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Berkmar Middle School

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Posted October 8, 2010

teacher work hard with kid principal try her best .as aparent recomende bermark middle school for your kids the only advised for the city to put camare in and out side lunch and play area and they can check menimun 1 time per month lockers for student.To be involvent with student who go to school to bully other students.THANK YOU,...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2010

I do not know about the "Regular Ed" program, but I strongly suggest if you have a special needs child DO NOT send them to Berkmar MS. My child regressed SEVERELY this last year. (After exceeding expectations in the previous years) This school has been a nightmare since it has been built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

My daughter is an 8th grader this year. When she started at Berkmar we were in the school's district. At the end of her 6th grade year we moved & have transferred her since. I won't lie and say this is the most academically stimulating school in the county, but we think it has the perfect balance for her. She's an A/B student, in Symphony Orchestra, track club, & now 8th grade girl's basketball. She's a fairly shy child & has suffered from low self-confidence. The school's principle is wonderful. Her 7th grade science teacher is like a father to her. Her Orchestra & Basketball instructors have helped her develop tremendously. The teachers challenge her in a way that doesn't intimidate or frighten her. This may not be THE school for everyone's child, but its just right for ours.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2009

I believe that this school is a great school; and has opened wide opportunities for all students, that welcome themselves into it. It gives the students rights and freedoms but also backs off a little, making them feel safe.The teachers are caring and nicely safe. They respect the students the way they should. And the students there are marvelous; i for one have met them all personally; i think this school is amazing. --Mother of 4 that attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2009

I love this school. The way they keep these kids in line is great. They give them enough room to 'test the waters' but not enough to 'get wet'. In other words, they do need to be guided in middle school. Large stature does not correlate with maturity. They are still kids. My son is an 8th grader there and my youngest is in 5th grade ready to be a Patriot next year. One thing, I don't have fear when my child goes to school, and thats great. My children are also great achievers and BMS nurtures that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

Reading some of the reviews of this school, experiences range from very disatified to very satisfied. What I do know about Berkmar Middle School is that they have one day a week designated for all to teachers to tutor all students in the morning, they have opened up the school on Saturdays to helps students with projects and had a Saturday program to help all students struggling to take an extra class so they can pass tests in the Spring, and all of the teachers send progress reports home every 3 weeks. With all of that in place, I have to question the reviews that state that their child doesn't get any help and that parents don't get updates. It is obvious in some of these reviews as to which parents are actively involved and which ones don't take any action to find out what is available at Berkmar Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

It's funny how I just read a parents review about this school stating how they get updates on their childs progress, I havent received not one update or email on my childs progress this year. I guess if the child is not a great straight 'A' student then their not worthy of the teachers attention. I have found this to be this case with this school that they do only care about the kids that are doing good not interested in the average kids or the ones that are struggling. And I advise all parents to to reconsider sending their kids to the high school (Berkmar) if you have any intentions on sending your kids to college! I dont see either one of these schools getting better anytime soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2008

My oldest son went to the school when if first opened. The administration wasn't that great but the teachers my son had were wonderful. My youngest son and my nephew are there now. The administration they have in place on are 100% better than the previous and I love it. I just came from a FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athelets) banquet and it was great!!! I think Berkmar middles has made a great improvement since they have been open.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2008

This school has some of the rudest and unprofessional teachers. My child was made fun of in front of a teacher who did nothing! The administrators do not listen to the parents and give you the clear understanding that they don't want parents in the school. It has to be one of the most poorly run schools in Gwinnett County. Thank God we are almost out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

I have been at Berkmar Middle School since 6th grade and its been a bumpy ride. The administration can care less about your thoughts and the teachers are always right.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2007

My child is nearing the end of his first year at Berkmar Middle, and I've loved the experience. He is a PROBE (gifted) student, so his grouped with other like students. His teachers have been more than helpful and quick to respond via e-mail (even daily, if necessary) or by telephone. He is participating in the Jazz Band, the Academic Quiz Bowl and making all kinds of friends. He loves his school. We have to move soon, and all he cares about is whether or not he gets to stay at Berkmar! The administration has been quick to respond to me, and the facility is beautiful, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2007

My child goes to Berkmar Middle School and it has been a horrible experience for the both of us. It makes me upset on how the school is not properly equipped for students with learning disabilities. He has learned nothing at Berkmar. Do not take for a mistake, I work with my child on a day to day basis and you can do so much with limited resources.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

365 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

309 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA 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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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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

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

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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 51% 12%
Black 33% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 3%
White 5% 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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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Kenney Wells
Fax number
  • (770) 638-2300

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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Lilburn, GA 30047
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