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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, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 69% in reading.

Burbank High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
69%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1240
393 responses
Average ACT
28
127 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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.47 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.47 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 180 responses
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  • Homecoming
    15%
  • Mr. Bulldog Pageant
    14%
  • The weekly quad activities on friday's
    13%
  • Foam Dance
    11%
  • Grad Night at Disneyland
    11%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Senior Stud
    8%

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%
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.55 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.55 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.55 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$80,660
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 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
$9,632/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.78 responses
49%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.78 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.78 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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I enjoyed my experience at Burbank High School. It was overwhelming at first to have so many options, but the counselor I had was very helpful and I was able to achieve all my academic goals. Their student services are accommodating and opportunities are endless. The school is located in the 'Media Capital of the World' so many local businesses and entertainment giants often sponsor school activities and offer scholarships to those in need of it. Diversity is huge in this campus and it reflects in the courses and clubs available to students. For example, there are separate 'academy' programs that cater to a student's interests, whether it may be that of business, health sciences, and engineering. However, the school environment is weaning off year by year. It seems that the associated student body is trying to revive the school spirit, but I'm not certain that the attitudes might change in the future.
This school is an amazing school, it had many activities and classes that are interesting such as video production and animation. The teachees are good however some of them still need some preparation but it's understandable, they are trying their best to teach their classes however the students are not very nice with each other as one guy said in this comment section, the students still using words like "retarded" "gay" and they discriminate those guys, one solution would be talk with their parents about their behavior and teach them to respect other people!
This school is amazing but the only problem that I see is the students, they ought to change their behavior
Regards!