, I sense a woman who genuinely cares about the kids and parents and really enjoys the aspects of her work. My family had an incident at the school this year and the principal was completely on top of it and went out of her way to make sure our family had everything we needed to get through the situation! She was great and I really appreciate her! We are so looking forward to our second year at Bradfield! To all the great teachers and volunteers, from our hearts to yours - thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2014

Parental involvement is top notch and the teachers are great...but this school DOES NOT have an open door policy (forget open door...even gifts are collected up front) for the parents to communicate. The principal does not and will not meet you. You are told to write an email which never gets addressed. The education is great but not too much the administration... Not impressed at all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

Cannot say enough great things about being a Bradfield Bronco! Ms. Brunner, the Principal, is amazing with both the kids and parents. The staff and teachers are all dedicated to helping your child succeed. They are fun, loving, encouraging. Parental involvement is top notch and not just from the moms! It makes me smile knowing my child is excited to go to school every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2010

Bradfield regularly receives statewide and even national acclaim for it's academic excellence. The reason is obvious from the moment that you set foot in the door. There are a dedicated staff of teachers, administrators and parents who care greatly about this neighborhood school. The first day of school you and your child are greeted by one of the school board members. I have always found the principal and front office staff to be visable, as well as both helpful and kind. My son has a learning disability and I am so fortunate that he has the opportunity to have his needs addressed by a 'team' of teachers who I can tell truly care for him (and who he adores). Not everything about Bradfield is perfect, but this is how school is supposed to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

We have found that the principal at the school is very involved, and I see her nearly every day. Have no idea about the comments with parents questioning her love for the school, the community and her students. Bradfield can handle everything that your student wants and needs out of a K-4 education. The best in the district, by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Bradfield is a great school but, yes I do agree with the previous post. Principal needs to be seen in the school.....all the time I volunteered at school, I hardly saw the principal.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2009

I have 2 children attending this 09-10 school year. I am very pleased with the school enviroment and academics in general. I am from East Texas and I don't have any heritage in Bradfileld. In this school, there is a strong feeling of grouping and favoring among parents. Parents are HEAVILY (and sometimes disturbingly) involved in school activities and in critical decisions to some extend. You will see moms droping off their kids to the school with nice skirts and very expensive bags in the morning saying hi to everybody with a fake smile. To my surprise, they know all the details about every kid and parent. If you are a professional working mom and if you do not fit into that protype, you are not welcomed here among most of the moms who heavily rely on their husbands. Relationships are very superficial and beneficiary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

Great school and great teachers! The only concern is with the principal... she's not nearly as innovative or pro-student as the others in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

Wonderful school with a strong heritage. Many students are from generations of families that attended Bradfield or other schools in the district. My children have been blessed with strong, positive teachers how have challenged them and continued to make them want to be at school every day. Parent involvement is VERY high. Parents can be seen throughtout the school daily in every area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

Bradfield is an excellent elementary school in the town of Highland Park, TX. It won the Blue Ribbon award as one of the best in Texas. There is a strong academic focus at Bradfield with reading maybe being the highest priority. The teachers use a color coded system for monitoring students. Green is expected on a daily basis, yellow is cautionary, and red is time to notify parents. The parents are very involved at Bradfield-PTA, cafeteria duty, supply shop, and in the classrooms. The students learn quickly at Bradfield and begin getting homework in kindergarten. Music, art, computer lab, and PE are all part of the curriculum. t
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

Excellent school and environment for learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

This school is phenomenal. The teachers are extremely attentive and so are the Principal/Office Staff. Our daughter loves getting up everyday and actually going to school. She never wants to stay at home. We love this school. The parents are extremely involved.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

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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.
English Language Arts

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

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

140 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 85% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 Students99%
Female100%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian83%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%
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

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
97%
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

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted99%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education80%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
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

English Language Arts

All Students99%
Female99%
Male99%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Special education100%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special education86%
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted94%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
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

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 52%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 0%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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4300 Southern Avenue
Dallas, TX 75205
Phone: (214) 780-3200

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