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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Burlington High School is an above average, public school located in Burlington, WI. It has 1,080 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 39% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% in reading.

Burlington High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
39%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1290
8 responses
Average ACT
26
182 responses
AP Enrollment
23%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$59,627
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$905
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Football games
    21%
  • Homecoming week
    18%
  • Being a part of an athletic team.
    13%
  • Clubs
    13%
  • Student section at other athletic events
    13%
  • Playing every friday night football game
    8%
  • Academic Bowl
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,080
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,833
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.7%
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,762/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
24%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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Compared to some high schools, BHS was pretty alright I guess. I had a number of issues with it, the biggest being that administration valued seniority over all else. Any time an issue with a teacher was brought to the administration, it was most likely dismissed or answered with an "oh we'll see" with no change. The reason? Because those teachers had been there for several decades. I and a number of my friends were screwed over/mistreated by a teacher there, and we had brought it up to the administration a number of times, but nothing ever changed, simply because that teacher had been there for decades. Another teacher was awful at planning trips and events and things were often unorganized, but nothing ever changed because they'd been there for decades. I understand the importance of years spent working when it comes to something like teaching, but when a number of students have had the same issue with the same teacher, things need to change.
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There are a lot of good things about BHS. The teachers at BHS are very kind and welcoming, they make sure that their students understand the material and will help them out if they do not. There is also a large variety of Advanced Placement classes as well as Start College Now (early college credit) and Gateway Technical College courses where a student can earn credits for the Gateway system. There are also many opportunities to network through various clubs such as FFA, National Honor Society, and Key Club. Something that can improve is the fact that students who are involved in athletics are taken a little more seriously at BHS, as this school and Burlington, in general, is all about athletics.
Burlington High School is a overall a really good school. The teachers and staff know a lot of things and are really good at teaching. Since Burlington isn't really diverse, I have dealt with some cases of bullying and racism but my principal was good a squashing that, and making sure I have a drama free time at BHS. Burlington also offers tons of clubs and sports that could add up to just about every students interests. Which is very nice!