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  Mission Statement  

Students will leave Bradley Central High School with the academic, social, and emotional skills necessary to become self-directed lifelong learners and productive citizens in a diverse and ever-changing society.

  About The School  

Vision Statement

Bradley Central High School will help its students develop sense of pride, accomplishment, and self-worth.  This shared vision will provide students with skills needed to succeed in furthering their education or joining the work force through data-driven, research-based programs that encourage students to become responsible, productive citizens of society.


  • Students should be provided with learning opportunities that will prepare them for employment in a global, technological society.
  • Students can rise to higher levels of performance when challenged by  higher instructional expectations
  • The teacher can cultivate the student's desire to learn by acting as a guide and facilitator who applies a variety of teaching strategies, methods, and assessment techniques.
  • Every student has worth, dignity, and the ability to learn.
  • The student's self-esteem can be enhanced through positive relationships with staff, other students, parents, employers, and community members.
  • Involvement in the decision-making process encourages student ownership of school policy.
  • Extracurricular activities are important in the development of leadership, interpersonal skills, teamwork, and self-discipline.
  • A balanced curriculum should in clued academics, vocational/technical training, fine arts, physical education, and wellness.
  • Students should be exposed to a variety of learning styles that require active rather than passive involvement on the part of the student.
  • The teacher makes the difference in the classroom.
  • Students learn best in a safe, orderly, attractive, and enjoyable environment.

About Bradley Central High School

Welcome to the Bradley Central High School Website. Bradley Central is a National School of Excellence with a rich heritage dating back over ninety years. The first Bradley Central High School graduating class in 1917 had only eight seniors. Today the senior class exceeds four hundred with a total student population of over seventeen hundred in grades 9 through 12.

Bradley Central High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Tennessee State Department of Education. As a comprehensive high school, Bradley Central offers both college preparation and career and technical education programs. In addition, college credit is possible through Advanced Placement exams and Dual Enrollment courses through Cleveland State Community College and Lee University.  With sixteen career and technical education programs, Bradley Central provides an educational experience that is rigorous and relevant for students, and offers them opportunities to link with business and industry within the community.  Our FFA Agriculture program has received Gold Star recognition for 40 consecutive years, more than any other program in America.    Bradley's career and technical education programs are outstanding! 

Bradley Central High School is home to thousands of proud alumni who are "Bradley Bears-Black and Gold" for life!  They help and support our current students in so many ways, including the many sports and extracurricular activities that continue to build upon a long and great tradition of excellence.  It is the commitment of our entire school family-faculty, staff, alumni and community-to provide our students with an opportunity to achieve their full potential as educated citizens.  Our children are the future of Bradley County, and at Bradley Central High School, we are working to help them be the best they can be!

Todd Shoemaker, Principal