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About This School

Phillip O Berry Academy of Tec is a public high school in Charlotte. The principal of Phillip O Berry Academy of Tec is Curtis Carroll and can be contacted at p496@cms.k12.nc.us. 1,238 students go to Phillip O Berry Academy of Tec and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 70% of the 1,238 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Phillip O Berry Academy of Tec is 12:1. Harding University High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 76% 42%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian 3% 5%
Hispanic 14% 18%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    If you are attending a school for academics you have chosen an excellent school. My son is a sophomore with a 4.62 GPA currently. He plays football which isn't the best but his teachers are great. I can email any one of them at any time and can expect a response within the hour. I appreciate teachers that are engaging and genuinely care about the student versus the check.

  • (6 months ago)

    Phillip O Berry is a great school to go to. Initially very hesitant to attend the school. Once get to know teachers and the staff I fall in love with school. POB is t started offering STEM curriculum very recently. Bio-tech program is awesome. In less than 2 years POB came 3rd place in state HOSA competition. Medical intervention lab and teacher is amazing. She has lot of passion for the subject and has vested interest in student welfare. Bio teacher is an exemplary his focus is on ensuring students are well prepared for college and goes above and beyond. He adopted research based papers and book to educate students. English teacher is amazing right from the beginning of the school year she wanted her students start thinking about college and AP. DBQS assignment and quizzes are college level. She understand the student abilities and challenges them but ensures they are motivated. Overall Phillip O Berry is an excellent school.

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a freshman here at Phillip O. Berry. So far I've seen absolutely NO change whatsoever in the quality and challenge of the academics and even curriculum comparing to middle school. This school is publicized with such a good rating with propaganda that proposes that the students here are all high-level and advanced and that the curriculum is more rigorous than that of normal schools. True the ratings are high and the success and graduation rates are also high. But what is ALSO high is the level of IMMATURITY that is displayed in the classrooms. There is absolutely no display of discipline that I'm aware of and I'm in classes with freshmen sophomores and juniors. The level of intelligence is also lower than I expected from this school. But I will say that there are in fact students that are very smart and mature but the average classroom is not very high-level considering that about half the students almost all of my classes are failing. Well I suppose this school is better than my home school Rocky River so I guess I'll give them that. Overall the teachers are decent the students not so much. And the rigor...I can't seem to find it.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our daughter is a Freshman at POB in the Engineering Academy. We have been VERY pleased with the quality of teachers and instruction and teaching by the teachers. The Engineering Academy is excellent. Our daughter passed her Intro. to Engineering class and will receive college credit for the class....that's awesome. And we contribute her success to her teacher Mr. Mariano who was voted "Teacher of the Year" last year. He's an awesome teacher! The principa Mr. Carroll provides superior leadership to the teachers & staff as well as being accessible to students and parents. We are extremely pleased with Phillip O. Berry Acaedmy of Technology. ALL families with children interested in Engineering Computer Technology or the Medical field should consider POB as top notch public high school in Charlotte NC.

  • (5 years ago)

    The academics is great. There are a lot students there to get a education and getting exposure to a potential career. The teachers are willing to work with student that want to learn. Only dissapointing part of POB is the athletic program. If your child is looking to get a athletic scholarship it will not happen. But luckily my child went there for academics which I applaud POB for.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has recently been accepted in to the Magnet program here and I have already seen a difference from his prior school James Martin. He likes his teachers and they really seem to care and be excited about the subjects they teach. The students also seem to care a great deal about their education and it is reflected by their behavior which has affected my son's behavior for the better. I would highly recommend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm very excited about my son attending POB. Open House was very informational. I meet The Principal and an Asst. Principal and was very impressed. The curriculum is very challenging. Don't believe all the negative things. Keep up the good work POB!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student here at berry and i love it the teachers are great the principle is excellent and the other student couldn't be any kinder and the sports are good to but me personally im on the wrestling team so i love berry go cardinals!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Student at Phillip O. Berry and I must express my own personal opinion. I know that Berry does not have the best reputation but it is a great learning environment.Most students at Berry come to school because they feel accepted;like we are all a family.The programs there are great especially if you are trying to go to college.Since I came to Berry in 2005;I have grown and matured. I love Berry and it hurts hearing other people talk poorly about Berry. Phillip O. Berry is not just the school we go to but it is our second home.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is our first year at Phillip O Berry and I must say that I am not impressed at all. The teachers appear to be there just for a paycheck. The students are very unruly. My daughter comes home everyday tell me about either a fight that has happened or some other sort of mischief that has occurred. I think this school is being hyped up way to much and not living up to the standards of education that CMS district has set forth. BEWARE OF THIS SCHOOL!

  • (8 years ago)

    This year (2005-2006) finally found some quality teachers at this school only to have several of them moved to other schools. POB has been a disappointment since opening its doors! Great concept poorly administrated.

  • (8 years ago)

    Phillip O Berry is a work in progress and great things are happening there. Keep up the good work regardless to what 'others' are saying.

  • (9 years ago)

    The academic programs at Berry are lacking. There is virtually no arts at the school. There is not much parent involvement at all. The school is a total let down and is very dissapointing. My child is not getting the quality education she deserves.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel that Phillip O. Berry has greatly prepared my child for the College/University atmosphere. the comprehensive curriculum and caring faculty are an asset. My child is also involved in the many various activities on campus they have a wonderful music program at Berry. My child has repeatedly told me that they wouldn't trade in this experience for anything in the world.

  • (9 years ago)

    Phillip O. Berry Adamedy is a huge opportunity for students seeking furthering their education at an early age. The school provides a chance for students to pursue medical technological and architectual based career paths. The career path classes challenges you and it also allows you to explore possible career interests.

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