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9-12
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Sacramento, CA
Students enrolled: 1,828
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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3500 Florin Road
Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 433-5100
(916) 433-5199
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June 10, 2014
I'm glad my husband and I made a wise decision moving to the Sacramento area a few months ago. We decided to put our son at LBHS.. At first I was hesitant and letting him explore the experience he love being there. He is a freshman and loves coming home with no or little homework. Everything is done at school and having him attending there has made him change academically drastically. He's raised his grades and increase his GPA.. I am so proud that my child is mentally happier being here..

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
Luther Burbank is the best school evaaaaaaaa! Yeaah! Go Titans. We are the best. PS; this is not from a Burbank student.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2012
Luther Burbank High School is the best kept secret in SCUSD! The school is structured in small learning communities which affords smaller class sizes, high accountability and it affords teacher and students to build respectful relationships with each other. The after school program is exceptional. Students and teachers work together to create a successful and challenging academic environment; work to encourage a culture of respect and service to the community. Students in the Law & Social Justice Academy are youth leaders in the community and provide invaluable services to many govt agencies and communnity based organizations through their dedication to community service. The ASB students capture the true spirit of self-discipline and dedication. They enhance the high school experience for all LBHS students. The after school Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program is the most robust and active Teen CERT program in the Sacramento area providing students the opportunity to train and deliver assistance during emergency situations. The students and adult leaders across the campus are truly dedicated to securing success for our community's youth. Go TITANS!

- submitted by a teacher
February 17, 2012
I graduated from there June 13, 1969, sixth season since opening September 1963. Already then the school was in trouble in more ways than one; last time I stepped foot on campus was March 31, 2000, felt like was walking into Folsom Prison, really scary!

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2011
Although this school is not the best school, I sincerely believe that it has progressed significantly throughout the years. I am currently a senior attending Luther Burbank High School. At first, I was hesitant to attend this school. However, I now strongly believe it was one of the greatest choices I've made in my school career thus far. Due to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, students now have the option to take rigorous and academically challenging classes. Not only has the academic classes improved, the community in the school itself has progressed. When I see the students, I see motivation. I see future leaders. This is also evident within the amount of new clubs and after school programs that are now available on campus because of the dedication of the students and caring staff that use their time to make it possible. In addition, I believe our unique diversity of students also contributes to the richness of this campus. Just because it isn't the best school doesn't mean that it will forever be handicapped. It doesn't mean that progression is impossible. Change can happen.

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2010
I was a student at Luther Burbank High School when it was an okay school. It has progressively gotten worse. The students that do manage to escape LBHS are grossly unprepared for college. I was in the AP program with a 3.7 GPA, and still needed to take remedial math courses in college. The AP courses were not challenging, and they chased away the good teachers. Do not send your children to this school, they will spend the rest of there adult lives playing catch-up.plus alot of Gang,Violence,Drugs etc... Dont Want Your Child Going To This Nasty Dirty School!

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2009
It's a cool school had a bad reputation but it shoudn't we have been getting better and improved overall have gained alot of friends and learned alot so come to Burbank you will enjoy it GO TITANS!!!!

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August 14, 2009
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July 16, 2009
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January 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2008
Great school and the football team is in great shape the last four season

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
My husband and I attented the BTS Night on 9/24 and what a treat. Our son is a recent transfer who raised his GPA in order to get me to agree. I'm glad I did. The staff is young and full of energy. Their teaching style of the curriculum is on a level that my son can relate to. The diversity was wonderful.

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September 24, 2008
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September 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 12, 2008
Luther Burbank has the best after school program in the state. They really care about the kids. This school has become a model for what to do in an urban school.

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April 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
LBHS has steadily improved over my 8 year tenure. The leadership is visionary, faculty is exemplary, and students are hard - working, happy and increasingly successful, in spite of being one of the lowest SED schools in the area. Now, LBHS is out of program improvement, all should be aware of what we've know for years.... LBHS is the best school in the disrict

- submitted by a teacher
February 23, 2008
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December 12, 2007
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August 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
no rating July 28, 2007
Burbank has been struggling through to maintain a good name. As of now, it has a program of IB: International Baccalaureate. It's a two year program, challenging and training its students to prepare their minds to get ready for the better future, recognized by universities. Their hard work really does pay off. But back to Burbank, it's not what you think. Take a visit to the school, and it'd be like any other high school. Get to know what's Burbank actually about before trusting other people's words.

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2007
parent involvement needs improvement,extracurricular activities such as sports have improved,however,others such as the music and art programs need more support.quality of acadademic programs is high,small learning communities allow both students and teachers to develop close relationships,academically challenging IB certificate and full diploma program is offered as well.

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2007
Since first attending Burbank,I have seen great progress;teachers are committed,ib/honors program is offered and the overall environment on campus has improved

- submitted by a student
no rating June 21, 2007
I really think that this is a great school to attend.I love my experience here. I have made friendships that will last a longtime from this school. The teachers here are amazing. So many of my teachers are committed to what they do and helps us in every way possible.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 08, 2006
Luther burbank has been a school with a bad rep., However, it has great programs such as rop and offers honor class. Luther burbank offers a great variety of sports including tennis, golf, football, track, and etc.. It's a student's decision wheter to be involved in the great programs available ot to be involved in trouble.

- submitted by a former student
March 09, 2006
LBHS has the potential to be a great school. With such a diverse student population and the small learning communities, there are many opportunities available. However, the local community must support what is happening at the school. In addition, the poor socioeconomic statis of many of the kids is detrimental to their learning. These kids can achieve. All they need is the caring and guidance of the right kind of teachers.

- submitted by a teacher
December 11, 2005
I loved this school, I wish I had never left since I made real life long friends there not the fake ones I have at my new school

- submitted by a former student
August 24, 2005
Burbank is a school that can use a lot of academic improvement and support from the community. it has a great athletic department but can also use a lot of support in that area. parents need to be more active in the school and know whats going on and

- submitted by a former student
April 07, 2005
My son is graduating in june 2005, I feel this has been a great school for my son. He has attending Burbank all 4 years. There is a great staff & the coaches at this school are fantastic. They have helped my son with everything from sports stuff to deciding on a college. Coach Heffernan really gets involved with the kids & I thank him daily for helping to guide my son. Any kid can benefit from going to Burbank they might not know it at first but in the end they will.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2005
Back to school nights were very disappointing last year. I saw very few parents attend. The programs were strong, but suffered because the school was going through transition, following a school within a school model. This caused a shortage of text books and made it difficult for students to get the classes they needed to meet graduation requirements. Stable adminstration support is definitely needed; the school is literally being held up by the teachers who seem to be doing everything, but who should be given less outside classroom responsibility so that they can focus on their jobs, teaching. A new principal is now in charge (Go Ted!). Hopefully, some of the burden will come off the teachers and a system will develop that will allow the teachers to focus on teaching just a few class subjects and not 3 or 4 a day.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2005
This high school is on the move in the right direction. The new principal is a visionary man with integrity and a respet for the multicultural community we live in. Students exhibit pride in their academics, athletics and clubs. The evolution of small learning communities allows my son to have a close knit group of teachers and counselors working with us to make sure he is prepared for college and beyond. Increased exposure to athletics, music, poetry, dance, art, SAT prep, etc. courses has created a well rounded campus. Decrease in discipline issues and low self esteem is allowing students to progress at a rapid rate and feel safe in school. Our choice to keep our children in our local school was the right one.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2004
Luther Burbank is making dramatic changes which are well needed. The once disgusting restrooms have been remodeled, there are more classrooms, and the new billboard is rather attractive. The next thing that needs to be improved is the football field and the track. The track is in terrible condition. There are some teachers who try thier best to give students a memorable high school experience as well as a good education. I attended this school for two years and I had those good teachers. On the other hand some teachers were just there for a paycheck and didnt care if thier students learned anything of if they passed thier class. The principal should be replaced immediately! It seems as if he dosent know how to deal with teenagers. Although it has come a long way it still needs a lot of work.

- submitted by a former student
May 30, 2004
I graduated from Burbank in 2002. My experience there wasn't the best compared to other high schools I've attended. However the students were full of school spirit and the teachers were always there after hours to help me as well as other students with curicular activities. Yes, the principal was very insensitive but the teachers were inspirational and commited. Thank You Ms. Watts, Mrs. Sikes-Perkins and Mr. Hopsen. From Emanuel Davis C/O 2002

- submitted by a former student
November 18, 2003
This is not a bad school at all. There have been rumors from the past still haunting the school today. Having two daughters that go there now if I thought the school was to unsafe I would not have enrolled them at LBHS. I think that burbank is getting better as time progresses. I think that the staff is very concerned with its students adn trying very hard to help them. I also like the enviorment of different cultures surrounding the school and not just a main one. I think it is one of the best schools in the SCUSD.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2003
Would not recomend sending any students here. Not enough books for students. Books they do have are old and some are torn! They should replace principal. He is hard to deal with! Graduation rate is low a small percentage of students go to four year colleges.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2003
This is the worst school! Why are we paying tax dollars to a school that doesn't even teach? I'm not even sure if it should be called a school!

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2003
Three of my children have attended this school. The multicultural environment is a great experience for each student in that campus. Two of my daughters have graduated and have never regreted entering this prestigious school. Old rumors have fogged the reputation of this school, rumors which are not at all true, it is genuinely a great school.

- submitted by a parent
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Luther Burbank High School
3500 Florin Road, Sacramento, CA  95823
(916) 433-5100
Last modified Luther Burbank High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Luther Burbank High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top