School Details

West Bradford El School

1475 Broadrun Rd, Downingtown, PA 19335
(610) 384-9030
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 564 students 15 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

91%
94%
80%
83%
90%
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
  • Downingtown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

97%
96%
83%
94%
93%
72%
96%
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
  • Downingtown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
88%
73%
79%
86%
65%
70%
81%
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
  • Downingtown Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

West Bradford El School is a public elementary school in Downingtown. The principal of West Bradford El School is Robert Clegg. 564 children attend West Bradford El School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 4% of the 564 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at West Bradford El School is 15:1. Caln El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 84%
Asian 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 0.4% 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 4% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    WB teachers/principal are excellent. I have three very different children and all of their needs are met. Teachers are excellent. Great leadership and many opportunities for parent involvement.

  • (1 year ago)

    Staff is not caring or patient with kids on the spectrum. Staff expects all students to act like adults. If you are raising a perfect child then this is the school for you. If your child has a personality & sometimes acts the way children do when excited or nervous then don't send them here. They tend to want perfect children who sit in there chair all day like a robot would do.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school. Great teachers!. Extremely happy with two childrens going to this school. Would recommend to any one!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have two children in this school and I have been extremely happy with both the education they have received and the staff. I come from west coast schools and I am very impressed by the programs offered here. I would definitely recommend this school to others.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very disappointed with this school. My daughter attended catholic school in the past and we switched to WB for financial reasons. We are switching her back to catholic school. She learned so much more there and the teachers really get to know your child on an individual basis. You don't get that at WB the teachers come in do their job and that's it. Don't expect the "warm and fuzzy" feeling here.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is a well-rounded academic school for all children including gifted (I have one) and special education (I have one of these as well. You may need to pay attention to homework and curriculum; however I find that with the PSSA push and standardized curriculum in the state of PA they are right on target for teaching in this state. There is a nice push for the music program and athletics is important but not overemphasized. There is a bit of "top heavy" extracurriculars for only the older grades; very few opportunities for K-3. Some arents are quite involved but we have many working parents. People seem to volunteer easily. There was a bit of a fuss over peanuts so don't expect to have treats served in this school at any holiday. One parent had to ruin it for everyone.

  • (4 years ago)

    Ignore the May 6 post-it's completely inaccurate and is obviously the work of some disgruntled parent.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 children in this school and I have nothing bad to say about it. My child happens to be in DEEP and trust me I did no 'kissing up'. My husband and I were contacted after our child took the OLSAT test in first grade. After further testing it was determined our child was eligible for the DEEP program. I have found nothing but fantastic faculty staff and parents at West Bradford and a challenging curriculum for the students.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is very disorganized and severely lacking in math and science. Be prepared to kiss up because that will be the only way your child will get into DEEP which apparently is a prerequisite for making an A. This school grades by teacher discretion not scores. In other words if your child makes A's on every math test he still won't make an A if he is not in DEEP. So what is DEEP? Can't seem to get a straight answer. They give a test at the beginning of the year so if you have a student entering third grade you better start studying fourth grade curriculum over the summer. DEEP is not a gifted program. They do not test for IQ. It is very political. The teachers don't communicate. Unless you are in class with your child you won't know what is going on. Be prepared for problems.

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