Berry Middle School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Berry Middle School
Berry Middle School is a vibrant and diverse learning community located in the heart of the city. With a student population of over 600, Berry Middle School offers a wide range of educational opportunities and activities to meet the needs of all students. From rigorous academics to a variety of extracurricular activities, Berry Middle School strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment for all students.
At Berry Middle School, students are encouraged to explore and develop their individual talents and interests. The school offers a wide range of courses, clubs, and activities, including sports, music, art, and drama. Additionally, the school provides a comprehensive guidance program to support students’ social and emotional learning.
At Berry Middle School, we are dedicated to providing a safe and caring environment for all students. We strive to create an atmosphere of respect and inclusion for all students and families. We believe that all students have the right to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of our school.
4500 Jaguar Dr
Birmingham, AL 35242
6 – 8
Overview Berry Middle School
Berry Middle School serves 1,142 students in grades 6-8.
Berry Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 32% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70% (which is higher than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).
Verdict on Berry Middle School
Berry Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Berry Middle School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.