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Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers

Public | 9-12 | 2065 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2009

Murry Bergtraum has amazing teachers like Dr. Carolyn Powell, Mr. Bomze, Ms. Cruz, and many more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2009

cus its awesome and fun and you can learn so much things about business
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2009

I love murry bergtraum, because the teachers are really nice & the acadremics are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

Murry Bergtraum has many inspiring teachers. Not only do they teach, they can relate and change peoples' lives. They have great curriculums, activities, clubs, and internships available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2008

I am currently a junior at this school. I think if any one is interested in business this school is definitely it for you. There are many AP classes and many other types of classes such as journalism. Only thing is some students don't take advantage of it. And parents aren't involved that much
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

This school was a fantastic academic choice for my daughter. I am pleased with the extracurricular activities that the school offers as well as the continued communication between the staff and the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

You will never find a school that blesses their students more than Murry Bergtraum. This school gives students the real insight of what the business world is all about. It's amazing what teachers teach here. Shorthand, Cisco Networking, and other programs that friends of mine from other states in the country have never heard of. The principal is a great woman of excellent leadership, and teachers here are nothing but excellent. If only this school were more selective of their students, it would not have to deal with all the supposed 'terrible' influence from negative classmates. Even though in this school is is seen that the three groups of the intellectuals, the average, and the low performers all help out one another. It's quite a amazing enviornment. An excellent school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

This school is an excellent school as per Academics. Students have various academic and athletic activities at hand. Parents rarely get involved and are unaware of what the school provides to the students. Tutoring is also available for those who need the extra help. Students fail to take advantages of all the academic programs and scholarships available to them. Parents must get involved.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 31, 2006

This school has excellent teachers but are treated very badly by most of the students. Kids don't care about education, just music and stuff. The administration is very un-organized. They gave me classes that I already took in Junior High and did not let me change. This school isn't good. They should improve it by making speacial classes for the few (only about 10 or 20)90 averaging students, and to give the correct classes to students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 5, 2006

Excellent school. Especially in math and science. The only problem is that they dont give you the correct classes at times.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 22, 2006

Its is great but crowded.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2005

Great business programs, great teachers, very crowded.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 6, 2005

Great school, great location...wonderful teachers. This H.S. offers one of the best learning opportunities for students wanting to enter or learn more about the business field. The school could improve on providing students with college prep information such as selecting a college and financial aid.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 9, 2003

I'm currently a senior and I have thoroughly enjoyed my years here. It is a good school and it has some very excellent teachers. Any school is what you make it and I have chosen to make this time a fun and very educating one. I would recommend this school if you are dedicated and hard working.


Posted August 27, 2003

Good Math teachers at this school are extremely hard to find..most freshman attend summer school for math
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 26, 2003

I graduated from Bergtraum and I definitely appreciate my four years there. It was a great stepping stone for me for my business careers and my college life.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

M.B.H.S. is a great school, one of the top 10 schools in the country!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

It was a good 4 years of my life. I learned a lot at Bergtraum. Great school education wise and they also have a good basketball program in this school. Congrats to the girls basketball team for winning State Championship again. You girls are great. Bergtraum also prepares you for the business world. I learned a great deal there to prepare me for the business world. Thanks alot!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

I am a graduate of Bergtraum and have gone to get my Associates degree. Bergtraum was a great stepping stone to get into the business world. I started out as a clerk and currently I'm a legal assistant. Bergtraum's keyboarding and steno classes helped soooo much.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 19, 2003

Both of my children went to this school. I have to say it was an excellent experience. They both were accepted to all of their college choices. I would definetly recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a career in business or computers.
—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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 64% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
54%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 78% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
13%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 73% in 2012.

344 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
31%
English

The state average for English was 82% in 2012.

646 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
73%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
72%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
57%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 72% in 2012.

604 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
69%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 78% in 2012.

426 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
58%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 79% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

206 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 79% in 2012.

793 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students37%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population37%

Chemistry

All Students30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

Earth Science

All Students32%
Students with disabilities10%
General population33%

English

All Students75%
Students with disabilities41%
General population78%

Geometry

All Students57%
Students with disabilities50%
General population57%

Global History and Geography

All Students55%
Students with disabilities30%
General population59%

Integrated Algebra

All Students42%
Students with disabilities20%
General population47%

Living Environment

All Students45%
Students with disabilities18%
General population48%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students66%
Students with disabilities37%
General population71%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "D" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 47% 23%
Black 40% 19%
Asian 10% 9%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 9%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 58%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 1%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.8
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
5.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
5.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents1509%
Students82749%
Teachers10295%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. LOTTIE ALMONTE

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M103, M15, M22, M5, M9. Subways - 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge - City Hall; N, Q to Canal St; 1, J, Z to Chambers St; R to City Hall; 2, 3, A, C to Fulton St-Broadway-Nassau; E to Park Place
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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