Burlington High School
- BURLINGTON, WI
Burlington High School Reviews
Rating 3.63 out of 5 165 reviews
I enjoyed learning at BHS. Overall, the staff are wonderful, however they have an issue with racism. The school board is actively trying to fix the problem but they are too lenient with kids.
I enjoy spending time with the friends I have made. It is fun to get involved with different activities and try new things. Sometimes I wish more teachers would reach out first when I get behind. It can be difficult at times to ask for help, but it helps a lot when teachers show they care.
Overall, my experience with Burlington high school as a student has been very good. The schools biggest problem is without a doubt diversity but it makes up for it with other great qualities.
My highschool career was beyond execptional, because I wanted it to be. I was able to take many AP classes and dual credit classes. I am leaving highschool with about 48 credits (given they all transfer to my future college). The school really lacks diversity though. Our administration also does not care as much about academic programs than it does our athletics. We have a great theater and performance opportunities which get little recognition compared to our admittedly, talented sports teams. Overall for eduacation I would reccomend going to BHS but if you want to experience diversity and recognition outside of sports it probably is not for you.
Great school. No issues. Had a positive four years. Enjoyed volleyball and esports. I would recommend. Great teachers, everyone really cared.
The teachers here are all very engaging and thorough and genuinely care about their students. They have a wide variety of extracurriculars available and celebrate their accomplishments. I wish there were more security / safety protocols, though.
Overall, very good School. There are a wide variety of classes and the teachers for the most part are good. The English department thinks they are the most important thing on earth but if you look past that it's pretty fun. The outside of the school looks like a prison. The inside of it feels like a prison.
Burlington high school had many opportunities to get involved and college readiness. I'd like to see the math program improve because for a year or two i didn't learn anything new.
I really enjoy this school, I have had many opportunities to go above and beyond my academics and have grown as a person very well because of the great teachers.
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.
I love my high school. They offer many AP classes and programs to help decide on a future. They also focus on no bullying and mental health awareness which I appreciate.
Things that I liked about BHS are the people I met there and some of the fantastic teachers that where there. Things I wish for BHS to improve upon are preparing students for college and for athletics to be based on skill and not someone's last name.
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.
I like going to High School at Burlington. But it was a big culture change. The reason is that I was from Kindergarten till 8th Grade in a private school called St. John's. My freshman year was my first time being in a public school. I felt like I do not belong in this school really. I felt like I didn't fit in.
I think it is a great school. There are some teachers who make the experience less pleasant, but overall a great place.
I really like the teachers at the school and the many opportunities that the school offters. the campus is a good size and the staff is wonderful.
The administration at Burlington High School has no interest in the students. They are only worried about making sure they look good to the community and not worried about how students actually feel. There have been two suicides in the past two years and the school does little to nothing in order to help further the mental well-being of their students. The school does have fantastic music, theatre, and sports though.