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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Burlingame High School is a top rated, public school located in Burlingame, CA. It has 1,475 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 81% in reading.

Burlingame High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1300
374 responses
Average ACT
29
179 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$122,999
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,083
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,709,500
National
$184,700

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.25 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 109 responses
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  • Little Big Game
    18%
  • Senior Week
    17%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Little Big Game/Welcome Back to School Rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Winter Formal
    8%
  • Basketball Games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,475
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,154
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.35 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.35 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.35 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$23,005/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.39 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.39 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.39 responses
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Burlingame High School Reviews

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I really love Burlingame High school. The campus is beautiful and the seniors have a "quad" where we eat lunch every day (and it's usually very sunny). Teachers are excellent, supportive and very engaging. A lot of them are funny (especially Ms. Marcan, Mr. Erle, Mr. Chin and Mr. Gnass). They love questions and participation. The courses are also very interesting and I believe our school is the only school in the district (besides Aragon) that has an AP Computer Science class. Our principal, Mr. Belzer, is very committed and shows his support to all sorts of different communities at Burlingame High school by attending club meetings and peeking his head into classrooms.
The only negative about this school is the lack of diversity and its sort of cliquish nature. It's not an intense social atmosphere, but people tend to stick to their groups. School spirit could also use some work but it's improving!
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I enjoyed Burlingame High School for their sports and resources. Being a sports photographer the photography class had fantastic materials because of the parent boosters. Although, if you are looking for a school with spirit and diversity, this school isn't for you. The school is pretty cliquey and being a part of the minority was slightly difficult as opposed to those who weren't. Also, people didn't really dress up on spirit day or participated in clubs. Personally, I was fine with that because I was preoccupied with my sports photography. Most students are prioritized to playing sports and socializing rather than their education.
It was okay, and it was almost like any other 4 years in high school. However, as an autistic person, a lot of the BHS students in my grade never really made me feel welcome, and it was really hard to fit in. Only a very few BHS students in my grade/age actually wanted to hangout with me and make me feel welcome. Academics are good, and so are the sports. I wish that the school clubs could be more engaging in terms of school, our community, and culture, and encourage people more to join their clubs year-round. The school's athletic teams are really good, especially their football team. Facilities are okay. Like any other student, there are some staff that people personally like, and some that they don't like (personal different preferences). I wish that administration can do better in terms of people bullying and help to actually solve situations like bullying or what not.