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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Burlington Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burlington, VT. It has 1,048 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 36% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About Burlington Senior High School...
Address
52 Institute Road
Burlington, VT 05408
Telephone
(802) 864-8411

Burlington Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
36%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1210
154 responses
Average ACT
28
70 responses
AP Enrollment
15%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$47,140
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,134
National
$949
Median Home Value
$267,500
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
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 28 responses
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  • Sporting games
    25%
  • Key club, dance team, track, yoga, young democrat
    18%
  • Football games
    14%
  • Cross Country, Nordic, Track and Feild
    11%
  • Detour
    11%
  • Snowboard club
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,048
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,322
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.9%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,631/ year
National
$12,239
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
26%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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High school always sucks and this school really isn't much of an exception but I have to say, I have made some awesome friends here! I also had good relationships and experiences with most of the faculty. I also can't recall a situation in which I felt like I was in danger so I must say that this school makes me feel pretty safe. For the most part, I have felt welcome in the activities I have participated in at this school (drama club mostly). I feel challenged the right amount in my classes and feel like this year is good preparation for next year and years to come.
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It is a pretty classic High School experience. The administration is truly bad and the guidance department is in shambles after the head of the department was charged with unprofessional conduct. There are only like 4 guidance counselors to get 200+ students into college which is awful and difficult. There are some good teachers and some bad teachers. The facilities are truly awful. You have to dodge leaks in the ceiling and wear winter coats inside when it's too cold. In the spring/early summer some classrooms are so hot the teachers can't teach lessons and resign to watching movies until the heat wears off. It seems like there is always a problem and the political climate here is very polarized.
I really liked the diversity there. All kinds of students are welcomed here. Throughout my year at this School, I have never seen someone being harassed for their race. The school has great varieties of food that other schools do not have in Burlington area. My personal favorite was stir fry. Also, in my opinion, the administration has failed to its job. They need to come together and solve their problems because it is affecting the students greatly. In my junior year, the administration starting to fall apart as far as I know. The vice principal was fired from his position and was told to teach History class. My senior year, there were few principals and a very few guidance counselor. I had trouble applying for college and when I went to the guidance office for help, there was no one to assist me and answer my questions.