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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 894
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850 North Second Street
San Jose, CA 95112

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(408) 535-6267
(408) 298-1675
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March 23, 2015
Burnett has the International Baccalaureate program for ALL middle school students. This education provided a holistic world view integrated into all subject areas. All students get 8 classes, with 2 of them being electives. There's everything from Native Speaker Spanish to Speech, Art, and Music. As of 2015, Burnett follows a Blended Learning model including technology and station rotations with individualized learning into every classroom. The teachers are creative and caring despite all the challenges they face in an urban environment. The campus is clean and most students are friendly and respectful. I mean it's middle school...the students' hormones are all over the place. Burnett is a fabulous school to be at. Go check for yourself!

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2013
Burnett rocks! Dont judge a school by economic based API scores or just by word of mouth- Go down there and visit yourself! Burnett is an International Baccalaureate school specializing in giving kids a well rounded, global minded education. It has changed dramatically over the years and continues to get better. People who hate on Burnett have to understand it's MIDDLE SCHOOL-the hardest, most hormonally socially awkward years of a child's life. I'd challenge anyone to find more creative, dedicated teachers than the ones at Burnett. They take their challenges and make them successes. If you want a staff who just assigns chapters and asks to answer chapter questions, go to Bret Harte with their high API scores... Burnett teachers won't do that because they are innovative teachers who truly care about their students learning so they create whatever they can to help students learn and feel successful.

- submitted by a community member

April 29, 2012
The administration at Burnett is top notch. Both Ms. Aguerria and Ms. Luz are very impressive and have high expectations for the students and really care about them. This school keeps getting better. My child has had some fabulous teachers this year, and has enjoyed her time socially.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2012
this school is awsome. When my friends told me what some people are saying i just could'nt understand why. i mean of course there are some kids that think some teachers are unfair, but what about the teachers that are very kind and think about the kids education. And yes there may be some kids that are mean and judgemental, but really there's kids like that everywhere! like to the school im going to know, it gets me stressed so much that i hope im going back to burnett.

- submitted by a community member

August 17, 2011
This is a poorly managed school. Students are not happy, teachers are not happy. They say that the Principal "micro-manages" everything they do taking away their creativity in the classroom. Aren't two heads better than one? The gangs and clicks; the bullying is not handled appropriately. Children should not have to be subjected to ridicule in school. My child, who excelled in elementary school is so depressed, she doesn't want to go to school anymore. And what is wrong with the District office that they continue to keep a Principal that is a failure with a capital "F."

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2011
*released to a forced work program. It's sad that budget cuts mean a cut in humanity. Respect is the bare minimum always. Yet these officials are not concerned how their negitive views are affecting the LIVES of these CHILDREN. Do they not understand the process of brain development?? The fronal lobe? These kids think with emotion first! sad story/no wonder low test scores/If I was a student there, I would lean towards gang life to. May as well no support from staff . Even the SJUSD says they have a terrible administration. I teach children to challenge their perceptions, but this school offers no child/parent support. It is not Juvenile Hall its fishing MIDDLE SCHOOL. If your not a part of the soulution you a part of the problem. Stop trying to build a wall between staff & students. Open your ears/eyes/minds & hearts and take advantage of your role in these young lives. * Sad story.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2011
Burnett has been a wonderful school for my son. He is a good student who needs the academic challenge they give. I have not had problems with teachers or administration. There are many different activities for students to participate in during school and after school. I am definitely happy we sent our son to Burnett and I just hope his high school experience is also great.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2010
This school is ridiculous. The Admin staff does not assist the parents or the students in conflict resolution nor do they help with the transition from elementary to middle school. My son had several issues here, and the staff refused to assist us. They were more interested in us transferring then resolving any concerns. It is easier for them to complain about an uninvolved parent then to actually assist as a team to helping the child be successful at their school. I guess, no child left behind, does not apply to this school. The staffs there are not trained to deal with children. Especially ones who have any form of emotional health challenges. If you are one of those parents who just don t care, maybe you won t mind them attending a school that just doesn t care either. Good luck

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2010
Most of Peter Burnett's staff are great, however some of the students that attend Peter Burnett are involved in gang related activities and could care less about receiving a good education. They bring their rough lifestyle and ill-mannered behavior to school and transmit it and/or bully other students. Unfortunately, my child attended this school a couple of years ago and I will never my send my next child here.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2009
Burnett is a wonderful school. The teachers and staff all go above and beyond to make sure that every student succeeds. My daughter went from hating school before Burnett to having a 4.0 and being on the honor roll.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2009
I just graduated as Valedictorian at PBA, and all i have to say is that this is awesome. There are so many cultures there and youll see so many kids bonding together. This is school has a great atmosphere. Im going to miss it alot. The staff is the best around that youll find. They helped all of us with our problems in and out of the classroom. My principal was the best. She takes care of everything that a student needs. The art and physical educations department. Best of the best. (:

- submitted by a student

May 01, 2009
I love working here at Burnett Academy. These students are hard working, focused, and well, just Great to be with on a daily bases. I know these students are good members of this community and will have great jobs when they graduate high school and college.

- submitted by a teacher

January 18, 2009
I am very satisfied with my daughters education at Burnett Academy. The test scores are not what the school is about. The teachers are fantastic and push kids to high levels. I am very happy she is in the college club and gets the opportunity to visit local colleges. I really like the Burnett staff.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2008
this school is amazing it has good quality it has good activities and the best teacher and is safe

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2008
Before moving to Connecticut in 2007 I taught at Burnett Academy. The teachers, staff, and administrators are some of the most hard working and dedicated professionals I have ever met. The after school program is exceptional in both its number of enroled students and its creative and innovative programs. Teachers at Burnett are constanly seeking professional development that is offered by the district off and local colleges and universities. It is apparent that Burnett teachers truly care about their students and their academic success. I miss the Bear family greatly and wish them all the best in the years to come. Go Bears!

- submitted by a teacher

October 31, 2007
My daughter just graduated from this school. She went here for 6, 7, & 8th grades. I thank this school for all their work with her and the help that was given to her. At her last school she was not getting passing grades in several classes, after she started at Peter Burnett her grades rose, her confidence level rose and her self esteem shot up. THANK YOU PETER BURNETT!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2007
Burnett has made radical changes in the last 5 years. The administration, teachers and students have respect for their campus, community and each other. There is a strong focus on academics and student success. There is also a great after-school program and sports league that is FREE to students. ....Take a tour of the school and see what Burnett is all about!! -Former Staff Member

- submitted by a community member

August 08, 2007
This school is a great school for everyone. We like this school because the teachers and staff are really nice and they love teach us and help us succed in the goals we all have. It is a great school because there are alot of extra curricular activities snd there are many great classes you can take. For me it is a great school better then elementary school! ~brittni and breana vargas~ go bears! almost 7th grader @ burnett an almost 8th grader @ burnett

- submitted by a student

April 20, 2006
I feel that this particular school needs a lot of help, not from the staff and teachers but from the parents of the children who attended there, they need to become more involved and aware of what their children are doing and learning, so they can help them become more involved and responsible in school matters, the children at burnett needs lots of help with all subjects. And behavior too, the enviroment there is very disrespectful and violent. Children need to feel safe when going to school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 29, 2004
My daughter attended last year and we actually moved her to a new school in order to put her into a better environment. I hope that parents in this community lobby for better care of this school

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
Low quality teachers. Terrible office staff.

- submitted by a community member

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Peter Burnett Middle School
850 North Second Street, San Jose, CA  95112
(408) 535-6267
Last modified Peter Burnett Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Peter Burnett Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top