Berkeley High School

  • Berkeley High School serves 3,117 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 53% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Berkeley High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Berkeley High School's student population of 3,117 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 153 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students3,117 students
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Total Classroom Teachers153 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Berkeley High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Berkeley High School is 0.74, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank#1745 out of 9602 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
9%
12%
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Hispanic
24%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Berkeley High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
15%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Berkeley High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
40%
23%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Berkeley High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
12%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Berkeley High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.740.64
This chart display the diversity score of Berkeley High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
26%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Berkeley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Berkeley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBerkeley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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I attended this school for all four years. Very fun but academically challenging school with lots of extracurriculars. Teachers are kind and encouraging, but strict only when they need to be. Bullying is also very minimal.
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