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About This School

Bernal Intermediate School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Bernal Intermediate School is Jeanette Crawford-McCuller, who can be contacted at 895 children attend Bernal Intermediate School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Unspecified; and Hispanic. 10% of the Bernal Intermediate School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 895 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bernal Intermediate School is 21:1. Martin Murphy Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 6%
Unspecified 4% 3%
Hispanic 39% 46%
Filipino 3% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 21%
Asian 22% 19%
Multiracial 2% %
Pacific Islander 1% 0.9%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 11505%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 45%
Limited English proficiency 10% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    This was overall a great school. I'm a student and adored the school when I was a seventh grader but this year as an 8th grader the science situation is disappointing. Halfway through the semester they switched out a bunch of students to a new teacher who to be fairly honest wasn't very good at her job. The entire class is now very behind and just got another new teacher very near science state testing.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bernal Intermediate is a very good school with excellent teachers that really care about student success. The school offers a solid academic program as well as many extracurricular opportunities such as band theater and sports.

  • (2 years ago)

    Bernal intermediate is a wonderful school...i am a student there and its awesome!! ) athough bernal has a lot of fights.. ( it's a shame to see other students fight... '( but overall the teachers are great the staff is wonderful and everybody is freindly!! well sometimes lol

  • (3 years ago)

    While there are many positive things to say about this school I have to say I am upset everytime I see the back field. All school year long I have seen an overwhelming amount of trash blowing about the field. Today i wanted to walk the track and changed my mind as I surveyed the south end of the track covered in trash. Why doesn't the school maintain the cleanliness of the field? This is not a one time event but a year long obsevation of a filthy condition. Boo! Zero rating on picking up litter.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think Bernal has been a great school for my son. Like any school a parent has be fully involved and visible even though our budding teenage children don't think it's cool. Too Bad!! Bernal really prepares the kids for high school with its' challenging and rigorous focus on education though this year the science class curriculum lost some rigor. There are some great and dedicated teachers at Bernal. There are plenty of opportunities for parents to be involved like the PFC(Parent Faculty Club); a great venue to know what's going on and to build a connection with the administration sports support District representation and volunteering for dances/school events.

  • (3 years ago)

    My Lil sister goes here and she is constantly being harased by kids in her classes. they make fun of her weight her appearance her hair pretty much anything and everything. My sister is a good kid she's got a big heart. We have complained to the school numurous times but nothings happening. she hates going to school because she doesn't want to hear what they got to say to her. she mostly ignores it but its not like it doesn't hurt her inside. she's been through ALOT over these past few years and she still is able to fake a smile and make it through. it just makes me furious that they do that type of stuff. bullying isn't's verry immature to put some innocent person (or any at that)down to make ur self feel better.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is great ) I like the principle all my Teachers and friends. I like My Councilor to. She gives me lots of stuff and helps me when i need it or when anybody else needs it. ) Theres nothing i would say bad about this school.

  • (3 years ago)

    students need to focus on school not relationships as much. be strict staff about keeping them focused

  • (3 years ago)

    this school's teachers helped me go through 7th grade very nicely its safe and fun to go to

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is ok. I am a student there & it has had quite a few expulsions & suspensions; many fights.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son graduated from Bernal two years ago and my daughter is there now. It's been a very good middle school in terms of math and music. Language Arts teaching there could use some work.

  • (4 years ago)

    Bernal has always had a great united staff with one vision an attitude students come first. When I taught there it was probably so me of the most wonderful years on my life because not only was the staff working as one but the students responded in kind. Bernal definitely deserves a great reward.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went their last year and now im in high school I loved it All the teachers are nice and kind Friends are guaranteed there.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to bernal last year and I loved it. The music program is great and I loved all my teachers. I really learned a lot and had a great time too. If the rating system could do halves I would add another half to it. ]

  • (6 years ago)

    I had an amazing time there! My teachers were great although some strict. I love Bernal Intermediate!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son had 2 excellent years at Bernal. The teachers are great the quality of education is outstanding. Too bad it's only 2 years! We moved within South San Jose so that he could attend Bernal to be with his friends and we do not regret it! I hope the quality will remain the same. My daughter will attend Bernal in 7 years!

  • (6 years ago)

    My child has done so well there!

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school with the best music department in the region.

  • (6 years ago)

    Bernal is an amaizing school! It is so much fun there! Sure there is some strict rules but don't all schools have rules?!?!? Well Bernal is preparing us for highschool and even college! It is going to be a lot more stricter there! I would totally send any kid there!

  • (7 years ago)

    Bernal is the best school ever. The teachers are very enthusiastic the cirriculum is great and I can personally say tha Bernal is indeed a Distinguished School.

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