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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Burnsville Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burnsville, MN. It has 1,888 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
About Burnsville Senior High School...
Address
600 E Hwy 13
Burnsville, MN 55337
Telephone
(952) 707-2100

Burnsville Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1280
30 responses
Average ACT
26
312 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$67,397
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,111
National
$949
Median Home Value
$224,700
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 139 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Week
    21%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Weekends
    14%
  • Snow Week
    13%
  • Dress Up days
    9%
  • Sports
    9%
  • Choir
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,888
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.45 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.45 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.45 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,911
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.2%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,485/ year
National
$12,239
85%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.74 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.74 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.74 responses
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Although there were many awesome opportunities available at BHS, the budget cuts often made things far less affordable to students. The teachers were either really amazing or really awful, the administration did not care about students at all--just publicity and money, and serious safety threats to the school were never handled properly. The district cut funding to the music department, Youth In Government, and several other non athletic activities. One of the female guidance counselors was horrible and neglected the wellness of several students in my year alone. The way the school administration handled bullying, threats, crime, etc. was honestly horrifying. I will never send my children there and I advise no one else to until they clean up their safety protocol, start treating their staff and students like humans and not dollar signs, and handle the safety more seriously.
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I loved going to Burnsville! The school has amazing diversity and fun school spirit. I participated in two sports for the high school and everyone was very supportive and the coach staff was great! The athletic director is the best person you will ever meet. Burnsville has dedicated teacher who all really care about there students but the administrators really get in their way. I think they need to change, if ten year teachers are leaving because of administration then you know they have a problem. Over all I loved my time a Burnsville and I will forever be proud to the blaze.
Burnsville High School is leading the state of Minnesota in the areas of technology integration and college preparation by providing one-to-one learning and several CIS/AP courses at the high school level. The school is one of the most diverse in the suburban area in which it sits and this has been said to be one of the schools greatest strengths, but also one of their largest challenges. Burnsville supports several activities, clubs, and sports with some of the most notable being their Quizbowl, Blazette, Weightlifting, and Winter Drumline competitive activities. This high school is heavily focused on the community and hosts several open-invitation events with the help of the faculty and parents. Overall, this newly renovated high school is heading in the right direction with a huge amount of potential which will carry it through the years.