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Burgard Vocational High School

Public | 9-12 | 590 students

 

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Posted August 3, 2013

Burgard is a wonderful school for students interested in the automotive industry, CAD/CAM drawing, and welding. We have caring teachers and administrators who work hard every day to help students achieve success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 13, 2010

This school is way behind on testing scores and is an unproductive community. The students come from broken homes and have other things on their minds besides learning, which makes a productive day very difficult. Teachers spend more time controlling the classroom and keeping kids from fighting each other than teaching. The administration rarely, if ever, follows through with actual discipline, and it takes multiple attempts by a teacher to convince the Vice Principal to take an out control of student from the classroom. Furthermore, they patronize the students by condescendingly referring to them as "children" and "young people" and using a three-point check system for behavior that the students treat as a joke. There is little structure to the students and teachers' lives too, as schedules will be switched during a semester to take effect immediately, meaning that students and teachers lose classes without warning. Needs a major overhaul.


Posted February 23, 2010

i think this a wonderful school and im i 7th grade.i do approve 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.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
38%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
8%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
43%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
1%

2012

 
 
3%

2011

 
 
12%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
37%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
22%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

233 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
52%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
16%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students14%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant14%

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Earth Science

All Students9%
Female13%
Male7%
African American10%
Asian/Pacific Islander0%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White17%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged3%
Students with disabilities0%
General population11%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English11%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant9%

English

All Students37%
Female33%
Male40%
African American38%
Asian/Pacific Islander25%
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
General population42%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English42%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Geometry

All Students1%
Female2%
Male1%
African American1%
Asian/Pacific Islander6%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White0%
Economically disadvantaged1%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population2%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English1%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant1%

Global History and Geography

All Students23%
Female17%
Male28%
African American26%
Asian/Pacific Islander14%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities17%
General population26%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant23%

Integrated Algebra

All Students25%
Female26%
Male25%
African American25%
Asian/Pacific Islander29%
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities10%
General population29%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant25%

Living Environment

All Students37%
Female28%
Male44%
African American37%
Asian/Pacific Islander24%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilities35%
General population37%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students37%
Female34%
Male38%
African American34%
Asian/Pacific Islander37%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities25%
General population39%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant37%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 2 78% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 7% 9%
Hispanic 1 7% 23%
White 1 7% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 271%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 0%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 20%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. BRIAN WIESINGER

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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400 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 816-4450

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