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About This School

Berkley Elementary School is a charter elementary school in Auburndale. The principal of Berkley Elementary School is Ms. Gail Thomas, who can be contacted at 778 students attend Berkley Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 3% of the Berkley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 31% of the 778 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Berkley Elementary School is 15:1. Polk City Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 45%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 21%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Hispanic 10% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31% 67%
Limited English proficiency 3% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    My son started Berkley in the Pre-K3 program. He is now doing VERY well in the kindergarten program. He is reading and doing math problems. As with any school there are a couple of things I don't necessarily like. The school does a LOT of fundraisers which is awesome but some of them are poorly managed. I'm also not thrilled with the fact that when reading the reviews on here I'm seeing teachers ending sentences in prepositional phrases... eeek! Other than that I love the school and so does my son. His sister starts Pre-K3 there in August!

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attend Berkley and all I can say is FANTASTIC!! The school is really involved in the children and all of the teachers are loving and caring. They push extra hard for the students to achieve and they take extra time with your child if they need help. Awesome school and I would recommend to anyone who wants their child to be successfull.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school website has been down for a couple of weeks. The school should have done something by now. All the other schools have their website up and running before the beginning of the school year.

  • (4 years ago)

    Two of my children attend Berkley and we have a great experiences with the school. Any problems that we ever have are treated with concern and a great deal of effort to be is put in by staff to correct problems. The academic challenges available to the students are a plus in my book. My children have always been pushed to achieve their highest potential and I thank the staff members that make a great education for my kids possible. Keep up the good work Berkley Charter!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son was in Kindergarten this year. He WAS challenged in Mrs. Stover's class. He can read fluently and knows multiplication facts. Berkley is the best school in Polk County and the teachers are terrific.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is wonderful for every student and a place to aspire to work at. It has a very warm and embracing enviroment that ultimatly creates a place students love to learn at.

  • (5 years ago)

    Very good School good principal good teacher and staff. Everybody very polite and they give good education to the kids. I'm very proud to have my three kids in the best school.

  • (6 years ago)

    We love this school! My son is in kindergarden there and he is doing great. I am so impressed by how much they are learning in kindergarden. We feel lucky that our kids will be going there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I don't feel that my child is being challenged enough in the Kindergarten program. Routine is very important to me and one that is 'too easy' is detrimental to my son's education.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school I go there

  • (6 years ago)

    Mrs. Howe is the best teacher in the world! My son just loved her! My daughter can't wait to be in her class next year! Keep up the good work Mrs. Howe!

  • (7 years ago)

    It is always a difficult decision to select a school for ones child. As an involved parent I have been thrilled with the academic programs and teachers at Berkley Charter. Good parent/teacher communication with strong leadership. The entire school continuum at Berkley Charter seems a notch above the rest of the schools in the area.

  • (8 years ago)

    I wasn't sure what to expect from a Charter school but I have been very pleased with Berkley Charter. The teaching methods are terrific including both the students and the parents in the learning process.

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