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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Burncoat Senior High School is a public school located in Worcester, MA. It has 1,081 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 54% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.

Burncoat Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
54%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
1100
158 responses
Average ACT
28
13 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$49,288
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,028
National
$949
Median Home Value
$195,576
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
35%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
54%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 74 responses
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Basketball Game
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    14%
  • Spring Musicals
    12%
  • Football games
    11%
  • Concerts
    9%
  • Dances
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,081
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$72,487
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.1%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,083/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
19%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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In my experience, teachers and staff create a welcoming and challenging learning environment. I have always seen an acceptance and respect to all diverse students, no matter gender identity, race etc. My guidance counselor and librarian have been great in finding resources for students. Once, I had a problem with finding a book I was anxious to read, it meant so much to me when the school librarian took the extra mile in hunting this book downtown Worcester. Our school library is one of my favorite places in the school. I appreciate the colorful space. My only concern is many equipment in the school are old and rusty. Such as desks, windows, water fountains etc, that can be unsafe. I have found some doors in the building unlocked throughout the day. Anyone can get in and out. Of course, that worries my safety of myself and others. High schools fight and violence is not uncommon. Lastly, transition to high school was much easier with Burncoat Middle School right down the side walk.
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I enjoyed the art magnets provided for students to express their creativity. An opportunity to express yourself is fundamental for students to find themselves and focus on their talents. Besides being a public school with a great magnet program, Burncoat High is very diverse and students will rarely bully others because of the color of their skin. The teacher's interest and involvement could be improved.
I believe that this school accurately prepares students into the route they wish to go to, whether that is going to a college in the future or to learn automotive hands-on or to embrace their musical and theatrical talents throughout their 4 years of high school. The staff will try to assist you as best as they can and be sure to help every student with whichever need/accommodation they request. The teachers allow the students to be as authentic and creative as they can be and are respectful to every student. There's a vast cultural variety among students as well as teachers which help each students have connections and be friendly to one another. The JROTC program also gives the opportunity to those students who strive to gain discipline as well as help others by enhancing their practical skills and train as close as they can like an Air Force troop. This is a great school to attend.