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Worcester, MA
Students enrolled: 1,016

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179 Burncoat Street
Worcester, MA 01606

(508) 799-3300
(508) 799-8206
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February 23, 2015
This school is awful. I have conducted many surveys of other schools' kids' test scores and behavioral records, and this comes in as the worst. I attend this school, and have attended it for a couple of years now. I have had no behavioral problems myself, but when I look around this school us just a madhouse. There is on average two fights a day in this school. It is very concerning to your saftey, especially being white in an almost all Hispanic school. This school is made up of very rude kids and/or druggies. most of the staff do their job well, especially the guidance counselors. For the most part though the teachers, kids, and building could use an update. The teachers that I have currently, are pretty bad. A couple are EXTREMELY rude and aggressive, and their teaching is awful. A couple of my teachers actually bully me. I do not recommend this school, especially if you had gone to the middle school previously.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2008
This school has let my daughter become a sucesful student, it helps both the parents and students by calling home and telling parents what can be done to improve the students skills.

- submitted by a parent

January 28, 2008
In regards to comments about the schools' safety, I always found that if you were looking for trouble, you found it, but if not, you were fine. The teachers here are excellent, and compared to other urban schools, are well above par. I have since graduated and am on track to graduate at the top of my department at a highly selective undergraduate college. Is Burncoat an elite prep school? No. But as far as urban public education, it is far above many.

- submitted by a student

November 18, 2007
the safety and discipline is not up to par to say the least. the security and level of trust you put in this school to keep your kids in a safe environment needs to have a serious second look and then a complete overhaul. my children's lives have been threatened several times to the point where i have to go pick them up immediately. and still my son was attacked on school property. the school does not protect the children in school and the school will not take responsibility for any bodily harm caused to your children. it is very sad and disappointing that this is what getting a education has come to. burncoat is as much a jungle now as the amazon remains. only the street strong survive in that school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 05, 2007
This is a school stuck at the bottom of the School Commitee's list. Frozen food is being served to the children.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2007
this school is an absolute outrage! Aren't schools supposed to provide their students with adequite food? most of the tewachers are great, especially the guidance councellor, Ms. Michaud. Something must be done

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2007
My daughter Leila is doing great at Burncoat. I am ever so happy for her and the way the school administration conducts itself. My congratulations to Mr Bierfeldt the Principal. Warmest Regards Richard Nair

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2007
my daughter went to burncoat and had a great support system in the staff and administration i just wish we saw more parents involved in the kids programs instead of the same few dozen at every event.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2007
Dear Parents and other concerning folk. I was a student at Burncoat Senior High School in Worcester,MA 2000-2005. While Burncoat may be a Urban school my education was not at its fullest. -a concerned student

- submitted by a student

December 25, 2005
A wonderful school to send children! Varied ethnic backrounds and excellent parental involvement help to make Burncoat a unique educational environment. The school's arts magnet program extends to many events and oppertunities for the children. Children learn creativity, understanding, and personal growth while at Burncoat; more so than most schools.

- submitted by a student

May 13, 2004
Burncoat High School is in an urban setting, whith students coming from varied economic,social and racial backgrounds. It is an Arts Magnet School that encourages students to excell. The school has had students attend Harvard, WPI, Holy Cross, BU, Berkley College of Music, The New England Conservatory of Music, etc. It is a school that my own children feel safe attending every day. Teachers call home with positive statements about children as well as suggestions of ways the child could improve. There is a great deal of parental support for this school. The Arts Magnet Programs are award winning. As a city-wide magnet school, many students choose to attend this school over their neighborhood high school. Their ROTC program is unparalleled, winning many honors and distinctions. Their sports programs encourage excellance in the classroom, as well as on the field.

- submitted by a parent

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Burncoat Senior High School
179 Burncoat Street, Worcester, MA  01606
(508) 799-3300
Last modified Burncoat Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burncoat Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top