The Bradley Academy of Excellence opened in 2003 which is a charter school providing a quality education to students in kindergarten through eighth grades. The small classrooms provide a nurturing and caring environment in that all students can excel and enjoy learning.
Along with core subjects, Bradley Academy of Excellence provides extra curricular activities that cater to the whole child instead of only academics. The other activity opportunities include painting, theater, student council, and yearbook. Sports offered include physical education classes, basketball, martial arts, and football. The student body is comprised of 44% black, 37% Hispanic, 18% white and 1% unspecified.
Mixed reviews all over the place when it comes to Bradley Academy of Excellence. Some parents are not happy at all with their decision of enrolling their children in the school. Some state the long bus ride, even though it is free, is around two hours going to school and coming home. Along with this, bullying is a huge problem as well as teachers and staff not having control over their classroom.
Other parents love the school, the staff, and teachers and praise them highly. These parents state communication between teachers and parents is very high with emails sent at least once per week and the ability to check online to make sure their child has all homework information.
By hearing from parents on both sides of the fence, the main issue is bullying and bus schedules more than the curriculum or the teachers themselves. The main disappointment is the way in which administration is not disciplining those that are bullying others.
All students in the state of Arizona are required to take the AIMS exam, which measures their ability to master the core subjects. Percentages of students that passed or exceeded the exam at Bradley Academy of Excellence along with percentages of students across the state are listed below.
In reading, 53% of 3rd graders passed the exam with the state average at 76%, in writing 53% with the state at 79%, and in math in 35% with the state at 68%. In reading, 38% of 4th graders with the state at 75%, in science 33% with the state at 60%, in writing 31% with the state at 83%, and in math 31% with the state average at 65%. In reading, 75% of 5th graders passed with the state average at 79%, in writing 58% with the state at 55%, and in math 17% with the state at 63%. In reading, 79% of 6th graders with the state average at 81%, in writing 36% with the state at 56%, and in math 14% with the state at 59%. In reading, 36% of 7th graders passed with the state average at 82%, in writing 25% with the state at 53%, and in math 17% with the state at 61%. In reading, 50% of 8th graders passed with the state average at 71%, in science 43% with the state at 63%, in writing 69% with the state at 86%, and in math 29% with the state average at 54%.
Bradley Academy of Excellence
200 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85323