Students enrolled 1433
Hours no info
School leader RANDALL WOODS
Transportation options Yes

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7800 Edgemere Boulevard
El Paso, TX 79925

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(915) 780-1100
(915) 771-6914
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3 stars
Based on 22 ratings

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May 15, 2012
i what to know the abenses of my son Moises Cazares and his grades to please i am worried about him and his grades i whanted him to graduate thank you Irma Cazares

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
I've been a student at this school for two years and I'm currently entering my junior year. The school itself is in pretty bad condition and huge budget cuts by the El Paso Independent School District have really taken their toll. However, all of the teachers I've had at this school really care about the students and try to make the best out of what meek resources they have. The Journalism program is outstanding. The real problem is the students. Many of them are good, rule-abiding students, however the troublemakers are the students that commute from Ju rez and refuse to speak English. They are normally very disruptive and are best to be avoided. Other than that the school is superb and I'll be proud to call myself a Burges alumnus, come 2013.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2010
We are a military family that moved to the area at the beginning of the 10-11 school year. 2 of my sons attend this school. Although the school's staff are great, a lot of the students have a problem with kids that do not speak Spanish and are not of Hispanic origin. There has been name calling and being told they "do not belong there". There is also a lack of adult supervision (there is no supervision) in the student parking lot after school during after school activities. Kids are aloud to run ramped and bully other kids during this time.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
Great school! My son is so happy with his teachers. Principal Watts is wonderful! I am also a graduate and really had a great experience!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 16, 2009
Excellent Theatre/Drama Dept!

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
February 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2008
This school is so awsome! I just love to 2 years i have spent here at Burges!

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
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June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2008
Excellent sports and academics is really all that I look for in a school for my children and I have to say Burges has all these qualities and more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 20, 2007
This is one of the best schools of all time. Most of the teachers are terrific. We learn alot at this school. It should be a 10 out of 10 GreatSchools rating.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
My daughter is a freshman at Burges High School, and all the teachers and most of the kids there are great, it's the attendence office I have a problem with. The female workers (with the exception of 1) that work there, are all fairly rude, and unhelpful. Not to mention incompetent. At least in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2007
My son is a freshman at Burges High School this year and has experienced a superb transition to high school from Middle School in all areas, academics, sports, and socially. As a military parent who has lived in many different communities, quality schools are always an important element of relocation. Burges administration, faculty, and the student body has quickly made our son feel accepted at his new school and he is excelling in a superb learning environment. Mr Watts is an excellent Principal and Burges High School reflects his quality leadership.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
My son just graduated from Burges, and there seems to be a steady decline in the school's academic programs. In the past year Burges High school has lost many of its best teachers, and school spirit is at all time low. There seems to be very little administrative support for the successful organizations in this school. The Journalism Department is consistently awarded national awards and the school seems to disregard the departments outstanding achievements. In conclusion, if you desire for your son or daughter to participate in a good college preparation program, and if he or she is interested in something other than Theater, Journalism, Choir, or Tennis, enrolling into another high school would be the best option.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
September 04, 2006
Burges is a great school students get well prepare gaining more knowledge for every step in life go burges!

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
July 06, 2005
Good school with awesome alumni. Needs more improvement on showing the community who they are.

- submitted by a staff
June 20, 2005
This is a fine school with equally fine students. It holds great academic and athletic traditions from a state ranked theatre company to a tennis team with a 12 year district championship streak. The school offers great teachers and holds its own as one of the best high schools in the city. I'm proud to call myself a Burges Mustang!

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2004
I'm a 2001 graduate of Burges and there's no where else in El Paso that I would be prouder of graduating from. The faculty and staff at Burges are some of the most dedicated in El Paso. I feel very fortunate to have had such a positive high school experience.

- submitted by a former student
May 12, 2004
This is a great school for leaders to become of. The Teachers are great, very enthusiastic of our students. This school is led by great leadership, every thing at matter is dealt with great attention to detail. This High School has helped me to create great children for the future. I should say great leaders of the future. I can only hope to expect my younger children to lead in the same foot steps as my older children have, by attending a great, a beautiful, and motivating school. Thank you Burges High School, and the teachers that make it great.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
Burges High School is a very good school. Well improved school. The faculty is outstanding and they care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
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Burges High School
7800 Edgemere Boulevard, El Paso, TX  79925
(915) 780-1100
Last modified Burges High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Burges High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews.