Burlingame High School
- BURLINGAME, CA
Burlingame High School Reviews
Rating 3.84 out of 5 234 reviews
Burlingame High School has definitely been an experience. Many of my teachers were there for me during times of need which I am grateful for.
Burlingame has quite a few incredible teachers and opportunities, but they have issues with racism, antisemitism, and homophobia that need to be fixed.
Burlingame High School has become the place for the kids of many wealthy families to compete, yes compete, to get into high level universities. There is a lot of pressure to score extremely high on standardized testing, take as many AP classes as possible, participate in internships and extracurriculars, and try to have a social life like any teenager should. The school campus is very beautiful and there's always great weather. The school is not very diverse but it is very accommodating to people of any socioeconomic background. The faculty are great and the sports programs are mediocre (mostly due to the general focus on academics over athletics). The arts programs are well funded and see a lot of participation year in and year out. The universities that people are accepted into are usually very high ranking, although the school does have a tendency to hand out A grades.
Overall Burlingame High School is very good. It has many committed and inspiring teachers and lots of activities to participate in. The administration is very supportive.
Burlingame High School offers a variety of classes, sports and clubs. Surprisingly, I found it easy to join clubs because there is a club week at the beginning of each school year that encourages students to participate. For the most part BHS is strong at organizing spirit events. Most of the teachers show that they care about you and appreciate when you ask for additional help. However the community as a whole could be more welcoming. I have seen a lot of cliques around campus and people never branch out of their comfort zones. It would be nice to see more connection with one another, given that we are a highly diverse community. A short time before the pandemic, the hate crime in the form of vandalization confirmed my critiques of BHS. The school has a culture of ignoring hateful speech and prioritizing academic excellence over courteous behavior. However, the BSU replaced the hate speech with a mural designed by students, which was a proper response.
I wish our school had more spirit, but I like how many opportunities the school gives for students to grow both academically and socially.
I like the athletic department and the academics at BHS, but I don’t like the school spirit of lack of diversity which I am trying to help change.
Hate crimes are normal. Don't go here. I hate it. It sucks. For the love of god don't send your kids to this hell hole.
Burlingame High School is comparable to several private high schools in the area. The academics are strong and they offer many opportunities for students to be involved on campus and to get ahead in their classes. However, the school lacks diversity and has struggled to address incidents of racism in the community.
I only went to Burlingame High School for 2 years because I decided to go to another program, however, I was pretty involved in leadership and sports while I was there. The culture is so toxic and the diversity is so little like the class of 2020 had less than 2 black people in the graduating class.
I attended BHS for high school and I firmly believe that attending BHS is what prepared me for college. I am now working as a Dental Assistant and attempting to save to afford furthering my career and becoming a Dental Hygienist. The teachers were encouraging, the administrative staff was always supportive and believed in me even when I did not believe in myself. I highly recommend BHS to anyone who wants a proper and thorough education that parallells encouragement to achieve your most out of reach goals.
There are great teachers who are willing to help you in and outside of school. There is also a fun and safe environment and the campus is beautiful as well. The athletics are also a very big part of the school and are very much supported by the students.
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.
Overall Burlingame high is an awesome school. The campus is open and set right in the middle of a park. I feel safe at my school. the academics are great at a teacher level, however the students are loud and control in the classes can sometimes be an issue. This is something I have noticed throughout all my classes.
Overall, Burlingame High School is very supportive and the teachers are great and for the most part, provide the right amount of support. However, competition within the school for academics sometimes appears a little stressful and overwhelming.
I like the environment. The teachers are very helpful and are willing to go out of their way to tutor me and make sure that I am up to date with the necessary topics that i need to understand the classes. I feel supported and my counselor always checks up on me and is very kind and supportive.
Burlingame High School supports students academically well with their resources in tutoring, flex time, and teachers' open door policy. In addition, students are bound to find a family amongst the variety of activities and clubs with incredible facilities and faculty mentors supporting these extracurricular efforts.