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

Burlingame High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1280
206 responses
Average ACT
30
112 responses
AP Enrollment
42%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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
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Burlingame High School Reviews

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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!
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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 offers me a great environment to focus on my daily study. I like how tress and grasses are every where on campus. Depending on the seasons, we usually have different kinds of flowers planted on the side of the school. This school is full of spirits. On rally days, my friends and I will all dress up as red ( our school color) and get excited for the unpredictable event. The only thing I would consider the school to change is the food provided in the cafeteria. It is often cold and soggy.