My son started Bradley this week. Teachers respond to email after hours and people answer the phone after the school hours are over. The principal is wonderful and has the perfect personality for running a middle school. My son is so happy to go to school every day and can be a worry wart if not comfortable. 5 stars for this school!
It depends on the student, subject, and teacher. Some teachers are really skilled in the art of reaching out and adapting their lessons to fit as many students as possible. Others have a set way of teaching that doesn't always work.
SURE, most of the teachers are absolute angels. SURE, they have a very clean,safe school. SURE, the school food is alright and their electives are great. There is OME issue that has completely ruined my year and a half attending this school. The issue of my coffee cup. I see teachers with non clear containers full of coffee sitting on their desktops. I know it could be a safety issue, but I am OFFENED at these double standards. How DARE they not let a sleep deprived teen not have caffeine? You want me to have A's in my classes, participate in sports AND clubs, study, and have time to relax? I have to wake up an hour early so that I can eat and get ready for school. There are not enough hours in the day to get a full night of sleep and be a successful student. My poor coffee cup is sealed and sits in my safe (the school says) locker. It's all I have until the weekend. Don't do that to a poor little 14 year old. I have to grow up soon. Don't you ruin my childhood like that.
Bradley is the best school I could ever imagine! The advanced (GT) programs are simply stunning, and the teachers there are so supportive. The kids are great (unless of course you look for trouble), and I rarely hear of bullying altercations. The arts department is simply an elite within itself, and the athletics department is very focused on a student's health and athletic ability - not just another class! If you have to choose between Bradley and any other school, CHOOSE BRADLEY!
Simply stunning. I went to Bradley last year and the faculty were helpful and kind. The students are nice and welcoming and great gym and science wing. I ADVICE YOU TO JOIN THEATER ARTS! Mr.Keyes is the best most helpful kind encouraging teacher there is that makes you laugh your socks off while still teaching you about the arts.!!!!
My child is a sixth grader this year at Bradley. We never had issues with grades before this year. I found that when you try to communicate with the teachers, you get no response back. They don't try to speak with you until after your child fails and there is nothing you can do to help.I recommend you watch your child's portal closely to see how they are doing. This is the only way you will know. Out of the 8 teachers my child has and the 5 core subject teachers I have had to deal with, 2 teachers actually initiated communication and worked as a team with me on my child's education. The Principle was brought into it at one point and he had offered no explaination for his teachers. I know a former student from Bradley who agreed that she experienced the same thing when she was a student there and that the teachers favor certain students over others. The teachers are given limits on how many that can fail and how many need A's, B's, etc so they can get their hands on funding from the state. It is a sad situation that it is our children that truly pay in the end.
We have a child in the GT program at Bradley & one child who will be there next year. We love Bradley. Mr. Oxley is a great principal & the teachers are dedicated & hard working. We moved from NISD specifically to this area so our kids could attend these NEISD schools & we are so glad we did.
Bradley has been a great school for my two children. The GT classes are first rate. My 6th grader was disappointed that a lot of kids in her Pre AP math class were not there to learn, but I think that will improve as some of the less interested kids opt out of the Pre AP program. The music programs--Band, Orchestra and girls Choir-- are exceptional, and the Athletics program is also quite good and engenders a lot of school spirit. Recent budgetary issues have impacted Bradley in is team program and the GT program, but this type of issue is being faced by most of the public schools.
I am an 8th grade student attending bradley middle school, there are bullies at bradley but what school are there not bullies at? The teachers are some of the best teachers i have had in my life, the admintrators there are great, and i think if you were to complain to them they will do something about it.