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About This School

Berendo Middle School is a public middle school in Los Angeles. The principal of Berendo Middle School is Robert Bilovsky. 1,854 students go to Berendo Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Asian; and Black, non-Hispanic. 42% of the Berendo Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 86% of the 1,854 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Berendo Middle School is 18:1. St. Thomas the Apostle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Korean
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 92% 73%
Asian 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 11%
Filipino 0.5% 2%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.07% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.07% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 75%
Limited English proficiency 42% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school a couple years ago and frankly it's quite terrible! Teachers call it "after school tutoring" but it's more like forced detention. I hope administrators realize that keeping students for over an hour needs a 24-hour prior notification to their parents? Also the school is practically run by the parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    im currently a 8th grader and im about to finish middle school in 3 months ;( let me tell you something this school is GOOD! the math department is really good we score really high in math tests because berendo has before school and after school tutroing and that helps alot. the classes are good and the elctives are creative too but now we only have dance band and digital arts but they are good this school has the most amazing people and i honestly dont want to leave it berendo has been very fun they celebrate diffrent cultures and have dances ) they are very fun this school has improved ALOT!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a garden volunteer who helped out on a project at Berendo for the Mayor's Day of Service. I was so impressed with the families and the administration. Hundreds of students and their family members came out to serve their community. Principal Bilovsky has assembled an exemplary staff that works above and beyond to create a safe beautiful and enriching environment for their students and the broader community. They are heros and Berendo is an amazing school.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a Pretty Cool School for your children. It has Cool Teachers and good supervision. They also have the most strict deans so its mostly rare for your kid to het in trouble !

  • (5 years ago)

    Im a current student at this school and its a great school! It used to be non-academic and test scores were way too low! All of that has changed now and teachers are really showing a lot of dedication nowadays. Especially in the 8th grade where teachers even make you show up before school after school nutruion lunch and make you go to saturday school and intersession. I have honors in all my classes and in my algebra class the head of the math department goes to visit us daily and sometimes even teaches our whole period because he's so impressed with our work and we are always ahead in our work compared to normal classes. When the normal algebra class is studying slopes and linear graphs/equations we're on the other hand studying quadratic equations and functions or polynomials and factoring.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was a proud Alumni at this school. The problem in this schoolis that the students see it as a social gathering not a place of education. I you have a good child that wants to study then there should be no problem. But the education is not that demanding. It took me a really long time to adjust to Hamilton Humaities Magnet. (which is a great school and it is worth all the work) So maybe try sending your child somewhere else.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a former teacher at this school I can say that the quality of the education depends upon the administration and the dedication of the parents. There was a horrible principal who almost destroyed the school. Others have done well. Students have gone on to receive full scholarships to Ive League colleges. For the neighborhood the school is safe and offers many activities after school. Most teachers are dedicated but there are a few slackers. Too few parents are actually involved in their students education. Those that support their students and encourage them can benefit from a decent public school in a marginal school district.

  • (7 years ago)

    As for the extracurricular activities is great. The teachers that teaches music art drama etc. are really dedicated to come everyday and show the students new things. But most of the teachers meet up to the standards. I'm not sure how they discipline the students are correct.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school has dedicated staff and teachers who care about the quality of teaching. Great staff and teacher support as well!

  • (9 years ago)

    beren do middle is on of the close middle school. the thin g is that theres too many students for few teachers and most teachers such as Mr.larason .

  • (10 years ago)

    I am proud Alumni of Berendo Middle School. Although I did not receive the best education I am able to suceed in high school. I believe Berendo is a very poor school and most teachers are very poor. Earning A's in middle school was a practical joke but entering high school and suceeding is very difficult for me. Berendo does not prepare students for high school. School was joke in middle school.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very good school.

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