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9-12
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Lilburn, GA
Students enrolled: 2,953

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405 Pleasant Hill Rd NW
Lilburn, GA 30047

(770) 921-3636
(770) 806-3715
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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!

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 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
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
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
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
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
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/

- submitted by a community member
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
February 01, 2011
berkmar high school is good educatioal wise but other than that the school is trashy (the kids included)

- submitted by a student
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.

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no rating May 02, 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

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April 28, 2010
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October 22, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 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
no rating September 16, 2009
Berkmar High School's diversity is celebrated as a strength.

- submitted by a parent
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

- submitted by a community member
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!

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February 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
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
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.

- submitted by a community member
January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
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
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

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September 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
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
August 23, 2008
most of the teacher can teach, and feshman consuolar is very very active. willing to make a change for ya. let say 35% of these teachers really cares about you. if your kid is shy, they sure will get bully in this school, the hall packed with camarea are for reasons. lots of student that aren't in ap/gifted that just don't care about school. i have knowed many student skips class every day, and berkmar keep making new rules to prevent that happen. students skip to walmart, krogar, subway, or mcdonle. overall teacher aren't bad just most of the students are.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2008
Well, to start off berkmar teachers CARE, theyre the best you can have... Also, Mr.Jonson the principle is very nice. If you want your kid n AP you should send them to this school. BHS has over 25 ap courses(i think) well my daughter has all ap(11th grade) and my son has 1(9th grade)... they love the school andso do I

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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 07, 2008
berkmar is a great school. i don't know why so many people talk bad about it and the dumb thing is that they dont even go to berkmar. stop judging things you dont know. entering back to school on august 11th i will be a sophmore. i attended berkmar my freshman year and it was great. i had no problems and the teachers were great. i, being a freshman last school year didnt feel 'picked on' or i wasnt bothered by the upper class students. everyone is really nice.

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July 30, 2008
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July 28, 2008
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July 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 27, 2008
I am currently a Berkmar High School Student. I'm now a Junior, going to be senior in August. Since I've been attending this school, I've felt like the student body and the principals cared. I thank God everyday that my mother took me out of the other school i was in. Berkmar is a safe, secure, caring school and parent's should concider sending there students there in the fall.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 23, 2008
This school is a good school, the teachers care abouth the students and teach them well. The Principal is fantastic he cares for the school and the staff and student body. The school as a whole is awesome, staff and students are involved in school activities but most of all their [childrens'] education. Yes, the school is diverse and thats what makes it so great, people from all around the world together. Don't judge the school and the people, you don't know them. Prove it for yourself don't let others think for you.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
This is a poor shcool. teacher dont care.Principal and vice principal dont care.I try taking to them and nothing gets done.My daughter never had any problem until we move her to this shcool.They dont take the time to help student or tutor them if they need help.I will change my daughter to a different school this year.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2008
Every place in life, you will hit bumps in the road.Its not the bumps we hit, but how we handle those bumps. You can only succed in life with what you put in. Berkmar is a very good school. For the students who do not like it, may be you should apply yourselves more. I have two children who have graduated from Berkmar, went on to college and are doing quite well in the workplace, and my last child is now in the 11th grade doing well. So please parents and students, before you criticize the school, ask yourself am I an asset or a liability and go from there. No one is perfect and so institution is either. For the staff, lend a listening ear to the students and their parents. The administrative staff needs to be more helpful also. When parents or students call, be mpre helpful.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2008
I'm currently a student a Berkmar High School and really, its not all that bad. Alot of other kids complain saying that they dont feel safe there or that no one listens. Sure, the majority of the staff don't care about you as a person and see you as just another grade. However, some of the faculty do care and will listen, you just have to find the right one. Berkmar isnt a high-class prep school but its just as good as any other school.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 18, 2008
I am the parent of a student who is a Junior at BHS and I am very dissappointed. I really believed my child would be able to receive a good education from Berkmar, but we were sadly mistaken. I have complained about the teachers, counselors and administrators. The teachers do not feel the need to actually teach the students and they get away with it. The Administrators actually abuse their power by not listening to the students. The students and parents do not have a voice we are wrong and the teachers and administrators are always right. I feel I made the biggest mistake transferring my 3.5 GPA student to a school where she does not matter. As the teachers, counselors and administration have told her they have over 100 students to worry about they do not have time to deal with her. Chose another school.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
Berkmar isnt horrible, but it sure isnt great. Some of the teachers rlly seem to not want to be here (asses, seriously). Im learning more in a CP class than wen i had that class gifted, no joke. 2nd, theres over 250 cameras which are there for a reason, but deter NO ILLEGAL ACTIVITY. w/e is your thing, its at berkmar, seriously. Its also crowded, hallways packed. About 1100 9th and less than 400 12th..see where im going? Lotsa kids claiming to b juniors with like 5 credits. Evry1 wants to b hard and thug now, but the funny thing is this is SUBURBS!! UR NOT HOOD. Full of fake wnna bs. To parents of kids with a future (eg college) i'd say that u mite want to look at other schools cuz berkmar is a joke thats not funny. Wat happend to the school as a community?

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2008
Berkmar high school has a great faculty that cares about the students education. They assure that the student is doing well academically and offer help if it is needed.

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January 30, 2008
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January 28, 2008
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January 13, 2008
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December 11, 2007
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November 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
Berkmar is very challenging. I believe that it prepares us for college and beyond. Berkmar prepares us for all of the obstacles we may face in life. There is a great relationship between students and teachers. There are many things to be involved with. They treat us like adults to our likings and otherwise. There are no suprises. It has a lot of diversity and opportunities for everyone no matter the race or gender.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2007
Berkmar is a good school. The administration and teachers do a good job overall. I have one child who graduated from Berkmar in 2005 and another that will graduate next year. Both have done very well academically and socially. The Academic Decathlon Teams have one 5 straight state championships. The Language Arts, School Newspaper and Literary programs have been consistently recognized as being among the best in the state. The down side is that there are a lot of immigrant students who come to the school unprepared for the rigors of the curriculum. They drag down the test scores overall. However, there are many excellent teachers and students there. We enjoy the diversity and my children have a wide range of friends from many cultures.

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March 08, 2007
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November 09, 2006
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May 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2005
My son attends Berkmar and overall, I have been pleased with the school. We moved from a rival school district because the athletics program there dominated everything. At Berkmar, we have found his teachers to be very competent, caring and qualified. The honors, gifted and AP curriculum are all very good. The student population is diverse with relatively equal distribution of white, blacks, asians and hispanics but, overall, it is a very good school. The prior band director and football coach left their programs broke and in disarray a few years ago but the new director and coach have the programs pointed in the right direction. I would recommend the school, particularly if your child is a high academic achiever or if you want to avoid some of the overwhelmingly white, preppy, yuppie, cookie-cutter clone schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
My son is in his sophomore year at Berkmar and he absolutely loves this school. The teachers have been easy for me to work with and are very helpful. They excel in dealing with students who need that little extra help. My daughter will be attending Berkmar next year and can hardly wait. In fact, we decided not to move so that our children could attend Berkmar. The only drawback that I have seen is the relatively small amount of parental involvement at the school and the number of students involved in extra curricular activities. With a school this size, the band and sports teams should be a lot larger.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
Our children are all Berkmar grads and they have done very well, which means the quality of teachers and education is all in all very high. The Gifted and Honors programs have very good teachers. The band department needs direction and more solid leadership since Mr. English left. That was our main disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
I am a senior this year at BHS. Overall the school is ok. We have some great teachers and some are not. There is a lot of different groups of people here. The after school activities are good to keep you moving and keeping you busy. There are some good and bad people there. Overall its an ok school.

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
October 11, 2004
I have two students who attend Berkmar. The Gifted and Honors program is first rate. The Language Arts program has been rated one of the best in the state and the Academic Decathalon team has been state champs two years in a row. In addition, the school newpaper and literary magazine have been rated among the best in the state. This year we had a student earn a perfect 1600 SAT score on his first attempt and several others with scores in the high 1400 - 1500 range. The football and band programs have suffered in recent years from poor leadership. Changes have been made in those programs and we have a new principal who is commited to making those programs competitive as well.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2004
I have two children who attend Berkmar. Both are in the gifted and honors programs. The administration is top notch and , with one exception, I have very pleased with the instruction my children have received from the teaching staff. The Language Arts program for gifted and college prepatory students is exceptional as is the science program. The Academic Decathalon team has won the Georgia state championship two years running. Overall, I have found Berkmar to be a good, safe school with more of an academic focus and less grade inflation than other local schools.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
I have went to berkmar for 3 years and my senior year moved. This school is a great school. Students learn way beyond math, lang. arts, social studies, and science. The diversity is great anyone can go to this school and feel like they fit in. After I moved (my senior year) I went to South Forsyth High School (30 min. north). I begged my parents to let me go back to Berkmar. I told them I would drive myself every day. I never really knew what I had at Berkmar until I had it taken away from me. It's a great opportunity for students.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2003
I have attended this school for my entire high school career, and I must say that I have had the greatest experience that I possibly can have. The diversity is so substantial that a student of any race can attend without the fear of being discriminated against. The teachers here, no matter how busy, always make sure to have time left to attend to the needs of the students - even if that means at 6 PM on a weeknight! And the principal is the most supportive of all of the high schools in Gwinnett County - I have met with him on more than one occasion, and he never lets an opportunity to commend a student's performance pass him by. And what can I say about our basketball team? One thing: champions! All in all, my high school experience could not have been any better, anywhere in the state!

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Berkmar High School
405 Pleasant Hill Rd NW, Lilburn, GA  30047
(770) 921-3636
Last modified Berkmar High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Berkmar High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top