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Burlington, IA
Students enrolled: 1,135

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421 Terrace Dr
Burlington, IA 52601

(319) 753-2211
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October 08, 2013
BHS has pre-engineering classes known as Project Lead the Way. My son is able to take classes and earn college credit. The teacher who teaches Principles of Engineering is perhaps the finest teacher in the nation!

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2013
BHS has great teachers where students are prepared for college. Students are able to take advanced AP classes. Students with disabilities also receive the support and help needed. Students have many choices of clubs and even classes that other smaller districts would not offer. Many students come to BHS from the smaller districts for the specialized classes like Pro Start and PLTW

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
So many great teachers who really care and go out of their way to help you!

- submitted by a student
March 08, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2009
Too many fights and drama. I dont have the right learning environment.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2008
As a former parent of a student that went to that school, I would say I dislike it a lot. The teachers and the students are not the problem it is the administration. I have known many faculty members that have quit working their because of the administration. West Burlington will not even accept students from burlington, because of all the BHS students that were trying to transfer. My kids senior year almost 100 students in his class either transferred or dropped out, now ovbiously this should tell you something. I think that Burlington Community High school has treats their students more like prisoners than students.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
I am pleased to see the parent portal that you have instituded so we as parents can keep a daily watch on our childrens grades, homework, lunches and events. However I do see a bad review coming due to all the fighting that has been happening with regularity. Would be interested in knowing what is being done to ease this seemingly every day occurence.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 09, 2008
I am a current BHS student and I do not enjoy it. The teachers (Aside from a select few) will not hesitate to single you out. The students are also very socially bigoted. Some of the teachers just don't seem to understand and hesitate to give help when its needed. And the students who are respectful toward the staff are treated wrongly due to appearance, beliefs, or even social status. I can't wait to get out.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 18, 2007
I went to BHS during 1999-2003 I loved the school it was a school where you fit in the teachers were awesome especially my favorite teacher Mrs. Lens she was without a doubt the reason I stayed in school and I wouldn't change a thing about the school or the teachers.

- submitted by a student
July 11, 2005
This is a great school for extracurricular activities. There is a club or sport for any kind of person and their interests. The academic quality is good, but the homework load is a little on the heavy side, as well as the amount of tests given. The downside to the school is the lack of parent involvement and the safety. The officials do try, Mr. Turner does great and there is a police officer on duty at all times, but still a few fights manage to happen throughout the year, but what school doesn't have a few fights? Even with these two things in mind, I think BHS is an excellant school to have a child graduate from.

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2004
BHS has a bad habit of pushing too much work on students and then turning their back on them when they need help. Hard to access teachers. No follow up on student programs. All of the sports programs involve politics, there is more athletic talent walking the halls than there are on the field or courts. Kids are let down and dont try out for sports because of the politics, but its like that everywhere,isnt it?

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
June 15, 2004
As a graduate, former worker and parent of a BHS student, I have seen the school and programs change over the years. While the district has been faced with budget problems and some programs have been cut, I can't think of a better place for my son to graduate from. The number of extracurricular clubs and activities that are provided are excellent. The number of young leaders that are emerging from this school is amazing. The education that is received is still excellent and the accessibility of teachers and administrators is still great.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Although the district is tight on money I think that there is still a quality education to be had at Burlington. They offer a wide variety of AP classes and many extracirricular options. I think if they could keep the teachers they have there instead forcing early retirement or laying off the quality of edcation would be outstnading. It is not bad as is but would obviously be improved. I think the administration is excellent. Mr Turner definitely hold fort on safety issues and having a policeman on campus helps immesnely. Mr Schmitz seems to be endlessly avaialbe to teachers and is always visible to extraciricular events. If I had kids I would look forward to sending them there

- submitted by a community member

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Burlington Community High School
421 Terrace Dr, Burlington, IA  52601
(319) 753-2211
Last modified Burlington Community High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burlington Community High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top