Bradley Pays Homage To Banneker High School in Legacy of Excellence Speech

Dr. Duke Bradley, Banneker High School’s veteran school leader was recently honored by Fulton County Schools as their district-wide Principal of the Year. During Fulton’s annual Legacy of Excellence Awards Luncheon, exemplary staff members were recognized for their professional accomplishments and contributions to the district.

Notwithstanding the student performances which are always among the most impressive highlights of the luncheon, both the Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year are given the opportunity to deliver keynote addresses.

Dr. Bradley’s speech specifically mentioned the wonderful work underway at Banneker thanks to the hard working staff members on his team, parents, and students. He said,

“Banneker is authoring a new chapter in the book of transformation – reminding all that our work is dynamic, ever changing and forever challenging. And through our work, which we now view through the prism of obligation and expectancy, we will continue to imagine the higher possibilities – and we will continue to sacrifice what we are, for what we can become.”

View Dr. Bradley’s speech in its entirety here:

New State Analysis Shows Banneker High School Has “Beaten the Odds”

Banneker Students with Principal Dr. Duke Bradley

Recently, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement released the list of schools across the state of Georgia who have “Beaten the Odds” – and for the first time, Banneker High School has made that list. Beating the Odds is a calculation that signifies whether a school’s overall academic performance was higher than other schools across the state with similar demographics. The measure used for this determination is the state’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI). Schools that perform higher than similar schools are considered “Beating the Odds.” Continue reading