School Details

Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School

2001 Rimbey Street, San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-3500
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 541 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

49%
42%
56%
60%
57%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
30%
46%
49%
59%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
45%
65%
53%
60%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
48%
60%
44%
44%
65%
13%
39%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
52%
60%
48%
47%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • South Bay Union Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School is Cynthia Smith-Ough, whose e-mail is csmith-ough@sbusd.k12.ca.us. 541 students attend Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School and identify as Filipino, Hispanic, and Asian. 52% of the Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 83% of the 541 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Godfrey G. Berry Elementary School is 21:1. Nestor Language Academy Charter is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 5%
Hispanic 82% 79%
Asian 7% 1.0%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 9%
Multiracial 2% %
Pacific Islander 1% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 7680%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 79%
Limited English proficiency 52% 47%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I couldn't believe this school is teaching the children alot more than the school my Grandaughter went to that has an 8 rating. The teachers are great!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Berry is a great school. the Staff and teachers especially the principal work hard to make sure students get the education they need. An example is that the teachers and principal set goals for the students and if they reach it they get rewarded it's a good way for the students to be become encouraged about learning.

  • (2 years ago)

    Berry ia a great school! Mrs.O the Principal is awesome. She has goal setting assemblies and many other activities going on to motivate the students. I'm so happy the school is finally getting remodeled that is very much needed!! the staff is great too now for the comment about Ms. Thomason she is a great teacher she was recognized as TEACHER OF THE YEAR so that says a lot!! She is great with the students and her communication with the parents couldn't be better! BEARY BEARS ARE THE BEST!!!!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    I love Berry! and contrary to one other review Mrs Thomason is an amazing teacher little kids who didnt speak English now talk to me in English my daughter who is in kindergarten is reading and writing so well its amazing the new principal is very dedicated. I cant say enough about Berry I certainly didnt expect it too be so good.

  • (4 years ago)

    i dont thik this is not a great school ..its too far to be good...i have many complaind with mrs.thomason she itsn a good teacher she need patience with the little kids so sorry for the kids in her class

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Berry and think the school does a lot for students. They have Jr. Olympics every year and the students are making movies powerpoint presentations and they are learning. They have goal setting assemblies every six weeks and have after school programs for kids that need extra help. I couldn't be more happy with the teachers and the principal at Berry.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am not really happy with the school being that several times that I have spoke to the Principal he really doenst listen to my childs needs. Its all about numbers to them and all about the testing. Its pretty sad that it can be a school because they trully care about the student and not just about the test scores. Not sure if my child will continue in this school next year. I hear of other schools doing some kinds of class performance for either christmas or other holidays and Berry NOTHING!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Berry has met all federal targets and exceeded their state target. They are moving forward! All kids and teachers set goals and you can tell. The goal setting assemblies are awesome and the kids love them!

  • (5 years ago)

    My concern with this school is the lack of security found at open and close of school. The campus is far too vulnerable to entry of non school personnel

  • (5 years ago)

    Hi everyone I've been part of this great school as a parent since 2004.The new principal Paul Bloomberg has taken Berry school to a new hieght for learning. Every student is special at Berry school. Paul has a great program for getting students to do home work and teaches respect honor and responsiblities to each of our students. This school is excelling in math reading writing and science. I rate this school as a five star hotel. This five star hotel is teaching the students to be future scientist writers language art specialist community leaders and have the ability of cognative thought also self respect. As a parent these are very important qualities for my son. I follow through at home by teaching respect honor to self and responsibilities. Also I do my part as a parent to help the principal and his goals.

  • (6 years ago)

    Overall school is good. The main issue is not the leadership but that most parents don't care enouhg and blame it on the leadership. If as parents we don't educate our children at home how can we expect them to behave while in school?

  • (6 years ago)

    There is a new principal this year at Berry and things have changed dramatically for the better. There is an intense focus on writing and student achivement. The teachers are incredible and are extremely devoted to the students.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is the best school for my child. she has learned a lot here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Extremely unorganized. Principal is extremely visable and involved. My kindergartener traced straight lines for 2 weeks once he started here.

  • (9 years ago)

    Both my kids attended this school since kindergarden. My oldest one recently graduated.We have wonderful memories of all the great teachers. I am only sadden that future students will not be able to be guided by MrBaity the schools principal since he is retiting this year.I recommend this school to parents and just ask that it's not only the teachers that make a difference in the school but us as parents.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter just started at Berry but so far we are very pleased. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful which I am sorry to say is not the case in every school. Another plus is that they have a bus!

  • (11 years ago)

    I think this is the best school I've ever seen.

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