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4 Wabash Avenue
San Jose, CA 95128

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(408) 295-1814
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March 13, 2015
I love love this school, the teacher's are one of the best. From regular school to the after school program, the help the students improve in all areas. The principle is always visible at all hours and has a open door policy. I would love to see more hand washing soap, seat covers, and toilet paper in the bathrooms.

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July 26, 2014
I love the staff my son started this school last year he came from trace and was bullyed there and didnt feel safe etc he started here at burbank and had issues he was so behind in all work but towards the middle the school with all the hard work and time the staff member helped me with him he goes to school with no problem now i transfered my other kids here

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April 01, 2013
This school is horrible. I bet all of the positive reviews are from the faculty. I was a student and I feel like my experience at the school has ruined my life. I was one out of eight non-Hispanic children in the entire school so of course I'd get bullied by the children, but the ridiculous thing is that even the staff would treat me poorly. The principal though it was a huge joke too. They do not treat racism as a problem, but if I started picking on the other children I'd be burnt at the stake. The staff, generally speaking, is more immature than the kids. The one good teacher at this school is Mr. Segura. I'm not sure if he still teaches there, but I hope he doesn't. He's leagues over that joke they call a school.

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October 03, 2012
I love Luther Burbank. I've been there since preschool. When you're there it feels like your second family because you get treated like one.Once your child is there they get very smart. I always love going there. It's an amazing school. The teachers are very great and helpful. Don't think about it . Your child will LOVE it there. :D

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June 12, 2012
We live around the corner, and our family is a bilingual, multi-ethnic household, but we decided to send our child elsewhere. There is little diversity and the test scores are poor. We called the school to donate items and the person answering phones did not understand English. This is public school, it is inexcusable for the front desk not to be English proficient.

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December 09, 2011
My child went to this school. I do not recommend it. The new principal and superintendent are not honest and do not have integrity. There are bulling problems at this school and they are not addressed and resolved appropriately.

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October 08, 2009
The school has been changing a lot from when my high school kids went there. Now my younger child is going to Burbank. I think my child is getting a good education. My child was reading at kinder, and so are a lot of young kids. I like the new field and playground. It is nice. They just hired a new principal and superintendent too. I hope it keeps getting better...

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September 26, 2009
Luther Burbank School has a terrific staff. The teachers are awesome and the support staff is invaluable. The administrators however....But we're working on that. Go Burbank!

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September 25, 2009
Luher Burbank is the best school because is beauriful, cares about people's needs. cares about the future of the children. Praise every gain and gives hope to everyone.

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September 06, 2008
As a parent I am very happy to have my child in this school. It is a great school for parent participation and for children to learn in. The focus on academic achievement is greatly appreciated. The uniform policy is good for kids and good for parents. We never have to worry about what our child will wear to school. The dedication of the entire staff from administration to the teachers to the classified employees is superb! Thank you.

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September 04, 2008
Check out the state website www.cde.ca.gov to see the test scores for yourself. Indeed they are up! The teachers and adminstrators at Luther Burbank are dedicated, caring and knowledgeable. Give a call or stop by to find out for yourself. Get involved to make a good place to learn even better!

- submitted by a community member

August 30, 2008
I have had the great opportunity to volunteer at Luther Burbank School and I have found it to be an outstanding school that focuses on what is best for children. The Superintendent has provided quality leadership in reforming this small school district to a level of distinction. The principal is a perfect match for this school that serves a large Hispanic population. The teachers are of the highest quality and parent involvement permeates throughout the entire school. Test scores are up, a pattern for the past seven years. What more could a parent want?

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August 27, 2008
Under the leadership of some fine administrators this school has raised academic achievement considerably. Over the past seven years scores have increased over 200 points. This is a great school with great teachers where all staff have the children as a top priority.

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January 29, 2008
Luther Burbank School is an excellent place for children to learn. The smallness of the school makes it much more family oriented. At Luther Burbank the students always come first. That's the school motto and it shows in every aspect of the educational program. The school seeks to hire the best, most qualified teachers and the school has had excellent academic results.

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September 14, 2007
Luther Burbank is not a good school for any child with special needs. Their lack of professional training in conflict resolution and lack of resources leaves a child in need, still needing. Our experience is that they did more harm then good to my child. The principal and superintendent have their own agenda, and if your child does not fall in line with it, you can expect a difficult time at this scool. Their agenda is budget driven with little emphasis on the best interest of the child.

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August 24, 2007
The Teachers at LB work very hard, and they truly care for the students. This school has improved 100% in the last seven years. The staff places children first and it shows!

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August 06, 2007
This school does not have enough discipline also the lack of supervision. The school may not be safe, but they do tend to care aboutt the students, if you want a better more secure school, I suggest John Muir Middle School (Burbank) would fit the job.

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April 20, 2004
Luther Burbank, under the leadership of its new superintendent, director of instructional services and principal, is a wonderful school for children to attend. It is a small school in a small district with a much appreciate family feeling to it. The staff are excellent and cater to the needs of every child. The school is very child centered with a heavy emphasis on raising student academic achievement. Some of the excellent programs offered to children are Houghton Mifflin Reading, Saxon Math, Algebra for 8th grade students, Accelerated Reader, Waterford Early Reading Lab, portable lap top computer lab and the Fitness Center. Luther Burbank's parent involvement program for non English speaking parents has won statewide recognition as an exemplary program. Programs at Luther Burbank have won the Glen Hoffmann Award, the Golden Bell Award and an Excellence in Education Award. Luther Burbank is a small school with big goals.

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Luther Burbank Elementary School
4 Wabash Avenue, San Jose, CA  95128
(408) 295-1814
Last modified Luther Burbank Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Luther Burbank Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top