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Burton (Phillip and Sala) Academic High School

Public | 9-12 | 813 students

 

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Posted July 14, 2013

Burton High School not only has the best Principal in San Francisco but also has the best staff. Mr. Kappenhagen loves to interact with all of us students and his door is always open for everyone. He is just amazing. All of the teachers are easy to work with. If you give them your all, they will do the same to you. They are all very nice and will push you to your limit. I highly recommend joining Navy Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps. Master Sergeant is the BEST instructor in SF and we have the best battalion. NJROTC is one hell of an experience. Not to mention we are the only Navy JROTC school in the district, making us stand out to all the other schools. I love the Puma Battalion and Burton High!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2012

Best thing as a parent of this school is an amazing principle, He works wonders with the kids and my son is NOT one for authority outside the home I know! But he has a wonderful impact with my son, teachers are very proactive with parents who are proactive in their kids education and great support. As a parent I couldnt ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2009

Burton is a school where academics are of the upmost priority. ALl of the students here put their grades above everything else. They are all so determined and motivated to do well. I am extremely glad that I teach at this school... Watching these young adults progress and succeed in life is the most incredible gift I could ask for. They are all going quite far in life.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 21, 2009

I love Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School because it is not a very big school; and the staffs are very friendly and cool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

I love Burton High School because the staffs care so much about all of us, the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

I like Phillip & Sala Burton Academic High School because people there are cool, nice, and friendly :>
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Burton is a good school! just some teachers aren't that good!! but overall, it's good!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2009

well this school is good the teachers are very social with the kids and they interact with them.Iam a student at burton high and i love it!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 8, 2008

Burton has incredible diversity and fantastic after school programs. This is my eleventh year teaching in urban high schools; this year is my first at Burton High School. What a year it is shaping up to be! This school offers clubs, sports, dances, volunteer opportunities, field trips, wellness programs, library services, after school programs, and much more. I am glad I made the move to Burton High!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 25, 2008

I am an alumni from Burton High School. I will have to say this is one of the best school in preparing students for college and protecting the students from harm. I have gained a lot of social skills, academic opportunities and leadership skills from this school. Although, the facility is located in a 'bad' neighborhood which I personally do not think is a 'bad' neighborhood there are lot of great opportunities and safety is highly enforced here for the students. Therefore, Burton is a place for an individual to love, learn and lead in one of the most diverse school.


Posted July 26, 2007

I'm a student in Burton and I have to say it's a good school. Yes, we are in a 'bad' neighborhood. Most would see us and think there are better out there. But the truth is, we've got beautiful people with our diversity and great teachers who love to teach. The school's been hit hard - teachers were cut; languages, APs, honors all cut - but we still prevail and try our best with what they give us. You won't find another school like ours
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 5, 2007

I am currently a student at Burton and we have too many students in the classrooms. Otherwise, there are some really good classes such as AP Calculus, Academy of Finance, Physics, and all these challenging classes that helps out students succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2006

Burton is a hidden gem. A very safe, friendly school with great academics. Dedicated, often inspired, teachers. If you live on the east side of the city, why waste lots of your kids time riding MUNI to one of those other high schools? A very large percentage of Burton graduates attend a 4 year college; Burton is an academic high school geared to college prep. Suggest you visit - it's a wonderful school and besides it has an incredible view of the bay and the downtown skyline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2006

Burton has a great core academic program such as A.P. classes as well as honor classes. A great choir touch of class choir that has travel around the world and perform for the best. Parent involvement has grown and where on the move to bigger and better things. We have a dedicated teaching staff. We have great counselors and a uniform policy so that our students don't feel they have to have certain clothes and dress a certain way.The students all know each other and a very diverse student racial.A clean and safe school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2006

The academics at Burton are there if you are motivated to get ahead, the extracurricular activities are not. There is a new football/soccer field. The AP Biology class is by far the best in the city, the pass rate for the AP Biology exam is higher than lowells for two years in a row. The AP Calculus classes are very good. We use a book that was contributed to by Burton teachers, so they know how to teach from it. This is the first year that AP Chemistry has been offered.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2006

Good academics. Friendly atmosphere. College counseling focuses only on UCs, CSUs, CCSF, and historically Black colleges. Little communication with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

As a student at Burton High, I do believe this school is a good one. We are given classes which are needed to go to a UC or a CSU. We also have to graduate with 230 credits. Other schools are able to graduate with less. Burton has a lot of clubs and sports to get involved in. The administratuib could be a bit better. A school isnt good or bad, it just depends how the student goes about their education.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

I was a substitute teacher at Burton High School, in 2004-2005. The students are serious about their academic work. There is a nicely balanced diverse population of students. There is a variety of athletics with knowledgeable and talented teachers to bring the best from all the students. They play energetic touch football at lunch, but it is unofficial and unsupervised, so I was advised not to sit and watch it because that might be considered an endorsement of the activity. The main strength of the school is in the experienced and dedicated teachers and administrators. I would gladly recommend Burton High School to any San Francisco student. Jean Womack
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 31, 2005

There seems to be little parent involvement. I have only attended one parent teacher conference and that only because a teacher called me about a problem she was having in her class and happened to mention it. I have only received information about giving money to the PTA. I have not been told when or where any PTA meetings are held. The only reason I know they exist at the school is because at the beginning of the year I received a flyer asking me to donate money to them. The attendence office does not keep accurate records.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

732

Change from
2012 to 2013

+8

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

732

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

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Algebra II

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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49%

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79%
Integrated/Coordinated Science I

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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14%

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24%

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54%

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61%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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43%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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38%

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27%

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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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34%

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

27 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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4%

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11%

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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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29%

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51%

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51%

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33%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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Earth Science

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Parent education - high school graduate57%
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Parent education - college graduate73%
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English Language Arts

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Females58%
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Parent education - not a high school graduate39%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
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Geometry

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Males9%
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Parent education - not a high school graduate11%
Parent education - high school graduate10%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Algebra II

All Students14%
Females7%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asian21%
Filipino0%
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Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
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Economically disadvantaged9%
Non-economically disadvantaged20%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability14%
English learnern/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate23%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state22%

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students53%
Females53%
Males52%
African American20%
Asian73%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian18%
Pacific Islander11%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability17%
Students with no reported disability56%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate52%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Chemistry

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Earth Science

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English Language Arts

All Students45%
Females50%
Males41%
African American24%
Asian59%
Filipino39%
Hispanic or Latino41%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander18%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate45%
Parent education - high school graduate39%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%

Geometry

All Students6%
Females6%
Males5%
African American0%
Asian10%
Filipino4%
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islander0%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantaged7%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability6%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only6%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented13%
Parent education - not a high school graduate4%
Parent education - high school graduate5%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)11%
Parent education - college graduate4%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state6%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students52%
Females54%
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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Economically disadvantaged53%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Students with no reported disability52%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented64%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Science

All Students55%
Females56%
Males54%
African American33%
Asian73%
Filipino49%
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian9%
Pacific Islander11%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disability21%
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate52%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

World History

All Students38%
Females34%
Males41%
African American19%
Asian51%
Filipino38%
Hispanic or Latino27%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian9%
Pacific Islander6%
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disability22%
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate30%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate38%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Algebra II

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Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
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Biology/Life Sciences

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Chemistry

All Students34%
Females32%
Males37%
African American8%
Asian60%
Filipino22%
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability36%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only37%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented79%
Parent education - not a high school graduate35%
Parent education - high school graduate35%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate41%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state11%

Earth Science

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Filipinon/a
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Students with no reported disabilityn/a
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English Language Arts

All Students33%
Females34%
Males33%
African American24%
Asian46%
Filipino30%
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Non-economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability34%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate35%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state19%

Geometry

All Students4%
Females9%
Males0%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino0%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged5%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability4%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only0%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state0%

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students29%
Females24%
Males36%
African Americann/a
Asian41%
Filipino0%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Non-economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability31%
English learner44%
Fluent-English proficient and English only26%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented55%
Parent education - not a high school graduate37%
Parent education - high school graduate41%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate6%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Physics

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Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students38%
Females28%
Males48%
African American35%
Asian51%
Filipino35%
Hispanic or Latino23%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate26%
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduate42%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

World History

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Samoann/a
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Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
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Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students83%
Females84%
Males83%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American63%
Asian90%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander71%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to state77%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Economic Status Unknown86%
Students with disability39%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner36%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students82%
Females82%
Males82%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American47%
Asian93%
Filipino86%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islander69%
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Declined to state95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Economic Status Unknown91%
Students with disability44%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner57%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 51% 11%
Hispanic 26% 51%
Black 14% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
Two or more races 3% 3%
White 1% 27%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • William Kappenhagen
Fax number
  • (415) 239-6806

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Library

Burton High School ExCEL Program (after school program)

About the program
  • The Bayview Beacon at Burton High School hosts an afterschool program that includes homework help/tutoring, dance, cooking, employment, college/career exploration, and sports. Food is served.SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that after-school academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community-based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by
  • Bayview YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
What grades can participate?
  • 9-12
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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