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Welcome to Bradley Central High School, home of the Bears!  You are now a part of a National School of Excellence with a rich history dating back 107 years. The first Bradley Central High School graduating class in 1917 had only eight seniors. Now in 2023, the senior class exceeds four hundred. Our goal is that after four years at BCHS; you, too, will be included among the thousands of proud graduates of Bradley Central.

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 an outstanding and rigorous curriculum that includes college preparation along with over 20 career and technical education pathways. In addition, college credit is possible through Cambridge, Advanced Placement (A.P.), and Dual Enrollment courses offered on campus, Lee University, Cleveland State Community College, and the local TCAT.    

The start of a new school year always brings excitement and anticipation. The faculty and staff hope that you had a great summer, and you are ready and eager to get back to school. As the Principal of Bradley Central High School, I feel we have some of the best teachers in the country; however, as good as they are, they cannot teach to the maximum without your effort and support. Take advantage of all the opportunities that we offer at Bradley Central High School. This year will go by quickly, and you need to make the most of each moment. I look forward to a great and productive school year.  Get fired up for the Bradley Bears!!!!      


Mr. Patrick Spangler, Principal