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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Burroughs High School is a highly rated, public school located in Burbank, CA. It has 2,582 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.

Burroughs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1200
407 responses
Average ACT
28
96 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$73,277
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,630
National
$949
Median Home Value
$688,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 150 responses
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  • Homecoming Game
    28%
  • Pep rally
    19%
  • All varsity football games, they are packed.
    14%
  • Choir Shows
    11%
  • School Dances
    10%
  • Boys' Volleyball games
    4%
  • Basketball games
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,582
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.64 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.64 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.64 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$95,565
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.82 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.82 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.82 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
$13,405/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.85 responses
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Burroughs High School Reviews

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I like how there are different academic classes, clubs, and activities at Burroughs. The teachers are nice, though some of them can be very strict. There are different programs that help students get ready for college, such as the College Peer Mentors Program, Advanced Placement courses, and CTE classes. CTE classes are my favorite. They are after school classes provided by LAVC or GCC which give you high school credit and college credit. There are many different sports. I think the school should be made safer due to the fact that anyone can easily walk in or out if they look like they are students. The food that the school provides should be improved. It is a diverse school and there are different academies such as the Engineering Academy.
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My experience with John Burroughs HS revolved most around academics and communicating well with the teachers and counselors to help me gain as many opportunities as I can. Everyone’s very friendly and willing to help as long as your willing to put in the work! The only thing I wish to see fro the future is for the newest programs in the school to grow and be more organized.
This was a great school in many ways. First, they teachers are very personable and my experience with teachers here was been exceptional. The sports were well funded, however many students fall victim to biased coaches. In girls soccer for example, the coach was the father of two players who were both captain and varsity majority of their high school career. Once graduated, the coach left. This is the case for many sports. Burroughs High School had many resources for mental health. The administration lacked as they failed to address many concerns and problems that were brought to their attention by both parents and students. In addition, the school dances were not well supervised enabling ill behavior including intoxication to take place.