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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Berkner High School is an above average, public school located in Richardson, TX. It has 2,550 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.
Address
1600 E Spring Vly Rd
Richardson, TX 75081
Telephone
(469) 593-7000
Website

Berkner High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
81%
Average SAT
1110
342 responses
Average ACT
23
220 responses
AP Enrollment
27%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$76,719
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,245
National
$949
Median Home Value
$226,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.66 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.66 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 214 responses
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  • Pep Rallies
    23%
  • Musicals, concerts and performance shows
    18%
  • Sports
    18%
  • Multicultural night
    14%
  • Band competitions
    8%
  • STEM events
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,550
Free or Reduced Lunch
52%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.71 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.71 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.71 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,537
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.85 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.85 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.85 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,700/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.101 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.101 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.101 responses
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The staff and teachers here are very cooperative and helpful! They are genuinely concerned about their students and their success. I have faced many problems, but the school helped me through a lot of hardship, allowing me to become more successful in my school life. The students here are varied far and wide- ethnically and goal-wise. From engineer aspirers to active athletes, all of them are supported by their teachers and coaches. I can confidently say that Berkner is a great learning environment for any student looking for success in their future.
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My experience in Berkner High School is Great! Overall this school has given me a great experience with the AP classes, fine arts program, and the JROTC program. Most of the teachers care about the students and try to teach with a purpose. Although Berkner is probably the best school in Richardson, one thing I would love to change is the Cafeteria food; It is not the greatest. Also the involvement with the school or having school spirit is low, but I believe that also could change since Berkner is becoming a STEM academy and they are building a indoor stadium. Overall Berkner is a good school. Berkner is not perfect, but I think it is becoming better.
I like that Berkner High School has a safe and loving environment. The teachers and staff are really amazing, and great people to talk to. But, something that needs to be fixed here is the lack of resources that the school uses- or the wrong ones. If we are able to use something that the district provides, why not take advantage. Some things I understand why the use of a specific resource is not important to education, but sometimes teacher might be "against" a website given my the district but reviewing not given use a chance to use. Or even without reviewing, gain nothing out of the lesson.