BURROUGHS HIGH SCHOOL

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500 E FRENCH AVE
RIDGECREST, CA 93555
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Phone: 760-375-4476
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Sierra Sands Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 19:1
  • Students/Grade: 375
  • Number Students: 1500
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5604
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Dave Ostash
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (15 ratings)
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    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-10
    "My daughter transferred into BHS her sophomore year. She was welcomed by so many of the staff, who bent over backwards to help her adjust. She has been treated better here than at the local private school she had been attending since she was 4yrs. I love the teachers and admin, they are involved with the students and want to help them. I would highly recommend this school. It has prepared my daughter academically for collage and I am very thankful for the opportunities it has provided her with."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-12-02
    "Burroughs has done really well for my students. One just started college and Burroughs has prepped him well. The Honors AP courses prepare students well for what is expected of them in college. The other non-private place in town is called Opportunities for Learning; it is just a credit mill that has kids do a few worksheets for lots of credit. It's a shame that the public allows places like that to exist. If a student is going to an accredited college, then real prep work is done at Burroughs in the CP/ Honors/AP classes."
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    Posted 2012-11-30
    "Burroughs is definitely lacking compared to other schools. Having moved from Indiana, my son was in the middle of his junior year where he was in the college prep curriculum. At Burroughs, he was relearning things he had learned at the junior high level. After 2 months, I pulled him out and transferred him to Opportunities for Learning, which is basically a charter/home school atmosphere. Needless to say, he started college courses prior to graduating high school through Opportunities for Learning. I was very disappointed in this high school, but in the long run and looking back, I am glad we took the road we did as my son was able to start his college career early and was much happier than being "the new kid" at the public school. He also was able to still compete on the swim team while at Opportunities for Learning through Immanuel Christian school (private) and lettered. If I had another child, I would not send to Burroughs, but would pursue private schooling as the education level is much higher."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-27
    "I have two students at Burroughs. Edline makes it very easy to contact teachers, get emails on absences, progress reports, and grades. The teachers are good about emailing me back when I have questions or concerns. One son has been accepted to a variety of universities, and I'm confident he has the skills to succeed in college. Burroughs has prepared him well. The other student is not Honors/AP but needs help to do well. I basically have run the gamut of programs at Burroughs....and BOTH serve students' needs. I've also found the counselors to be incredibly helpful when I've had concerns."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-19
    "My family had an awful experience at this school. Our student is smart (tests show it) but lazy in class (almost straight Fs). We would stay on top of things from home, but at school, nobody would help. They wouldn't even keep us updated about his progress (or lack thereof). After 2 years of failing every class, we suggested holding him back. The counselor said that we would be 'ruining the forward momentum of his academic track'. The school made it clear that you can do nothing, literally, and still get passed on all the way until 12th grade, when you become someone else's problem. Its easy to be a good teacher to someone who wants it, but a remarkable teacher will find a way to engage even the most disinterested studens (as opposed to just writing them off). Thankfully, he is doing really well at another high school."
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