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Moncks Corner, SC
Students enrolled: 1,229

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320 North Live Oak Dr
Moncks Corner, SC 29461

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(843) 899-8840
(843) 899-8846
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October 22, 2014
My son had a great experience at BMS while he was a student here from 2009-2012! Everything he learned he was able to use to transition nicely in to the high school! I continue to assist BMS in their endeavors to improve and help all of the children in Moncks Corner!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2014
We relocated from GA in 2012 and when I realized my daughter would be districted for BMS, I was not happy. I had heard bad reviews via online mediums as well as directly from a former BMS parent. I was distraught because at the time school choice was not an option, but I must say that Principal Mike Wilkerson went out of his way to address my concerns and put my mind t ease. Incidentally, my daughter attended BMS for the 2012/2013 and 203/2014 school years and we didn't have any problems and over the course of her time there. Mr. Wilkerson has worked diligently to bring the scores/reviews up during his tenure at BMS. I, for one, am the satisfied parent of my BMS graduate and look forward to our experience at BHS.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2013
I am a grandparent and my grandchild is being bully because he is the new kid on tbe block. nothing can be done. went through the chain of command. Teachers are afraid of the problem (the known bullies)

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August 21, 2013
I have had a child at BMS for 2 years now. Starting the 3rd year. I was very apprehensive when she moved up because I had heard all the horror stories. Much to my surprise, none of them have been true. teachers are very caring and responsive to my questions and the administration that is on staff now is top notch and will address any concerns that are brought to their attention. We must all remember that middle school age is the worst, think back to when you were in there. Communication is the key. If you are a hands on parent, you will always be better off then trying to let the system raise your child. I love how things have been going in the past 2 years and look forward to my child's final year here and am excited for my youngest to move up!

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2013
I have had a wonderful experience as a parent at BMS! What a wonderful school full of dedicated teachers and administration! Comments below stating that is the worst is the OPPOSITE of the quality I have witnessed first hand! I believe that those who complain are the ones that are not involved in their child's education or have children that do not choose to follow the standards expected by the school! You get what you give!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2013
Berkeley Middle School is a terrific school that provides an excellent learning environment for the students due the the fantastic Administration team and teaching staff. I would recommend this school to all my friends, family and new members to the Moncks Corner community. During the past few years BMS has shaped and molded great members of society that have became very successful in the real world. I can not speak well enough about my experience and interaction with Berkeley Middle School.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2013
The worst of the worst. I feel sorry for all of us who live in Moncks Corner and bring our children to such a horrible "learning" environment. The faculty offer less than the minumum in education, but ensure that you sign off to charge Medicaid for their "services" whenever they can. How lame! BMH is a pathetic embarrassment to the institution of education.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2012
This school is an embarrassment to the American people. How can we allow schools like this to continue to function. They shun parental involvement. I walked into the counselors office and they were listening to rap music !!! I was told that instead of dealing with my son being upset (he was beat up an bullied) that I should just go to the doctor and get him medicated. What the ...I was beside myself.....I am appauled that we have such catastrophic failures in our ability to hire dedicated professionals instead of such riff raff. I could go on and on but do not send your kids here.....

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2012
the school gets so much money but i dont know where it all goes. they have bats in the gym area they have disgusting food no body watching kids run around wherever they please they could afford things in there office but not enough books and supplies. the schools bathroom has graffitti and bad language of kids, using cell phones in class, kids smoking in the bathroom when no consideration for athsma and in parking lot, kids cutting, and smoking drugs on campus, so many bomb threats and lockdowns almost every day. one day its gonna be like the boy who cried wolf and its really gonna be a real bomb threat and theyre gonna just ignore it. fights almost every other day. teachers cussing kids. teachers taking for 45 minutes during a class when only exeeds and hour. evryone on cell phones they tell kids whatever u can do what u want until princapal comes in u gotta act like ur reading! they dont care! dont send ur kid here cuz mine lost hope to go to colledge. having babies all over the place and etc

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2011
This school is absolutely terrible. There is no words to explain how I feel about it. But if there were they would not be positive words.

- submitted by a community member

November 19, 2009
unfortunately i have witnessed first hand the lack of adult guidience, teaching and/or supervision, I get call after phone call that my child hugs her friends, not allowed or they hug her hello still not allowed, she has always been a A - A/B honor student K - 5 Never any problems , now, F in math, F in science did I hear any concern prior to report card no, only she hugs her friends hi and thats not appropriate, this is an ' A ' student her whole life! SStudies, teacher calls, your child does nothing in this class, OK then why did you give her a B+ last week on her report card, nothing means - no Effort, D = effort w/ no understanding, ect. But don't hug your friend hello or you'll get a phone call, Teachers need to get back to teaching, -teach quite critisizing

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2009
We moved here from another state and I am completely sickened by the choice we made for schools. My children came from a district that was rated excellent to one that should not even be considered a school district. There is no control from the bus system to the admisitration. I pray we can afford private school next year or my children are in trouble of losing what education they have already recieved.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2009
The Adminstration staff is awful, especially the principal. She talks down to people and have no control over students in the hallway. There is no sturcture at the school and something need to be done about the learning environment. My child always complain about her teacher losing papers.

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April 29, 2009
This school problen lays within the walls, the children do not have respect for the teachers because the teachers have no respect for the children, I have seen this first hand. I am very thankful my children have manage throught this mayhem and onto BHS,

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2009
THis school had problems when my siblings and I attended it. My children started there, but only for a semester (we moved so they could attend a better school in a neighboring school district).

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2007
We recently moved here from another state and my two daughters attended this school for the last three months of the school year - long enough to see that this is not the school for us! It was a new experience to have police officers on duty during school hours. Unfortunately, it's necessary due to the fighting - even in class. Time that should be spent on learning is instead wasted on trying to deal with disrespectful teens. Teachers use slang language and students get away with cursing. My youngest daughter was bullied. I am currently comparing other schools in the area where my daughters can get the education they deserve! Berkeley County parents should demand that their tax dollars be used for educating their kids. There is a need for drastic change at Berkeley Middle School!

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2004
This school is definitly something to see. It was built around 1902 and has the character of an old school. The administrators are certainly interesting as well as some of the staff. It is amazing what the leadership has done with the 1200 or so kids who attend this double campus that really should be two, possibly three different schools. The current leadership should consider widening their career options.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2004
The building is run down and the students are out of control with no administration backbone. The entire administrative staff should be fired and a new one put in place. The staff is somewhat competent but some need to go. Some are just to old to care and the rest are just getting paid. This includes the principal.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2003
This school has way to many students and not enough teachers. Some of the teacher here are only here to get through the day. They are not worried about the students learning. I agree with the one parent her that said some of these teachers need to learn proper English. My child does't understand why the teachers are aloud to speak improperly. This is why students do so poorly on the pact. The administrator are not helpful at all.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
My experience with the school ahs been a good one. My son's teachers all worked with him whenever he had a problem, whether it was with his schoolwork or with other students. Overall, it may not be the best so far as having monies for extracurricular activities, but the principal and the teachers do care for the students.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2003
i think that this school need way mmore improvement. my child used to go there and let me tell you she did not recive the education that she needed. also this school needs to gain more money due to the fact that everything coast alot of money. i think that the teahers also should no how to pronounce due to the fact that my daughters social studies teach didnt no how to pronouce the name of states and capitials or anything.

- submitted by a community member

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Berkeley Middle School
320 North Live Oak Dr, Moncks Corner, SC  29461
(843) 899-8840
Last modified Berkeley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Berkeley Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top