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9-12
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Burnsville, MN
Students enrolled: 2,117

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600 East Hwy 13
Burnsville, MN 55337

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(952) 707-2100
(952) 707-2102
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August 01, 2014
This school is filled with teachers that don't care about their students and students that don't care about their education. A very negative and unsafe environment along with high stress standards.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
I'm in my last year of attending this school, and it's occurred to me how much this school is declining. As a senior, I was promised all these benefits to being at the end of my schooling career, but in the end there is nothing to gain. The cafeteria's "renovation" only made it harder to find a seat, not to mention the bathrooms seemed more renovated than the rest of the school. There are a few very good teachers, but many of them just expect the kids to learn on their own, which is NOT how we learn. Lots of the curriculum was lack-luster and almost seemed thrown together at the last minute, just like the school. Too many kids, unfair treatment to some more than others, rude staff, and just an overall unfriendly environment. The only part of my "senior benefits" I've enjoyed is the senior campus. Going back to the main campus for half the day is a nightmare, because of the terrible parking lot. There's only one way to get in, one way to get out. There are so many reckless drivers that I'm surprised I haven't seen more accidents. This school needs a LOT of help still, and I wish I could have enjoyed it more, but this carelessness just proved to be a disappointing experience.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2013
BHS is a great school with a lot of opportunities for academics and athletics. Burnsville gets an unfair reputation sometimes. Most of that is untrue. Like any school, you are going to get out of it what you put into it. Great opportunities for students.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
It's a great high school with a ton of opportunities to get involved for students. It has the most college in the school offerings of any school in Minnesota.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2013
My son attended here and this was the worst for him. He always told me that BHS doesn't take education seriously, and now that I have seen it with my eyes, I agree. First of all, the new assistant principal was very rude to my son. My son is I.E.P. and he always accused my son of doing something wrong, evidently making him late to class taking to him, pulling him out of class talking to him, missing class time, and always harassed my son. My son had a teacher swear at him using profanity towards him and the assist principal told him some kids need to be told that. UNPROFESSIONAL SUPPORTING UNPROFESSIONAL! My son once, has never had a phone call home, never suspension, not even detention and he is getting treated this way. Also, the teachers did very little to help my son. Staff in the recourse room were very disrespectful to him when he comes and asks for help, get's questioned like a criminal when he arrives, and teachers would not make time to help my son when he would be on the verge of tears at the table doing his work, trying LIKE A GOOD STUDENT! His case manager barely met with him and helped him. This would be the last place on earth you would want to send your kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
If you child is an excellent student they may succeed here.The biggest concern is safety.Extremely large school building 10-12.My son said there was not a day that went by he did not see a violent fight.Never seems to be reported- teachers look the other way and students fearing retaliation do not report.If you can overlook safety concerns-and who can?Perhaps the gifted student will thrive otherwise give alternatives (private,online, open enrolling out of district)a try.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
I only had to attend this school for a couple of weeks before I realized just how bad this school is. First off, their public transport is more dangerous than riding in the bed of a pickup truck. Not only do they fill every seat on the bus, in the afternoon they have the isles and entries of their buses completely filled with students. Secondly, the teachers and staff don't care about the well-being of the students that are struggling in any area except for academics. But to be fair, I did have a photography teacher who would actually take the time to listen and truly care about any student that's going through a rough patch in their lives. But when it comes to the peers, a lot of them are very cruel. The violence is unacceptable. I have been physically threatened on a daily basis and many people have spread unthinkable rumors about me throughout the school. From October until November, I have been literally terrified to go to that awful place. I even had a teacher verbally harass me and when I struggled in that class, the teacher posted my grades to quite a few students that they know. I would highly advise to stay away if possible. I'm glad to now be a MNVA-HS student ever since.

- submitted by a student
November 02, 2009
Though it's not the worst school in the district, BHS is not the ideal school for a teenager to go into. While there are some nice, helpful teachers, the problems with the office staff is enough to want to leave the school. They don't care about the students at all. No one takes the time to actually listen to the students. All the school cares about is the rating in the eyes of the parents and other school districts. A select few teachers actually care about the students personally rather than academics. I did not have a good experience and would not recommend this school.

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
It is the only High School in the district, but it still feels as if your child is the most important. The school is very good about helping the student succeed to the best of their ability

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
It's multicultural, the teachers are wonderful and it's a great chance to explore every option before college.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2009
I would just like to say that I can't imagine my high school experience being any better elsewhere. I had so many great opportunities. When I graduate this spring, I will have 34 college credits from BHS's College-In-the-Schools program, where I can take college level classes on the BHS campus. Burnsville has a very strong program base with many great extracurricular activities, as well as fantastic teachers and staff members.

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2009
Ultimately your high school experience is determined by what you put into it. I found my time at Burnsville High School to be very enjoyable, and feel that it prepared me well for college at UW-Madison. Many College in the Schools classes were offered and as a result many students are able to enter college with a sophomore credit standing. Although this school gets ripped on and is often seen as inferior to district 196 high schools, I feel as though the education I received was just as good, if not better. Burnsville had some great coaches, teachers, and fans. I really think that the new athletic director is doing a fantastic job. Don't be afraid to send your child here, this school is just as good as neighboring ones. The test scores are lower as a result of a high percentage of ESL students, not a lack of quality teachers.

- submitted by a student
March 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2008
Amazing, friendly people, great school, smart teachers! my kids love it

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 18, 2008
Our two sons have attended BHS. If you have kids that love music and want to participate in a good band program, do not send them to BHS. Unfortunately, we have consistently experienced and observed dismal status quo for the band department and all it's realted activities.experienced a less than acceptable band program.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2008
Burnsville High is attempting to serve one of the most diverse student populations in the Twin Cities suburbs. There are many administrators and teachers who go above and beyond their job descriptions to try to help willing students succeed, and the guidance staff is top-notch. It's a very large school trying to tackle complex problems that go along with a multicultural and varied student population. Sometimes they succeed, sometimes not. The opportunities ARE there for students who want them!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
This school is unfortunately very below average in almost all areas, well expect athletics. A few good teachers are overlooked because of the overwhelming amount of ones that don't care

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2007
Our kids have all gone to BHS. Over the past 6 years we've seen it steadily decline in nearly all categories. If you can afford to send your kids elsewhere, do so. This school has serious problems.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2006
I am a former student at BHS and I have to say the experience was less than helpful. The community at large seemed more interested in sports than academics and parental involvement was very low. I was in choir, very smart but very absent student and I asked for help over and over and fell through the cracks. I would never send my children to the Jr highs or high school in Burnsville

- submitted by a former student
December 19, 2005
This school is horrible. The worst my child has been to. Do not send your children here they will only get picked on and staff does nothing about this.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2005
As a former student of BHS, I think it's important that this particular institution becomes accountable for the students who are below average, but above failing. After graduating college, I looked back at my BHS experience as fortunate and enjoyable, mostly due to a handful of special and gifted teachers. Many of my friends were flat out given up on by the institution very early in their BHS experience. Thankfully, most departments had at least one personable/talented educator, able to relate with young people. One of the extreme negatives of this institution is that the educators don't appear accountable involving the relationship with parents. I had an easier time in graduate level microeconomics than my parents did just checking in and getting a single quote from a teacher every couple months. Lastly, the front office administrators were a disgrace to the public education sector. They simply didn't care.

- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2005
I have 2 students in the High School. They have gone thru the Burnsville School system since kindergarten. I feel the parent teacher involvement at the elementary level was excellent, adequate in Jr. High and almost non-existent at the High School. Too many kids, not enough teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
January 06, 2005
As a parent of a former and and current student of BHS I am very less than impressed. It is clear that many of the teachers are either too overwhelmed or just untinterested in the students. My daughter even had a teacher who 1)even at the end of the year couldn't get her name correct 2) Actually misplaced her Grad Standard packet. My daughter went on to college to be diagnosed with ADD, somthing that was never a concern noticed at BHS. The BHS senior campus however seemed to be a very well run environment with young teachers who still care about the kids, sadly, these young teachers are the 1st to fall victims of budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2004
Over all my daughter had a below average experience at Burnsville High. Six weeks prior to graduation I recieved information that my daughter was failing 5 out of 7 of her classes, several were required for graduation. She nor I had knowledge of this prior to the 6 weeks before graduation. In an attempt to improve this quickly I could not find anyone to tutor her. She ended up having to take summer courses to complete to recieve her diploma. We also felt she had test anxiety and when I questioned the school if they had someone or a program to help her they said no, that budget cuts had removed them. When teachers were confronted they had no good reason for the lack of contact with us. There are good teachers in this school but I also agree burnout has taken its toll.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2004
Our two students at the high school had great help from their counselors, at least a third of their teachers during the past three years have been above-average, and though it is true there is some burnout and of course, much room for improvement, BHS is a school with much potential to become outstanding. A clear vision, willingness to raise the bar higher academically, commitment to solid educational values and fine arts (we must produce well-rounded adults, not just automatons for the workforce) will go far to achieve what this school is capable of becoming!

- submitted by a parent
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Burnsville Senior High School
600 East Hwy 13, Burnsville, MN  55337
(952) 707-2100
Last modified Burnsville Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burnsville Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top