Berkley School District Named 2023 Best Community for Music Education
Berkley School District Receives National Recognition: Named 2023 Best Community for Music Education, 12th Year in a Row
District Heralded for Support of Music Education
Berkley School District is proud to announce it is a 2023 Best Community for Music Education! This national designation comes from the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, for demonstrating outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
Berkley is one of 16 school districts in the state of Michigan to receive the Best Communities for Music Education award, one of 830 nationwide, and has been an award recipient since 2012.
In its 24th year, the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey requires districts to answer detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
Scott Francis, Berkley School District Superintendent, said, "Receiving this award for the 12th year in a row is outstanding. I am very proud of our teachers, students, parents, and community supporters of the music program. Our music teachers continue to inspire and empower students in creative ways and I applaud them for all they do for music in our schools."