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Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District is a public school district located in Berne, NY. It has 773 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 49% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
About Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District...
Address
1738 Helderberg Trail
Berne, NY 12023
Telephone
(518) 872-1293
Website

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Elementary Schools in Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
49%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1120
23 responses
Average ACT
27
17 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
773
Free or Reduced Lunch
37.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,535
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$20,586,000
Expenses Per Student
$23,591/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    2%

Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School District Reviews

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I had a great experience growing up in the town of Berne, NY. The teachers went out of their way to make sure you had all the resources you needed to do well. Also because of the small size you made personal relationships with teachers and coaches instead of being just another number. I would love that I could walk into my teacher/coaches classroom whenever they were free and just talk about anything because I knew that they actually cared about me. Berne was a great place to grow up! I wouldn't want to change a thing!
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For the most part, I enjoyed going to a small school. I established solid relationships with all of my teachers, which made it easier for me to reach out to them when I needed help outside of the classroom. I also felt that small schools give you the chance to participate in whatever you want. I do a varsity sport, which I could never do in a bigger school. I am also the president on four clubs, a member of about four other clubs, and I’ve been the lead in the school musical twice. I believe that my small district is special in that it allows me to do that. One thing I didn’t like about my school experience was that as an LGBTQ person, I didn’t always feel very accepted. BKW is a small, rural school, and because of that the population is fairly conservative. Obviously the school can’t do anything about this, but I wish it offered more safe spaces and learning tools for LGBTQ students.
Berne Knox Westerlo is a very well rounded school, a great place for children and teens to grow into responsible young adults after graduation. The faculty and staff at BKW care about the students and are able to build relationships which helps with further development toward their future.