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Braden River Elementary School

Public School | Grades PK-5 | Manatee
6125 River Club Blvd
Bradenton, FL 34202
(941) 751-7012

About This School

Braden River Elementary School is located in Bradenton, FL and is one of 50 elementary schools in Manatee School District. It is a public school that serves 510 students in grades PK-5. See Braden River Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

In 2011, Braden River Elementary School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2011)

Female/Male (2011)

47% 53%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Braden River Elementary School Reviews

BRE teachers rule with an iron fist.

Reviewed on

As the saying goes, "A few bad apples spoil the bunch." Unfortunately, at BRE there's more than just a few bad apples (teachers).

By a Parent on

I love this school! The staff is friendly and welcoming. I changed my child form another school because I was not happy with the lack of parent and staff interaction. We just finished our first year at BRE and I feel as if I was part of the school for years. I love my child's teacher and the uniform makes it easier in the mornings. I am looking forward to next year!!!

By , a Parent on

Last year my daughters teacher put on a movie in class that is not allowed per School Board policy in ANY elementary school without the permission of the parents. I called the principal, she spoke with the teacher.... the VERY NEXT day, she put the same movie in to let them watch the second half. Then this year, the school implemented a uniform policy that they have not enforced ALL year. Then the last 5 weeks of school decided to enforce and even removed my son from class, for the entire day because he did not have the proper shorts on. Suspension, of any kind, according to the School Boards policy is not allowed for a uniform violation, only the Dress Code in the Code of Conduct manual. BUT BRE does what they want. Here is my complaint letter to the School Board listing what is wrong with BRE's policy:

By a Parent on

Most of the teachers and office staff are not friendly!!! My children do not enjoy going to school anymore. I only have 2 more years to deal with their nasty personalities...

By a Parent on

I have one daughter who attended all her elementary years at this school and I have one who is going into 3rd grade this year. This is a A Rated school. I have not had a teacher for either of my girls that I did not think was top notch. The whole staff has a very positive attitude and they all enjoy children. I would not have my kids go to any other school. The campus is very safe and I am always informed of activities or issues on campus when they arrive.

By a Parent on

This could be a great little neighborhood school if they would update and increase staff training with more innovative teaching styles.  Updated teaching information regarding specialities would make this school more attractive to everyone and give the kids a better prospective on the realities of life.  School renovations such as fencing are also needed to make it as safe as other area schools.  Academics are good but taught without variation regardless of  learning styles.

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