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A+
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
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Burlingame High School is a top rated, public school located in Burlingame, CA. It has 1,339 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% 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
67%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1300
268 responses
Average ACT
30
144 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+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$102,443
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,789
National
$949
Median Home Value
$1,447,400
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
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 99 responses
Report
  • Senior Week
    18%
  • Little Big Game
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Little Big Game/Welcome Back to School Rallies
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • Winter Formal
    8%
  • Little big game rally
    8%

Students

Diversity
A
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%
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$90,897
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.8%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 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
$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.34 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 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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Burlingame High School gives each student the opportunity to improve their abilities. There are many resources, including but not limited to: wellness counselors and college advisors. The administration gives a safe space for the students and allow them to know that they are accepted. However, the students in general are not as satisfactory. There is little diversity in the school. Majority of the students are Caucasian and some of them are racist towards the minority in the school. Many say the n-word, and there was a past incident of racism towards the Asian community. Due to the fact that many of the students come from upper-class families, they can make the less fortunate students feel bad for considering community college. Over all, the administration is great.
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!