Students enrolled 559
School leader Cynthia Smith-Ough
Transportation options Yes
District South Bay Union Elementary
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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2001 Rimbey Street
San Diego, CA 92154

(619) 628-3500
(619) 628-3580
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4 stars
Based on 15 ratings

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November 23, 2014
Too much bullying. Teachers are nice but if your child is well behaved and smart they will be used as teachers aid. My daughter was always put with the naughty or special ed boys, she would try to keep the table calm, do the assignments so the other kids could copy. Girls are very nasty at this school, lots of inappropriate talk about things children should not be talking about! Low income apartments opposite the school. The demographic does not cater to functional bunch of kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2014
My daughter transferred from a school in Santee, and I have to say, she had a very warm welcome by the nice office and teaching staff. Mrs. Lopez at the office was so helpful and her demeanor was very professional and welcoming to us parents as well. The 6th graders have been more helpful with my daughter than at her other school, if anything she has made more friends here. I was skeptical at first because of the ratings, but I realized it turned out to be a good school. The school is very clean and the free lunch to children is a bonus as well. Only downfall that the school district website and Berry website isn't as updated or have more info as I would expect so, overall this school surprised my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
I couldn't believe this school is teaching the children alot more than the school my Grandaughter went to that has an 8 rating. The teachers are great!!

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2013
Berry is a great school. the Staff and teachers especially the principal work hard to make sure students get the education they need. An example is that the teachers and principal set goals for the students and if they reach it they get rewarded, it's a good way for the students to be become encouraged about learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
Berry ia a great school! Mrs.O, the Principal is awesome. She has goal setting assemblies and many other activities going on to motivate the students. I'm so happy the school is finally getting remodeled that is very much needed!! the staff is great too, now for the comment about Ms. Thomason, she is a great teacher, she was recognized as TEACHER OF THE YEAR, so that says a lot!! She is great with the students and her communication with the parents couldn't be better! BEARY BEARS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2010
i dont thik this is not a great school ..its too far to be good...i have many complaind with mrs.thomason she itsn a good teacher she need patience with the little kids so sorry for the kids in her class

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
I love Berry and think the school does a lot for students. They have Jr. Olympics every year and the students are making movies, powerpoint presentations and they are learning. They have goal setting assemblies every six weeks and have after school programs for kids that need extra help. I couldn't be more happy with the teachers and the principal at Berry.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I am not really happy with the school being that several times that I have spoke to the Principal he really doenst listen to my childs needs. Its all about numbers to them and all about the testing. Its pretty sad that it can be a school because they trully care about the student and not just about the test scores. Not sure if my child will continue in this school next year. I hear of other schools doing some kinds of class performance for either christmas or other holidays and Berry NOTHING!!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 20, 2010
Berry has met all federal targets and exceeded their state target. They are moving forward! All kids and teachers set goals and you can tell. The goal setting assemblies are awesome and the kids love them!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2009
My concern with this school is the lack of security found at open and close of school. The campus is far too vulnerable to entry of non school personnel

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 07, 2009
Hi everyone, I've been part of this great school as a parent since 2004.The new principal Paul Bloomberg has taken Berry school to a new hieght for learning. Every student is special at Berry school. Paul has a great program for getting students to do home work and teaches respect, honor and responsiblities to each of our students. This school is excelling in math, reading, writing and science. I rate this school as a five star hotel. This five star hotel is teaching the students to be future scientist, writers, language art specialist, community leaders, and have the ability of cognative thought also self respect. As a parent these are very important qualities for my son. I follow through at home by teaching respect, honor to self and responsibilities. Also, I do my part as a parent to help the principal and his goals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2008
Overall school is good. The main issue is not the leadership but that most parents don't care enouhg and blame it on the leadership. If as parents, we don't educate our children at home, how can we expect them to behave while in school?

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
There is a new principal this year at Berry and things have changed dramatically for the better. There is an intense focus on writing and student achivement. The teachers are incredible and are extremely devoted to the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2007
this is the best school for my child. she has learned a lot here.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
Extremely unorganized. Principal is extremely visable and involved. My kindergartener traced straight lines for 2 weeks once he started here.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
Both my kids attended this school since kindergarden. My oldest one recently graduated.We have wonderful memories of all the great teachers. I am only sadden that future students will not be able to be guided by MrBaity the schools principal,since he is retiting this year.I recommend this school to parents and just ask that it's not only the teachers that make a difference in the school, but us as parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2003
My daughter just started at Berry, but so far we are very pleased. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful which I am sorry to say is not the case in every school. Another plus is that they have a bus!

- submitted by a parent
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Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School
2001 Rimbey Street, San Diego, CA  92154
(619) 628-3500
Last modified Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top