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Burlington High School (Massachusetts)

Burlington High School
Burlington High School
Address
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA, Middlesex County, 01803
USA
Information
School type Public
Principal Mark Sullivan
Faculty 88
Grades 9-12
Number of students 1004
Color(s) Red and White         
Mascot Burlington Red Devils
Accreditation None [1]
Average SAT scores 533 verbal
550 math
527 writing
1610 total (2014-2015)[2]
Expenditure per Student (School District) $16,643 (79 of 335 in MA) (2013) [3]
Website

Burlington High School is located at 123 Cambridge Street in Burlington, Massachusetts. Burlington High School is a four-year comprehensive high school. Burlington High School is the only public high school in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, that is currently not accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.[1] This voluntary change of accreditation status is not due to any deficiencies with the school building or curriculum.[4] The school re-engaged in the accreditation process in June 2015.[5]

Contents

  • Academics 1
  • Extracurriculars 2
  • Performing arts 3
  • Sports 4
  • Notable alumni 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Academics

Burlington High School Mission Statement is to prepare students for lifelong learning and responsible citizenship by offering a challenging, relevant curriculum and varied activities in a safe environment.[6] Burlington High was one of 30 schools in the state of Massachusetts named to the AP Honor Roll by the College Board in 2011 for simultaneously increasing access to Advanced Placement coursework while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams.[7]

Burlington High School was ranked 67th in Massachusetts in the 2014 Boston Magazins "Best Public Schools" ranking.[8] This is down from rank 37 in the same ranking in 2011.[9] According to Boston Magazine, these rankings are based heavily on MCAS scores and schools are not contacted annually for updated data.[10] Burlington High School is ranked #39 in the recently released 2015 Boston Magazine rankings http://www.bostonmagazine.com/boston-best-schools-2015-chart/

Extracurriculars

Performing arts

Burlington High School's Performing Arts are a culmination of efforts from the Burlington Public Schools' Music Department, various performance clubs, and the high school English Department.

John E. Fogelberg Performing Arts Center is the primary performance space at Burlington High School. It boasts a technical booth with lighting and sound systems, a lighting catwalk, a projection screen and projector, a double-purchase fly system with 3 electrics, cycs and scrims, travelers, shop and storage space as well as dressing rooms. The auditorium is designed as a proscenium theatre and is fully air conditioned. The stage is a wood floor.

Music

In May, 2014 The Burlington High School Select Singers sang at the famous NYC Carnegie Hall as part of a festival with three other choruses from around the United States. Additionally, the Burlington High School Chorus won Gold at the 2010 Great East Music Festival, and the Select Singers won Platinum at the same event. The Music Department also fields the Red Devil Marching Band and a Concert Band, as well as an extra-curricular Jazz Band. The singing groups and Concert and Jazz Bands have numerous concerts throughout the school year in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center. The Red Devil Marching Band has performed in Disney World through the Disney Performing Arts Program many times, most recently in April 2013. The marching band also performs at all home and away Varsity football games in the Fall during halftime.

Drama

During the school year, two major theater productions are performed.

In December, a small-cast play is performed in the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center. Cast members are not required to be members of Drama Club. The tradition of a Fall play began in the 2006-2007 school year. The first Fall play was Stage Manager and student technicians.

A full-scale musical is performed in March and April for two weekends. There is a large cast and crew, and professional set, lighting and costume designers are hired. The Stage Crew Club and parent volunteers construct the sets using the Fogelberg Performing Arts Center's shop space, and the club fields a crew of trained students to provide all technical support. Recent musicals include Jekyll & Hyde in 2005, Anything Goes in 2006, Les Misérables in 2007, Thoroughly Modern Millie (the first to run for more than one weekend) in 2008, The Wizard of Oz in 2009, and Titanic in 2010, Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 2011, Kiss Me, Kate in 2012, and Hairspray in 2013. Grease was performed in 2014.

Sports

Burlington is a member of the Middlesex League. Among the school's most notable recent successes are the eight consecutive state championships for the cheerleading team (2004-2011), the two consecutive Division I hockey championships (2012-2013), the boys' gymnastics state championship in 2012, and the two state finals appearances in three years for the softball team (2011 & 2013).

Available sports (by season) at Burlington High School:

Fall:

SPORT RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Girls' Swimming
Boys' Football 2006 Super Bowl Finalists
Boys' Soccer
Girls' Soccer
Field Hockey 2011 - 1 Win Shy of Tournament
Boys' Cross-Country
Girls' Cross-Country
Cheerleading 2011 State Champions
Golf 2011 League Champions
Girls' Volleyball 2012 - 15-5 Record, Tournament Victory

Winter:

SPORT RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Boys' Basketball 2011 Division Semifinalists
Girls' Basketball 2013 Middlesex League Champions
Boys' Hockey 2013 & 2012 - Div 1. State Champions, Coach Conceison's 300th win
Girls' Hockey Made playoffs for the first time in history in 2013
Boys' Swimming Participated in Division 2 State Championship Meet. Won 15th overall in the 200 Individual Medley.
Boys' Indoor Track 2014, 2013, 2012 League Champions, 3rd in states
Girls' Indoor Track 2014 Middlesex League Champions (first League Championship in history) and 2015 Middlesex League Champions
Wrestling 2012 Two students in state finals, one state champion
Boys' Gymnastics 2012 State Champions
Girls' Gymnastics

Spring

SPORT RECENT HIGHLIGHTS
Baseball 2012 - Northern Mass. Champions, State semifinalists
Softball 2013 & 2011 - Eastern Mass. Champions, State finalists
Boys' Lacrosse 2012 - Tournament Berth
Girls' Lacrosse 2012 - Middlesex League Champions
Boys' Track & Field 2012 - Middlesex League Champions
Girls' Track & Field Casey Landry - State Champion: Triple Jump
Boys' Tennis' 2011 - Division Semifinalists
Girls' Tennis 2011 - Division Semifinalists

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ a b "Membership Roster of the NEASC". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  2. ^ "SAT Performance Report - School and District Profiles: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". Profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ "2012-13 Per Pupil Expenditures Report: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education". Profiles.doe.mass.edu. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 
  4. ^ https://ericconti.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/clarifying-neasc-accreditation-concerns-in-burlington/
  5. ^ http://www.markjsullivan.org/2015/07/burlington-high-school-neasc-update.html
  6. ^ http://www.burlington.org/departments/schools/burlington_high_school/
  7. ^ http://www.markjsullivan.org/2011/11/bhs-named-to-2nd-annual-ap-honor-roll.html
  8. ^ "Best Public Schools in Boston 2014". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  9. ^ "BOSTON’S BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2011". Boston Magazine. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  10. ^ http://www.bostonmagazine.com/best-public-schools-boston-2014-top-50/
  11. ^ "Steve Strachan". databaseFootball.com. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 

External links

  • Official Page

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