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Berkley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1241 students

 
 

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Posted October 12, 2010

Helping me daughter achieve as much as she wants too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Its cool to be smart..........,The teachers are great, just look them up and see. They are rated in the top schools in thr country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great teachers who really care about their students, excellent Test scores High graduation rate, Students are well behaved, and its a safe learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2009

Berkley High School (a premiere school) is a quietly kept gem in Oakland County, Michigan! My son has attended Berkley schools since 7th grade and he is now a senior preparing for graduation in June 2009. Our experience has shown that virtually everyone within the middle school (Norup) he attended and Berley High are very caring PROFESSIONALS. From the counseling staff that help guide your child into every available talented & gifted program available both in & outside the districet to the teachers who will go above and beyond to write college recomendation letters. Did I mention the unified parental involvement that is contagious? Wonderful school all the way around. It makes me wish I could have attended one just like it! Thank you to all who make the Berkley experience so wonderful, especially Mr. Daryl Beebe, Mr. Watson and Mrs. Downer in the Counseling Department. S. Smith
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2007

Berkley is an excellent school with fantastic gifted learning programs. I attended from 1996-2001, and earned a full tuition academic scholarship for 4 years to Michigan State University. There are a ton of extra curricular activities, I was involved in Dance, Choir, Color Guard (Drill Team), and Drama productions and had excellent experiences with all of them. My brother played Rugby and Football, and continued to play Rugby at MSU. Berkley has one of the only Girls Rugby teams in the state, girls and boys swimming and diving programs, a golf team, a bowling team and a girls gymnastics team as well as the standard sports programs. Parents in the community are very involved. The Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts (CASA) offers a number of AP classes, dance, ceramics, and language courses. I had excellent experiences with the Japanese language program there. Berkley is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 19, 2006

Berkley High is an excellent school. The administration, counselors and the educators are very interested in the students. The selection of honors and AP classes are varied as well as the district's participation in CASA, which is located outside of Berkley High, but is another option for advanced students. Dr. Lopez, the principal, is strictly hands-on manager and knows and cares about each student who attends classes there. Parental involvement is very high and the surrounding Berkley community is number one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

This is an excellent school, only getting better. The only thing that needs work is the Social Studies department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2006

Berkley High School is an outstanding school with an excellent pricncipal and staff. Academics are first rate and the sports program is solid especially soccer. The district does have the same financial constraints as other districts and has instituted a very reasonable pay to play fee. There really is not a district or high school in the state that I would rate higher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2005

Berkley High School is an AMAZING school! The faculty is very focused on giving students a diverse and educational learning environment. Teachers challenge your skills for the better. Your teachers always want to give you an extra push, challange yourself! BHS is very popular because of high scores on varies testing, ex:MEAP. I always felt safe, blessed, and honored to attend a school that cared so much for its students and faculty. I studied real hard and got accepted to MSU and Detroit Mercy. I'm very proud of myself, and I give all the credit to my great teachers for always believing in me and always expecting highly of me! Thats what makes me the person I am today! B-H-S!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2004

Being a graduate of Berkley High and having parents that have lived in the district since the early 1970s, the school is a great mix of high expectations and ways to get students to achieve at a high level. I substitute in the district and the school has really shot off the charts in terms of academic quality, athletic programs, and opportunities for students. Perhaps I am biased due to the fact that I attended the school, but the community cares about kids, and the students I meet really respond and appear driven. No wonder families move to Huntington Woods, Oak Park, or Berkley. The school district deserves much of the credit, as does the teachers, and the students who work so hard every single day. It is a pleasure to go back Berkley.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 7, 2004

It's a nice school to let your kids go to and they have alot of oppurtunities openly available. They are a nice school. They have seminars and other things to keep your child on track with grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2004

I am a recent student in Berkley High School, which immigrated from Europe. I love the way the administration takes care of discipline. I believe that soon, many students' grades will go up, because they will understand better where they are, and what are they here for. Also, I believe that it's right to force students to obey discipline. The sooner kids learn proper maners, the better/easier it will be for them in life. I hope that elementary and middle school will look at us like at a good example. GO BERKLEY. Thank you for beautiful opportunities, and a beautiful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2004

Berkley High School is a very well run and secure high school. My daughter and all her friends thrive with all the choices in classes and sports. The teachers are wonderful very approachable. The superintendent is fantastic. The community cares about this school system and consistently votes yes on school issures.
—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.
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 26% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 29% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 28% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 44% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female37%
Male41%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male66%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Science

All Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
African American13%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Social Studies

All Students62%
Female60%
Male63%
African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a

Writing

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
African American34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Homelessn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MME test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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ACT participation

94%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

92%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Michigan high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 69%
African-American 20% 18%
Asian 2% 3%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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2325 Catalpa Drive
Berkley, MI 48072
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