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Burleson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1453 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Based on 2 ratings
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2011:
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Posted August 4, 2014

Not a fan of Burleson High School. It's like trying to speak to the President when trying to contact them and when you Do get hold of someone they hurry you out like they have no time for you. But When they have a problem with your kid They expect you to drop everything and rush To them. The athletic coached LIE to the Parents and students in order to get them To participate in certain things they otherwise would not do...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

BHS is a great school. My son did not especially like school coming out of middle school, but now loves the learning experience. He takes AP classes, participates in sports and has good friends. The teachers are great, keeping us informed of his progress and seem to genuinely care about the kids. A lot of this is probably attributable to the opening of Centennial High School. It cut the student population in half and the school is no longer overcrowded. The 'new' Principal seems to have made a difference, providing steady leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2011

BHS has really caring teachers, lots of activities for students to be involved in, very good administration and is a fantastic place to be now that it is no longer overcrowded. I am so pleased with the changes in this school over the last 2 years, I would recommend it to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2011

This waas a good school. I think that they have gone a little over board with lunches now. They now have glass doors that go around the lunch room to prevent kids from going off campus and or skipping class to go vist friends at lunch. I personally think its a bit extreme but other than that I enjoyed my four years there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2011

I had a very positive experience at Burleson HS The teachers were knowledgeable, as well as skilled imparters of that knowledge . Parents were encouraged to be involved and were kept informed of the progress of their children. I felt safe and proud to be at Burleson HS and cherish only good memories of my high school experience.


Posted March 28, 2011

Coming from a rural school to Burleson... I'm extremely satisfied with the school, and school district. So many extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Our experience with Burleson High School was terrible. I cant remember one positive outcome. My children werent ecouraged in anyway to attend college even though one had been in the gifted program all through school. Whenever I tried to speak with anyone about problems we were having we were dismissed by the administrators and teachers. I tried to speak with counselors and they were useless. I am very disappointed in the experience we had there. Fortunately my children have done fine after school, but it wasnt due to help we received from the school. They were more of a hindrance than a help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2009

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed BHS and her grades - which had been b's and c's at north crowley high school became a's. The kids were all generally very good kids - the drama was so much less. I wish we had moved to Burleson sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

This school is absalutly terrible. The teachers and office staff do not care about the students. They give very harsh punishments for very little things not caring how the punishment may affect a students life. the classes are all packed full and esspecialy the hallways. this is a terrible school, i recommend you don't even give this place a shot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Several individuals have hit the nail on the head. This schools administration is very top heavy and in goose step with the good old boy system. Due process for the protection of the student is non existent except on paper. The athletic director (see comment above). Academically, if you as a student are disciplined you can get a good education. Get out while you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2008

This school may offer AP classes and many sports, but the teachers and especially the teachers do not care about the students. Standardized tests are the primary concern for administrators, not student happiness.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 22, 2008

This school lacks all leadership neccessary for a successful educational institution.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2007

The teachers are a great asset to the school. The teachers here actually push their students to learn not just be stagnant. Overall Good school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 29, 2006

Although we are extremely bad at every sport ever played (except softball), our teachers are some of the finest teachers in the nation. Burleson is a fine place to live and the district is excellent.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2006

Burleson offers many great opportunities for students though extracuricular activities and advanced classes. Like many other schools there are great, good, and bad teachers. Overall I am proud to be involved with Burleson. But there are times I am disappointed with discipline issues. I've noticed during the 2005-2006 school year that the children who misbehave are treated with more leniency than the students who do behave and are the cream of the crop. This will hopefull be taken to heart this year by the principal and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

There are quite a wide variety of programs available at BHS. They have everything from debate and dance team to ag and nursing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

This school was the biggest dissapointment to me. I moved here my senior year and it was the worst year of my life. The counselors messed up my classes to the point that I was taking Spanish II when I had never taken Spanish I. I'm sure that some people have had a good experience with this school, but I'm betting that it's students that have grown up in the district. The staff and faculty always seemed to want to fail students rather then help them succeed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 20, 2005

The students, while apathetic at times, are generally good kids. There aren't as many problems in Burleson as you would find in inner city schools. Overall, it is a good place for your kids to grow up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2004

We have some of the best teachers in the advanced classes that I have ever seen. If we were able to hand pick them we could not have done better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

I think that while this school might offer many oportunities to the Texas mainstream (e.g.athletes) it does not offer a curriculum for those with ADD. Specifically if you have chosen not to medicate your child because of your own reasons. I believe that if you have had a hard time with your child in another school, this is not the school for you to start over in. I also believe that the system of justice in this school precludes self-expressionism, even privately. I believe this school is caught in the ideas of the eighties, and trying to enforce, however biased, the rules of society today, in the way they see fit.
—Submitted by a parent


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 89% in 2011.

336 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

330 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

364 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

357 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

356 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
77%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

354 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

283 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students98%
Female97%
Male99%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

374 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
82%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

449 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

469 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

344 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
87%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American91%
Asian100%
Hispanic78%
Multiracial63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education27%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English82%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant81%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Black or African American75%
Asian100%
Hispanic94%
Multiracial73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special education68%
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)89%
Proficient in English92%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special education62%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted89%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American40%
Asian78%
Hispanic70%
Multiracial58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special education16%
Not special education76%
Limited English proficient (LEP)31%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students51%
Female56%
Male46%
Black or African American25%
Asian88%
Hispanic44%
Multiracial58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Special education11%
Not special education54%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students84%
Female81%
Male87%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special education41%
Not special education88%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students62%
Female67%
Male57%
Black or African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Special education7%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Black or African American55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education70%
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted86%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Black or African American75%
Asian78%
Hispanic82%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education45%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted82%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students83%
Female80%
Male87%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracial100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special education50%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 29%
Hispanic 16% 52%
Black 4% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 1%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 11%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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100 Elk Drive
Burleson, TX 76028
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