A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
1 Mangini Way
Burlingame, CA 94010
Telephone
(650) 558-2899
Website

Burlingame High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
184 responses
Average ACT
30
97 responses
AP Enrollment
42%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 78 responses
Report
  • Senior Week
    18%
  • Little Big Game
    17%
  • Little Big Game/Welcome Back to School Rallies
    14%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Little big game rally
    9%
  • Winter Formal
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,316
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$19,260/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses

Burlingame High School Reviews

185 reviews
All Categories
I had a phenomenal experience at Burlingame. I received an education that prepared me for college, and had an unmatched athletic career (went undefeated for two seasons, winning back-to-back championships!) that also prepared me to compete at the Division 1 level. I remember my time at Burlingame fondly and am looking forward to coming back to tell my teachers that I will be starting medical school in the fall!
Review Burlingame High School
My experience here was okay - unless you're an athlete or highly academic, there is not a lot for students interested in visual arts or civic engagement. On paper, the school is great - high test ratings, lots of sports, so on. However, the academics seemed to exist in a 'bubble' of sorts with very little connection to the real world and current issues. Furthermore, there is a huge disparity in diversity, as most of the student body is white and upper middle class. Nonetheless, the language departments, as well as the English and history classes, are taught by really great and passionate teachers. The theater program is also great, and is very open and friendly.
Burlingame High School provided a safe and excellent learning environment. Despite having some teachers that weren't as helpful, I felt that my time at this school was an academically enriching experience. The students, parents, and faculty create a wonderful atmosphere at this school and hopefully it will continue. The most important part about BHS is that students always feel there is someone in the administration or staff that they could turn to if necessary.