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-
Burlingame High School is an elite, public school located in Burlingame, CA. It has 1,339 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
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
1290
233 responses
Average ACT
30
122 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
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 89 responses
Report
  • Senior Week
    18%
  • Little Big Game
    16%
  • Little Big Game/Welcome Back to School Rallies
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • 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
1,339
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 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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Burlingame is a great school for academics. The number of AP courses offered is expansive. Those classes are interesting and most of the teachers are really invested in helping students grow. The culture and personality of the school is where there are some drawbacks. Burlingame is a very affluent area and you can tell that very clearly from the student body. There's a lot of short sightedness because of this limited perspective. Additionally, the school has a far higher use of alcohol than other schools in the area, almost double than any other school in fact. This wouldn't be a problem if not for the fact that it's done in a way that is just excessive.
I'm a graduating senior and time has flew by. The academics are rigorous and it's not easy for me to maintain A's as this is a school where you will feel challenged but when you work hard and get that A it will be with it. I love most of my teachers of course like every school they are good and less favorable and they care about you more than academically. The workload can be intense at time but will not be overwhelming and stressful if you balance your time well don't procrastinate and you'll be fine. It's very manageable for me to maintain a 3.8 gpa while having a social life, clubs,activities balance your time as time management is key to being successful at this school. DONT PROCRASTINATE