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Berkmar High School

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Posted March 25, 2014

This school is just Horrible! Teachers never listen to students and Students never get passing grades because of the teachers. This school has gotten strict, it's ridiculous! The rules are just plain and simple DUMB!


Posted April 5, 2013

I am graduating this year and I just have to say that my experience at Berkmar has been wonderful. All 4 years have been very good. I enjoyed taking part in the AP Program because I feel like it really pushed me to be a stronger student, physically and intellectually. The AP teachers are really good and they push you to do your best. I've more than 10 AP courses and if I could I would take even more. I believe that taking AP/Honors courses really does make you a better individual and that it helps prepare you for college. Our AP Program is one of the best in the nation and we've received many awards for it. Any future student who will be going to Berkmar is definitely in good hands. The CP classes here are fun too, so take a little bit of both! Art and Oceanography! :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2012

This school is based on popularity to be honest . They will judge you be what you wear and what you do . To them talking back to the teacher is the most funniest thing . In one word i can discribe this school , immature . But really it all depends on staying above the influence . Trust me people do make you change , and not to good but to bad . The teachers are not strict enough , some dont know even how to handle their own students . Its really just a shame . Im being 100% honest . If you do attend well just try your best to focus on what really matters your future . Cause what you do now can affect it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2012

First of all, unlike other schools, Berkmar provides boundless support for students who desire to seek higher levels of education and allows for the opportunity of being involved with various AP/Honors classes. However, Berkmar has a great lack of school spirit especially for students who are not involved in advanced classes and neither involved in Sports or other extracurricular club activities. Berkmar should further consider foreign language classes to be core classes in which colleges now highly submit as a requirement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2011

This is a wonderful school with a great academic program, I believe the school is fully prepared to create successful students, all it takes is that the parents become more dedicated in the academic success of this children, and the students take advantage of the benefits Berkmar has to offer.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2011

Academic wise, Berkmar High School is amazing. The AP program is beyond most other high schools. It was recognized by College Board and won many awards and recognitions. Other than academics, to be honest, I'm not a big fan. I love the school, just not the people in it. The students who are not AP or Honors students are immature and and simply a nuisance.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2011

Berkmar was just ranked number #151 in the NATION!! Top 4 High School in the state of Georgia!!!!! http://apps.washingtonpost.com/highschoolchallenge/schools/2011/berkmar-lilburn-ga/


Posted June 21, 2011

I have nothing but positive things to say about Berkmar High School. I have a daughter that graduated from Berkmar in 2010 (with Honors) and a rising 9th grader starting there this year C/O 2015. I can honestly say that I made a great decision in chosing a house based on the schools in the area. Sweetwater Middle is a great feeder school and I am impressed with my experiences in Gwinnett and this district. The theatre program is top rate and the faculty consist of great caring people and some are alumni of the school or at least the district of GCPS. There are only 2 minor draw backs at BHS, the lack of a Jr. ROTC program (although students do have a chance to split thier schedules and take Jr ROTC at neighboring high school) and more supportive services for students that are on a career / technical track instead of college prep. I have witnessed a few students that graduated from BHS with no clear direction on post-secondary option or career paths and I truly believe that a Jr ROTC program may be able peek the interest of students that aren't particular college bound straight out of high school. Other than those two minor factors, I would rate Berkmar a 8.9 - 9.1. o
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

berkmar high school is good educatioal wise but other than that the school is trashy (the kids included)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 22, 2010

this school is awesome despite the criticism from the public...if this school was so horrible then i would never have a 99 in biology, a87 in honor L.A, 84 in accelerated algebra, and a freaken 100 in AP Human Geography!Miss Brodnax is an awesome science teacher...if you know how to appreciate her.by the way, I'm a freshman.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2010

i am a student a t berkmar and i love it it is the best school there programs are the best i was a sped kid dont know why i needed those classes i was to smart but i was able to reat my freshman year and have a technical diploma its better than nothing im doing good now that its my junior year i just didnt like this school to begin with cause i wanted to go to norcross but im glade i didnt and now there saying some are going to other schools next semmester cause where they live i aint going to lame poor educated meadowcreek to much drama i perfer to be at berkmar cause one teacher Mrs,Lynes my 1st fresh~man year she was teaching anger manegment i learned allot from her thank you mrs.Lynes you know who im am the one who stops by at times
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

The faculty is very supportive and helpful. They put in a lot of time and effort to guide me through my struggles.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Berkmar High School's diversity is celebrated as a strength.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

First of all, I was a previous student from Berkmar High School. I went there all four years of my high school career. I agree the school does have ups and downs as far as the teachers..The ones that I've had were always caring. If you put forth the effort that is. Mrs. Seay, Mrs. Vander Ven, Ms. Webb, and other's who work there are wonderful people. The people who work at the front desk are nice (I kno. I had to work with them during my senior year)..I have friends on both sides of the fence...the ones who came to school and the others who didnt so I should know how that school works..lol


Posted February 10, 2009

I am a student at Berkmar High School, and I love the school. It offers an exellent ap program. Berkmar is not as bad as people describe it. Patriots!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2009

I am s students a Berkmar in lmy junior year. i love some aspects of berkmar such as the amazing A.P progra her and dedicated teachers such as Mr. Jameson and Dr. Snow but... somethings could be better. for example the test scores and school spirt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2009

I graduated from Berkmar and I loved all 4 years there. Berkmar has an incredible AP program. The teachers helped prepare me for college and real life. I now go to Georgia State and I have a 3.6 GPA. I don't think I could have gotten to this point in my life if I didn't have the encouragement and help from some of my great teachers. Berkmar does have its downs though...like its extracurricular programs. There isn't as much student involvement as there should be. I believe the large population of immigrants is the cause of the low student involvement after school. But the diversity is great. Berkmar is a great school and should never be compared to a school like Meadowcreek or Shiloh....I hate how other Gwinnett County schools put Berkmar in a category like that.


Posted December 14, 2008

Berkmar, like any high school has its ups and downs, but overall its amazing. That's why I'd give it 5 stars any day. In fact, I would never go to any other high school no matter how rich or prestigious. Of course there are some teachers who don't give a care, but there are others who I swear live there. Our AP program is top-notch and we work the best with what we've got! I am in the middle of my sophmore year, but I already know I want to stay here for all through senior year. No matter who you are or where you are from, you belong. I swear I have not found ne student who does not have one friend or group of friends to whom they belong. Thats all due to the diversity and strength of Berkmar. I type so much because I know how great Berkmar is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2008

This school is awesome, great teachers and student body. I have both CP and AP classes and I have to say I learn a lot in both and I get tons of HW. Very clean school, very clean bathrooms (Except ESOL hall, we know why too.) Very safe even if we didnt have the cameras
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

My daughter is an excellent student at Berkmar High School! Wow. Berkmar is great for helping her at the beginning with her struggles. :)
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

467 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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90%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

434 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

469 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

468 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

569 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

838 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
84%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

869 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
67%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

897 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

555 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
53%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

687 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 46% 12%
Black 33% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 3%
White 6% 44%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kendall Johnson
Fax number
  • (770) 806-3715

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
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  • Cafeteria
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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405 Pleasant Hill Rd NW
Lilburn, GA 30047
Phone: (770) 921-3636

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