Location: Berkeley, CA
Are you a student or parent at Berkeley Technology Academy? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Berkeley Technology Academy available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Berkeley Technology Academy is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Berkeley Technology Academy students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Berkeley Technology Academy
- Every sports team you can join at Berkeley Technology Academy
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Berkeley Technology Academy is a public school, supporting grades 10 to 12 . It's located in Berkeley, CA in Alameda County.
Based on its location, Berkeley Technology Academy is classified as a school in a midsized city. Here's the location on a map:
Berkeley Technology Academy2701 Mlk Jr. Way Berkeley, CA 94704-3211
Phone number: 5106446159
Berkeley Technology Academy homepage: http://www.berkeleyschools.net/schools/high-schools/berkeley-technology-academy/
Principal: Sheila QuintanaEmail the principal: [email protected]et
The total enrollment at Berkeley Technology Academy is 102 students, making it a somewhat small high school, in the bottom half of all California high schools by size.
As a smaller-sized high school, Berkeley Technology Academy will feel like a cozy learning environment. With fewer than 100 students in your class, you'll likely get to know most other students and your teachers well. This will give you the feeling of a small liberal arts college.
But with a smaller student body, you won't have as many activities and clubs to choose from. If you find Berkeley Technology Academy lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Berkeley Technology Academy growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Berkeley Technology Academy has steadily decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
Are there more boys or girls at Berkeley Technology Academy?
From our statistics, Berkeley Technology Academy has a 50:50 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Berkeley Technology Academy has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Alameda County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Berkeley Technology Academy doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Berkeley Technology Academy? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Berkeley Technology Academy has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so Berkeley Technology Academy isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at Berkeley Technology Academy are black. In California, black students make up 6.6% of total enrollment, but it's rare for a school to be predominantly black. Berkeley Technology Academy is one of fewer than 12 schools in the state that have a majority of black students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.9%||1|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||10.7%||11|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Berkeley. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Berkeley Technology Academy Families
What are the family incomes of students at Berkeley Technology Academy? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Berkeley Technology Academy, 9.8% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 57.8% qualify for free lunches.
This means Berkeley Technology Academy has a moderate percentage of students at or near poverty. About half of all schools in California show this level of poverty or greater. The income level of families in Berkeley is likely to be relatively low.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||33||32.3%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Berkeley and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Berkeley Technology Academy is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Berkeley Technology Academy is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Berkeley Technology Academy doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Berkeley Technology Academy to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Berkeley Technology Academy: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Berkeley Technology Academy students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 0 referrals to law enforcement, and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 132 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Berkeley Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Realm Charter High||0||0||0|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Berkeley Technology Academy? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Berkeley Technology Academy's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Berkeley Technology Academy students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Berkeley Technology Academy must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If Berkeley Technology Academy students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Berkeley Technology Academy.
At Berkeley Technology Academy, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered well below average and puts Berkeley Technology Academy in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The vast majority of Berkeley Technology Academy students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This low percentage itself isn't much cause for concern - as teachers and students get more familiar with the new Common Core, the pass rate at Berkeley Technology Academy will likely increase. But it still reflects Berkeley Technology Academy's low standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At Berkeley Technology Academy, 3% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Berkeley Technology Academy in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Berkeley Technology Academy students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results