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The Berkeley School System

The city of Berkeley is located in Alameda County, California, and is part of the San Francisco Bay Area. It has an estimated population of 120,000. The San Francisco metropolitan area spans nine counties and is home to roughly 7.75 million residents. Students living in Berkeley attend schools within the Berkeley Unified School District, which has nearly 10,500 students enrolled.

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If you’d like to see how students around Berkeley and Oakland are testing, have a look at the chart below.

Berkeley Test Scores

Students living in Berkeley have to take several assessments throughout their academic career. From their freshmen to junior year in high school, students need to complete the California Standards Tests (CSTs). The performance on these exams determines the appropriate academic programs a student will pursue going forward. These exams challenge students in English, math, science, and social studies, and they also cover some advanced subjects like physics, geometry, and algebra. Seniors who are ready to graduate must first pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) before they can receive their diploma. This test is untimed and consists of two sections: math and English.

Varsity Tutors can help you find an Anaheim tutor to assist in understanding coursework, preparing for upcoming tests and projects, and developing a greater appreciation for the learning experience. Moreover, working with a private tutor can help you or your child improve study habits, learn critical organizational skills, and learn about strategies that can sharpen test-taking skills.

Bay Area cities like Berkeley attract some of the brightest minds in the world. For this reason, it’s easy to assume that these schools staff some of the country’s top teachers. While schools around the Berkeley area are great learning institutions, you can see from the following chart where they rank within the state:

Berkeley High School Rankings

High School Berkeley Ranking State Ranking AP Pass Rate
Berkeley High School 1 72 78%
Realm Charter High School 2 NA NA
Berkeley Technology Academy 3 NA NA
Oakland School of the Arts NA 263 NA
Oakland Technical High School NA 304 73%

If your child is attending a Berkeley school, you may want to consider class sizes. While schools in the East Bay area are slightly below the state average, they’re still quite large.

Berkeley Student-to-Teacher Ratios

Berkeley High School has a 19 1 student-teacher ratio.

Oakland Technical High School has a 22 1 student-teacher ratio.

Oakland School of the Arts has a 25 1 student-teacher ratio.

Realm Charter High School has a 27 1 student-teacher ratio.

Berkeley Technology Academy has a 9 1 student-teacher ratio.

California State Average has a 26 1 student-teacher ratio.

One of the advantages to living in Berkeley is that you and your child have access to many of the country’s top colleges and universities – many of which bring in top researchers and students from all over the world.

Berkeley University Rankings

College National Rank Acceptance Rate
Stanford University 1 5%
University of California-Berkeley 42 17%
Santa Clara University 101 48%
University of San Francisco 110 71%
Mills College 347 84%
California State University Maritime Academy 420 68%
Saint Mary's College of California 566 80%
Dominican University of California 706 78%
Menlo College NA 41%
Holy Names University NA 48%

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The student worked on a quiz or test online involving linear equations and linear systems.  She solved the systems by graphing, elimination, and substitution.  Also there were some word problems that were solved by figuring the linear equations and solving.
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We worked on Pre-Calc for the entire duration and we reviewed graphical transformation of graphs of higher degrees, finding symmetry about x=0 or the origin by seeing if the functions were even or odd and also using the intermediate value theorem. We also used the graphing calculator to find zeros of some of the more complicated functions.
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Worked with the student on a variety of topics for his Mathematics final. Logarithms, exponential equations and conic sections. Good session.
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Met with the student on Sunday from 2:00pm - 3:50pm to finalize any questions that she had regarding her pre-calc comprehensive exam this week.  We reviewed graphing functions, mean-median-range, P= Rate X Time, word problems, and continued to review polar coordinates.  She had a very good grasp on most concepts and has seemed to raise her confidence over the last couple weeks.
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During this session, we reviewed the student's homework on "Order of Operations". Also, we went over an assignment which she trouble with. This assignment reviewed "Prime and Composite Numbers" and "Prime Factorization". We were also able to review "Divisibility Rules" during this assignment.
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The student and I continued to work on her Spanish skills. In this lesson, we focused on using estar in the present and imperfect tenses with past participles, and estar in the present and imperfect tenses with gerunds. She is making progress..
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