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Phillip O. Berry Academy Of Technology

Public | 9-12 | 1579 students

 
 

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Posted October 17, 2013

If you are attending a school for academics, you have chosen an excellent school. My son is a sophomore with a 4.62 GPA currently. He plays football, which isn't the best, but his teachers are great. I can email any one of them at any time and can expect a response within the hour. I appreciate teachers that are engaging and genuinely care about the student versus the check.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

Phillip O Berry is a great school to go to. Initially, very hesitant to attend the school. Once get to know teachers and the staff, I fall in love with school. POB is t started offering STEM curriculum very recently. Bio-tech program is awesome. In less than 2 years POB came 3rd place in state HOSA competition. Medical intervention lab and teacher is amazing. She has lot of passion for the subject and has vested interest in student welfare. Bio teacher is an exemplary, his focus is on ensuring students are well prepared for college and goes above and beyond. He adopted research based papers and book to educate students. English teacher is amazing, right from the beginning of the school year, she wanted her students start thinking about college and AP. DBQS, assignment, and quizzes are college level. She understand the student abilities and challenges them, but ensures they are motivated. Overall, Phillip O Berry is an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

I'm a freshman here at Phillip O. Berry. So far, I've seen absolutely NO change whatsoever in the quality and challenge of the academics and even curriculum, comparing to middle school. This school is publicized with such a good rating, with propaganda that proposes that the students here are all high-level and advanced, and that the curriculum is more rigorous than that of normal schools. True, the ratings are high and the success and graduation rates are also high. But what is ALSO high is the level of IMMATURITY that is displayed in the classrooms. There is absolutely no display of discipline that I'm aware of, and I'm in classes with freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The level of intelligence is also lower than I expected from this school. But I will say that there are, in fact, students that are very smart and mature, but the average classroom is not very high-level, considering that about half the students almost all of my classes are failing. Well, I suppose this school is better than my home school, Rocky River, so I guess I'll give them that. Overall, the teachers are decent, the students, not so much. And the rigor...I can't seem to find it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2011

Our daughter is a Freshman at POB in the Engineering Academy. We have been VERY pleased with the quality of teachers and instruction and teaching by the teachers. The Engineering Academy is excellent. Our daughter passed her Intro. to Engineering class and will receive college credit for the class....that's awesome. And we contribute her success to her teacher, Mr. Mariano, who was voted "Teacher of the Year" last year. He's an awesome teacher! The principa, Mr. Carroll provides superior leadership to the teachers & staff as well as being accessible to students and parents. We are extremely pleased with Phillip O. Berry Acaedmy of Technology. ALL families with children interested in Engineering, Computer Technology or the Medical field should consider POB as top notch public high school in Charlotte, NC.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

The academics is great. There are a lot students there to get a education and getting exposure to a potential career. The teachers are willing to work with student that want to learn. Only dissapointing part of POB is the athletic program. If your child is looking to get a athletic scholarship it will not happen. But luckily my child went there for academics which I applaud POB for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2008

My son has recently been accepted in to the Magnet program here and I have already seen a difference from his prior school James Martin. He likes his teachers and they really seem to care and be excited about the subjects they teach. The students also seem to care a great deal about their education and it is reflected by their behavior which has affected my son's behavior for the better. I would highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

I'm very excited about my son attending POB. Open House was very informational. I meet The Principal and an Asst. Principal and was very impressed. The curriculum is very challenging. Don't believe all the negative things. Keep up the good work POB!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I am a student here at berry and i love it the teachers are great the principle is excellent and the other student couldn't be any kinder and the sports are good to but me personally im on the wrestling team so i love berry go cardinals!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2007

I am a Student at Phillip O. Berry and I must express my own personal opinion. I know that Berry does not have the best reputation but it is a great learning environment.Most students at Berry come to school because they feel accepted;like we are all a family.The programs there are great especially if you are trying to go to college.Since I came to Berry in 2005;I have grown and matured. I love Berry and it hurts hearing other people talk poorly about Berry. Phillip O. Berry is not just the school we go to but it is our second home.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2007

This is our first year at Phillip O Berry and I must say that I am not impressed at all. The teachers appear to be there just for a paycheck. The students are very unruly. My daughter comes home everyday tell me about either a fight that has happened or some other sort of mischief that has occurred. I think this school is being hyped up way to much and not living up to the standards of education that CMS district has set forth. BEWARE OF THIS SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

This year (2005-2006) finally found some quality teachers at this school only to have several of them moved to other schools. POB has been a disappointment since opening its doors! Great concept poorly administrated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2005

Phillip O Berry is a work in progress and great things are happening there. Keep up the good work regardless to what 'others' are saying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2005

The academic programs at Berry are lacking. There is virtually no arts at the school. There is not much parent involvement at all. The school is a total let down and is very dissapointing. My child is not getting the quality education she deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2004

I feel that Phillip O. Berry has greatly prepared my child for the College/University atmosphere. the comprehensive curriculum and caring faculty are an asset. My child is also involved in the many various activities on campus, they have a wonderful music program at Berry. My child has repeatedly told me that they wouldn't trade in this experience for anything in the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2004

Phillip O. Berry Adamedy is a huge opportunity for students seeking furthering their education at an early age. The school provides a chance for students to pursue medical, technological, and architectual based career paths. The career path classes challenges you and it also allows you to explore possible career interests.
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 64% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 59% in 2012.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2011.

296 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Grade (EOG) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The EOG is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG test in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 36% in 2013.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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26%

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93%

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88%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 82% in 2011.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 46% in 2013.

404 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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55%

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>95%
Civics and Economics

The state average for Civics and Economics was 80% in 2011.

293 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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>95%
English I

The state average for English I was 83% in 2012.

445 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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>95%

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>95%
English II

The state average for English II was 51% in 2013.

395 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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56%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 77% in 2011.

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United States History

The state average for United States History was 82% in 2011.

287 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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92%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students26%
Female23%
Male29%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
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Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
Non-disabled students27%
Limited English proficiency17%
Proficient in English27%
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Non-migrant26%
Academically giftedn/a

Biology

All Students55%
Female57%
Male53%
Black49%
Asian85%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial55%
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities40%
Non-disabled students55%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Academically giftedn/a

English II

All Students56%
Female62%
Male53%
Black53%
Asian73%
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities17%
Non-disabled students57%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Academically giftedn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data for that group is not reported.

Source: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 76% 26%
Hispanic 14% 14%
White 4% 52%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 4%
American Indian 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A56%
Source: NCDPI, 2012-2013

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