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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    D-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Burlington School District is a public school district located in Burlington, VT. It has 3,862 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
150 Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401

Burlington School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1210
205 responses
Average ACT
28
95 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,862
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,265
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.1%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$21,835/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    74%
  • Support Services
    25%
  • Other
    1%
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$50,678
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,288
National
$949
Median Home Value
$393,489
National
$184,700

Burlington School District Reviews

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The Burlington School District is an average school district with its pros and cons but it is in a wonderful city! I think the school district uses the close-knit community to its advantage and to some degree, teaches its students about life out in the real world. However this school district experiences problems with the administration and the amount of work it loads on students just like most american school districts.
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Teachers do not really care about their students, administration is overwhelmed and doesn’t have time for all students.
Many of the teachers are some of the most dedicated people I have ever met. They truly care about how well their students do. The cafeteria food is amazing as well - much better than any other place I have ever been. (Their apples are especially good). This school also has a Year End Studies program, where the last two years of the school year can be dedicated to learning whatever a student wants to learn in a pass-fail, relatively stress-free environment.
However, many changes have occurred in the past few years resulting in many teaching positions getting "cut" and a shortage of money for resources, as well as a decrease in the number of available classes. The upcoming schedule for next year looks a little funky as well.