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Berryhill Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 797 students

 

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Posted September 10, 2013

The school is Berryhill Elementary in Milton, Florida. The thing that impressed me most was how helpful the staff was that I had a chance to meet and how they seem to take the safety of ALL the children the same for each child. The homework assignments are very organized for the students and helps the parents know what is expected each day. The only concern I have and I have questioned this and received no answer to date - is: "Why does the school system let the children out so early in the day? How will they get the need information to graduate if they do not go to school the entire day as the schools in the surrounding states?" Other than these questions I think the school is very adequate at teaching our children and WE as parents, grandparents and concerned citizens should support the school and the students in every way possible.


Posted December 12, 2011

The teachers and office staff have been great. My disappointment is the lack of parental involvement. There simply are no ongoing, regular opportunities to volunteer-just the once or twice a year fundraisers. None of my children's classes even had sign up sheets for room parents. Teachers are missing out on valuable help from parents who are left wondering "what can I do to help?". Other schools we've been at had well organized, well advertised opportunities for involvement which created a classroom environment in which parents and teachers knew each other and parents felt welcome. I miss that camaraderie which is a shame because it is the students who benefit from knowing their parents and others see their education as worthwhile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2011

We moved here specifically for my child to go to this school and I have been pretty disappointed. This school "ain't all that". This is our second year here and I have to agree with the April 2011 reviewer. I have had a similar experience with the main office. It's pretty much a clipped "you're bothering me" response, or I get no answer at all. I was allowed to change my child's bus number after school without even producing identification. I didn't think about it until after I'd left. The lady never even asked my name! The saving grace last year was the teacher. Awesome lady, great communication. This year it's totally different. Teacher will not respond to my notes, much less call me as requested. They don't seem to want me in there, but they sure don't mind asking for money every time I turn around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

is there a kindergarden graduation ceremony at berryhill elementary? if so please please e-mail me the particulars.


Posted April 8, 2011

I am very disappointed in the staff, I am new to the area and I called to make an appointment to visit but the secretary asked me what my address was and she blew me off. She was unprofessional, as a Parent I know I have the right to choose. There rating maybe high but attitude is 0. Thank You P.S. I called today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2009

My son is starting 3rd grade this year and he is reading at a 5th - 6th grade level His teachers have been guiding, encouraging, and fantastic I can't say enough wonderful things about Berryhill. I would recommend the school to any parent that wants their child to reach his potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

The school itself over all is okay. The principal does not allow the envolvement of the parents. The parents are passive, don't want to make waves. The children just go and come home. If there are problem students they are delt with while children who have higher aptitudes have to wait their turn to learn. The teachers can not do the job they want to do. There is no assistance for the teachers or students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

I love this school. Both of my daughters attend. One is in Pre-K and the other is in 1st grade,and they absolutely love it there. The teachers they have had since they started there are the greatest, and I would recomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

I think that Berryhill is an excellent school. The teachers there are wonderful. We have been there for five years and not once have we had any problems. The parents there do a wonderful job in being active in the school. Great Job to everyone who puts there time into making this an excellent school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

Best elementary school in the county! Teachers are the best and the most caring teachers you will ever meet. Mrs. Sulcer, Mrs. Coffey and Mrs. Bostwick made my kids want to go to school and loved all three years they were there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2008

My son was enrolled into kindergarden a month after school had started. I was very worried about his transition into a new school, but everyone was great! The staff was very welcoming and he got a terrific teacher, Mrs. Smith. The kindergarden curriculm went beyond my expectations. It was exciting to see how much he learned in one year. This is a wonderful school. The only thing I would like to see the school change is all of the Relay for Life fundraising it does. I have no problem supporting this organization but would rather put money toward the school due to the budget problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

I have 2 children in this school --one that has just finished 5th grade and has been there since kindergarten. I have been extremely happy with the education both have received--and the teachers have been wonderful for the most part. The only thing that I have found to be a little disappointing is that parents have opportunities to volunteer in afterschool extracurricular activities but many of the teachers do not utilize parent help in the classroom during school hours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

My two children have had a wonderful experience at Berryhill thus far. My kids have done exceptionally well in their academics. I love the saxon program that they use for math and phonics. The teachers are nice and professional but yet they aren't afraid to let their hair down and have fun with their students. I couldn't ask for a better start for my children than what we've had at Berryhill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

We love Berryhill! My daughter had to be enrolled half way through her kindergarten year two years ago and it was difficult for her to leave her first teacher, But they made sure that she was made to feel welcome and loved! She is excited to be starting 2nd grade in the fall and for he sister to start Pre-K in two years! She is currently reading on a 3rd-4th grade level and has done nothing but excel there. She looks forward to school everyday and hates to stay home sick. They truly create a positive experience there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

Berryhill is a good school if your child in not an ESE student with any disabilities. Mild or otherwise. I have two children one in ESE and the other is not. The difference in there treatment and accommodations is amazing. This is 2007 they need to get with the program with what they offer children with disabilities. Teachers are great but the ones who teach contained classes for ESE students need more training.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2006

My daughter attended school at Berryhill Elementary for 4 weeks (due to being military and in transition) back in March/April 2006. The school was awesome! She did not want to leave! Mrs. Floyd in 2nd grade was great with her. She learned more in 4 weeks at Berryhill than she had learned the whole year in Louisiana. A wonderful school and would recommend it to anyone even if it is for a short period of time!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2006

Berryhill has been an absolutely excellent school for our children. We had a child attend 4th thru 5th and currently have one in the 4th grade. The school is kept in great condition, and the faculty and staff really go the extra mile to make the kids feel like they are in a learning environment. We absolutely love the school and would highly recommend it with no reservations to anyone considering moving into the school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

The quality of Berryhill academics is 5 star and there's a positive 'can do' atmosphere about the school that boosts children's confidence. Parental involvement and support is high and teachers and staff that are very caring. We feel lucky our child is in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

The staff at Berryhill is wonderful and very caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

Berryhill is a good school. We all miss mrs. Bagley. My daughter loves the school. She started in k and is in 3rd grade now. My son went there the last 2 years for the tr jackson pre-k class and loved it. The parents love how they let the pre-k kids be included in the art music computers and pe classes with the berryhill kids. Overall berryhill is great and I would reccommend this school to anyone. We still miss mrs. Bagley though. She was always so cheerful and always seen in the halls greeting the kids everyday morning mid-day and afternoon. She always had a genuine concern for the kids that came from the heart.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 58% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 63% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 56% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 83%
Two or more races 7%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%65%61%
Master's degree 21%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. ROGER GOLDEN
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  • (850) 983-5694

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4900 Berryhill Road
Milton, FL 32570
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