School Details

Berkshire High School

14510 North Chesire St, Burton, OH 44021
(440) 834-4110
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 719 students 20 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

78%
79%
73%
86%
85%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berkshire Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
77%
77%
91%
91%
86%
81%
81%
69%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Test (OAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berkshire Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

94%
94%
83%
95%
95%
88%
94%
94%
77%
94%
94%
81%
96%
96%
85%

Ohio Graduation Test (OGT)

In 2010-2011 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Berkshire Local School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Berkshire High School is a public high school in Burton. The principal of Berkshire High School is Mr. Stephen S. Reedy, who can be contacted at stephen.reedy@berkshireschools.org. 719 children attend Berkshire High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 8% of the 719 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 18% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Berkshire High School is 20:1. Cardinal High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 95%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 0.9% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Asian 0.7% %
Hispanic 0.5% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18% 19%
Economically disadvantaged 8% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school from 1987-1994. This school has one of the best teachers and great sports programs. The teachers really care about their students and strive them to better them selves. Berkshire is a very clean school and they are ranked in the top 5 school with the academic scorers in the their region. Berkshire has a really great way of teaching the students and showing them that they can do any thing they want in their lives. Berkshire is my school that I pick. If anybody is looking for a great school then check out BERKSHIRE HIGH.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you send your child to this school you MUST be the one who will be in the driver seat directing the lack of education and guidance they will receive to get into college. If your child chooses not to participate in a sport they will be left behind ignored belittled and the faculty will have no use for them. Many of the students have a sense of entitlement issue as do the teachers. If you would like your child to have a below average education you should send them to Berkshire.

  • (3 years ago)

    The district suffers from cronyism. Complete lack of willingness to lead in a positive direction. Communications with parent community and student body often disrespectful and dismissive. Very disciplinarian style of leadership teachers look for students to do something wrong. Positive recognition of students supports cronyism rather than achievement and true potential. Been in the district over 10 years and it keeps getting worse. Paradigm shift in order. Minimal curriculum.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with many of the recent assessments of Berkshire. I am a 1992 graduate and have watched the school's ratings dip lower and lower in the decades since. There used to be a lot more academic diversity than there is now. While I wouldn't call it a "jock school" the balance between academics and athletics has certainly been tipped in the athletic direction considerably in recent years. Gone are many of the teachers who would drive from other counties to teach in one of the better schools around.

  • (4 years ago)

    i am curently a senior at this school and i would just like to say we may be a 'jock school' but that's because that is what the students here choose to devote their time to. We don't have a gifted program no. This is because gifted students take up a small fraction of the student body and we are a small school as it is. that being said the gifted student body is proportionally smaller than other larger schools making it uneconomical to offer a gifted program.

  • (8 years ago)

    Berkshire suffers most from the poor funding system in Ohio. They also developed a reputation as being a 'jock' school. A lot of small town 'special interests.' but overall it is a school that is better than many of the larger schools but I have visited other schools of similar size that offer more academics. School safety is not an issue.

  • (10 years ago)

    As a parent I found berkshire's lack of opportunities for the high school's gifted students non-exsitant. The best and the brightest students' needs are ignored. Providing AP classes are only good for those students that do not fit the 'typical' profile of gifted. Parents are left to their own (often uninformed) methods to see to it their child gets at least an 'average' education. These students should be nurtured throughout their high school career. Imagine the school's report card if that were to happen. In my opinion the academic accomplishments of berkshire's gifted students belong more to the parents and not to the school.

  • (10 years ago)

    'Ethical diversity' ? A diversity of ethics? Berkshire is the 'little district that could' (and does. Good class sizes strong academic core excellent teachers caring community. -Berkshire Graduate

  • (10 years ago)

    As an actual student I can say the review from march was a very biased review. I see almost everyday a teacher helping numerous students with their respective subject. The one major complaint against berkshire isn't even their fault. It is that now with the new OGT they really have to rework the science and social studies making it almost impossible to do more than one highr science such as AP Biology/ Chemistry or Physics.

  • (10 years ago)

    Berkshire jr./sr. highschool puts way too much emphasis on sports and not enough on academics the teacher involvement in anything non-athletic is basically non-existant and everyone has a communication problem-no one wants to talk to anyone so if anything important was ever planned there would be serious problems so half the things planned wouldn't be do-able because of the time restraints after wasting precious time being confused

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