Burncoat Senior High School
- WORCESTER, MA
Burncoat Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.35 out of 5 169 reviews
There are limited classes and a pressure to specialize rather than explore. Electives classes are scheduled at the same time so you are unable to take art and music for instance.
Some of the teachers made the experience wonderful whereas some gave a very lazy and unenjoyable learning experience.
To be honest? It was terrible, I went there for 2 years, worst experience of my life. Would never recommend it to anyone.
your average below average high school. not horrible, no one was a serial killer and the teachers didn’t beat us or anything but very below average. students are EXTREMELY aggressive and angry for no reason- bad environment. teachers do little about it. i honestly didn’t like my 4 years here, there are some perks but overall not a good school. people here are pretty bad, some teachers are nice though. overall, if you go here you aren’t doomed but if you have the chance to go somewhere else, TAKE IT. nothing special about this school and i’m excited that i’m leaving
I think burncoat high school is a great school because everyone in this school is treated like family.Also it is a great school for Music/Art/Dance.
I transferred to Burncoat High School my sophomore year of high school, and I have loved every minute of it. I got accepted into the honors and fine arts program and never felt like I belonged to a school community more. I had my doubts transferring from a catholic school to a public school, but was welcome with open arms. The administration and students made me feel comfortable and went out of their way to make sure I received the proper Burncoat welcome and that I adjusted to school life properly. The school is very diverse, making me feel comfortable that there are both staff and students that look like me. I had the pleasure of playing sports, joining clubs, and taking both honors and A.P courses with many different wonderful teachers and students. The memories I have made at this school are some I will never forget.
I am a freshman in the Hanover Insurance Academy of the Arts. I have only been at BHS during remote learning. The teachers I have are very supportive and understanding. The workload has not been overwhelming, as long as you’re being productive and using time wisely. Their dedication to being a genuine magnet for the arts is very impressive. They are the best school for anyone looking for a specialty in the arts.
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.
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 like Burncoat High School alot because of the music department and burncoat high kinda specializes in the arts which is music,dance,art,theather.
I feel that the teachers at Burncoat are great, and truly care about their students. But the school itself is poor and old. We have cardboard windows in several spots, blinds that don't work, and asbestos tiling. But that is mainly from the poor treatment from the school committee themselves. They'd rather rebuild Doherty again.
For a public school the teachers and counselors really take an interest in student learning and preparing them for the furure.
Although my school wasn't the best it offered art magnets that other schools did not have. The school is actually full of very smart people and if you were struggling in a specific subject they helped you with that so you can better you can better understand the topic.
I’ve been going here for four years and the teacher are nice and there is diversity of students(Arabic, African American, White, Mexican, and more). There is Ap classes, honor classes , and regular college classes. There is also online classes you can choose to do.
I had a great time at Burncoat High School and met some of my closest friends. Other than that, it's all-around average, some great teachers and some awful teachers. You may be better off going to a different school around.
I rate my experience a 3 because of how my sophomore year went after I broke my knee cap. I did have some amazing teachers that I will never forget and then I had some that I never want to remember.
Burncoat High School's Arts Magnet Program is the heart of the school. With Theatre, Music, Dance, Art, and Media Arts majors, students are exposed to an arts education that prepares them for both a career in the arts and the challenges of further education and the adult world.