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Burns Jr & Sr High School

Public | 7-12 | 35 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2014

This school is the Camelot to your king Arthur. the peanut butter to your PBJ. We are the fruit to your loom. the solo cup to a party. Macklemore to Ryan Lewis. we are the best, and we like turtles.


Posted July 8, 2009

Burns High School is a good environment for students. The staff knows all the kids by name. The Burns community is like a family and they are very supportive of there school. Great sports programs and extra cricular activitys. Students that are involved in sports at Burns are favored and most Arts/Academic clubs and events are not reconigized. Some staff is there to coach while others are very good deicated teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2008

This was my kids' first public school experience, and not even two years into it, I pulled them back into homeschooling. There was a 'boys will be boys' excuse for ostracizing and abusing my son by the faculty and no real sense of discipline. 'Lunch club' is really detention - so call it that. And while a few of the teachers are excellent, they are undermined by a lack of funding and a requirement to teach the standardized tests. I feel like I gave it a reasonable chance to work, even after numerous first-year issues, but I couldn't accept continued problems, even after addressing those issues directly. The staff is wonderful, and I'd even say half the teachers are excellent, but they are working uphill against a misconception of what it takes to teach a child as opposed to a subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2008

This school does what it can with its size. The students that go there have a good school experience and have fun.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
88%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2011.

50 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 52% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female68%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted67%

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted67%

Reading

All Students90%
Female86%
Male>=90%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted90%

Science

All Students49%
Female59%
Male35%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%
Academically giftedn/a
Non-Gifted40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female63%
Male74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant70%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted59%

Reading

All Students72%
Female56%
Male81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant72%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted63%

Science

All Students53%
Female44%
Male59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant53%
Academically gifted>=90%
Non-Gifted38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Wyoming administered the Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students (PAWS) in reading and math to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. PAWS tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wyoming. The goal is for all students score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Wyoming Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Wyoming Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 80%
Hispanic 5% 13%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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305 East County Rd 213
Burns, WY 82053
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