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Burlington High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded

 
 

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Posted September 6, 2011

I attended this school and went on to an Ivy League. You get what you put into this school. If you want to take the many AP classes, then you challenge yourself and work hard for your grades. You will truly be prepared for a top university. If you choose to coast through four years here, then that is your choice. There are some amazing and challenging teachers and fantastic resources. The athletics and extracurricular activities are all free still, and are extensive, more extensive than most schools offer around here. The building is old, but that does not define an education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

This was an awesome school! The teachers are all amazing and all of them CARE and help the students. Everyone is nice and they are friendly. Great school!


Posted March 27, 2010

Although the school has seen better days Burlington High is acutally a really great school. You have your amazing teachers that make you think why in the world are they teaching here?! and you do have the bad. The new principal is so involved with the school and is making a GREAT difference. The admins are also just as great! The school has the small town charm where everyone is kind to everyone. Even though the school has some leaks and breaks, it add to the experiance
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

the people heare are great...but the school looks old and some of the teachers create a sad environment
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2009

My son graduated several years ago, and my daughter is currently attending. She is a solid student, while he had some mild learning issues. Mixed bag of teachers, like any school, public or private, which they have also attended. The new principal is open and responsive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2006

BHS is a great school. Like any where else, you get out what you put in. My children have been very happy and successful. They have had many wonderful and qualified teachers who really care about the students and love what they do. There are teachers who are not very good at all and should be let go. There are many wonderful extracurricular for the students to become involved in. As a parent I would recommend this high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

This school is ok. You get a good education, but the school is literally falling apart.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2005

I sent my child to this school and she did not like it. There is not much disapline at all in this school. Some of the children in the lower levels are out of control. The teachers can not control there class.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2005

I think that this school is horrible. I do not recomment you send your child to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2013.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male90%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African Americann/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) to test students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in English language arts and math and in grades 5, 8, and 10 in science. The grade 10 MCAS is a high school graduation requirement. The MCAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

The state average for Biology was 73% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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94%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 65% in 2013.

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Introductory Physics

The state average for Introductory Physics was 63% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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67%

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66%

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61%
Tech/Engineering

The state average for Tech/Engineering was 49% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Biology

All Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Introductory Physics

All Students67%
Female62%
Male71%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Title In/a
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Tech/Engineering

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Title In/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Massachusetts used the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System Science and Technology/Engineering Tests (MCAS STE) to test students in high school in biology, chemistry, introductory physics and technology/engineering. The MCAS STE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Massachusetts. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Massachusetts Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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How schools in the state rate:

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26%
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Test score rating 20131What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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SAT participation

91%

Average SAT score

1574

Graduation rate

92%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MCAS results from the state of Massachusetts.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math and English Language Arts from the state of Massachusetts.

3 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, SAT participation (% of 11th graders taking the SAT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 5% 8%
Hispanic 4% 16%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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123 Cambridge St
Burlington, MA 01803
Phone: (781) 270-1836

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