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1920 Clark Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506

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(818) 558-4777
(818) 846-9268
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May 14, 2015
I have been a Burroughs parent for 5 years and feel this school has challenging academics, safety, and a huge variety of quality extra curricular programs for my kids to choose from.

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March 31, 2014
Speaking from a parent who actually use to pay for private school---you really can't beat the education here. It superseded what children were getting in private and offers so much more! My eldest graduated in 2012 and is now at NYU & my youngest is a freshman.

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November 15, 2013
I sent my daughter here because I thought that being in the Burbank School District would be good for her academically, and while the academics are good, the staff doesn't really deal with bulling very well. Last year my daughter had the worst year of her life at this school whiich finally culminated in a fight. The staff says to report bulling, then she gets labled a rat. You can't win. I believe the school administration is blind to what is really going on in the daily lives of the kids that are there. If your a good student everything is handed to you, if you get into trouble, then there are after you, lerking and watching your every move, making the child feel like they are being singled out. I finally had to transfer her out to the Glendale Unified School District. Hopefully she will prosper there.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2013
I really wanted my son to do well in this school and up until freshman year, he was an excellent student. However, during this time, he started to show the first signs of what I now know is bipolar disorder. I really wish his guidance counselor and school psychologist would have advocated more for him. He has always been a sensitve/emotional kid, but his behavior at the time was very much out of character. When I inititally asked about testing, I was told I would not want him labeled as having emotional problems. This scared me off from getting him the assesment he needed at the time. My son got worse, he missed a lot of school due to hospitilization, and I was still informed that his permit would be revoked due to attendance and failing grades. I didn't have much energy to fight anything else at the time as I was a mess. I wanted to leave this review so that other parents who might be dealing with the same issue, know to get their child tested by the school psychologist) even there is push back. This is a very good school (which is why I wanted my son here) but not very helpful (with the exception of the school nurse - she was great) with kids struggling with mental illness.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2011
I've been working at J.B.H.S. since October 2001 as a Sustitute Instructional Assistant, mostly with Special Education. The overall atmosephere is great. Most of the students seem to get along good. This school has a great "Best Buddies" program where the special ed kids interact with their other schoolmates on & off campus. J.B.H.S.has a Great principle in Mr.Urioste " Mr. U"

- submitted by a teacher

March 01, 2010
Perfect school. It has all the things my child needs to have a great high school experience. Outstanding in extracurricular activities; great choir, band, sports, etc. Teacher always have a fantastic attitude towards their students. This school has an excellent way of presenting itself. They provide lots of shows and teachers spend extra time for students to achieve high grades and make students feel at home and happy all four years.

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October 13, 2009
Fantastic school, a California Distinguished School in the running for top SAT scores in the State of California.

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no rating
July 12, 2009
This is the most horrible school ever! very bad, my child is doing very poorly. And the teachers dont pay attention to her.

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June 11, 2008
My daughter was enrolled in a local private school for her freshman year and we ran into many complications. It got so bad, I had to pull her out and I placed her at Burroughs. We couldn't be happier! The staff is wonderful and they help her stay on track while maintaining a 3.8 GPA while being involved in extracurricular activities and sports. My daughter has made many friends and so have I. We couldn't be happier!

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2008
I am extremely proud to teach at JBHS. Our administration is supportive, we have outstanding teachers that go above and beyond and our school feels like 'home'. We are a very large family.

- submitted by a teacher

October 30, 2007
I was really impressed by Burroughs ability to make their school seem like a community in itself, the Principal and all the staff are so involved, and their pride in the school is easily seen

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October 04, 2006
With all the school shootings going on in the rest of the country I was a little concerned, but I spoke to the Assistant Principal. They have all sorts of stuff in place to keep the kids safe. They really care about the kids. It feels like a family!

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2006
academics are limited, good environment, very safe student body.

- submitted by a student

January 27, 2006
Great School, although like other schools there are some great teachers and other who shouldn't be teaching. Great choir program.

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October 08, 2005
Great school...Good teachers great people

- submitted by a teacher

August 19, 2005
The school provides excellent guidance services by making sure that every student sees their counselor and completes an academic plan. Dedicated and driven administration. Principal definitely walks his talk.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2005
I've been very happy with the education my son has gotten at Burroughs thus far.

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March 07, 2005
I can not say enough about the positive experience my son has had at this school. He is challenged academically in his honors classes and in the advanced placement class he is attending. He is in the chamber choir which has been an incredible experience for him as well. His self esteem and confidence has soared as his ability to perform in front of a mass of people has developed. He is so happy attending this school. He makes all A's and is already planning for college. This school and the parents invest in the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 15, 2005
This school has a great mathematics system.

- submitted by a teacher

August 04, 2004
a relatively good school, but when i complained to the principal about some clearly biased and inappropriate political 'education' going on in a tenth grade world history class, the response was underwhelming, to say the least.

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September 18, 2003
Well I'm not a parent but I'm currently a sophmore (9/18/03) and i have to say that Burroughs High is one the best around. Sure there is tons of construction going on but just wait until second semester and everything will open. To those kids who complain about being tardy, try not to stop and talk to your friends during passing period, or try going around the crowd, all the buildings have multiple exits/entrances and stairways for accessablity. Also, the teachers are very good at this school, but like all groups, there are always a few bad teachers here and there. Compared to middle school, my average GPA has raised from a 3.3 to a 3.8

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2003
There is so much construction going on in the school that there isnt even room for anyone to sit. My child has been tardy many times because of crowded halls, they need to improve on their construction.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
Burroughs turned out to be a better school than I'd expected. My son, in 9th grade, has been able to maintain a B average throughout his first year at Burroughs, due in part to his counselor, Mrs. Smith, who has stayed on top of his progress and been easily contacted when needed. Parents do need to stay on top of their students and the teachers though to keep abreast of what's going on on a daily basis...but that's true with any school these days.

- submitted by a community member
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Burroughs High School
1920 Clark Avenue, Burbank, CA  91506
(818) 558-4777
Last modified Burroughs High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burroughs High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top