Bradley County Schools, Tennessee

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Bradley County Schools
Cleveland, Tennessee
Bradley County Schools seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Johnny McDaniel
Graduation rate:89.8%[1]
Number of schools:18
Budget: $73.3 million
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Vicki Osment Beaty
Board members:7
Term length:4
Bradley County Schools is a school district in Tennessee that served 10,441 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] This district is the 18th-largest school district in Tennessee with an operating budget of $73.3 million for the 2014-2015 school year.[2]

About the district

Bradley County Schools is located in Bradley County, Tennessee
Bradley County Schools is located in Bradley County, Tennessee. According to the United States Census Bureau, Bradley County is home to 101,848 residents.[3]


Bradley County underperformed in comparison to the rest of Tennessee in terms of education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 17.8 percent of Bradley County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 23.5 percent for Tennessee as a whole. The median household income for Bradley County was $40,614 compared to $44,140 for the state of Tennessee. The percentage of people below poverty level for Bradley County was 17.8 percent while it was 17.3 percent for the state of Tennessee.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Bradley County (%) Tennessee (%)
White 92.2 79.3
Black or African American 4.6 17.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.6 0.4
Asian 1.0 1.4
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.6 1.6
Hispanic or Latino 5.1 4.8

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4]


Johnny McDaniel is the director of schools for Bradley County Schools. He has served in this role since July 2008. McDaniel was awarded the 2013 Tennessee Superintendent of the Year by the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents. In September 2015, the school board voted 4-3 against extending McDaniel's contract for an additional year. McDaniel's existing contract expires June 30, 2016.[5]

School board

The Bradley County Board of Education is composed of seven members serving four-year terms.[6]

Bradley County Board of Education
Member District Term Ends
Chris Turner 1 2016
Vicki Osment Beaty 2 2014
Nicholas Lillios 3 2016
Troy Weathers 4 2014
Rodney Dillard 5 2016
Christy Critchfield 6 2014
Charlie Rose 7 2016

School board elections

See also: Bradley County Schools elections (2014)

Members of the Bradley County Board of Education are elected to four-year terms. The general election for three seats was held on August 7, 2014.[7] Four seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.


The table below displays the budget for Bradley Public Schools.[2][8]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2012-2013 $45,228,750 65.8% $5,064,375 7.4% $6,167,800 9% $0 0% $11,546,625 16.8% $68,781,000
2013-2014 $46,615,250 63.6% $5,294,250 7.2% $6,147,330 8.4% $0.00 0% $15,265,377 20.8% $73,322,207
Averages: $45,922,000 65% $5,179,312.5 7% $6,157,565 9% $0 0% $13,406,001 19% $71,051,603.5

Teacher salaries

Bradley County Schools employed 644 K-12 teachers during the 2012-2013 school year.[1] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the Bradley County Education Association for 2013-2014:[9]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
Bachelor's 38,330 51,700
Master's 42,545 55,875
MA + 30 45,355 59,370
Ed.S 46,235 60,085
Ph.D. 48,750 62,530

School in Bradley County Schools


Bradley County Schools served 10,441 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Bradley County Schools does not publicly archive enrollment data.[1]

District schools

Bradley County Schools operates 18 schools listed below in alphabetical order:[10]

Bradley County Schools
School Name
Black Fox Elementary
Bradley County Virtual School
Bradley County High School
Bradley/Polk Adult Education
Charleston Elementary School
GOAL Academy
Hopewell Elementary
Lake Forest Middle School
Michigan Avenue Elementary School
North Lee Elementary School
Oak Grove Elementary
Ocoee Middle School
Park View Elementary School
Prospect Elementary School
REACH Adult High School
Taylor Elementary School
Valley View Elementary School
Walker Valley High School
Waterville Community Elementary

Academic performance

The Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, or TCAP, is a set of statewide assessments given in Tennessee to measure students' skills and progress. Students in grades 3-8 take the Achievement Test, and high school students take End of Course exams for various subjects. Student results are categorized as below basic, basic, proficient or advanced. Students that are proficient or advanced are commmonly considered to be at or above grade level.[11]

Bradley County Schools, Grades 3-8 TCAP Results, 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Math 15.3 34.3 31.5 18.9
Reading Language 10.6 35.5 42.3 11.6
Science 12.2 23.2 47.8 16.8
Social Studies N/A 13.6 41.7 44.7
Bradley County Schools, Grades 9-12 TCAP Results, 2013
Subject  % Below Basic  % Basic  % Proficient  % Advanced
Algebra I 11.5 20.0 32.2 36.3
Algebra II 17.0 35.5 35.2 12.3
Biology I 10.7 21.1 52.4 15.8
English I 7.8 21.0 56.3 14.9
English II 9.2 30.4 54.2 6.2
English III 22.2 35.0 29.5 13.3
US History N/A 2.7 39.8 57.5

Contact information

Bradley County Schools seal.jpg
Bradley County Schools
800 South Lee Highway
Cleveland, TN 37311
Phone: (423) 476-0620

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