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Burbank High School9

Burbank, CA | Los Angeles County

October 18, 2014


This school is truly underestimated. This school provides such amazing programs for students who wish to acheive. I personally did not realize what a phenomenal school BHS was until i was far into college. BHS is amazing in so many ways. we have an AMAZING program for business minded students called Academy of Finance, one of the top VMA programs in tbe country, an amazing key club, and so much more. This school is filled with countless resources, amazing teacher and so much school pride. Truly this school is amazing, i loved my time here and i can swear to the education and skills i recieved. BHS made me the successful and proud person i am today.

August 16, 2014


As a new parent, I've found the school to so far be as expected and the counseling staff available and supportive. I do not like that some sports "start" in the summer, seem to be short staffed (but that's everywhere), and specifically, cross country doesn't end at all before school starts. As with middle school, BHS needs and asks for monetary support, and I'm a believer in voting with our money. PTSA is a great asset and important to support. The sports teams "enrollment fees" should cover the salaries of any assistants a coach hires, and there shouldn't be a lack of communication by coaches that results in parents having to donate on the spot or their kid doesn't get to be on the team (like for a physical) Best bet is to have firm boundaries with what you want for your child and what they want, not what any teacher or coach wants. After all, you're the parent.

Submitted by a parent

July 23, 2014


I have read the negative reviews of Burbank High School and was deeply saddened. It is true that some of today's teenagers behave with a complete disconnect to compassionate thinking. The responsibility cannot rest solely on the school to control the actions of these students while on school premises. Parent your children! Teach them values! When my freshman daughter was being bullied so badly by some of these kids, I went through the proper channels. Her counselor, the school Psychologist, Asst. Principal and numerous other faculty members went above and beyond to make Burbank High a safe and welcoming school for her. We are looking forward to 3 more years.

Submitted by a parent

July 23, 2014


Burbank High School is exactly what you would expect from a school in the suburbs. It's not as good as the 5 STAR reviews but it's not as bad as the 1 STAR reviews. The school WILL be a better experience for over-achieving students. I recently graduated and have no substantial criticisms against the education offered at the school. However, the Honors and AP classes tend to give less of a workload to students as opposed to the regular classes, which in a way fosters a subtle form of elitism. Similarly, the harder classes also tend to have better teachers, and many of the regular and college prep classes have tenured teachers who just don't care about, what they perceive to be, the dumber kids. A big problem in my opinion is the open classes. The school's demographic of students is not an issue and does not attribute to some ethnicities with higher graduation rates for in the end, it's all up to the student. However a large portion of the student body is extremely rowdy and will not hesitate to fight with teachers and students alike. Students here HAVE TO MAKE A CONSCIOUS EFFORT TO GET ALONG WITH TEACHERS OR COUNSELORS AS THEY WILL DO NOTHING OTHERWISE.

Submitted by a student

December 18, 2013


This school is absolutely terrible. The students only care about your social standing, what you wear and other materialistic things. The people are absolutely rude and disrespectful. Some students are even disrespectful to their teachers! Some teachers should not be working there. Its an awful school.

Submitted by a student

November 11, 2013


This school is a horrible place for anyone who has ever mad a mistake. People here are so judgmental and they are plain bad. DO NOT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL. Even Burroughs is better than Burbank High School. This school's teachers, administrators, and even students do not interact with you unless something tragic has occurred. Other than that, you are just another kid being annoying. MARK MY WORDS. If you are thinking of sending your child to this school, RECONSIDER

Submitted by a student

September 3, 2013


I never write reviews about anything , but the atrocities at this school have been the first thing to ever compel me to write a review. let me start off by saying loud and clear DO NOT GO THERE. PERIOD. with over 4000 kids, you will get no direction, no interest from counselors, teachers don't care about you, you will be so lost. people literally don't have time to care about you, and they don't. what's more, the people there are disgustingly trashy, the school is flat BROKE, and the workload is ridiculous. as a student I speak from firsthand experience. it is the most depressing school, it's so strange: just walking around campus makes you feel depressed instantly. you will hate life. don't go here. please take this advice. if I went through this horrible period in my life, the least I want to do is make sure no one else has to.

August 1, 2013


Hey, my mom went here, I went here, and my kids went here and guess what? I worked here too. If your child is an overachiever, then yes, this is your school. And if you have $, this is your school. As a teacher I gave a student detention for a an excellent reason, but the student never fulfilled her detention requirements because she was a cheerleader and her mother complained that she should not have to pick up trash since the student just got her nails done. So if your child is a pampered snob, this is your school.

Submitted by a teacher

July 31, 2013


Guitarist Tommy Joe Ratliff attended this school so that's what makes it amazing. Send your child here and let them bask in his beautiful gloriness

June 13, 2013


I attended BHS as a student and my son attended here. I told my counselor about my parents abusing me. My younger sister told her counselor about abuse at home for her also. NOTHING was ever done. When my son attended this school a generation later, I was visited relentlessly at 6 am to 7 pm because one of the teachers thought I did not life in the house. We were subjected to teachers going in the house, going through closets, and food. It would have been nice if they showed the same concern for me and my sister when we were in school. Nice to see BHS has its priorities straight.

Submitted by a parent

June 11, 2013


I attended this school for both my Sophomore and Junior years, and the experience was absolutely amazing. It is a Performing Arts school so the choir, dance program, and theatre program are all top notch and award winning. The classes are challenging, but you earn the grade received. The teachers are wonderful and care for their students. The staff is great. Most amazing counselors I've ever dealt with. Friendly and caring. Burbank High School has been the best school I've ever attended. They work hard to make sure you not only get a high school diploma but also a college diploma. They make each student college ready. Counselors are easily available for any questions and the College and Career Center is a huge help with aiding in pursuing your after high school goals. I absolutely recommend this school to anybody. But to make your high school experience even better joining a sports team or drama, choir, dance etc is recommended; a lot easier to make friends and it's a lot more fun. Thank you BHS for being so wonderful.

Submitted by a student

May 16, 2012


Great school if you kid is an over-achiever. If your kid is not, neither is the school. I found the teachers to be very nice but completely unaccommodating to a 504 plan. I found that the Counselors were completely uninterested in their job and unresponsive (and were only motivated to take a minimal action after months and months once I cc'd the principal on communications). Unlike other schools - this school (I was told) has a policy of not accepting a student for a repeat. The only reason my kid needed a repeat was because they refused to let me register on time. There was a 5-week delay due to them on the start of the semester. Because of that delay - the entire semester was discounted and the grades were thrown out by them. We were unable to use summer school for two of the 3 years due to budget cuts - the class we needed had been discontinued. More than once they tried to assign a class that had already been taken and passed. If your kid is a minority - please check the statistics before enrolling here. African-Americans in particular don't graduate well at this school. I wish I had checked first. Any other school would probably have been a better pick for us.

Submitted by a parent

February 14, 2011


Burbank High School really is a great school. The administration has worked hard to improve the academics, and it has definitely payed off. There are a lot of AP and Honors courses for advanced students, but most teachers still care about average and below average students. It has a good learning environment compared to many other schools nearby, and a ton of extracurricular activities. there are succesful sports teams, tons of clubs, and a great arts program. Whether a student is an athlete, overachiever, or just average, I would recomend this school to anyone

Submitted by a student

November 24, 2009


My son has been a student at BHS for 2 years. I have found most of the teachers to be caring and concerned with student progress, although I do sometimes feel like my son is just part of the crowd. Teachers do make themselves available to students for tutoring. If there are opportunites for parent involvement they are not well-promoted

Submitted by a parent

October 5, 2009


Great teachers and administrators, wonderful resources, excellent curriculum. Important extra activities are being slashed, like arts and music programs, but Burbank High School continues to excel in these areas, as well as others. Because of cutbacks, driver education has been eliminated which I find inexcusable. Corporate America receives mega millions in bonuses while our schools and education - the single-most important factor for any country - are cut back to less than third world standards. Unacceptable and another inexcusable. Overall, Burbank High School is an excellent educational institutes which deserves to continue to excel. Too many are struggling...

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