About Bradford High School

School Highlights

  • Following its motto of “Every Kid, Every Day,” Bradford thrives as a professional learning community, educating and supporting all learners in their quest for excellence.
  • Home to a family-like atmosphere and culture of caring individuals with a rich history and traditions of a strong sense of belonging for all.
  • Strong freshman academy program assists with the transition from middle school to high school, and in-school intervention and enrichment programs provide ongoing support for student learning.
  • Rigorous course offerings include more than a dozen AP courses, broad array of academic opportunities in a variety of interest areas, award-winning theater and arts program, and strong co-curricular activities and clubs.
  • State-of-the-art athletic facilities support championship athletics.
  • Bradford HS boasts the only school in KUSD to offer both an Academic Decathlon team and a Dance class. These course and club offerings, help students to become academic sound and assist in their course pathways for future endeavors.

Student Learning is Our Goal – Success is Our Only Option

Mary D. Bradford High School is a grade 9-12 comprehensive high school comprised of 1600+ students and over 80 faculty members. It is a school rich in tradition and heritage, having graduated its 152nd class in June, 2012.

The faculty, support staff and student body embrace excellence in extra-curricular activities as well as academic pursuits. Bradford’s Theatre Arts Program is internationally known, and our music programs earn superior ratings throughout the state annually. Students enjoy the opportunity to belong to over 30 clubs, activities and service organizations, from the culturally-aware Latinos Without Borders to the eco-friendly Environmental Club. Bradford’s athletic teams are consistent state contenders, with the 2011 Football team being our most recent State Champion.

Bradford offers everything you would expect from a comprehensive urban high school, including an expansive variety of instructional offerings. Advanced Placement and Honors level classes are offered in all academic areas. Bradford is a leader in local Project Lead The Way programs, which has provided a way for high school students to earn college credit for over 6 years. The district’s Youth Options program provide an opportunity for students to earn advanced standing credits, which can be applied at neighboring colleges and technical schools. Recent graduates have taken these opportunities to heart, as over 75% of the graduating class of 2012 say they plan to attend a four-year college and an additional 12% indicate they will attend a technical school.

Grading Scale

98-100 = A+ 86-89 = B+ 76-79 = C+ 66-69 = D+
93-97 = A 83-85 = B 73-75 = C 63-65 = D
90-92 = A- 80-82 = B- 70-72 = C- 62-60 = D-
0-59 = F

Graduation Requirements

English 4.0
Social Studies 3.0
Mathematics 3.0
Science 3.0
Physical Education 1.5
Health Education .5
Consumer Education .5
Elective Subjects 8.0
Total Credits Needed 23.5