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Berkley Elementary School

Charter | K-5 | 778 students

 
 

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5 stars


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Posted April 26, 2010

My son started Berkley in the Pre-K3 program. He is now doing VERY well in the kindergarten program. He is reading and doing math problems. As with any school, there are a couple of things I don't necessarily like. The school does a LOT of fundraisers, which is awesome, but some of them are poorly managed. I'm also not thrilled with the fact that when reading the reviews on here, I'm seeing teachers ending sentences in prepositional phrases... eeek! Other than that, I love the school and so does my son. His sister starts Pre-K3 there in August!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

Both of my children attend Berkley and all I can say is FANTASTIC!! The school is really involved in the children and all of the teachers are loving and caring. They push extra hard for the students to achieve and they take extra time with your child if they need help. Awesome school and I would recommend to anyone who wants their child to be successfull.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2009

The school website has been down for a couple of weeks. The school should have done something by now. All the other schools have their website up and running before the beginning of the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Two of my children attend Berkley and we have a great experiences with the school. Any problems that we ever have are treated with concern and a great deal of effort to be is put in by staff to correct problems. The academic challenges available to the students are a plus in my book. My children have always been pushed to achieve their highest potential and I thank the staff members that make a great education for my kids possible. Keep up the good work Berkley Charter!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

My son was in Kindergarten this year. He WAS challenged in Mrs. Stover's class. He can read fluently and knows multiplication facts. Berkley is the best school in Polk County and the teachers are terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

This school is wonderful for every student, and a place to aspire to work at. It has a very warm and embracing enviroment that ultimatly creates a place students love to learn at.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 30, 2008

Very good School, good principal, good teacher and staff. Everybody very polite and they give good education to the kids. I'm very proud to have my three kids in the best school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2008

We love this school! My son is in kindergarden there and he is doing great. I am so impressed by how much they are learning in kindergarden. We feel lucky that our kids will be going there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I don't feel that my child is being challenged enough in the Kindergarten program. Routine is very important to me and one that is 'too easy' is detrimental to my son's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

This is a wonderful school I go there
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2007

Mrs. Howe is the best teacher in the world! My son just loved her! My daughter can't wait to be in her class next year! Keep up the good work, Mrs. Howe!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

It is always a difficult decision to select a school for ones child. As an involved parent, I have been thrilled with the academic programs and teachers at Berkley Charter. Good parent/teacher communication with strong leadership. The entire school continuum at Berkley Charter seems a notch above the rest of the schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

I wasn't sure what to expect from a Charter school, but I have been very pleased with Berkley Charter. The teaching methods are terrific, including both the students and the parents in the learning process.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 42%
Hispanic 10% 29%
Black 4% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Auburndale, FL 33823
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