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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Burbank High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burbank, CA. It has 2,554 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Burbank High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1240
403 responses
Average ACT
28
128 responses
AP Enrollment
30%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,277
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$688,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.49 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.49 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 187 responses
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  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Mr. Bulldog Pageant
    14%
  • The weekly quad activities on friday's
    13%
  • Grad Night at Disneyland
    11%
  • Foam Dance
    11%
  • Football Games
    9%
  • Senior Stud
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,554
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,565
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,405/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses
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My experience at Burbank High School has been extremely fulfilling through many inspiring teachers, excellent academics, and a plethora of school spirit. In addition, Burbank High School primarily focuses on the safety and well-being of the students. This is evident through the creation of a wellness center that embraces and comforts students with a variety of issues ranging from depression, grief, self-esteem, family life and stress to dating violence, sexual identity, and health needs. Burbank High also focuses on the STEAM aspect of the students' education. Their focus has led to the installation of a STEAM lab which the students regularly visit to enhance and inspire integrative learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics skills. Lastly, I am appeased by the diversity of clubs and activities on campus. There are more than sixty clubs total along with our three NAF academies and numerous sports.
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As a graduating senior from Burbank High, I do believe the school provides students with academic success through a variety of ways. The school has NAF academies which is great for STEM students to be involved in along with a variety of clubs. The teachers are wonderful for the AP classes, however those teachers are slowly beginning to leave. The administration is strict on students and is a major complaint by a majority of students, however, the school does maintain a positive environment through school spirit. If you are looking to have your child come to this school, be aware that we do not provide as many advanced classes as other schools do, but have many opportunities for students to stand out on their college apps and find interests. Overall, I enjoyed my experience at this school and it helped me get to where I am today.
I loved attending Burbank High School, the teachers were very caring and helpful. I had great relationships with my peers and teachers. There were also a lot of clubs for students to join and it made it easier to make friends!