Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Summary:

Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology is a public high school in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving 1,552 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools district, which is ranked 129 out of 243 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology has seen a decline in its statewide ranking, dropping from 52nd out of 476 North Carolina high schools in 2016-2017 to 289th out of 626 in 2022-2023. The school's performance on End-of-Course (EOC) exams is generally below the state and district averages, but it ranks highly for its African American and Hispanic student populations, as well as its English Language Learner (ELL) students. However, the school's performance for Gifted and Talented students is relatively weaker. With 46.01% of its students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology serves a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students.

Compared to nearby schools, Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology performs better than some, such as West Charlotte High School and Harding University High School, but lags behind higher-performing schools like Myers Park High School and Northwest School of the Arts. The school's declining statewide ranking is a concerning trend, and understanding the factors contributing to this decline could help the district and school leadership develop strategies to improve overall academic outcomes for all students.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1430 Alleghany St
       Charlotte, NC  28208-0805


(980) 343-5992

District: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
289th of 626 North Carolina High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,885 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  1,552

Racial breakdown:

African American:
65.4%
Hispanic:
26.3%
Asian:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  46% Help


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Compare Details Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology ranks better than 53.8% of high schools in North Carolina. It also ranks 10th among 28 ranked high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.96. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (65.4%), Hispanic (26.3%), Asian (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 46% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology is 18.4, which is the 14th best among 28 high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology is $8,885. 18 high schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology:

SchoolDigger ranks Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology 289th of 626 North Carolina public high schools. (See Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology in the ranking list.)

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 129th of 243 North Carolina school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

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Rank History for all students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 22.96 371st 431 13.9%
2007 51.70 212th 453 53.2%
2008 29.55 380th 477 20.3%
2009 44.40 300th 490 38.8%
2010 62.54 159th 499 68.1%
2011 81.31 16th 506 96.8%
2012 78.14 23rd 502 95.4%
2013 54.48 117th 505 76.8%
2014 64.06 96th 451 78.7%
2015 69.69 78th 531 85.3%
2016 67.53 80th 507 84.2%
2017 79.36 52nd 476 89.1%
2018 69.34 101st 469 78.5%
2019 64.71 118th 514 77.0%
2021 38.82 339th 594 42.9%
2022 48.63 299th 621 51.9%
2023 49.96 289th 626 53.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.05 84th 185 54.6%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.11 13th 173 92.5%
2021 39.13 68th 124 45.2%
2022 56.98 44th 156 71.8%
2023 65.24 44th 226 80.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.58 31st 424 92.7%
2019 70.69 41st 446 90.8%
2021 43.56 164th 432 62.0%
2022 50.95 220th 544 59.6%
2023 54.51 217th 597 63.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.46 119th 449 73.5%
2019 58.40 155th 475 67.4%
2021 39.67 248th 475 47.8%
2022 52.18 273rd 594 54.0%
2023 51.22 279th 588 52.6%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 60.38 81st 349 76.8%
2019 75.76 37th 364 89.8%
2021 59.45 78th 334 76.6%
2022 68.03 53rd 330 83.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.95 108th 325 66.8%
2021 37.23 252nd 337 25.2%
2022 57.31 204th 398 48.7%
2023 48.28 262nd 403 35.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.91 93rd 463 79.9%
2019 67.40 98th 488 79.9%
2021 36.38 260th 481 45.9%
2022 44.28 304th 585 48.0%
2023 47.13 291st 602 51.7%
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Rank History for Asian students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.31 21st 77 72.7%
2019 80.95 12th 89 86.5%
2021 62.00 39th 83 53.0%
2022 53.48 55th 91 39.6%
2023 64.58 35th 98 64.3%
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Rank History for African American students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.49 24th 359 93.3%
2019 81.55 28th 369 92.4%
2021 61.55 69th 364 81.0%
2022 71.16 87th 430 79.8%
2023 71.64 87th 434 80.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.24 27th 340 92.1%
2019 76.56 33rd 354 90.7%
2021 48.94 116th 370 68.6%
2022 51.72 170th 436 61.0%
2023 60.17 135th 449 69.9%
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Rank History for White students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NC State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.30 164th 427 61.6%
2019 87.26 22nd 444 95.0%
2021 52.53 167th 439 62.0%
2022 69.87 165th 534 69.1%
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Data source: test scores: North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Open Quote I am a Student here at Phillip O Berry and my experience so far has been great. It is a STEM school and offers courses that other schools may not, and most of the staff is great. The counellors are wonderful and are very helpful with finding courses, internships, volunteer work and etc that are suitable for me. The students are hardworking and friendly and there is low to no percent of bullying. Close Quote


by a student
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Open Quote This school does provide some technology courses that other schools do not but it is filled with uncaring AND talent-less teachers along with numerous students who simply want to cause trouble and it DOES NOT create a safe environment for students to learn in. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 129 553 26 30 5 n/a n/a 0 743
2003 129 553 26 30 5 n/a n/a 0 743
2004 147 909 33 48 8 n/a n/a 0 1145
2005 142 1213 33 52 9 n/a n/a 0 1449
2006 87 946 23 45 6 n/a n/a 0 1107
2007 68 766 12 38 5 n/a n/a 6 895
2008 79 807 16 64 2 n/a n/a 16 984
2009 102 875 28 95 2 n/a n/a 0 1102
2010 105 952 38 130 3 n/a n/a 0 1228
2011 83 937 45 151 5 0 40 0 1261
2012 73 1105 45 179 6 0 47 0 1455
2013 69 1232 53 222 8 0 42 0 1626
2014 52 1226 53 222 9 0 29 0 1591
2015 60 1272 67 273 9 0 33 0 1714
2016 57 1192 80 294 7 0 31 0 1661
2017 55 1091 76 317 4 0 30 0 1573
2018 61 1123 79 359 10 1 37 0 1670
2019 74 1125 81 378 9 1 39 0 1707
2020 77 1197 75 419 6 0 38 0 1812
2021 76 1219 81 420 5 0 38 0 1839
2022 61 1128 73 424 2 0 35 0 1723
2023 47 1015 57 408 3 0 22 0 1552

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 743 66.0 11.3 53
2003 743 66.0 11.3 53
2004 1145 66.0 17.3 57.5
2005 1449 66.0 22.0 58
2006 1107 66.0 16.8 59.6
2007 895 81.0 11.0 62.2
2008 984 80.9 12.2 59.9
2009 1102 93.7 11.8 62.8
2010 1228 91.1 13.4 65.4
2011 1261 82.9 15.2 67
2012 1455 91.0 15.9 66.5
2013 1626 91.1 17.8 68.7
2014 1591 92.0 17.2 67.1
2015 1714 89.0 19.2 66.3
2016 1661 91.0 18.2 63.2
2017 1573 92.4 17.0 60.8
2018 1670 89.7 18.6 56.6
2019 1707 94.3 18.0 54.2
2020 1812 94.6 19.1 54.1
2021 1839 100.7 18.2 39.6
2022 1723 93.6 18.3 28.8
2023 1552 84.3 18.4 46

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 743 66.0 11.3 53
2003 743 66.0 11.3 53
2004 1145 66.0 17.3 57.5
2005 1449 66.0 22.0 58
2006 1107 66.0 16.8 59.6
2007 895 81.0 11.0 62.2
2008 984 80.9 12.2 59.9
2009 1102 93.7 11.8 62.8
2010 1228 91.1 13.4 65.4
2011 1261 82.9 15.2 67
2012 1455 91.0 15.9 66.5
2013 1626 91.1 17.8 68.7
2014 1591 92.0 17.2 67.1
2015 1714 89.0 19.2 66.3
2016 1661 91.0 18.2 63.2
2017 1573 92.4 17.0 60.8
2018 1670 89.7 18.6 56.6
2019 1707 94.3 18.0 54.2
2020 1812 94.6 19.1 54.1
2021 1839 100.7 18.2 39.6
2022 1723 93.6 18.3 28.8
2023 1552 84.3 18.4 46

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $597 (6.7%) $8,288 (93.3%) $8,885

Data source: North Carolina Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 118th of 514 High schoolsRanks 289th of 626 High schools
 23.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course Biology (Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology)69.749.1
 20.6%
   End of Course Biology (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)60.350.6
 9.7%
   End of Course Biology (North Carolina)59.654.1
 5.5%
End of Course English II (Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology)65.564.5
 1%
   End of Course English II (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)6160
 1%
   End of Course English II (North Carolina)59.758.5
 1.2%
End of Course Math I (Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology)44.340.7
 3.6%
   End of Course Math I (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)42.229.2
 13%
   End of Course Math I (North Carolina)41.235.9
 5.3%
End of Course Math III (Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology)66.260.3
 5.9%
   End of Course Math III (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools)50.259.2
 9%
   End of Course Math III (North Carolina)46.858.3
 11.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students17071552
 9.1%
African American11251015
 9.8%
American Indian93
 66.7%
Asian8157
 29.6%
Hispanic378408
 7.9%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White7447
 36.5%
Two or More Races3922
 43.6%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients54.2%46%
 8.2%


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Students at Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology are 65% African American, 26% Hispanic, 4% Asian, 3% White, 1% Two or more races.

Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology ranks 289th of 626 North Carolina high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,552 students attended Phillip O Berry Academy of Technology.


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