Berry Middle School

4500 Jaguar Dr, Hoover, AL 35242 | (205) 439-2000
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Student Enrollment: 1,109
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4.5 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 4500 Jaguar Dr., Hoover, AL 35242
  • Principal or Admin: Dr Kathleen Wheaton
  • Fax: (205) 439-2001
  • Website:
School District Details
  • Hoover City School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $11,923
  • Graduation Rate: 91.9%
  • Dropout Rate: 1.0%
  • Students Per Teacher: 13.6
  • Enrolled Students: 12,889

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,109
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 89.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 12.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 561 (50.6%)
  • Females: 545 (49.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 61 (5.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 119 (10.7%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 180 (16.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Berry Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Berry Middle School
  Number Percent
6th Grade37133.5%
7th Grade38134.4%
8th Grade35532.0%
10th Grade10.09%
12th Grade10.09%
Source: AL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 4.5

4.5 out of 5 | 8 Reviews
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8 reviews for Berry Middle School

  • Reviewed by Student on August 02, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I am going to this school this year. I am very nervous about it, as i have been in a private school all my life, and am not used to changes.Please inform me on the school, by emailing me at [email protected]
    Thank you.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 12, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • berry middle is the best & friendliest school i;ve erver been to
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on August 15, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I loved this school. My son was on the 6-4 last year and the teachers were awesome! Wonderful feedback and willingness to work with parents on keeping your child on track! The only negative I have is the PE department. I called the coaches several times and sent emails and FINALLY got an email back after a week that was not to my satisfaction. I know sports are big here but that does not excuse the coaches from participating in an effective manner with making sure we are on the same page in our childs education. My son did not make honor roll because of PE and I never was given a satisfactory explanation of the C he received in that class.
  • Reviewed by Student on July 22, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • im going to this school this year and im nervous. could anyone please message me about this school?
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on March 12, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I love this school, my name is courtney felton and i used to go to this school until i had to move because of the army i would move back to this school in a flash.
    i love u berry.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 10, 2008
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The environment at Berry Middle School, from an architectural standpoint, is undoubtedly the most advanced design in all of Hoover City Schools.

    Aside from the unique blueprints, though, the students at Berry have no logical reason to be so pretentious about this school.

    A majority of the student body -- and even the faculty -- are extremely sports-oriented and could care less about the academic challenges presented here.

    I'm not at all shocked to say that every budget revolves around the athletic programs in some way. Berry consists of two basketball courts, two football fields, and more than 4 tennis courts; apparently, athletics are more important than educational purposes.

    I could continue my rant, but I'm sure you've read enough. to sum it up, if you want your child to become a wannabe NFL quarterback, Berry is their destiny.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 29, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I think this is a very good school to go to. it is a clean and nice school. You are welcome by all staff members and students.

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