Burns Junior/Senior High School
- BURNS, WY
Burns Junior/Senior High School Reviews
Rating 3.5 out of 5 22 reviews
Burns is a school that cares a lot about the individual student, and works to make them learn the best way for them.
Burns Jr/Sr High school is a breeding ground for cliques, racism, homophobia, and bigotry but what high school isn’t I suppose. Social life aside it is not a absolute terrible school per se, but they do offer the absolute bare minimum classes. Though this may not be completely the schools fault due to budget and demand, nonetheless it is still disappointing. Mainly due to the fact that a majority of the schools budget goes to sports rather than education, as one of the teachers even called the school “Burns sporting facility with a secondary focus on education”. Of course, due to smaller class sizes this allows for a one on one education when the older teachers aren't too focused on their favorite athletes. Burns is truly a school where your last name and pedigree defines your success. But enough with the shaming, there are a handful of things that make Burns semi worth it, mainly the recent hires and a portion of the older more experienced teachers who honestly save the school.
It’s a small town school where everyone knows everyone. Everyone is friends and most everyone cares about the school and the well being of people.
It was a really great school. I was able to learn well and the teachers were always there to help when needed.
My experience here at burns has been great. Teachers are amazing, the community is great, and I feel very prepared for collage.
I like the small-town feel but I am looking forward to moving on to bigger things. I do appreciate the time and effort some teachers and staff are willing to put into your education.
This is not the best school, some of staff can be very rude and not understanding at all but others are very nice and want to help you. I feel that the curriculum is not at all personalized to what an individuals needs are or what they want to do later in life. this, is do to the fact that it is a smaller school but i would prefer to learn things i can use in my career field.
I liked the environment of the school. It was really small. Teachers only expected of us what we could do. I'd like to see more college readiness and classes available.
Over the course of the four years that I've been at Burns Jr/Sr High School, I feel as though my experience continues to become worse. Only a few things make going there somewhat enjoyable; those things being the teachers and being on the cheer team. The school started a cheer team about two months before basketball season started my Sophomore year, and I am currently in the summer before my Junior year with no guarantee of a returning squad. I really enjoyed being a cheerleader and the chance of the team not being an option anymore has made me consider not returning to the school the following year. As for the academic side of things, I feel as if the education could be so much better. It seems to me that the school only has the bare minimum of classes to be considered a High School. There are so many different classes that Cheyenne schools offer that Burns doesn't, and I've considered transferring for that reason as well.
The personable teachers and extra help through my studies helped me achieve good grades, but there is a lack of connection with the community.
Since it is a small school I have a lot of opportunity to get help from my teachers and good relationships throughout the school.
I like the small school environment, and there are some high quality staff members. I wish that there were more class opportunities, with a greater variety of subjects. I also wish that I had had the opportunity to graduate early, which this school does not allow.
This school was filled with zero tolerance for difference or creativity. Without an actual anti-bullying policy or an actual counselor (they had a counselor but he was a career counselor who would constantly tell students they could not do anything with their lives). The teachers would only teach to the lowest level of learning, never allowing anyone to excel in the classes. The school was a melting pot of Caucasian intolerance. All funds that the school had were put into athletic programs, even the art classes had to fund-raise just to have supplies. The food was OK though.
The different clubs and organizations at the school were amazing. There were so many different things that a student could get involved in no matter what it was.
The teachers at my high school were pretty great they always helped a student who was struggling. They would always go out of their way to try and help a student succeed.
There are a very few outstanding teachers, quite a few teachers who should be fired for abuse, bullying, tobacco use on campus, or other serious behaviors. There are also quite a few teachers who have definitely gotten tired of the system and no longer try.
There are a few phenomenal teachers here that make it a positive place. The principal lacks leadership skills, creating an inconsistent environment.