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About This School

Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School is a public elementary school in Newark. 659 children attend Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 44% of the 659 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Brader (Henry M.) Elementary School is 13:1. TLK Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 48% 37%
Asian 4% %
Black, non-Hispanic 33% 43%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 11% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44% 52%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Brader Elementary School is an excellent K-5 school. The teachers are invested in the education of ALL of the students. Parents are encouraged to participate in activities and always feel well informed. The Principal has a clear vision of excellence and they have a strong team to support the teachers. The school is very safe and communication with families is consistent and often. The school-wide positive behavior program is clearly working as classes are calm and under control and the hallways are free from disruption. I strongly recommend Brader to any family and encourage you to come visit and see for yourself.

  • (8 months ago)

    I love Brader. This is my son's 4th year here including the preschool program at one time and it has been great. We feel right at home and everyone is friendly. My son is in special education classes and they really give thorough examinations with goals and give extra help when needed throughout the school year. Even though my son is in special education they still make sure he is working at the best of his ability and works at his pace. Mrs. Kulesza is a great teacher there and I feel she really cares. I never feel afraid to send my son to school because I know he will get taken care of.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been teaching at Brader for several years. The staff here at Brader is awesome. We are always finding ways to help a child succeed in school. I think you as a parent should form your own opinions about a school; not listen to or read about what one else may say. Your child and you are completely different than the person you are listening to or reading about. This school has held a superior rating for as long as I have been teaching here...cannot do that if we aren't doing something right.

  • (3 years ago)

    I can't say I agree with the person who said this school wasn't exactly up to par. Never judge a book by its cover. I'll be the 1st to admit every district and school has its share of downfalls. This school may not look like much but I had a child who was slightly under developed at the time he went here 2 years ago and he received excellent extra help and very good resources which allowed him to excell. My wife and I are teacher's and she has an excellent resume and she's a very good teacher without sounding biased. We do not teach at this school however I have witnessed first hand the help my child received while attending Brader and I was very pleased overall. If your child has any problems or issues with academic development this school will test observe and provide whatever resources your child might need.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Brader Elementary for K and 3rd grade. Our experiences at Brader have not been up to my expectations. There seems to be no consistency at Brader. Also very few extracurricular activities parent involvement seems moderate. Overall I would be prepared as a parent of a student at Brader to be *highly involved to be sure your child is receiving the best quality education and protection while in their care.

  • (8 years ago)

    I teach at Brader Elementary School. I have taught here for two years now. My children attend school in this district and I have been lucky to have them go here. As far as Brader is concerned I have seen the way teachers bend over backwards to help child to succeed. We have before school programs recess help afterschool programs and a variety of other interventions to help students. The teachers are caring and want so much for the children to learn to the best of their abilities. The parents are very involved at our school. It hurts me to see that one student feels that this is a horrible place to attend school. He or she truly did not have a good experience here and I questions his reasons why.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children who have been through 4th grade here. Most of the teachers are unbeleivable! Art teacher and two fourth grade teachers who pair watch out for. If your child comments listen and address it. Can observe classes and request a teacher to best suit your child. Great library unparrelled preschool staff high parental involvement few extracirricular activities Teachers highly trained most all have so much heart. Have not had trouble with communication and addressing issues level of teacher or administration. Many teachers have inspired my two throughout the years. We had to move from De we thought the schools would be stronger in Ny (De gets a bad rap on schools) they are not. We miss Brader horribly. This is a great school to attend.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to Brader for 2nd grade 3rd grade and 4th grade. I am currently in the 8th grade. To me Brader was a horrible school. Out of all three years I've been there only one teacher did a great job. As for the others they were plain mean. I remember having to stand on the sideline at recess for 5 minutes for no reason at all. I do recall trying to put my silent reading book on my desk and then having to put a check by my name for misbehaving. I am a straight A student have never gotten a detention have never been sent to the principal's office ect. Going to Brader made me feel horrible. The teachers don't care at all pick favorites and it's an overall horrible place. As for the other schools I've attended they are great. There are better schools than Brader Elementary School.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love this school. My son has gone to brader since Kindergarden and now he is finishing up in 5th grade. The staff is awsome and the partnership with parents and staff is beyond words. What a great school. I would consider yourself very lucky to have your children attend.

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