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Berkeley Middle School

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2 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted 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


Posted 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)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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.


Posted 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


Posted May 7, 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


Posted May 5, 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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted June 2, 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.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
72%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 69% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
58%
Writing

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

The state average for English/Language Arts was 70% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

325 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 71% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

321 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

Source: South Carolina Department of Education

English/Language Arts

All Students64%
Female70%
Male59%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White76%
Subsidized meals57%
Full-pay meals77%
Disabled20%
Not disabled71%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Math

All Students61%
Female69%
Male55%
African-American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White71%
Subsidized meals55%
Full-pay meals73%
Disabled15%
Not disabled69%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
African-American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White72%
Subsidized meals50%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled7%
Not disabled67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant59%

Social Studies

All Students79%
Female84%
Male73%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
White85%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled39%
Not disabled86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Writing

All Students63%
Female82%
Male48%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White67%
Subsidized meals60%
Full-pay meals72%
Disabled15%
Not disabled71%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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

English/Language Arts

All Students77%
Female82%
Male72%
African-American69%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial72%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White83%
Subsidized meals71%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled27%
Not disabled84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
African-American47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Multiracial50%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White79%
Subsidized meals54%
Full-pay meals80%
Disabled24%
Not disabled69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White81%
Subsidized meals67%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled24%
Not disabled82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Social Studies

All Students67%
Female66%
Male68%
African-American57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracial67%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White73%
Subsidized meals59%
Full-pay meals79%
Disabled20%
Not disabled74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Writing

All Students79%
Female86%
Male72%
African-American70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracial78%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White85%
Subsidized meals74%
Full-pay meals87%
Disabled23%
Not disabled87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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

English/Language Arts

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
African-American52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White72%
Subsidized meals62%
Full-pay meals70%
Disabled22%
Not disabled72%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant65%

Math

All Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
African-American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals61%
Full-pay meals76%
Disabled30%
Not disabled72%
English language learners77%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
African-American59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White74%
Subsidized meals68%
Full-pay meals66%
Disabled29%
Not disabled76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Social Studies

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
African-American65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Subsidized meals70%
Full-pay meals85%
Disabled37%
Not disabled80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant75%

Writing

All Students71%
Female79%
Male64%
African-American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White74%
Subsidized meals69%
Full-pay meals74%
Disabled29%
Not disabled78%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 South Carolina used the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in Writing, English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Science. The PASS 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 the state standard.

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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
English I

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

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 57% 53%
Black 34% 36%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Moncks Corner, SC 29461
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