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Burbank High School

Public | 9-12 | 1283 students

 

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Posted January 13, 2012

Burbank is a good school, my daughter graduated this past year. I feel my daughter received a good education, and more importantly she had excellent teachers that taught her to believe on herself and her dreams. She is now attending college and doing great on her first semester.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2010

Burbank is a great school and it is one of thegreatest in the south. It houses the brightest smartest student. There magnet program are excellent IB, prepares students for higher education to compete in prestigious colleges around the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2009

Burbank, is an acceptable insitution, and I'm proud to call it my home. Yes there are a couple of fights here and there, and administration may be difficult to deal with at times, but overall 'change is a good thing'' and it was just what Burbank needed. The school year is just beginning and I get a good attitude from all my teachers. Most of the kids there are respectable and trustworthy. Though there are remnants of peer pressure stil bugging around, it is a great school and I like being here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

Burbank is a great school. I graduated from there and was also in the IB program. The IB graduating class of 2008 ALONE raised over 7.5 million dollars in scholarships. And that was only from one program. Many of my friends went to prestigious schools such as Vanderbilt, Brown, and Incarnate Word. Burbanks TAKS scores are also very high in all grades. Also the athletics are not too shabby. (Except football). Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis, Swim, Golf, Soccer, Softball all have outstanding achievements. For Burbank Being an Inner City School it performs well and out does all of the other schools in its district.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2008

I myself am in the IB program at this school (in fact I think I recognize who the first comment is about). There are some problems. A high amount of pregnant girls. Still even the pregnant girls are treated well with parental classes and many ways to get them their high school diploma. We seem to have a bad reputation even though our groups of Acadamic Decatholon, AP, IB and such all do extreamly well, which I suspect is because of our not too great football team (we do have good soccer, baseball and other teams...just never football). Even our cosmo group is great, giving people the chance to graduate with a beauty degree. All in all we do pretty well. New administration is making things tricky, but it is a good school for any type of students. (and the IB is pretty good giving opportunities to anyone)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

This school has many internal problems they need to deal with. principal does not run the school but a few over-zelous woman whom are power hungry uncaring and are tearing the very fabric of this institution to the ground. teachers are being forced to cover there behinds and not care about the children. which scares me since the check the block attititude is the very reason our society is going to crap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2005

My son is Black and is having a wonderful experience at Burbank. He is taking Spanish and in the International Baccalaureate Program, which I endorse 100%. The accelerated classes are earning him college credit as well as preparing him to be accepted at 95% of colleges here and abroad. The teachers are very supportive and have gone above and beyond to give him exposure to academic opportunity while allowing him the flexibility to participate in sports. There have been no fights, no racial slurs or overt exclusion by his classmates.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

328 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

319 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

324 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

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

324 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Social Studies

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

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male94%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education43%
Limited English proficient (LEP)63%

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%

Science

All Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)79%

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)84%
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 "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".

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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%
Algebra II

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

214 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
79%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
93%
English I Reading

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

360 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%
English I Writing

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

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
36%
English II Reading

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

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
56%
English II Writing

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

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%
English III Reading

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

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

169 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
52%
U.S. History

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

7 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

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

357 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
74%
World History

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

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special education63%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English63%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talented78%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted95%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students72%
Female73%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Special education43%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)26%
Proficient in English76%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant72%
Gifted/talented95%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education83%
Not special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)74%
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant77%
Gifted/talented89%
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male51%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Special education13%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)8%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talented87%
Non-Gifted47%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students30%
Female35%
Male26%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Special education0%
Not special education31%
Limited English proficient (LEP)2%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented79%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Special education29%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant67%
Gifted/talented98%
Non-Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students30%
Female31%
Male30%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Special education0%
Not special education32%
Limited English proficient (LEP)3%
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant30%
Gifted/talented71%
Non-Gifted25%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Students69%
Female67%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant69%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%

English III Writing

All Students29%
Female25%
Male40%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education29%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English33%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant29%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted27%

Geometry

All Students66%
Female69%
Male63%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic65%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special education64%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted61%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

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

U.S. History

All Students57%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted57%

World Geography

All Students62%
Female59%
Male65%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special education38%
Not special education63%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%
Gifted/talented92%
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education15%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)34%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant56%
Gifted/talented86%
Non-Gifted50%
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
Hispanic 97% 52%
White 2% 29%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 12%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 1%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms Maria Y Cordova
Fax number
  • (210) 533-4394

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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San Antonio, TX 78204
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