School Hours

Berkley High School runs on a six (6) period schedule.
School starts at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
Dismissal time for half days is 10:25 a.m.

Berkley High School Profile

Berkley High School is nestled in a residential and small business community, located in Oakland County. Our 4,800 district students come from Berkley, Huntington Woods and the north portion of Oak Park.

Berkley High School has been named a 2017 Most Challenging High School by the Washington Post, among Newsweek's Top 500 High Schools in 2016, as was on the  Newsweek’s The Daily Beast 2014 list of 735 Best High Schools in the nation -- ranked 6th in Michigan. These rankings highlight the schools that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates.

Michael Lyons, Class of 2017 valedictorian and Jolie Stocki, salutatorian, will be attending the University of Michigan. 

This Class of 2017 was accepted at Georgetown University, Brandeis University, Emory University and The Parsons New School of Design to name a few out-of-state institutions.

Students earned full tuition to colleges including Wayne State, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan, Drake University and the University of Alabama.

In-state, for the Class of 2017:

  • 12% of class accepted to UM
  • 27% of class accepted to MSU

Depth and Breadth of Curriculum

A total of 327 students took 679 Advanced Placement tests in 2017. Many upper classmen dual enroll at one of the many colleges/community colleges in our area. In addition, approximately 30% of our Seniors attend classes at CASA (Center for the Advanced Studies and the Arts), and OSTC (Oakland Schools Technical Campus).

Scholarships & Awards

The Class of 2017 was awarded over $4.5 million dollars in scholarships and financial aid. 

PDF Document2017 BHS Profile - Print Version

School Information

School Details

  • CEEB/ACT Code: 230295
  • Public: Comprehensive
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1373
  • Senior Class: 308
  • Schedule: 6 Period Schedule
  • Class Periods: 61 minutes
  • Accreditation: North Central Association

Memberships

  • Michigan Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling

Professional Staff

  • 79 Teachers
  • 4 Counselors
  • 3 Administrators
  • 1.5 Media Specialists
  • 1.5 Social Workers
  • 1 Speech Pathologist
  • 1 School Psychologist,
  • 1 Academic Intervention Coordinator
  • 1 College and Career Coordinator Specialist
  • 1 Athletic Coordinator
  • 1 Drama Director
  • 80% Master’s Degree

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements, Grade Point Average and Class Rank

Twenty two credits are required for the Class of 2018 to graduate from Berkley High School. All courses are worth .50 credit. Students are required to meet the following minimum department requirements:

  • English 4 credits
  • Math 4 credits
  • Physical Education 1 credit
  • Science 3 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • Foreign Language 2 credits
  • Visual, Performing, Vocational, or Applied Arts 1 credit

The grade point average on a transcript is weighted if a student has taken an Advanced Placement (AP) course and/or select honors (HON) courses. Courses taken outside of grade level will be indicated with an * on student’s transcript. A “G” grade indicates a passing grade in a pass/fail option. The lowest grade one can earn and still receive credit is a D-.

Grade Equivalents
A = 94-100
A- = 90-93
B+ = 87-89
B = 83-86
B- = 80-82
C+ = 77-79
C = 73-76
C- = 70-72
D+ = 67-69
D = 63-66
D- = 60-62

Class of 2017 GPA Distribution

GPA distribution includes grades earned through 11th grade

Class of 2017: 308 Seniors

Highest: 4.500
Median: 3.081
Lowest: 1.068

1st Quintile 4.500-3.885
2nd Quintile 3.881-3.419
3rd Quintile 3.372-2.819
4th Quintile 2.814-2.117
5th Quintile 2.113-1.068

Recent Honors

Prudential Spirit of Community Honoree, Central Florida National Merit Scholarship, Alma Trustee Scholarship, Horace Mann Fellow, Ohio State National Buckeye Scholarship, Universtiy of Michigan Literature, Science & Arts Scholarship, Tulane Dean’s Honor Scholarship, Excellence in Education - Oakland County, Bill Gates Millennium Scholar, Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholar, Michigan High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete, Western Golf Association Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Winner, DECA National Qualifiers, Symphonic Band - superior rating MI Schools Band & Orchestra Association (MSBOA), superior rating Solo & Ensemble Festival, Symphony Orchestra First Division rating MSBOA’s District and State Band and Orchestra Festival, 100 AP Scholars

Honors Courses

Honors courses (HON) are offered in the following subjects.
Those indicated with * are grade weighted courses.

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • *English 11
  • *Advanced Writing (Practice of Academic Writing)
  • *Textual Studies (Class and Literary Texts)
  • *Advanced Earth and Space
  • *Anatomy & Physiology
  • *Zoology
  • *Organic Chemistry
  • *Calculus 3
  • *Differential Equations

Note: Advanced Writing, Calculus 3, Differential Equations and Textual Studies are articulated college courses through Syracuse University.

Advanced Placement Courses (24)

Berkley High School offers the following Advanced Placement (AP) courses:

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Comparative Government
  • Computer Science A
  • Macro Economics
  • Micro Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Science
  • European History
  • Human Geography
  • Music Theory
  • Physics B
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • U.S. Government
  • U.S. History
  • World History

Advance Placement Scores
In 2017, 327 students took a total of 649 tests in 18 subjects.

AP Score Total Exams # of Scores
5 96 15%
4 156 24%
3 207 32%
2 150 23%
1 40 6%

(There is no limit to the number of Advanced Placement classes a student can take)

Test Scores

Starting the year of 2016-17, students began taking the SAT instead of the ACT as a part of the Michigan Merit Exam.

  Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015
SAT 308 Tested    
 Composite  1085 n/a n/a
       
ACT 150 Tested 296 Tested 276 Tested
Composite 25.4 23 22
English 25.2 23.1 21.5
Math 24.9 21.9 21.5
Reading 26.2 23.6 22.4
Science 25.1 22.8 22.2

 

Post Secondary Education

Percentage of total graduating class attending 4 year college, 2 year college or Military/trade/technical school.

Class of Students 4 Year College 2 Year College Military/Technical/Trade School Total
2017 343 67% 28% 3% 98%
2016 288 67% 29% 2% 98%
2015 263 68% 30% 1% 99%
2014 275 67% 29% 1% 98%

Previous Colleges Students Have Been Accepted

Over the past four years, our students have been accepted to:
Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Baldwin Wallace College, Bard College, Baylor University, Beloit College, Bentley University, Boston University, Bryn Mawr College, CA College of the Arts, California Polytechnic State University, Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, Central Michigan University, Clark University, College for Creative Studies, College of Wooster, Columbia College Chicago, Denison University, DePaul University, Drake University, Duke University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Georgetown University, Grand Valley State University, Hampshire College, Harvard University, Howard University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, The Juilliard School, Kalamazoo College, Keio University, Kenyon College, Kettering University, Loyola University Chicago, McGill University, Michigan State University, Michigan Technological University, Mount Holyoke College, New York University, Northern Michigan University, Northwestern University, Oakland University, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Parsons School of Design, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rice University, Robert Morris University, Roosevelt University, San Diego State University, Saginaw Valley State University, Smith College, Syracuse University, Tulane University, Tuskegee University, United States Military Academy, West Point, United States Naval Academy, University of Detroit Mercy, University of California Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, University of Montana, University of New Hampshire, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Vanderbilt University, Vassar College, Wayne State University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University (CT), Western Michigan University, Westminster College, Williams College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Yale University