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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
Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology is an above average, public, magnet school located in Charlotte, NC. It has 1,661 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 58% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
1430 Alleghany St
Charlotte, NC 28208
Telephone
(980) 343-5992

Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1050
230 responses
Average ACT
22
173 responses
AP Enrollment
51%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$55,599
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,000
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
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.80 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.80 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 312 responses
Report
  • Pep rally's
    20%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Holiday Breaks
    13%
  • Student vs Faculty Basketball Game
    11%
  • Spring fling
    8%
  • Band functions
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,661
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.86 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.86 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.86 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,296
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.115 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.115 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.115 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,023/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.123 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.123 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.123 responses
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Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology Reviews

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Teachers: Incredibly hit or miss. I’ve had some of the most caring, wonderful people as teachers and they’ve really changed my life (Ms.Collins, Mr.Ames, Ms.Jacks etc.) and then I’ve had some teachers who I know truly didn’t care about us at all. Admin hates all the teachers we like.
Clubs and activities: we have tons of them! But only a few that administration actually cares about. If you’re not in Student Council, NHS, HOSA, or NSBE, your club probably doesn’t matter.
Administration : the worst thing about Phillip O Berry. They are NEVER on the same page. You can ask 5 different administrators the same question and get 5 completely different answers. There is no communication or trust between administration and teachers which leaves the students stuck in the middle and screwed over. Admin at berry needs to be redone or we will quickly become another West Meck.
Resources:the library sucks and we can barely use it due to the CMS tech people on the floor under us.
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This is a school that is amazing for getting kids ready for the real world. We have many kids that won't go to college and start in careers with 40,000 per year. We have many class for the Medical,IT, and Engineering fields and you don't find that in many places. Also our school sports play in one of the hardest conferences in North Carolina so your children will be ready for college in the athletic department. Last we have the most unique and different vibe from everybody in Charlotte, our school is known for academics, track, smart, and the people who have their very own personalities. You will have many different cultures who hang and chill with each other. Overall Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology is one of the best schools in North Carolina and is a life changing experience coming from middle to college. It's the type of school that you will miss when you graduate and reminisce about the enjoyment every single day because there is never a dull day at BERRY!
Phillip O. Berry is a STEM school and a career ready school. A STEM school is a science, technology, engineering, and math, it prepares your children to gain the skills necessary to succeed in everything and anything they want. Philllip O. Berry has three main academies; medical, technology and engineering. The academy I chose was the medical. Throughout my 4 years of attending, I was excited going to my medical class( academic class) to see what new things we were learning. The academic classes will help you later once you start college. Phillip O. Berry also allow students to take AP classes and classes at CPCC! Which is great for students to get a head start in the game.