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Posted January 11, 2012

My child just started the high school this year and so far I haven't had any real issues. The only thing I can say is that the parents are asked for a "class fee" at the beginning of the year. I paid that fee but evidently there is a 2nd "class fee" that I missed, but rather than letting me know that it was owing my child was not allowed to participate in decorating the class float for the homecoming parade. So the kids that hadn't paid or couldn't afford the class fee got put in a classroom to sit while everyone else got to participate. I think that was a horrible thing to do to those kids. I understand the school is underfunded and need the extra money but come on! What if you can't afford the fee? You still get segregated to a classroom and not allowed to join in. I think that just wrong. Other than this incident, I haven't had any negative issues, but we'll see what happens. The teachers are nice and see, very willing to help. And if you are under a certain financial level you can get free tutoring for your child which is awesome and a real help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2011

Great School. Outstanding athletics program, caring teachers. My kids have had a great experience here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2009

Yeah i think BHS was a great school. I used to go there but then i moved to Kentucky! where i go to Breathitt high school also known as BHS! Mr herren was a great principal and always done everything the right way!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

i think bhs is great but boring because the treachers dont give us enough work and most the time i sleep because there is nothing to do
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2007

I think BHS is great. From the front office to the back door. Great teachers, great coaches and great students. Keep up the good work
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 16, 2007

Berry High School is a great school! The principal has done a great job this year of focusing on what is happening in the classroom. My son comes home excited that Mr. Herren has visited his classes to see what is going on. Some of the teachers need this so that they will stay out of their chairs. The only other negative thing that I know of is that the front office staff apparently does not respect the principal since they try to make decisions that are not theirs to make. Good job Mr. Herren. Keep up the good work and remind your employees that you don't need any help from them. Our students respect you and your good teachers. They know who cares about them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

I think Berry High School is the best school is the best school to go to!I love Berry High School!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant85%
Poverty91%
Not poverty77%

Reading

All Students93%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Poverty91%
Not poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty96%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Poverty89%
Not poverty96%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students76%
Female71%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible74%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant76%
Poverty81%
Not poverty68%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible95%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty96%
Not poverty0%

Language

All Students70%
Female76%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
Poverty68%
Not poverty75%

Math

All Students84%
Female86%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible81%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
Poverty84%
Not poverty83%

Reading

All Students86%
Female86%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Poverty92%
Not poverty75%

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%
Poverty64%
Not poverty83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students2%
Female0%
Male5%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible0%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Not migrant2%
Poverty0%
Not poverty4%

Language

All Students83%
Female90%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible87%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Poverty83%
Not poverty83%

Math

All Students2%
Female95%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible0%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English2%
Not migrant2%
Poverty0%
Not poverty96%

Reading

All Students98%
Female95%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible93%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
Poverty94%
Not poverty100%

Social Studies

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible80%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
Poverty83%
Not poverty83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 58%
Black 4% 34%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Vic Herren
Fax number
  • (205) 689-8819

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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18242 Hwy 18 East
Berry, AL 35546
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Phone: (205) 689-4467

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