Burlington Senior High School
- BURLINGTON, VT
Burlington Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.27 out of 5 116 reviews
Burlington High School is very diverse and has a welcoming community. There are many teachers at this school that are overqualified but love teaching. While some teachers are amazing, others are not. However, if you carefully select your courses by the instructor (which can be difficult to find out), you can receive a fantastic education. The new superintendent is making great progress and the outlook of the high school looks positive once they get through the time they spend at the Downtown BHS (the old Macy's that has been converted into a temporary school). Many BHS students are accepted into very rigorous universities. While BHS offers a unique social experience compared to the rest of Vermont public schools, I will never regret attending this institution. The sports teams are also great at BHS and have performed well in recent years.
Even though I started at BHS just this year, it’s been a great experience. Kind teachers and a very diverse community.
Burlington Senior High School is a pretty good school, but not without its flaws. Most of the teachers I have had were wonderful, and I have definitely learned a lot, but the administration leaves much to be desired. Overall, BHS has a good environment, and just about everyone there is very friendly. Shout out to the BHS Drama Club, this is my fourth year being a part of it, and it's great. I encourage all students to at least do the One-Acts.
My experience at BHS was ok, some things we really stove at and others we very much don't. But I am just a freshman so hopefully as time goes on my experiences will get better.
Burlington High School has many devoted teachers, a strong social justice scene, and a commitment to providing excellent recourses for their students. I am enrolled in Burlington High Schools's early college program than partners with Northern Vermont University, which has allowed me to complete 30 college credits with no charge. This program has been incredibly helpful in terms of preparing me for college work, getting me a head start on completing a degree, and making college affordable. I only spent two years in the building of Burlington High School, but even when I was not physically there, my past instructors were always willing to help me with anything I needed. I would like to see Burlington High School improve their administration's organization and unity. Conflict between the superintendent , principal, faculty, and students hinders the school's productivity.
Burlington High School is an excellent school for students who really want to succeed in all aspects of life. It offers resources for classes, clubs, and non-school related opportunities. I have greatly enjoyed my time here so far!
I enjoyed Burlington high school because I think it’s allowed me to grow and become more vocal whether it’s in the school or the community.
Quite a few teachers here that shouldn’t be teaching high school students. Administration does a poor job on things we actually need.
I'm giving this three out of five because I wasn't able to take as many challenging classes as I hoped I would. My freshman year I took all honors classes but sophomore and the junior year they cut down on how much people they could accept into honor classes. sophomore year I only took 2 honor classes and junior year I took 1 AP class because guidance messed up my schedule. That's why my senior year I decided to do early college at my community college for free. I received 26 credits for college and high school. there was also a lot of unfair punishments, I say this because my black friends would get into trouble for wearing something outside of the dress codes but my white friends wouldn't. My black friends would get kicked out of the lunch room for being loud in the lunchroom while my white friends were given a pass.
BHS is not a bad school to attend. We are a very diverse school even though Vermont is a predominantly white state. Personally, I don't really care for BHS. The food is mediocre. A lot of teachers care about the students but due to our poor budget, some teachers get laid off or classes are cut.
The students and teachers at Burlington High School try to make the best out of what we have. We are not exactly rich with resources, and our administration doesn't make a strong effort to tell us what's going on in our school district. This is unfortunate, because if we had better communication, we'd be able to do so much more.
The school district needs to give better support to our teachers. We've got some great teachers but not enough support from the district to keep them at BHS.
I enjoyed my time at BHS. I definitely think the academics could have been rigorous but overall the students are nice but the admin is really chaotic and needs to be more organized. Overall, BHS has a lot of diversity which is unlike any school in the entirety of Vermont.
Many opportunities for academic, sports and clubs. Most diverse High School in Vermont. BHS provides a safe space for differences as well as similarities. It a school where you can grow and expand your interests.
Lots of issues with guidance and administration but pretty good teachers, academics, and the technical center is excellent.
In general, BHS is a diverse, interesting group of students, with many young adults motivated to make a change in the world. There was a lot of administrative upheaval while I was there, which made for some rough roads, and even a teacher strike at one point. Wish the honors and AP classes were more diverse.
Burlington High School was a very diverse high school. The school was very underfunded. The teacher were changing every year so it was hard to build a close relationship with the staff. During my time at this high school we went on strike because of paying issues. This school didn't offer many opportunity for students to go above and beyond. Overall, Burlington Senior High School was an okay school and you get through it if you have close friends to count on.