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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Burns High School is an above average, public school located in Lawndale, NC. It has 1,071 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 45% in reading.
Address
307 E Stagecoach Trail
Lawndale, NC 28090
Telephone
(704) 476-8335
Website

Burns High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
45%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1060
77 responses
Average ACT
22
37 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$39,134
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$108,100
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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Football games
    42%
  • Lady soccer games
    17%
  • Spirit Week
    17%
  • Baseball games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,071
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,356
Teachers in First/Second Year
5%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,530/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.13 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.13 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.13 responses
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This school tried very hard to provide all its students with opportunities to grow and learn about what they were interested in. The teachers got grants to provide us with high end MAC labs and technology as well as classes and certification programs that could be used for employment after graduation. From CTE classes, to hands on opportunities including FFA, AP and college transfer classes, and a smorgasbord of core class offerings Burns comes through for its students.
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Throughout my time at Burns High I have learned many things that will give me college readiness. Because of the teachers devotion to our students education and their ability to give students with hardships a chance to strive, they are wonderful teachers. There are so many resources available to the students at my school and is one of the reasons why I have reached greatness in my journey so far. Administration make the students their top priority and are always concerned on how they can improve the safety, and also the experience at the school. We have so many events that occur after school, such as games and after curricular actives. I love my school and it would be really hard to reach my goals on my own if it were not for them.
There is an apathetic culture that makes it difficult for anyone to push themselves. There are some phenomenal teachers at this school who will push and challenge you but they are not widespread. This school also suffers from a lack of resources and funding which makes it difficult to educate effectively. Also, the school board has a tendency to portray this school as the one that matters the least in the county which is unfortunate but it's hard to imagine that the students and community haven't done this to themselves with the apathetic culture that they foster.