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Bradley Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 397 students

 

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Posted October 25, 2013

I can't believe how bad this school is. The principal never returns your call. There are a few good teachers but most of them are there just for the money. I don't know what happened to all the good teachers that used to work there. Some teachers have been there so long and there are some that are constantly yelling at kids. Everybody knows who they are and the principal is doing nothing about it because she's been there a long time. Everyone talks about this teacher and it seems that she hates kids. She is clearly there only for her paycheck and her retirement payment. It is really sad that many of us send our kids there because we don't have a choice. Some teachers have tenure so they do whatever they want. The one teacher I mentioned is known by all and everyone in the school can hear her yell DURING CLASS. The students that don't even have her know her. It is ridiculous that she can't get fired. I believe if a teacher is no longer interested in teaching the children, then they shouldn't be there. This is why public education is going downhill. Can you believe the public school system?! This is why public schools can't get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2012

My child is now a fifth grader and has always attended Bradley. I understand that there are probably some teachers at Bradley that should probably not be teaching and did chose the wrong career, but I can only imagine that most of the teachers work very hard. For one of the reviews to generalize and say those awful remarks about all of the teachers collecting paychecks and lack of intelligence is just ridiculous. I know that parent could not generalize when they have no idea how all the teachers are inside their classrooms. That comment is just made out of anger and apparently spite. To be honest it is just ignorant. My son had wonderful teachers all the way through his years. Yes, I have requested a few, and was happy the requests were approved. The only thing I can say to be negative about Bradley now, would be the principal. Never see her, no established discipline plan implemented and forgets everything. I think its time for her to go. She can't even get people out in the parking lot to make sure the kids are safe. It is very dangerous not having a pick up and drop off system. It does get pretty crazy after school. She is never any where around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2012

Honestly I think if it hadn't been for the great teachers my son has had the last two years, I would have tried to put him in another school. The teachers he has had have been wonderful, but my biggest issue is with the principal. My son is now in second grade, started Kinder at this school and I can count on one hand how many times I have seen our principal. It wasn't until the last week of Kindergarten that I saw her for the first time and that's unacceptable. I think a principal should be more involved with the day to day things in a school. I even volunteered quite a bit and still never saw her. The PTA is a joke. They knew at the end of last school year that we needed wood chips under the playground equipment in order to be able to keep it and it's only getting done now after the kids not having their equipment to play on for months. The after school pickup is a joke. The teachers do a great job handling the kids but there needs to be someone there to handle the parents who think it's okay to park where ever they want. There are no crossing guards which is a serious concern since so many cross over the four lanes of Rushing. It's the biggest mess I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2011

Adult supervision is severely lacking. The teachers at this school are not educators and are simply there to collect a paycheck;; perhaps there was nothing else that they were able to accomplish at their level of intelligence. If you are considering sending your child to this school, your child will fall by the wayside. If possible, avoid this school. If it were possible to rate this school with zero stars, I would.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2008

My children have been attending this school for the past three years. I have noticed that the school has gone down hill with the new principal. They are very unorganized. There is only one good teacher in each grade level. In order to get a good teacher you need to put in a request the year before, and you are not promised anything. I believe that the people who are close to the principle get t he good teacher. I am in the process of asking the school board for a transfer to a different school. I have spoken to a lot of parents who are planning on doing the same thing. I would not recommend this school to anyone. At all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

I have worked at Bradley for two years, and it is overall a close knit school. Yes, there are areas for improvement, but overall the kids are loved, well taught, cared for, and high expectations for them. I personally know almost all the kids and make my best efforts to make a difference whether academic, social, behavioral, or otherwise. Currently, I am the school counselor and would love for my future children to attend.


Posted July 8, 2008

I have a child in 2nd. This school has strong teachers in most grade levels (you should ask for advice on who the strong teachers are to other parents). The principal and administration need to set up better dicipline and tutorial plans for the school. Overall I've been happy with my child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

I have two children that attend this school. My oldest is in second grade and is doing ok. My youngest is in kindergarten. He has his issues. The teachers are wonderful, the principle and other staff lack a great deal of education on autism.
—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.

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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

53 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

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

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

78 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
94%
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%
Female96%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant96%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American90%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male76%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students94%
Female92%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
Gifted/talented100%

Writing

All Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%

Math

All Students86%
Female82%
Male90%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education70%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Gifted/talented100%

Science

All Students81%
Female79%
Male83%
Black or African American73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education82%
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
91%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
69%
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 77% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education43%
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted90%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students86%
Female92%
Male81%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education63%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
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 Students80%
Female95%
Male69%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female86%
Male75%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)71%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students76%
Female91%
Male66%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)43%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted67%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special education40%
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students81%
Female80%
Male81%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant81%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education80%
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted76%
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 "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 52%
Black 12% 13%
White 12% 29%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
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) 10%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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  • KARLA ONICK
Fax number
  • (915) 821-0628

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5330 Sweetwater Drive
El Paso, TX 79924
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