Bradley Technology & Trade High School

700 South 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 212-2400

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1063 students 17 students/teacher (WI avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade


Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS)

In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested. GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data. Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.
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About this school

Bradley Technology & Trade High School is a public high school in Milwaukee. The principal of Bradley Technology & Trade High School is Tamara Hines, who can be contacted at 1,063 students attend Bradley Technology & Trade High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Bradley Technology & Trade High School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 1,063 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Bradley Technology & Trade High School is 17:1. Milwaukee Community Cyber High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 86% %
Hispanic 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 4% %
Asian 0.8% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% %
Multiracial 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 77%
Limited English proficiency 2% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing opportunities for students! Bradley Tech HS offers students seeking a Tech and Trade Education the opportunity to partner with industry leaders to job shadow take part in internships and to earn national industry certifications - like OSHA 10 MMSC Work Keys National Career Readiness and more! Student can also earn college credits through MATC Accredited Classes Youth Options and Advanced Placement Courses (AP). Come see what this school has to offer! Bradley Tech is more than just a traditional high school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Its A GOOD SCHOOL.. You Just Have Those Few Who Will Mess It Up For Everybody And Make It Look Bad For Everyone. But i Love TECH. Wish They Would Go Back To The Old Tech. When You Had To Take A Test to Get In And Have A 2.0 Or Better. )

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently in my senior year at Tech and I think it is a great school. They offer a lot of different classes and programs to students that can lead to a better future. The different academies make it easy to learn the intended trades. As with many other schools there are fights and not all students go their for the intended purpose. No school goes without gang violence or fights or any other interruptions of the sort for that matter. I also believe that the media portrays the school as worse then it really is. There are students like myself that are able to get a good quality education regardless of what else goes on. The media should be just as quick to come with cameras and look at all the positive things us students are doing instead of only focusing on the negative aspects that are expected in an MPS high school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Just shameful. They donate a beautiful building and receive a school full of thugs that want to spend the day looking for fights. What a joke! They need a Lean on me moment when crazy Joe kicks out all the bad apples and allows all the kids who want to study a trade to actually pursue that trade.

  • (5 years ago)

    Bradley Tech is a great school. I am currently going into my third year as a junior there. I have been going there all my high school years. Even though it has fights and some problems it is still overall a great school that can take you very far in life. Every school has fights and problems but not every school offers the same things Tech does. Mr. Kupka and the rest of the staff are doing a great job. The only thing I don't like is it feels like I'm back a year because everything I learned in my freshman year I learned in middle school. A lot of my middle school graduates said they took the same classes I took my sophomore year their freshman year and the classes I'm taking this year they took their sophomore year. They need to challenge us with new things.

  • (5 years ago)

    last year they had plenty of fights but their progarm its real good

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a 2009 graduate of bradley Tech may i say well done to the teachers and new principal for making bradley tech how it is today. i predict in the next 2 years Tech will be the best in milwaukee. I would also like to say that i wish it turns into a specialty school for the students who wish to become a Trades worker.

  • (7 years ago)

    my son went here for freshman year. though school kept him learning his safety is why i took him out because of thje gangs. ronald reagan isnt any better either... at least at tech he got help when asked at ronald reagan your on your own. thought teachers were there to teach!1

  • (7 years ago)

    Best High School in the city not just MPS. An astounding 90%+ go on within two months of graduation to jobs apprenticeships 2 year or 4 year college after. A gem.

  • (7 years ago)

    their beginning character education program is significant in its first year ---- walk the halls and compare to a year ago ---teachers this spring where seeking the school leaders feel good about there invironment seniors and other student leaders mentored the freshman this fall and started the orientation ---thats big stay tuned a business man in support of the school .

  • (7 years ago)

    I am fortunate for going to this school because I now make a living welding which I learned while attending. Academically it was unsatisfactory. I went to Menomonee Falls for Middle school and I spent my four years at Tech re-learning everything I learned in Menomonee Falls. Send your children here if you want them working in a factory for the rest of their life.

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a student that went to tech in 2002-2003 for my 9th grade it was the best school i ever been to in my entire life. So if your planning to send your child or children to the best high school this nis the school bradley tech. ~bd 'mediea' c/o '06'~

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