Brady Exploration School

5220 West Ohio Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226
(303) 982-6722

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 286 students 19 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade


Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The CSAP is no longer used by Colorado, instead they use the TCAP.

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2013-2014 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.
  • This school in 2011
  • Jefferson County School District No. R-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Brady Exploration School is a public high school in East Pleasant View. 286 students attend Brady Exploration School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 60% of the 286 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Brady Exploration School is 19:1. New America School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 55% 24%
Native American or Native Alaskan 4% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 35% 68%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    My child has done better in this school. He is getting A's and B's now and he has never had those since elementary school. I love this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I hate the online classes. It was way better when it was a school school and not online.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brady offers such a wonderful program for students who have a difficulty in traditional schools as well as those who need to work and be home for family often.

  • (6 years ago)

    Good environment easy to get classes done fun to be there no fights less drama then a normal school great teachers no stress just an overall good place to be and learn.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brady gives students a chance to teach themselves and recover credits.

  • (6 years ago)

    The councelors help a lot but with some of the teachers its easy to get off track. The classes are ok you have to actually read everything in the lesson to learn something.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really like the fact that it's all pretty much online but the teacher is there to help if you need it. It motivates me to get the work that I need done because it let's me pace myself and do what I want without having a strict timeline.

  • (6 years ago)

    Its all online no persom to person i cant do that its hard exspesaly if reading is not your thing

  • (6 years ago)

    It's a great opportunity for credit recovery students as well as a good independent based atmosphere with help standing behind you when you need it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Brady has to one of the best schools I have been to. I like that we only have to go for four hours and we aren't rushed to finish our work. I really like that we are allowed to go at our own pace.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Brady Exploration is a great school for any student. It has hepled me get caught up in my credits and get on the right track so I can graduate a year early. All of the staff is great they do whatever they can to help us succeed.

  • (6 years ago)

    Being a teacher here at Brady I may be writing this review with some bias but I only speak the truth. The school staff and especially the students at Brady make our school the best of the best. We have been quoted as 'the jewel in the crown of our school district' and many students parents and faculty members would agree. We have a safe and welcoming learning environment based on mutual respect and unconditional postive regard for students. I can't imagine being a part of any other school the way I am a part of Brady.

  • (6 years ago)

    This innovative school really truly believes all kids can succeed regardless of their past.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is absolutely one of THE best schools period. It's so futuristic & unique. You get so much 1-on-1 with the teachers & you have so many caring people to be your resources for success. They are all so highly trained & really want you to succeed. Plus the pacing is great because its custom for every1. So you can go as fast as you want.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school. My daughter always felt like a failure and that she was not smart. She is suceeding at this school with a 3.2 average. The teachers at this school really care about the kids. The school staff is also remarkable. The school staff knows that each child must learn differently. They take time to figure that out and help the kids suceed.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school and a wonderful opportunity for kids who might not have graduated.

  • (7 years ago)

    Brady is a school in a constant state of flux. There is very little consistancy. The school is an experiment and the students are the lab animals; if one method of teaching/discipline/testing doesn't work they try something else. There is a lot of good potential in the school and its philosophy but very lettle of it is realized. Personal interaction between staff and parents is limited; the students often seem frustrated and uncertain about coursework and other issues. There is little homework; this can be a positive or negative depending on your viewpoint and the study habits of your student.

  • (8 years ago)

    very little homework kids have too much freedom and say in thier classes. the longer classes later schedule and shorter terms do help kids move on and learn better.

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