School Details

Bradford Woods El School

41 Forest Rd, Bradford Woods, PA 15015
(724) 935-5081
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 375 students 16 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

97%
94%
80%
97%
91%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • North Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
93%
83%
91%
90%
72%
94%
96%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • North Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
88%
73%
91%
83%
65%
96%
93%
64%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • North Allegheny School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bradford Woods El School is a public elementary school in Wexford. The principal of Bradford Woods El School is Ms Debra Somerhalder. 375 children attend Bradford Woods El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 1% of the 375 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Bradford Woods El School is 16:1. Eden Christian Academy - Wexford is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 87% 87%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 11%
Asian 11% %
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 2%
Multiracial 0.5% 0%
Hispanic 0.3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Excellent school in a close knit community. Dedicated enthusiastic and well educated teachers. My husband's job transferred us to another state. We found that our child's 5th grade material at new school in Alabama repeated his 4th grade material at BWE. There was no comparison academically. Art and PE classes did not compare either! We miss Bradford Woods.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school seems to be a magnet for committed talented teachers who genuinely seem concerned about meeting the needs of the children. Hardly any clunkers in the bunch. Excellent enriching varied child oriented afterschool programs. Very academic. The kids also seem to have strong athletic skills as well so can be tough on kids who are not at the top athletically or academically.

  • (4 years ago)

    Smaller class sizes caring staff

  • (6 years ago)

    Lovely little community school tucked away in a very safe environment. Good teachers good PFA. The best kept secret of North Allegheny school district!

  • (8 years ago)

    All three of my children attended this school with my youngest still there. The quality of the curriculum is excellent. All of the teachers are dedicated. Professional principal and support staff. Terrific music and art programs in addition to the core subjects. Offers orchestra band and chorus--unusual for elementary school. Phys Ed focuses on health and fitness not just games. There are lots of opportunities for parents to get involved. Strong active Parent-Faculty Association. Great library. Great computer lab. Offers all the benefits of a big school but in a small school family-focused way. Can't say enough good things about BWE.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

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