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Berkeley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1306 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted January 21, 2014

We moved to SC from another state with with excellent schools. My daughter went from loving school and getting straight As to hating school and only making average grades. Had I known what I do now, we would never have moved here. The area is nice, but schools are horrible...unless you can afford private schools. The school counselors gave us incorrect advice about classes when we enrolled. We were not permitted to enroll my child in any advanced programs because we were transferring from out of state. They have a poor selection of electives. Teachers ALWAYS have difficulty maintaining order in the classrooms. You also cannot trust the bussing system. It's dangerous, unreliable, and discriminatory. I would never recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2012

The 3 star rating on this site is incorrect. This school is horrible!! The staff do not control the classroomsor the hostile students as they should. Many of the teachers are unqualified and ill-equipped to teach on the high school level. The education received is sub-par and poorly prepares students for their future careers. Unless they choose blue collar employement or the miitary; beyond that they are being set uo for future failure.


Posted January 10, 2012

I could not understand why many of the students at Berkeley High School are so aggressive and disrespectful towards each other, until I learned of the attitude that the BHS principlal has towards some of the students. My child innocently was walking in the hallway, during the pledge if allegiance, as she was on her way to class. Unexpectedly, the principal signalled her out in front of her peers who were also walking in the hall at that time, and criticized her for not showing the proper respect, by not stopping and holding her hand to her heart in the hallway.My daughter gently responded to her by saying "I'm sorry." The principal angrily snapped back at her and yelled "You should be!." My daughter was very hurt by the princpal's heartless response to her unintentional error. Also, students at BHS place much pressure on each other to dress, act and look a certain way, or face isolation, name calling and the like. But the faculty at BHS literally ignore these and other hostilities. If you care about your child's self-esteem and piece of mind, then BHS is the wrong choice for schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2008

I absolutely love going to this school; and wouldn't choose any other school to attend my high school years. Ive met some great students; friends and i the teachers actually connect with the students and try to understand them. Berkeley High is starting a lot of new programs to show an improvement and let others know where not just what you hear. Berkeley is by the far the best school ive attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 15, 2006

The teachers are caring and will help the student if the student wants help. My daughter is advanced in grade, but young in age. The teachers are always willing to talk to her or me about advance placement. The staff will help parents keep an eye on their kids. From the janitor to the lunchroom lady. They go to the sporting events and know your childs name. If you are interested, and stay involved, your child will have a pleasant experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Poor quality on academic poor variety of artistic activities offered poor parental involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

As a high school graduate of the class of 2004 I can honestly tell you Berkeley was the best school I could have possible attended. In my four years attending Berkeley I was involved in over 14 clubs and associations. 10 in which I became a leader, president or commander of. I would recommend any student to go to Berkeley. As someone who grew up in schools all over the United States Berkeley was the only school in which racism and violence wasn't an issue. I am proud to hang my Berkeley High School Diploma on the wall. As well as my teaching degree from Charleston Southern University. Berekeley will of course be the first school I plan to teach.
—Submitted by a former 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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

347 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
African-American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Subsidized meals86%
Full-pay meals95%
Disabled65%
Not disabled93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%

Math

All Students86%
Female86%
Male85%
African-American77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White91%
Subsidized meals80%
Full-pay meals93%
Disabled53%
Not disabled89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%
Scale: % level 2, 3, or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) to test grade 10 students in English/Language Arts and Math. The HSAP is a high school graduation requirement. The HSAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 2.

The different student groups are identified by the South Carolina Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
75%
Applied Biology

The state average for Applied Biology was 55% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 80% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
64%
English I

The state average for English I was 77% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
60%
Mathematics for the Technologies 2

The state average for Mathematics for the Technologies 2 was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 60% in 2011.

446 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
66%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 95% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 57% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: %D, C, B, A

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) to test middle and high school students in Algebra I, Mathematics for the Technologies II, Biology I, English I, US History, and US History and Government. The EOCEP provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. The EOCEP is a standards-based test program, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of South Carolina. The goal is for all students to score a C or above.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 53%
Black 37% 36%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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